Meeting - Oct 21 2004
ISOC-NY Public Meeting - Thursday, October 21, 2004
- Peter Burgess
- Millard Clements
- Dafydd Harries
- Benjamin Mako Hill
- Lyn Ohira
- Max Senges
- Joseph Shraibman
- Trina Semorile
1. A consideration of how to increase membership. There were suggestions about the web page. Perhaps a way to increase our membership is to develop a more active New York Chapter.
2. A consideration of conducting a survey of new members, more inactive members and perhaps more active members.
- It was the sense of the discussion that this matter required more analysis.
3. The DC chapter of ISOC would like to the NY Chapter of ISOC to co-sponsor a tour of Washington D.C. during the ITEF meeting in DC.
- This was discussed but since there was no quorum a decision was not made.
- It was suggested to consider this matter online.
4. Some possible new activities were called to our attention.
- Some present had attended the recent WSIS and World Summit meetings.
- They were interested in such issues as these.
- Would ISOC-NY be interested in becoming more engaged in Global issues?
5. ISOC chapters around the world.
- We are becoming aware of the leaders of ISOC chapters around the world.
- They have diverse interests and concerns.
- A mission of ISOC-NY could be to seek to develop relationships with ISOC Chapters in different countries.
- We could seek to develop relationships with the Puerto Rican Chapter. It is not a foreign country; it is part of the U.S. : Ramon Morales <firstname.lastname@example.org is the coordinator.
- We could have video conferences with our colleagues. We could learn about their issues and concerns.
- The global issues and the ISOC chapter issues could provide a sustainable basis for dealing with critical issues, the Internet and the democratic struggle.
- In light of the recent election, it seems likely that the democratic struggle will become much more challenging in the years ahead. Perhaps now is the time to connect globally.