[EURO-Discuss] steps forward

Yrjö Länsipuro yrjo_lansipuro at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 24 22:09:41 UTC 2013

Hi all,
Let's first take care of the unfinished business at the GA in Lisbon.
Once that is done, I'm all for an effort to rewrite the existing EURALO bylaws. We could benefit from the recent exercise where the ALAC rules of procedure were revised and to  align our bylaws, where appropriate, with the ALAC ROP.
> Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 23:46:34 +0200
> From: wolf.ludwig at comunica-ch.net
> To: euro-discuss at atlarge-lists.icann.org
> Subject: Re: [EURO-Discuss] steps forward
> Hi Oksana and all,
> you are perfectly right that the existing Bylaws are far too long, complicate and partly contradictory and not really useful in many respects. And it would be a great job for a Board sub-committee to revise them until the next GA in London.
> Regarding your 1st point: In our last Bylaws amendments (in May 2011)  the terms of our ALAC members were already aligned with usual ALAC terms and ICANN schedules of the AGM at the end of year. For RALO Officers I do not see this need or particular advantages.
> Your 2nd point regarding voting mechanism for Officers: This can be done already now -- any member at a GA can suggest or request a secret ballot for any position even if there is one candidate only. Olivier when chairing this B 9 part in Lisbon was asking for this but nobody suggested it.
> Your 3rd point: there will be a detailed list of duties and responsibilities for the Secretariat function in future and more for additional and all functions once we will introduce the Vice-Chair. I think I knew quite well what were and are my tasks and responsibilities when I was selected some years ago and know the high expectations for the next term.
> Just my 2 cents.
> Best,
> Wolf
> Oksana Prykhodko wrote Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:28:
> >Dear all,
> >
> >First of all, I would like to thank all of you, who supported me (directly
> >or undirectly) - it was really great! I absolutely understand, that I did
> >not do enough to earn this your support, and I will do my best to learn on
> >my own mistakes.
> >
> >Now I would like to go ahead with very pragmatical propositions. And once
> >again a lot of thanks to Manuel for his minutes of EURALO 2013/06/20 Board
> >Meeting (
> >https://community.icann.org/display/EURALO/EURALO+2013.06.20+Board+Meeting).
> >
> >Existing EURALO Bylaws are far away from perfect. That is why I propose to
> >create (few days ago I wanted to propose to create initiative Working
> >Group, but, after spending hours on our Bylaws, I am ready to propose to
> >create) Advisory Council on new edition of EURALO Bylaws.
> >
> >What we have to change.
> >
> >1. The provision regarding the beginning of the term of duties of elected
> >EURALO officers. To avoid such situation as present, I proposed to begin
> >term of duties of every elected EURALO officer from the day after the
> >finnishing of ICANN conference, which follows GA. In case, when the
> >position of any officer is empty, the term begins immediately after his or
> >her election.
> >
> >2. Election af any EURALO officer has to be conducted through voting
> >mechanism. Even if there is no alternative candidates, each EURALO member
> >has to express his or her willing, marking "for", "against", "abstain".
> >
> >3. Each EURALO ofiicer, entering his or her duties, has to sign "contract"
> >- document with extremely detailed list of his or her duties and rights.
> >
> >Actually, I have some other propositions regarding our future work, but
> >first of all I would like to receive reaction on these my 2 cents)
> >
> >Best regards,
> >Oksana
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