Dear Jan,

Thank you very much for your immense contributions to the movement! 
Not the least of those is your ability to be (and I quote Sandra Rientjes) 'a 
source of sanity and calm'.
I can't vow for chapter meetings as Sandra does, but I have seen a lot of that 
on public mailing lists.
Happy editing! 


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From: Wikimedia-l [] On Behalf Of 
Anders Wennersten
Sent: Thursday, October 08, 2015 11:09
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] I'll be moving on

It is almost on the day 8 years since Jan and I joined the first WMSE board. 
And while we were many getting the chapters up and running, Jan did in many 
ways play a crucial role. When we were in internal turmoil, it was Jan who 
stepped in and took care of the critical task and saved the day. And even more 
important it was Jan who early on spotted the opportunity in the idea of the 
"new" chapters. And as an volunteer he and Holger spend almost a year filling 
in application forms, budgets etc, which become the excellent base for the 
fully fledged chapter that been here since

Kudos for all what you have done and wishing you all the best for the future!

who still will meet you Wednesday when you once more will help me to interwork 
with Wikidata, the valuable asset but oh so technically complicated, but which 
you so well master

Den 2015-10-08 kl. 10:22, skrev Jan Ainali:
> All,
> For the last three years I have been the Executive Director for 
> Wikimedia Sverige. Before that I have been Chairman, Treasurer and 
> Secretary of the board (at different times) and have been involved 
> since the founding of the chapter in 2007. It is perhaps even an 
> understatement to say that the chapter has been a big part of my life. 
> I have had the opportunity to be part of a fantastic journey from 
> starting the first chapter’s activities to today, with stable 
> strategic activities, seven people in the office, and a diversified 
> board. It has been an awesome time in my life and I have met and 
> worked with some truly wonderful persons along the way, and I am 
> thankful to all of you that have made it so inspiring. But now, as my 
> contract is about to come to an end, I feel that it is time for me to 
> move on to new endeavours. I am confident that the chapter is already 
> in good hands, with a professional board and an office with 
> experienced staff members and functional processes, but I’ll be around until 
> at least the beginning of January to make it a smooth transition.
> I will obviously always be a wikimedian at heart and probably pick up 
> on my editing again and I will also stay subscribed to most mailing 
> lists. If not earlier, I’ll see you in Esino Lario.
> Best regards,
> *Jan Ainali*
> Executive director, Wikimedia Sverige <>
> *Tänk dig en värld där varje människa har fri tillgång till 
> mänsklighetens samlade kunskap. Det är det vi gör.* Bli medlem. 
> <> 
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