[NA-Discuss] Budget for Toronto meeting IMPORTANT/Call for volunteers

Evan Leibovitch evan at telly.org
Fri May 25 15:03:20 UTC 2012

As I understand it, the $25K is allocated to pay for travel for a number of
NARALO representatives who would not otherwise be able to attend.

Hotel+North American airfare should enable at least eight people to
participate on that budget -- maybe even more if costs are reduced by using
train or bus for those in the northeast corridor, or if a non-venue hotel
is used.

It's not enough for a full GA with someone from EVERY ALS in the region,
but certainly it may bring in people who haven't been as involved as they
might like to be.

I would volunteer but I am SWAMPED between now and Prague.

- Evan

On 25 May 2012 10:11, Beau Brendler <beaubrendler at earthlink.net> wrote:

>   Here is some clearer information on the budget for Toronto.
>   Some issues of note:
>   * It appears we will have $25K approved.
>   * However, it appears the money is for "inreach," not outreach.
>   Note the text of the original budget request:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>   ------------------------------------------------------------------
>   It  is  proposed that NARALO hold a participation and engagement event
>   concurrent with the Toronto ICANN
>   meeting that will bring in all (or as many as possible) ALSs from the
> North
>   American region in order to bring in and
>   move up the existing ALSs in the region.  We have noted a drop off input
>   from the ALSs since Mexico and an event
>   such as this one can stimulate excitement as well as education in order
> to
>   encourage those at the edges to take
>   progressive steps to leadership roles.
>   2. Type of Activity:
>   This  is an âin-reachâ event to bring the existing North American ALSs
>   together for education and to encourage a
>   sense of camaraderie.  We will be scheduling four, two hour educational
>   sessions to run before each day of the
>   ICANN meeting in order to bring people up to speed on ICANN Policy, hear
>   from the chairs of each AC and SO,
>   develop a Communication Strategy and to plan for the future of the RALO.
>   All ALSs will also be expected to attend
>   all ICANN meetings being held at the venue.  Finally, a NARALO General
>   Assembly will be held where more
>   strategic planning can take place.  This will encourage those that are
> less
>   active to move up and take on greater roles.
>   We are asking for travel support and meeting space.  The total amount
> that
>   we are requesting is $25,000.  We do not
>   want to be allocated a specific number of travel spots but would like to
>   make this money stretch as far as we can.
>   Toronto is a centrally located city and some have expressed willingness
> to
>   drive there or to take the bus or train there.
>   We would also like to explore less expensive hotel options.  This will
> allow
>   us to bring the maximum number of ALSs
>   to the event that is possible on a small budget such as this.
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>   ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>   *  This  request would, in essence, allow the region to hold a general
>   assembly in Toronto.
>   * Note that the budget may not be voted on and approved until Prague. I
>   would guess more likely after.
>   * This will leave tight deadlines for actual logistics.
>   * Note that we have lost the participation, as far as I can determine, of
>   two members of the NARALO budget committee.
>   I would like to request a call for volunteers for an organizing
> committee.
>   It would be best if we do the planning ahead of time, even though funds
> may
>   not be available, in which case, we can match planning items
> appropriately
>   to funds.
>   Please  indicate  any  interest  you may have in forming an organizing
>   committee. Glenn has already stepped forward to some degree in this role,
>   however, I would like to hear from other members of the region, because
> we
>   are going to need your help to make this event successful.
>   This will be the key topic for the next NARALO call.
>   Beau
>     -----Forwarded Message-----
>     From: Glenn McKnight
>     Sent: May 25, 2012 8:23 AM
>     To: Beau Brendler
>     Subject: Response from Heidi
>   Hi Glenn, sorry for the delay in responding.
>   [5/24/2012 11:20:08 PM] Heidi Ullrich: The FY13 Budget Framework that Dev
>   posted is a draft. It is out for Public Comment.
>   [5/24/2012 11:20:39 PM] Heidi Ullrich: The Board will vote on the final
> FY13
>   at or very soon after Prague.
>   [5/24/2012 11:21:09 PM] Heidi Ullrich: Only at that point, once the
> budget
>   is approved, will the requests be confirmed.
>   [5/24/2012 11:25:50 PM] Heidi Ullrich: However, the NARALO request for
> the
>   NARALO  Toronto event is likely, I would suspect, to be approved.  But
>   nothing is certain until the final budget is approved.
>   [5/24/2012 11:26:28 PM] Heidi Ullrich: Also, please note the request for
> the
>   Toronto event was explicitely an 'inreach' event for existing ALSes (see:
>   [1]
> https://community.icann.org/download/attachments/31164362/NARALO+Support+
>   Request-Toronto+Event.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1326155346000).
>   [5/24/2012  11:27:00  PM]  Heidi Ullrich: The kind of activity you are
>   proposing (a table, etc). for outreach may not be covered.
>   [5/24/2012 11:27:40 PM] Heidi Ullrich: However, setting up a table, etc
>   would not cost much. Meeting staff have not yet replied to me regarding
> your
>   request.
>   [5/24/2012 11:28:17 PM] Heidi Ullrich: Please keep in mind that staff are
>   focused  on  Prague at the moment. We'll turn our attention to Toronto
>   immediately after Prague.
>   [5/24/2012 11:28:33 PM] Heidi Ullrich: Hope that helps!
>     --
>     Glenn McKnight
>     [2]mcknight.glenn at gmail.com
>     skype  gmcknight
>     twitter gmcknight
>     [3]Http://www.globalcatalysts.com
>     [4]http://newsocialmedia.wordpress.com
> References
>   1.
> https://community.icann.org/download/attachments/31164362/NARALO+Support+Request-Toronto+Event.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1326155346000
>   2. mailto:mcknight.glenn at gmail.com
>   3. http://www.globalcatalysts.com/
>   4. http://newsocialmedia.wordpress.com/
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Evan Leibovitch
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