Dear all,

Greetings from Wikimedia India !
Organisational Updates

Chapter audit is expected to be complete in couple of weeks.

Income tax department has responded to our income tax exemption (12A
registration) application and requested for additional information. Arjuna
Rao Chavala along with Chapter Consultant Mr MN Rao met with IT authorities
and clarified how the Chapter activities are charitable. As IT authorities
could not be convinced fully, it is decided to withdraw the application and
reapply at a later date.

Election rules were approved by the EC. Election Committee consisting of Mr
Gautam John and Mr Balasundara Raman were appointed. Further communication
regarding Elections will follow soon from Election Committee.

Membership as of 31 June, 2012 is 76, which includes all the renewals that
were processed till 18 July 2012.

Donations till date for the current FY is Rs 100/-

*Internet Relay Chat(IRCs):*
IRC on WLM was conducted and

   - Karthik Nadar
   - Noopur Raval
   - Yuvi Panda

have been volunteered for core team of WLM India.

*Board Meetings:*
We had one meeting in June.

*WikiConference 2011*
Accounts are submitted to Auditor. We expect Audit report in couple of

*Upcoming Events*

   - "The Fifth Elephant <>",Conference on the
   big data ecosystem, 27 & 28 July 2012, Bangalore - Wikimedia Chapter is
   participating as Partner

Community & Special Interest Groups

A round-up of Wikimedia events, academies and initiatives around the nation
are updated here <>.
 Media Coverage

Media Coverage on Wikimedia India and Wikipedia is updated
Grants Funded

   - Kannada Wikipedia Anniversary

We look forward to your continued support and active participation.

On behalf of Wikimedia Chapter (India)
Naveen Francis
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