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Re: Proposal to move the SEC meeting to Friday

Howard -

You have my support.

Might be worth considering removing the opening Exec meeting from Monday 
morning too - move the opening plenary to 9:00 and allow the WGs to start 
after the morning coffee break.  Is there any good reason why Monday's Exec 
business couldn't be conducted ahead of time via Email?


At 15:34 19/01/01 -0800, Howard Frazier wrote:

>Dear members of the SEC,
>I would like to enlist your support for moving the closing SEC meeting
>from Thursday evening to Friday morning.  This change would become
>effective at the July, 2001 meeting of 802.
>The rationale for the change is:
>1) Working Groups need more time to conduct their business.
>Moving the SEC meeting from Thursday evening to Friday morning would
>allow WGs to meet until late in the day on Thursday if necessary.
>While some Working Groups do this under the current schedule, others
>find it difficult to conclude their business on Thursday afternoon and
>then get ready for an SEC meeting on Thursday night.
>2) SEC members would have more time to prepare for the meeting.
>During my tenure as Recording Secretary, I have noticed that virtually
>all of you could use more time to prepare for the SEC meeting, and I
>think that this additional time for preparation would make the SEC meetings
>much more effective, and much more efficient.
>3) With the elimination of the Friday 802 closing plenary meeting, nothing
>stands in our way except your consent, and the clean up work of changing our
>I understand that a rules change will be required in order to make this
>change permanent.  However, I believe that with the concurrence
>of the SEC, we can announce the change in March, put the change into
>effect in July, and ratify the rules change in due course, just as
>we did with the elimination of the closing plenary.  Specific rules change
>text to deal with, and Procedure 5 Item 7 will be proposed
>at the March meeting.
>I ask your support for this change, in the hopes of making the IEEE 802 LMSC
>a more effective standards development committee.
>Howard Frazier