[ALAC-ExCom] Travel to Sydney for the ICANN Meeting

Heidi Ullrich Heidi.Ullrich at icann.org
Thu Jun 18 07:38:13 EDT 2009

Dear Karaitiana, 

I am sorry to hear that you will not be able to join us in person in Sydney, but fully understand your situation. 

I very much hope you will be able to join us remotely for our meetings. The full At-Large meeting agendas, with remote participation information, is available at: http://syd.icann.org/syd/schedule/co/simple/At-Large.  

In particular, please note the following: 

APRALO Monthly Meeting - Wednesday, 24 June 17:00-18:00 (http://syd.icann.org/node/4098)

Regional Secretariats Meeting - Thursday, 25 June 12:00-13:30 (http://syd.icann.org/node/4099)

In terms of your travel plans, Meetings Staff have cancelled your hotel room and have forwarded your message to Constituency-travel at icann.org requesting the cancellation of your flight. 

Kind regards,

-----Original Message-----
From: Cheryl Langdon-Orr [mailto:cheryl at hovtek.com.au] 
Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2009 1:43 PM
To: Karaitiana Taiuru
Cc: ICANN AtLarge Staff; ALAC-excom at atlarge-lists.icann.org
Subject: Re: Travel to Sydney for the ICANN Meeting

Of course I understand => Your priority is to make sure you and your 
family are as well (or recover as well) as you all possibly can =>Rest + 
Fluids + Tamiflu + Rest + Fluids is the recipe... And try NOT to get TOO 

Hope you can in fact participate remotely but we'll understand if you 

Heidi can you let travel Support know this as well I noted the direct 
contact person is Out of Office today *sigh*...


Karaitiana Taiuru wrote:
> Hi Cheryl,
> Due to the H1N1 Flu in my suburb and two family members, the strict 
> quarantine conditions that will be placed on myself and children and 
> their schooling/health and already having the flu which will make me a 
> likely candidate to be quarantined either in Sydney or back here in 
> NZ, i must forgo my travel to this ICANN meeting.
> I consulted extensively with my GP and the Ministry of Health whom 
> strongly advised that i will be putting my local community, family and 
> myself at further risk if i travel, and perhaps hundreds of ICANN 
> attendees at risk if i am a carrier of H1N1.
> I will also be automatically banned for 10 days from visiting several 
> major clients offices and even the local mall if i visit Australia flu 
> symptoms or not.
> I trust you will see i exhausted my options and am considering the 
> health of the ICANN attendees and local community as well.
> Considering i have allocated the week to ICANN i am happy to 
> participate in any phone conference or online meetings as required. I 
> will certainly still be able to chair the APRALO meeting.
> Cheers
> Karaitiana Taiuru

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