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APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (22 January 2021)

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On 22 January 2021, the APTLD Board held a regular teleconference meeting and considered a range of matters. A summary of the Meeting is published in this Communiqué.

Preparations for APTLD79

The Board received the GM’s update on the matter and noted that the Meeting agenda is almost complete. The Board agreed to a meaningful second training class prior to the Meeting commencing and to engage a professional trainer to deliver such a training class under a contract.

The Board also discussed the conduct of the Annual General Meeting on 25 February and approved its layout.

Preparations for APTLD80

The Board received the GM’s update on the matter and suggested that preparations for the Meeting should be expedited to follow the original timetable.

The Board also discussed the draft APTLD80 agenda and suggested some themes for individual sessions, subject to the community’s review and comments after APTLD79

Review of the Chair and GM’s Annual Reports to the Community

The Board reviewed the draft 2020 Chair and GM’s reports to the community and approved them and suggested they should be shared with the Membership in a timely manner.

State and Execution of the 2021 APTLD Budget

The Board received the GM’s update on the matter and noted with satisfaction that the majority of Members’ have already paid their annual fees and expressed its gratitude to the community for their commitment.

Sponsorship of an APrIGF Leadership Appreciation Program.

The Board received the GM’s update on the matter and voted in favor of sponsoring an appreciation program for APrIGF Committee Chairs in the next 3 years in the format of awarding them plaques of appreciation.

IRNIC’s Request for Acceptance of a Belated Nomination to the Board Election

The Board reviewed a request from IRNIC’s to include its Board candidate on the ballot in the current election process. The Board resolved to decline the request on the basis that this was not in accordance with the constitution, and established board election process, and may compromise the fairness, openness and transparency of the election. The Board concluded that it was the Member’s responsibility to ensure the validity and timely update of the principal email contacts and that a failure to receive an official communication from the Secretariat does not constitute a legitimate cause for granting a member a right to being nominated to the Board election upon the expiry of the nomination period.

Thanks to the Outgoing Board Members

The Board expressed its sincere thanks and profound gratitude to the outgoing Directors Mr. Alireza Saleh, Ms. Min Jung Park and Mr. Qiang Li for their service to the community and wished them every success in their future endeavors.

The Board also considered a number of other administrative matters.

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