Invitation for GA 31

To the members of the
TERENA General Assembly

Amsterdam, 20 May 2009
Ref.: GA(09)010

Subject:      Invitation to GA31 meeting

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Dear GA members,

On behalf of the TERENA President, Ms. Dorte Olesen, I herewith invite you to the 31st meeting of the TERENA General Assembly, which will take place in Málaga, Spain on 11 and 12 June 2009. The meeting is hosted by the Spanish National Member of TERENA, RedIRIS/RED.ES.

The meeting will be at the Rector's Office (Rectorado), Avenida Cervantes 2, Málaga.

The exact times of the meeting are:

11 June:
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch at the Conference venue (Facultad de Derecho, Avenida Louis Pasteur, 26) (transportation from the conference venue to the GA venue will be provided after the lunch)
15:00 - 18:30 Formal GA business

12 June:
10:00 - 13:30 Continuation of formal GA business

On the 11th of June, there will be a dinner offered by RedIRIS/RED.ES, at Restaurante Limonar40. Registration for this dinner is required! (There will be a bus to take you to the restaurant.)

Please do not plan your return journey before the end of Friday afternoon. This will guarantee that there is sufficient time for all the important items that need to be discussed at the meeting.

If you are planning to come to the GA, but not to the Conference, you are invited to arrive on the Wednesday, instead of the Thursday. You can then attend the Gala Evening of the Conference and the Closing Plenary on Thursday morning just before the GA lunch (keynote speaker: Simone Brunozzi, Amazon.com). There is no additional cost for this, however, you do need to inform me beforehand in order to receive the special invitation that you will be asked to present at the venue.

This year, the terms of office of the President (Dorte Olesen), of the Vice-President Conferences (Miroslav Milinovic) and the Treasurer (Lajos Bálint) expire. Dorte Olesen is not eligible for re-election. Miroslav Milinovic is eligible for a second three-year term of office. Lajos Bálint has served in total five years and, if re-elected, would have to resign one year from now.

You are invited to send nominations, seconding of nominations and acceptances of nominations to me. I will then send nominations to the GA mailing list as soon as they are valid. Please remember that a nomination is valid only if it has been made by a voting member of TERENA, if it has been seconded by another voting member of TERENA and if it has been accepted by the nominee.

I hope to meet all of you in Málaga!

Best regards,

Bert van Pinxteren
Chief Administrative Officer