[ALAC-LT] Finance and Budget Subcommitee (FBSC)

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Sun Nov 9 23:48:20 UTC 2014

Well, if my name keeps showing up in your e-mail headers as 
GreenBURGH, perhaps not.  ;-)

For the FBSC, we rarely have closed meetings so participation is 
clearly not an issue. I cannot think of a reason why we need to 
restrict "membership" to those designated in my message, but perhaps 
I am missing something. I am inclined to think that should we have 
formal rating of or voting on proposals, the voting should be 
restricted to the 10 members below (otherwise we lose regional balance).

CROPP is a subject for another time - have simply not even looked at it yet.


At 09/11/2014 12:43 AM, Cheryl Langdon-Orr wrote:

>Alan if possible I would like to stay on FBSC and from that the 
>CROPP RT... But that would obviously be an ALT / ALAC call...
>On 09/11/2014 2:51 pm, "Alan Greenberg" 
><<mailto:alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca>alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca> wrote:
>As you know, our track record on special budget requests for this 
>current budget year was rather poor. To be more specific, we had one 
>project approved, an IGF workshop. The MAG did not approve it, and 
>accordingly we received nothing. (We have benefited from CROPP which 
>was a funded project, but not due to any explicit request we made.)
>To turn that around, I think that we will have to make a number of changes.
>- For composition of the FBSC, I am thinking of suggesting the following:
>   - two members per region, one from the ALAC and one a RALO leader
>   - the RALO leader (either the Chair, a Vice-chair  or Secretariat 
> would be the person in the RALO responsible for overseeing (and 
> filtering) RALO request.
>- The FBSC will make choices to ensure that what we are submitting 
>is high quality and more likely to get accepted.
>- We will set some guidelines for RALO and overall ALAC requests to 
>try to ensure that the quality is there.
>- Although past success is not an assured guideline - we will 
>carefully review what kinds of projects are being funded 
>- In the past, we have largely depended on RALO requests. I think 
>that we may want to partially shift gears and also look at ALAC initiatives.
>   - One of these may be a request to expand the work-week, most 
> likely the Saturday before the week, but this will take a lot more discussion.
>Based on his past experience, I have requested that Tijani stay on 
>the FBSC and play a lead roll. I will chair the SC and preferably 
>not also represent NARALO.
>May I quickly have thoughts on this. I would like to put this 
>proposal, or some evolution of it, on the agenda of the forthcoming 
>ALAC meeting for further discussion and perhaps approval.
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