Thanks, Sandra.

Especially, congratulations for your big external fund!

Best
Cornelius

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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
>
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