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Re: [802SEC] EC meeting via teleconference--tentatively Friday 2-4pm et 20 Oct 2006

I will be in the air.

At 01:38 PM 10/13/2006 -0400, Paul Nikolich wrote:
>Dear EC members,
>I will be convenening a teleconference meeting of the EC as soon as 
>possible (hopefully 2-4pm ET Friday 20OCT2006).  Please let me know if you 
>can make the teleconference meeting next Friday immediately.
>The objective of the meeting will be to identify those members of the EC 
>that are non-conflicted with respect to any decisions regarding the 802.20 
>Working Group.  The process by which the non-conflicted members will be 
>identified is attached and closely matches the process used at SASB.  The 
>process is 802.20 specific right now, but in the long term my intention is 
>to make it generic and place it in the 802 Chair's Guidelines.
>Once the non-conflicted EC members are identified, our first order of 
>business will be to confirm the person identified to chair 802.20 as 
>recommended by the SASB chair recommendation committee and approved by the 
>SASB.  I'm not sure that person will be ready for EC confirmation by next 
>Friday, but he may be, therefore in addition to identifying the 
>non-conflicted EC members, I may ask for the non-conflicted EC members to 
>confirm the person via the telephone meeting as well.
>In case you are wondering whether or not telephone meetings are 
>acceptable, they are.  I asked SA counsel to confirm this fact and they 
>have found the following:
>Section I-300(4)(2) of the Institute's Bylaws provide
>"The Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, the Major Boards, the 
>Standing Committees any other board or committee reporting directly to the 
>Board of Directors, and any board or committee of any organizational unit 
>of the IEEE, may meet and act upon the vote of its members by any means of 
>telecommunications.  The normal voting requirements shall apply when 
>action is taken by means of telecommunications equipment allowing all 
>persons participating in the meeting to hear each other at the same time"."
>additionally NY State non for profit statute provides:
>"On the issue of telephone conferences, Section 708 of the NY not for 
>profit statute provides that a committee of the Board may participate in a 
>meeting of such board or committee by means of telephone if everyone can 
>hear and that participation by such means constitutes presence in person 
>at the meeting:
>c) When authorized by the certificate of incorporation or the by-laws, any 
>one or more members of the board or any committee thereof may participate 
>in a meeting of such board or committee by means of a conference telephone 
>or similar communications equipment allowing all persons participating in 
>the meeting to hear each other at the same time. Participation by such 
>means shall constitute presence in person at a meeting."
>--Paul Nikolich
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Bob Heile, Ph.D
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