APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (22 November 2018)

On 22 November 2018, the APTLD Board held its regular teleconference meeting and considered a range of matters. A summary of the meeting is published in this Communiqué.

Consideration of GM’s Update on Progress in Preparations for APTLD75

The Board received the update and noted with concern a slow progress in registrations and volunteering for presenting in sessions, and recommended GM reach out to the Membership to remedy the situation.

Selection of APTLD75 Fellows

The Board has examined the submitted applications for APTLD75 and selected Ms. Ahlam M. Abu-Jadallah (NITC, Jordan) and Mr. Bill Tomon (the .PG registry, Papua New Guniea) as APTLD75 Fellows; in addition, the Board has selected Ms, Darasouk Homsombath (LANIC, Laos) and Mr. Nicolau Santos Celestino (NIC of Timor Leste) as APTLD-ISOC Fellows. The Board suggested GM request missing documentation from the selectees to fully comply with the Policy.

Progress in Preparations for APTLD76

The Board considered a GM’s update on progress in preparations for APTLD76 in September 2019 and selected MYNIC of Malaysia as the APTLD76 host and suggested the city of Iskandar Puteri as the principal venue.

The Board also thanked SGNIC for its willingness to host APTLD76 and suggested GM contact SGNIC to continue the discussion on prospects of hosting an APTLD Meeting in the future.

Consideration of the GM’s Update on the State and Execution of the 2018 APTLD Budget and Update on the 2019 Membership Fee Collection Campaign

The Board received a GM’s update on the matter and noted with satisfaction that the 2018 budget should still be in the black by end-year. The Board noted with satisfaction that the 2019 Membership fees payment campaign is gaining traction.

Discussion on an APTLD Strategic Plan

The Board recognized the imperative for APTLD to develop a strategic plan and formed a Working Group to address the matter.

Consideration of Expansion of APTLD’s Operation

The Board discussed an array of options and suggested GM and staff set up a dedicated website to collect and handle statistics to increase benefits for the Membership as a pilot project for the period of 12 months and subject to evaluation thereupon.

Consideration of the Draft APTLD Budget for 2019

The Board discussed a draft 2019 budget and tentatively approved it, subject to subsequent possible Membership’s comments and suggestions at the 2019 AGM.

The Board also considered a number of other administrative and financial matters.