Thank you Béria for the speedy update; and congratulations and welcome to Alice and Patricio.
On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 12:23 PM, Michael Snow <wikipe...@frontier.com> wrote: > On 5/18/2012 8:16 AM, Béria Lima wrote: >>> >>> We have a result! The polls closed a few hours ago and I've already >>> counted the votes. The chapters have, by voting, selected the following >>> candidates to serve on the WMF board: >>> >>> * Patricio Lorente >>> * Alice Wiegand > > Thanks and congratulations to all concerned! > > In the case of Patricio and Alice, that means thank you for being willing to > serve, and congratulations on being selected. They are both wonderful people > who I believe can do a great job on the board. I am pleased that the > chapters' process for nominating board members brought out a number of fine > candidates this year. I could have been similarly happy to see one of > several other candidates chosen as well, which is good. But I couldn't have > been *more* happy, because Patricio and Alice are such excellent choices. > > In the case of Phoebe and Arne, that means thank you for the great work you > have done and the often unacknowledged effort that required, and > congratulations on the newfound freedom you will soon have. (Though I can > assure you that this freedom will disappear so fast you won't even realize > it was there, as it fills up with new tasks and responsibilities.) I don't > think the chapters could have selected anyone better than Phoebe to replace > me, just as they couldn't have chosen anyone better than Alice and Patricio > to replace Arne and Phoebe. That's important because the new board members > will have big shoes to fill. At least their names have already filled the > same initials, A and P - that seems like a happy omen to me. > > In the case of the chapters and those who moderated the process, that means > thank you for your thoughtful deliberations, and congratulations on > completing this in a timely manner. I think the way they have handled this > is a reflection of the increasing maturity of the chapters collectively. > That is one of many positive developments in this area, which is much-needed > and has been an important area of emphasis for the movement lately. It has > not always been easy, but we are making progress. I feel that successes like > this validate my desire initially to have the chapters participate directly > in the selection of board members. > > --Michael Snow Michael, you put this so well. I second that 100% (including the alliterative omen). I feel lucky to have worked with Phoebe and Arne, who have brought such care and energy to the board. And this year's chapter selection process felt inspiring and open - a chance for the whole community to reflect together. May all of our consensus-building run so smoothly. Sam. _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l