Minutes

The minutes from the RIPE NCC General Meeting November 2015

Full recording of the General Meeting

Transcript of all presentations and discussion at the General Meeting

1. Welcome, Preliminaries

The RIPE NCC Executive Board Chairman, Nigel Titley, opened the RIPE NCC General Meeting (GM) at 18:07 (UTC+2) on 18 November 2015 and welcomed attendees.

2. Financial Update and Outlook 2015

The RIPE NCC's Chief Financial Officer Jochem de Ruig presented on the RIPE NCC's financial outlook for the rest of 2015:
https://www.ripe.net/participate/meetings/gm/meetings/november-2015/FinancialupdateQ32015GM18112015Final.pdf

3. Report from the RIPE NCC

The RIPE NCC reporting for the General Meeting was presented in the RIPE NCC Services Working Group at RIPE 71. This took place on 18 November 2015 from 16:00-17:45 local time (UTC+2). General Meeting attendees that were not registered for the RIPE Meeting were welcome to participate in the RIPE NCC Services Working Group session.
https://ripe71.ripe.net/presentations/121-RIPE-NCC-Outlook-2015-and-2016.pdf

4. Draft RIPE NCC Activity Plan and Budget 2016

The RIPE NCC's Managing Director Axel Pawlik gave the presentation on the Draft RIPE NCC Activity Plan and Budget 2016:
https://www.ripe.net/participate/meetings/gm/meetings/november-2015/DraftActivityplanandBudget2016GM18112015Final.pdf

5. Redistribution of RIPE NCC Surplus/Deficit

The RIPE NCC's Chief Financial Officer Jochem de Ruig gave a presentation explaining the proposed redistribution of the RIPE NCC surplus to RIPE NCC members as a rebate in 2016.
https://www.ripe.net/participate/meetings/gm/meetings/november-2015/Rebate2015GM18112015Final.pdf

Resolution:

“The General Meeting approves the redistribution of the excess contribution paid in 2015 by redistributing the RIPE NCC 2015 surplus to the membership in 2016.”

Voting for the resolution took place under agenda point 8.

6. Amendments to the RIPE NCC Conflict Arbitration Procedure

The RIPE NCC's Head of Legal Athina Fragkouli gave the presentation on the proposed changes to the RIPE NCC Conflict Arbitration procedure:
https://www.ripe.net/participate/meetings/gm/meetings/november-2015/Arbitrationchanges_GMFinal18112015.pdf

Resolution:

“The General Meeting approves the RIPE NCC Conflict Arbitration Procedure.”

Voting for the resolution took place under agenda point 8.

7. Report from the Executive Board

The Chairman of the RIPE NCC Executive Board Nigel Titley gave the presentation from the Executive Board:
https://www.ripe.net/participate/meetings/gm/meetings/november-2015/GMRIPENCCExecutiveBoardReportFinal18112015.pdf

8. Voting on Resolutions

The RIPE NCC's Membership Communications Officer Fergal Cunningham gave the presentation on the RIPE NCC voting procedure:
https://www.ripe.net/participate/meetings/gm/meetings/november-2015/VotingattheRIPENCCGeneralMeeting.pdf

Resolution 1:

“The General Meeting approves the redistribution of the excess contribution paid in 2015 by redistributing the RIPE NCC 2015 surplus to the membership in 2016.”

Resolution 2:

“The General Meeting approves the RIPE NCC Conflict Arbitration Procedure.”

At this point, the Executive Board Chairman declared voting to be open and the General Meeting was adjourned until the announcement of voting results on 20 November at 10:45 local time (UTC+2).

9. Announcement of Voting Results

The General Meeting reconvened at 10:45 (UTC+2) on 20 November. The RIPE NCC Executive Board Chairman, Nigel Titley, announced the results of the voting on the resolutions.

Resolution 1:

“The General Meeting approves the redistribution of the excess contribution paid in 2015 by redistributing the RIPE NCC 2015 surplus to the membership in 2016.”

  • Yes – 511
  • No – 27
  • Abstain – 9

The resolution passed.

Resolution 2:

“The General Meeting approves the RIPE NCC Conflict Arbitration Procedure.”

  • Yes – 442
  • No – 24
  • Abstain – 64

The resolution passed.

Nigel also announced the Executive Board resolution to suspend the creation of multiple LIR accounts.

12. Close

Nigel thanked the members for their participation and closed the GM at 10:50 (UTC+2) on 20 November 2015.

  • 5 Oct – Open registration for General Meeting
  • 5 Oct – Open voting registration
  • 21 Oct – Publish all GM documents, including Draft Activity Plan and Budget 2016
  • 4 Nov – Deadline for proxy vote nominations
  • 4 Nov – Deadline for members to propose nominations
  • 4 Nov – Deadline to publish final GM agenda
  • 18 Nov – Close registration for electronic voting (16:00 UTC+2)
  • 18 Nov – GM begins with main meeting
  • 20 Nov – GM closes with vote results announcement