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Re: [802.3] Financial Transparency On Interim Financing

Tom, I agree with you in principle.  I believe that the financial reporting
done at the IEEE 802 plenary sessions should serve as a model for the
information that participants should be provided.  If you do not believe
that the plenary financial disclosure is adequate (for example your
reference to a request to quote the market room rates for the hotel) then
you should first take that type of issue up at the 802 plenary, rather than
try to create a different set of criteria for the financial information
disclosed at interim meetings.

Best regards,

Robert D. Love
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas Dineen" <tdineen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <>; <>; "Thomas Dineen"
Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 9:37 PM
Subject: [802.3] Financial Transparency On Interim Financing

> Gentle People:
>    Given the admonishment posted the reflector in the
> last few days by our esteemed chair a question and a
> potential new requirement for financial transparency
> comes to mind.
>    Should there be more disclosure of the financing
> of Interim meetings? In cases where the host bears
> the whole cost I would think not as this would be
> a private matter.
>    But what about cases where the membership is
> requested to pay a meeting fee or pay an increased
> hotel room rate for the meeting? In cases where the
> membership is requested to pay all or part of the
> meeting fees I would think is is appropriate to
> require the full disclosure or the details of the
> meeting financing!
>    Such details would include:
>      -Sources or revenue:
>         - The amount of host subsitity if any.
>         - The amount of fee increment added to the hotel
>           room rate above the market rate of the room.
>      -Spending structure:
>        - Meeting room rental.
>        - Equipment costs.
>        - Catering costs if any.
>    The bottom line is that if the individual members
> are paying for the meeting with their fees they have
> a right to know these financing details.
>    What do you think?
> Thomas Dineen