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RE: Proposal to move the SEC meeting to Friday

On the issue of moving the closing SEC meeting to Friday morning, I 
need to relay comments raised by members of my Working Group at our 
interim meeting.

The concern came from people who normally sit in on that meeting. 
They believe that fewer of them will be able to attend a Friday 
meeting than one on Thursday night, and they therefore oppose the 

I agree that we will have fewer observers on Friday; I recall that 
Geoff made this point when the issue came up in an SEC meeting last 
year. I personally think that observers are good for the process, and 
I like getting direct input on tough issues from those most directly 
involved with the details.

Overall, I still favor Friday morning, and I think that people will 
need to get used to staying over. However, I promised to pass along 
the concerns.