Thanks, Sandra. Especially, congratulations for your big external fund!
Best Cornelius ---- Cornelius Kibelka Twitter: @jaancornelius Mobile:+351-91-9860232 (Vodafone PT) German number currently offline On 22 April 2014 10:08, Sandra Rientjes Wikimedia Nederland < rient...@wikimedia.nl> wrote: > The Wikimedia Nederland monthly report over March is available on meta: > > > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_chapters/Reports/Wikimedia_Nederland/201403 > . > > It is also included as text in this message. > > > > *COMMUNITY: supporting and mobilising volunteers and editors* > > · DBpedia - WikiData meeting > > Volunteers working on the DBPedia project met with volunteers working on > Wikidata at the WMNL office to discuss cooperation and synergy between the > projects. > > · Zurich Hackathon > > Three volunteers applied for and received scholarships to attend the > Wikimedia Hackathon in Zürich. > > > > *WORK: content, collaboration and activity development* > > · Education Programme > > WMNL wants to explore the feasibility of developing a successful education > programme in the Netherlands. Following a brainstorming meeting with > interested community members, we issued a call for tender asking proposals > concerning a first exploratory feasibility study. We received 7 responses > and selected a small consultancy with a good track record in the education > field. As a first step, they will interview key stakeholders. A meeting > with the community is planned on May 24. More information, including the > proposal of the 'winning' consultants can be found on the project page on > the WMNL wiki. > > · Wiki Loves Earth > > WMNL is organising a Wiki Loves Earth competition in the Netherlands as > part of wider drive to improve content and coverage of issues related to > nature, wildlife and biodiversity in the Wikimedia projects. A group of > volunteers is taking the lead in organising a series of activities in May. > This will be done in cooperation with the Dutch National Parks. A series > of activities are in preparation, including workshops on uploading images > and sounds, writing events and photo-safaris. > > · World War II: photos of war monuments > > This year, improving and adding to content on the Wikimedia projects > related to World War II is a priority for WMNL. As a first step a group of > volunteers is organising a photo-drive to obtain images of all war > monuments in the Netherlands. WMNL cooperates with the Nationaal Comité 4 > en 5 mei (the official organisation in charge of remembrance). The > photo-drive kicked off April 1. (Spoiler: on April 15, already 677 images > had been uploaded.) > > · Other > > On March 10, Frans Grijzenhout and Wikipedian in Residence Hay Kranen > demonstrated working with Wikipedia for students of the Social science dept > of the University of Amsterdam. The students (bachelor level) take part in > a special honors program. The theme of their course is crowd findings. On > March 20, Ziko van Dijk presented Wikipedia issues at the IPON fair for > educational resources, in the Utrecht Jaarbeurs. > > *WMNL* > > · General Assembly and Board elections > > On March 29, there was a WMNL General Assembly, which included Board > Elections. Chair Ziko van Dijk and Treasurer Paul Becherer stepped down, > both after having served on the Board for a good many years. Frans > Grijzenhout, Ad Huikeshoven en Jan Anton Brouwer were re-elected. They were > joined on the Board by newcomers André Engels, Ronn Boef, Marlon Thé and > Justus de Bruijn. > > The General Assembly also approved the annual report and the accountsof > WMNL. > > · Newsletter > > An issue of the newsletter was sent out. > > > > *FUNDING* > > · A private grant making foundation donated €30,000 to WMNL. This > is in support of our planned work with public libraries (with a possible > focus on Dutch literature and writers) and a pilot project to provide > access to relevant Wikipedia articles via image recognition of objects in a > museum collection. > > > > *GLOBAL* > > · Board Governance Training Workhop London > > On March 1 and 2, WMUK organised a training workshop for Board members of > Wikimedia affiliates. WMNL Board member Frans Grijzenhout took part in the > training. Executive director Sandra Rientjes was involved as a facilitator. > > > > *GOVERNANCE* > > · Reporting > > March was a busy month for reporting. The Annual report and accounts over > 2013 were approved by the auditor. Also WMNL submitted its impact report to > the Funds Dissemination Committee. > > · Board > > The (old) board met on March 13 and discussed i.a. last preparations for > the annual assembly. > > > > *Upcoming* > > · April: War monuments photo-drive > > · May 24: Education Programme - presentation and discussion at the > Wikimedia office in Utrecht > > · May - June: Wiki Loves Earth > > > > > Sandra Rientjes > Directeur/Executive Director Wikimedia Nederland > > tel. (+31) (0)30 3200238 > mob. (+31) (0)6 31786379 > > www.wikimedia.nl > > *Postadres*: * > Bezoekadres:* > Postbus 167 Mariaplaats 3 > 3500 AD Utrecht Utrecht > > _______________________________________________ > Please note: all replies sent to this mailing list will be immediately > directed to Wikimedia-l, the public mailing list of the Wikimedia > community. 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