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RE: Proposal to move the SEC meeting to Friday

1) I have no problem with moving the Thursday SEC meeting until Friday, say
8am - noon. If we can discuss at our March Monday SEC meeting, then we can
inform people of this intent at the Monday plenary.

2) At this time, we usually hold an informal SEC rules meeting on Sunday

3) I am somewhat negative on deleting the Monday morning SEC meeting. This
is the first time that the SEC can get together and there are usually a few
hot topics (where email will not work) and a few topics dealing with our
meetings. One option, would be to hold the Monday SEC meeting on Sunday
evening from 9pm - 11pm. But this might exhaust the SEC before the busy

Jim Carlo( Cellular:1-214-693-1776 Voice&Fax:1-214-853-5274
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Chair, IEEE802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee

-----Original Message-----
From: []On
Behalf Of Tony Jeffree
Sent: Saturday, January 20, 2001 2:30 AM
To: Howard Frazier
Subject: Re: Proposal to move the SEC meeting to Friday

Howard -

You have my support.

Might be worth considering removing the opening Exec meeting from Monday
morning too - move the opening plenary to 9:00 and allow the WGs to start
after the morning coffee break.  Is there any good reason why Monday's Exec
business couldn't be conducted ahead of time via Email?


At 15:34 19/01/01 -0800, Howard Frazier wrote:

>Dear members of the SEC,
>I would like to enlist your support for moving the closing SEC meeting
>from Thursday evening to Friday morning.  This change would become
>effective at the July, 2001 meeting of 802.
>The rationale for the change is:
>1) Working Groups need more time to conduct their business.
>Moving the SEC meeting from Thursday evening to Friday morning would
>allow WGs to meet until late in the day on Thursday if necessary.
>While some Working Groups do this under the current schedule, others
>find it difficult to conclude their business on Thursday afternoon and
>then get ready for an SEC meeting on Thursday night.
>2) SEC members would have more time to prepare for the meeting.
>During my tenure as Recording Secretary, I have noticed that virtually
>all of you could use more time to prepare for the SEC meeting, and I
>think that this additional time for preparation would make the SEC meetings
>much more effective, and much more efficient.
>3) With the elimination of the Friday 802 closing plenary meeting, nothing
>stands in our way except your consent, and the clean up work of changing
>I understand that a rules change will be required in order to make this
>change permanent.  However, I believe that with the concurrence
>of the SEC, we can announce the change in March, put the change into
>effect in July, and ratify the rules change in due course, just as
>we did with the elimination of the closing plenary.  Specific rules change
>text to deal with, and Procedure 5 Item 7 will be proposed
>at the March meeting.
>I ask your support for this change, in the hopes of making the IEEE 802
>a more effective standards development committee.
>Howard Frazier