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RIPE NCC Call for Nominations for Executive Board Seat - May 2008

Dear RIPE NCC member,

In compliance with the RIPE NCC Articles of Association, the RIPE NCC is calling for nominations to the RIPE NCC Executive Board.

The two vacant seats are for three-year terms and are to fill the places currently held by Kees Neggers and Jim Reid, whose terms expire in May 2008.

Voting for the appointment of the RIPE NCC Executive Board members will take place at the upcoming RIPE NCC General Meeting (GM). The GM will be held on Wednesday, 7 May 2008 from 16:00-18:30, adjacent to the RIPE 56 Meeting, which takes place from 5-9 May 2008 at the Hotel Palace in Berlin, Germany.

You must be registered for the GM if you wish to attend and vote in the Executive Board election. You can register online for the GM at:

If you would like to vote but cannot attend the GM, you can be represented by a third party who is not an authorised employee or director. If so, please fill out the proxy form and send it to us by 23 April 2008. Any proxy sent to us after this date will not be valid.

A nomination for the appointment of a member of the Executive Board requires the written support of at least five members. You must be a RIPE NCC member and a registered LIR contact to support a nomination. Nomination submissions should include the following information:

  • Your full name:
  • Your organisation:
  • Your LIR RegID:
  • Name of the candidate you wish to support:

Nominations must be submitted by e-mail to <agm-nominations _at_ ripe _dot_ net> by Wednesday, 9 April 2008, following the guidelines outlined in article 9 of the RIPE NCC Articles of Association. Excerpts from the Articles of Association are available at the end of this e-mail.

If you have any questions about the GM, please e-mail us at

at agm _at_ ripe _dot_ net


Best regards,

Axel Pawlik
Managing Director

Excerpts from the RIPE NCC Articles of Association

Article [8.2] The Executive Board of the Association shall consist of at least three and at most five natural persons. They shall be members of the Board in a personal capacity and do not have to be Members of the Association. Employees of the Association cannot be appointed members of the Executive Board.

Article [9.1] The members of the Executive Board shall be appointed by the General Meeting from a list of nominees to be drawn up by the Members.

A nomination for the appointment of a member of the Executive Board shall need the written support of at least five Members. If three weeks before the General Meeting the number of candidates nominated for appointment as referred to above does not exceed the number of vacancies, the Executive Board shall have to nominate one or more candidates for appointment so that the total number of proposed candidates shall exceed the number of Executive Board members to be appointed by the General Meeting.