<<December 16, 1999>>

Robert J. Rodrigues, M.D. <rrodrigues@paho.org>

Dr. David A. Johnson, AICP <daj@utk.edu>

Peter T. Knight <ptknight@ibm.net>

Dr. Gilles Seguin <gilles.seguin@dfait-maeci.gc.ca>

Mr. Lane Smith <lasmith@usaid.gov>

Gary Garriott <garyg@vita.org>

Dr. Joseph N. Pelton <ecjpelton@aol.com>

Kenneth O. Roko <KenRoko@aol.com>

Mr. Myron Nordquist <myron_nordquist@burns.senate.gov>

Dr. Ronald A. Wells <rwells01@earthlink.net>

Mr. Wilbert Le Melle <phelps@admin.con2.com>

Dr. A. Frank Mayadas <Mayadas@sloan.org>

Ben I. Haraguchi <bharaguchi@fsun.org>

Dear Gilles:

(1)  Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I).

     Sorry you cannot make this time.

     I will inform you our next mtg -- probably after January 24th -- see below.

Dear Bob, David, Peter, Lane, Gary, Joe, Ken, and Myron:

(2)  This is the reminder of our mtg at PAHO (Bob Rodrigues' office) at 525
     Twenty-third Street in Washington NW on 12/20th (Monday) from 9:00 am.

(3)  The agenda of our discussions will be the followings;

     (a)  Current status of regional activities:

          PART II of the final report of our Tampere event at

     (b)  Report on the activities of the USPNet at the University of South Pacific (USP) in Fiji.


     (c)  Brainstorming how to have a joint project for establishing a
          global broadband Internet with the US, Canadian and Japanese
          governments (and European Union later).

     (d)  Brainstorming how to formulate Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF),


Dear Ron:

(4)  Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT II).

     I am very glad to hear of your complete recovery.

Dear Bob, David, Peter, Lane, Gary, Joe, Ken, and Myron:

(5)  Let's discuss on 12/20th about the possibility of having a follow-up mtg
     in D.C. after January 24th.

     I hope that Gilles can join to brainstorm how to have Japanese
     government's involvement, basing on Lane's preliminary proposal which I
     hope he will come up by then, basing on our discussion on 12/20th.

Dear Kim, David and Ron:

(6)  After this mtg after 1/24th, we may visit Phelps-Stokes Fund in NYC
     together to describe our Native American community project -- Ron was
     one of its board members once before.

          Dear Mr. Wilbert Le Melle:

          We were sorry we could not make our visit last October.  I will
          inform you as soon as we decide to visit you after January 24th.

(7)  If I receive any words from Frank Mayadas, I will inform you and let's
     arrange our visit after January 24th -- Kim, your previous msg said that
     you cannot make our 12/20th mtg but can schedule to come to DC late January.

          Dear Frank:

          We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Dear Myron:

(8)  Ben recently called me saying that you are arranging a visit by you, Ben
     and me to your friend, Mr. Negroponte, Senior Vice President for
     International Affairs at McGraw Hill in NYC (a brother of world renowned
     scholar at MIT and a former Ambassador to Philippines).  I once met Mr.
     Thomas J. Sullivan, Senior Vice President for Corporate Planning there
     who was a friend of my Ph.D. professor.

     This visit may also be configured after January 24th.

Best, Tak
                          ATTACHMENT I

From: line.denomme@dfait-maeci.gc.ca
To: utsumi@www.friends-partners.org
Cc: gilles.seguin@dfait-maeci.gc.ca
Subject: Meeting of December 20th
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 1999 10:31:16 -0500

Dear Mr. Utsumi:

Gilles Seguin has asked me to inform you that he will unfortunately not be
able to make it to the December 20th meeting in Washington due to
conflicting demands.  Regards.

