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

RJ Glass jipshida2 at yahoo.com
Wed May 30 20:16:46 UTC 2012

This is great news !!
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From: "Thompson, Darlene" <DThompson1 at gov.nu.ca>
To: Beau Brendler <beaubrendler at earthlink.net>; "na-discuss at atlarge-lists.icann.org" <na-discuss at atlarge-lists.icann.org> 
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: [NA-Discuss] Budget for Toronto meeting IMPORTANT/Call for volunteers

I will volunteer to be on the organizing committee.


Darlene A. Thompson
CAP Administrator
N-CAP/Department of Education
P.O. Box 1000, Station 910
Iqaluit, NU  X0A 0H0
Phone:  (867) 975-5631
Fax:  (867) 975-5610
dthompson at gov.nu.ca
From: na-discuss-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org [na-discuss-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org] on behalf of Beau Brendler [beaubrendler at earthlink.net]
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2012 10:11 AM
To: na-discuss at atlarge-lists.icann.org
Subject: [NA-Discuss] Budget for Toronto meeting IMPORTANT/Call for    volunteers

  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.

    -----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:

  [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

  [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


  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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