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Draft Minutes

The draft minutes of the General Meeting are available for download in PDF format.

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1. Welcome, Preliminaries

The RIPE NCC Executive Board Chairman, Christian Kaufmann, opened the RIPE NCC General Meeting (GM) at 18:30 UTC+2 on 13 May 2020, welcomed attendees and appointed Athina Fragkouli, RIPE NCC Chief Legal Officer, as the Secretary of the General Meeting.

2. Report from the RIPE NCC

The RIPE NCC reporting for the General Meeting was presented by the RIPE NCC Managing Director, Hans Petter Holen, in the RIPE NCC Services Working Group at RIPE 80. This took place on 13 May 2020 from 16:00-17:45 UTC+2.

The RIPE NCC Update can be found here:

https://ripe80.ripe.net/presentations/33-RIPE-NCC-Update-NCC-Services-RIPE-80.pdf

3. Report from the Executive Board

The RIPE NCC Executive Board Chairman, Christian Kaufmann, gave the presentation from the RIPE NCC Executive Board.

The Report from the RIPE NCC Executive Board can be found here:

https://www.ripe.net/participate/meetings/gm/meetings/may-2020/report-from-the-ripe-ncc-executive-board.pdf

4. Adoption of the RIPE NCC Financial Report 2019

RIPE NCC Chief Financial Officer, Gwen van Berne, presented the RIPE NCC Financial Report 2019.

The RIPE NCC Financial Report 2019 presentation can be found here:

https://www.ripe.net/participate/meetings/gm/meetings/may-2020/ripe-ncc-financial-update-2019.pdf

Resolution 1:

"The General Meeting adopts the RIPE NCC Financial Report 2019."

Voting for this resolution took place under Agenda point 8.

5. Discharge of the Executive Board

The RIPE NCC Annual Report 2019 and Financial Report 2019 were published and announced on 15 April 2020.

Resolution 2:

"The General Meeting discharges the Executive Board with regard to its actions as they appear from the Annual Report 2019 and Financial Report 2019."

Voting for this resolution took place under Agenda point 8. 

6. RIPE NCC Charging Scheme 2021

RIPE NCC Chief Financial Officer, Gwen van Berne, presented the RIPE NCC Charging Scheme 2021.

The RIPE NCC Charging Scheme 2021 presentation can be found here:

https://www.ripe.net/participate/meetings/gm/meetings/may-2020/ripe-ncc-charging-scheme-2021.pdf

Resolution 3:

"The General Meeting approves the adoption of the RIPE NCC Charging Scheme 2021."

Voting for this resolution took place under Agenda point 8.

7. RIPE NCC Executive Board Election

Piotr Strzyżewski, RIPE NCC Executive Board Secretary, took over as Chair for the remainder of the General Meeting. The Executive Board candidates introduced themselves.

The RIPE NCC Executive Board election was to fill three seats. 

Voting took place under Agenda point 8.

8. Voting on Resolutions and for Executive Board Seats

RIPE NCC Communications Officer Alun Davies gave a presentation on the voting procedure for the GM.

The presentation can be found here:

https://www.ripe.net/participate/meetings/gm/meetings/may-2020/voting-at-the-ripe-ncc-general-meeting.pdf

At this point, the RIPE NCC Executive Board Secretary, Piotr Strzyżewski, read out the resolutions and declared voting to be open. He said that the General Meeting would reconvene for the announcement of the voting results on 15 May at 10:45 UTC+2.

9. Announcement of Resolution and Election Results (Friday, 15 May at 10:45 UTC+2)

The General Meeting reconvened at 10:45 UTC+2 on 15 May. RIPE NCC Executive Board Secretary, Piotr Strzyżewski, announced the results of the voting on the resolutions.

Resolution 1

 “The General Meeting adopts the RIPE NCC Financial Report 2019.”

Yes – 2,551
No – 186
Abstain – 364

The Resolution was approved.

Resolution 2

"The General Meeting discharges the Executive Board with regard to its actions as they appear from the Annual Report 2019 and the Financial Report 2019."

Yes – 2,330
No – 229
Abstain – 507

The resolution was approved.

Resolution 3

"The General Meeting approves the adoption of the RIPE NCC Charging Scheme 2021"

Yes – 2,660
No – 189
Abstain – 208

The resolution was approved.

The following three candidates were elected to the RIPE NCC Executive Board:

  • Maria Häll
  • Raymond Jetten
  • Christian Kaufmann

The full voting report is available.

10. Close

RIPE NCC Executive Board Secretary, Piotr Strzyżewski, thanked the members for their participation and closed the General Meeting at 10:50 UTC+2 on 15 May 2020.

26 Feb - Call for nominations to RIPE NCC Executive Board
26 Feb - Open registration for General Meeting
15 Apr - Publish RIPE NCC Annual Report and Financial Report 2019
22 Apr - Close nominations for Executive Board elections
29 Apr - Deadline for proxy vote nominations
29 Apr - Deadline for members to propose resolutions
29 Apr - Deadline to publish final GM agenda
13 May - Close registration for electronic voting
13 May - GM begins with main meeting
15 May - GM closes with announcement of voting results