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APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (18 January 2018)

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APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (18 January 2018)

On 18 January 2018, the APTLD Board held teleconference
and
considered a range of matters. A summary of the meeting is published in this
Communiqué.

Consideration
of Secretariat’s Update on the Progress in the 2018 Board Election Campaign

The Board received the Secretariat’s update on the process and outcome
of the 2018 Board election and noted with satisfaction that the election
displayed a growing interest in participation in APTLD’s activities on the part
of the community. The Board also suggested GM and Secretariat bring the
discussion on a need to update election rules to the AGM.

Consideration
of
GM’s update on Progress in
Preparations for APTLD73

The Board received an update from GM on the matter and discussed
proposed changes in the Meeting agenda, and suggested further amendments and
updates to the agenda with account of members’ interests and relevance of
topics and themes to be discussed.

Consideration
of GM’s Update on the State and Execution of the 2017 Budget

The Board noted with satisfaction that the
pre-audited 2017 budget posted a reasonable surplus and expressed its
appreciation to GM and Secretariat for maintaining a strong fiscal discipline.
The Board also suggested GM should look into additional opportunities for using
the funds to ensure greater benefits for the community.

Consideration
of GM’s Update on the 2018 Membership Fee Collection Ca
mpaign

The Board received GM’s update on the matter
and noted with satisfaction that Members have displayed a strong commitment by
contributing in a timely manner to the Association’s budget as prescribed by
the APTLD Constitution. The Board also suggested GM and Secretariat engage with
members to facilitate and streamline the membership fee payment procedure for
them so that it would not affect their rights and privileges.

Consideration
of GM’s Memorandum on Nomination for the 2018 ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award

The Board discussed the matter at length and agreed
that it is important for APTLD to continue the effort of nominating
distinguished individuals from Asia Pacific and primarily APTLD community
members for the prestigious award. The Board suggested Board members should
take their time to identify potential nominees and GM should bring the matter
again for the face-to-face Board Meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Thank
You and Farewell to the Outgoing Board Members

The Board thanked Lim Choon Sai, the Chair, and Alireza Saleh, the
Treasurer, for their outstanding leadership and service to the community as
Board members and wished them every further success in their future
undertakings.

The Board also
considered a number of other administrative matters.

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