General Meeting Minutes October 2017

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 18:00 (UTC+4) on 24 October 2017 and welcomed attendees.

2. Report from the RIPE NCC

The first part of the RIPE NCC reporting for the General Meeting was presented by RIPE NCC Managing Director Axel Pawlik in the RIPE NCC Services Working Group at RIPE 75. This took place on 24 October 2017 from 16:00-17:45 local time (UTC+4).

RIPE NCC Outlook 2017-2018

3. Report from the Executive Board

The RIPE NCC Executive Board Chairman, Nigel Titley, gave the presentation from the RIPE NCC Executive Board:

Report from the RIPE NCC Executive Board

4. Draft RIPE NCC Activity Plan and Budget 2018

The RIPE NCC's Managing Director Axel Pawlik gave the presentation on the Draft RIPE NCC Activity Plan and Budget 2018:

Draft RIPE NCC Activity Plan and Budget 2018

5. Financial Update and Redistribution of RIPE NCC Surplus/Deficit

RIPE NCC Executive Board Treasurer Remco van Mook presented on the financial status of the RIPE NCC and on the proposed redistribution of the RIPE NCC surplus to RIPE NCC members in 2018:

Financial Update and Redistribution of RIPE NCC Surplus/Deficit 2017

Resolution 1:

“The General Meeting approves the redistribution of the excess contribution paid in 2017 by redistributing the RIPE NCC 2017 surplus to the membership in 2018.”

Voting for this 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:

Amendments to the RIPE NCC Conflict Arbitration Procedure

Resolution 2:

“The General Meeting adopts the amendments to the RIPE NCC Conflict Arbitration Procedure.”

Voting for this resolution took place under agenda point 8.

7. Amendments to the RIPE NCC Articles of Association

The RIPE NCC's Head of Legal Athina Fragkouli gave the presentation on the proposed changes to the RIPE NCC Articles of Association:

Amendments to the RIPE NCC Articles of Association

Resolution 3:

“The General Meeting adopts the amendments to the RIPE NCC Articles of Association.”

Voting took place under agenda point 8.

8. Voting on Resolutions:

RIPE NCC Communications Specialist Michael Frearson gave the presentation on the RIPE NCC voting procedure:

Voting at the RIPE NCC General Meeting

Resolution 1:

"The General Meeting approves the redistribution of the excess contribution paid in 2017 by redistributing the RIPE NCC 2017 surplus to the membership in 2018.”

Resolution 2:

“The General Meeting adopts the amendments to the RIPE NCC Conflict Arbitration Procedure.”

Resolution 3:

“The General Meeting adopts the amendments to the RIPE NCC Articles of Association.”

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 26 October at 10:45 UTC+4.

9. Announcement of Resolution Results

The General Meeting reconvened at 10:45 (UTC+4) on 26 October. 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 2017 by redistributing the RIPE NCC 2017 surplus to the membership in 2018.”

  • Yes - 1,037
  • No - 33
  • Abstain - 7

The resolution passed.

Resolution 2:

“The General Meeting adopts the amendments to the RIPE NCC Conflict Arbitration Procedure.”

  • Yes - 847
  • No - 70
  • Abstain - 137

The resolution passed.

Resolution 3:

“The General Meeting adopts the amendments to the RIPE NCC Articles of Association.”

  • Yes - 707
  • No - 218
  • Abstain - 124

The resolution passed.

10. Close

Nigel thanked the members for their participation and closed the GM at 10:50 (UTC+4) on 26 October 2017.

8 Aug - Open registration for General Meeting
8 Aug - Open voting registration
12 Sept - Publish all GM documents, including Draft Activity Plan and Budget 2018
10 Oct - Deadline for proxy vote nominations
10 Oct - Deadline to publish final GM agenda
24 Oct - Close registration for electronic voting
24 Oct - GM begins with main meeting
26 Oct - GM closes with announcement of voting results