Hi sorry to hear about that Deryck. Hope we'll get to see you back around here.

As said during the feedback session, we still have to figure out how to fund 
the first employee.

The FDC process is a really heavy process that do take a huge amount of time 
and energy. This is a process everyone should want to avoid as much as possible.

As you said we mostly are volunteers not used, or even expecting, that level of 
scrutiny. And the toll the FDC takes is high.

What we would need:
1/ remember that GAC can fund external expert support (accountant, ...)
2/ FDC process is not the only way to get funds
3/ a simpler step to get the first employee. Either more complex GAC proposal 
or simpler FDC proposal. Either way :)

We are not different from other charities. We need a process to disseminate 
funds within the movement. And with high amount of money comes high amount of 

Again, I'm sorry FDC toll is so high on you and your fellow board member. I 
hope that Wikimania will energize you and will get you back in the movement.


Envoye depuis mon Blackberry

-----Original Message-----
From: "Jeromy-Yu Chan (Jerry~Yuyu)" <jerry.tschan...@gmail.com>
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Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 02:37:36 
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Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Resignation announcement,
        and a parting remark to everyone

Hi all

I am ACTUALLY PANIC when reading this.

Normally I would say please don't go,
but realizing myself I am not on the Local Chapter board already
and even myself start to feel don't know what to do next

And I am sorry to say, the decision had totally stir up the emotion of the
whole Wikimania Local Team
I frankly don't know whether if it will lead to a melt down of our
volunteer power
after frustrations of all these years as Deryck said, as I was on the Board
and knew most of the stories.

Jeromy-Yu Chan, Jerry
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