[ppml] composition of and representation on the BoT
John Brown CT
john at chagres.net
Mon Nov 22 16:26:02 EST 2004
> I have couple suggestions, but that will involve spending some money though:
ARIN has money..... so not an issue
> 1. Send by postal mail a package about ARIN's activities to members once/year
> about week or two before the elections (possibly before member's meeting
> that preceeds it) which would include report of ARIN's activities for
> past year, list of new policies that were approved by BoT, summary of
> policies under discussion and information about candidates for ARIN's
> elections with reminder about participating in those elections.
You mean like an "Annual Report" ala what RIPE has done in the past ??
I think this would be a GREAT THING!!!
> 2. Provide some kind of incentive for those that do participate - after
> they confirm their vote, they get some kind of free coupon. Examples
> of what these coupons maybe for:
Getting people to participate is difficult. There has to be "value" for
them to participate. THis is either prevention of a bad thing ,or
promotion of a good thing, either have value.
I think the first thing ARIN should do is to actively have a survey of
the membership. Not some web form thingy, but hire a company that will
call each and every member and ask them a series of short and specific
questions. THen report those results to the membership and to the
public. We used to do this for customer sat checks once a quarter when
I lived in Silly Valley.
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