[NA-Discuss] Leave of Absence (as discussed on NARALO call Monday)

Gordon Chillcott gordontc at look.ca
Wed Dec 10 16:39:57 UTC 2014


Understand completely.

We'll miss you.  Take care. We'll see you in April.

Gordon Chillcott

On Wed, 2014-12-10 at 10:57 -0500, Garth Bruen wrote:
> Dear Colleagues,
> Due to a death and now a serious illness in my immediate family I am unable
> to devote the time and attention to NARALO matters that the region deserves.
> For this reason I am requesting a temporary leave of absence from my duties
> as NARALO Chair. 
> My proposed schedule would be to suspend my role as chair beginning after
> the 8 December 2014 monthly NARALO teleconference and then resuming upon the
> 13 April 2015 monthly NARALO call. 
> Due to this request, arrangements for substitute leadership will be needed.
> Based on consensus among NARALO leadership, my recommendation is for NARALO
> Secretariat Evan Leibovitch to assume the temporary role of Acting NARALO
> chair and for Judith Hellerstein to serve in the temporary role of Acting
> Secretariat. 
> In previous discussions, Judith was to serve in the exploratory role of
> "Vice Chair," an unofficial position. As part of the role of Vice Chair, the
> assignment would require assuming leadership duties including conducting
> NARALO activity coordination, managing monthly teleconferences, and
> representing the region at the next ICANN meeting. 
> To enable Judith to perform these duties I request that staff ensure that
> travel sponsorship allocated to the NARALO be transferred to the Judith
> Hellerstein for this meeting. 
> All of the above requests are subject to regional consensus. 
> Sincerely, Garth Bruen
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