Line Denomme
                         ATTACHMENT II

Date: Sun, 12 Dec 1999 14:30:52 -0500 (EST)
From: Ronald Wells <rwells01@earthlink.net>
To: utsumi@www.friends-partners.org
Subject: Re: meeting on Dec. 20

Dear Tak: Thank you for the telephoned invitation to meet with you and
David Johnson in New York on or around December 20th. Regrettably I will
not be available as I will be away. I am nearly completely recovered from
surgery and expect to be back at work as of January 24th, 2000. As David
may have mentioned to you, I have worked to advance Native American causes
for many years and would be interested in that aspect of the project.
I send best regards and look forward to productive conversations in the new
year and millenium.
- Ron Wells
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Robert J. Rodrigues, M.D.
Program Coordinator
Health Services Information System Program
Division of Health Systems and Services Development
Pan American Health Organization
Regional Office of the World Health Organization
525 Twenty-Third Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037
Fax: 202-974-3614
NetMeeting Server: ils.paho.org

Dr. David A. Johnson, AICP
Board member of GLOSAS/USA
Former President of Fulbright Association
Professor of School of Planning
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tenneseee
108-I Hoskins Library
Knoxville, TN 37996-4051
Tel: +1-423-974 5227
Fax: +1-423-974 5229

Peter T. Knight
Knight, Moore - Telematics for Education and Development
Communications Development Incorporated (CDI)
Strategy, Policy, Design, Implementation, Evaluation
1825 Eye Street, NW, Suite 1075
Washington, DC 20006, USA
Tel: 1-202-775-2132 (secretary), 1-202-721-0348 (direct)
Fax: 1-202-775-2135 (office), 1-202-362-8482 (home)
Email: ptknight@ibm.net
webmail: ptknight@netscape.net
IP for CU-SeeMe:

Dr. Gilles Seguin
Senior Education Marketing Strategist
Education Marketing Unit (ACET)
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT)
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2
(613) 992-6289
FAX (613) 995-3238

Mr. Lane Smith
Coordinator of the Leland Initiative
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), AFR/SD
Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington D.C. 20523-4600
Tel: +1-202-712 0826
Fax: +1-202-216-3373

Gary Garriott
Director, Informatics
Volunteers in Technical Assistance (VITA)
1600 Wilson Blvd., Suite 500
P.O. Box 12438
Arlington, VA 22209-8438
703-276-1800 X19
Fax: 703-243-1865
Telex: 440192 VITAUI
www.vita.org/satvitpo.htm -- Press release on Consorcio
www.vita.org/consort.htm -- Press release on satellite-users coalition
www.vita.org/slife.htm -- Press release on SatelLife-VITA

Dr. Joseph N. Pelton
Senior Research Scientist
Institute for Applied Space Research, Rm 340
George Washington University
2033 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20052
Fax: 202-994-5505

Kenneth O. Roko
Next Generation Networks Technology, Inc.
8218 Running Creek Ct
Springfield, VA 22153-4610
Tel: +1-703-455-8771
Cel: +1-703-919-1965
Fax: +1-561-431-0315

Mr. Myron Nordquist
Legislative Counsel
U.S. Senator Conrad Burns' Office
187 Dirksen Senate Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-2603
Fax: 202-224-8594
Cell: 301-646-8153
804-924-7573 -- at the U. of VA.
Fax: 804-982-2622 -- at the U. of VA.

Dr. Ronald A. Wells
P. O. Box 704
Redgefield, CT 06877

Mr. Wilbert Le Melle
Phelps-Stokes Fund
74 Trinity Place, Suite 1303
New York, NY 10006
Fax: 212-619-5108

Dr. A. Frank Mayadas (Fax: 212-757-5117)
Program Officer
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
630 Fifth Avenue, Suite #2550
New York, NY 10111-0242

Ben I. Haraguchi
Foundation for the Support of the United Nations (FSUN)
809 United Nations Plaza, Suite 1200
New York, NY 10017
Tel: +1-212-986 8114
Fax: +1-212-986 8131
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