Hoi,
Jan Bart, I am grateful for our trip to Brussels. You have done good.

Stu you have done your thing and it is not mine. Thank you that I have
never taken an interest.
Thanks,
     GerardM

On 6 January 2016 at 10:44, Tanweer Morshed <wiki.tanw...@gmail.com> wrote:

> The contribution of Jan-Bart and Stu cannot be ignored.They have immensely
> put effort for the movement, and were involved for a long time. Thank you
> Jan-Bart and Stu for your commitment and contribution.
>
>
> Regards,
> Tanweer
>
> On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 3:37 PM, Chris Keating <chriskeatingw...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > I just wanted to add my thanks as well as both Jan-Bart and Stu have
> served
> > the movement with a huge amount of dedication and commitment for many
> years
> > and helped steer the WMF through many challenges. It has been a real
> > pleasure to work with both of you.
> >
> > Thank you both for everything you have done and best wishes for the
> future!
> >
> > On a more practical note as there is now no Dutch person on the WMF
> board I
> > am concerned that there is now no obvious supplier of stroopwafel at
> board
> > meetings - has a proper impact assessment been conducted?
> >
> > Chris
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 8:56 AM, Steven Walling <steven.wall...@gmail.com
> >
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Thanks for starting this thread Lodewijk.
> > >
> > > Jan-Bart and Stu: Wikimedia has been lucky to have your participation
> > over
> > > these years.
> > >
> > > Stu, thank you in particular for helping steer the financial governance
> > of
> > > the Wikimedia movement. Your expertise and professionalism have been
> > deeply
> > > important to making sure Wikimedia is a good steward of the money
> > entrusted
> > > to us by donors.
> > >
> > > Jan-Bart, my friend, you are a force to be reckoned with. It is
> difficult
> > > to sum up the total impact of your leadership in the movement. I find
> > > myself falling back on memories not just of your formal role on the
> > board,
> > > but of your warmth and generosity of spirit. I hope leaving the board
> > (this
> > > time) doesn't mean your Wikimania streak will be broken. ;-)
> > >
> > > On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 11:11 PM Lodewijk <lodew...@effeietsanders.org>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > While we have long discussions on this list about board composition,
> we
> > > > seem to almost ignore the fact that two long time veterans are
> leaving
> > > the
> > > > Wikimedia Foundation board, as scheduled. Jan-Bart de Vreede and Stu
> > West
> > > > have been around longer than many regular editors nowadays, and I
> think
> > > > there are not many people who can recall the days that the board
> didn't
> > > > have them on it. I have never had the pleasure to serve on the board
> > with
> > > > them, but a little thank-you from our community side, would seem in
> > > place.
> > > >
> > > > Stu joined the board already in 2008 (filling Michael Davis' seat),
> and
> > > has
> > > > been a solid power on the board's audit responsibilities (I believe
> he
> > > > chaired the audit committee for quite a while) and was a force behind
> > the
> > > > accountability of movement affiliates. While we often strongly
> > disagreed
> > > on
> > > > affiliate issues, I appreciate the fact that he always remained
> > > > constructive and wanted to think about solutions rather than
> problems.
> > He
> > > > served both as treasurer and vice chair.
> > > >
> > > > Jan-Bart was on the board even longer, since early 2007, and I recall
> > > > already working with him through Kennisnet (a Dutch foundation for
> > > > education and IT) before that. Jan-Bart is one of those rare people
> who
> > > > went to ALL wikimania conferences, and can be easily recognised there
> > > with
> > > > his big smile. I can't remember a theme Jan-Bart didn't work on in
> the
> > > past
> > > > years (Affiliates, HR, searching a new Executive Director) and he
> > served
> > > > the board in many positions, including as chair.
> > > >
> > > > I'm sure that the WMF communications staff and/or board has a nice
> > > thankyou
> > > > coming up - with a more accurate description of the awesome work they
> > > did,
> > > > that I now made up from the top of my head. But in the mean time, I'd
> > > like
> > > > to do it myself: Thank you Jan-Bart and Stu for all the time, energy
> > and
> > > > effort that you poured into our movement. I know that not all of us
> > > > appreciate this as much as we perhaps should, and sometimes you may
> > even
> > > > have perceived us as hostile. I do sincerely hope that you had fun
> with
> > > us
> > > > though, and I'm confident that you made a big dent in our impossible
> > > > mission of sharing the sum of all knowledge with everyone.
> > > >
> > > > I hope to meet you again soon, at least in Italy at Wikimania, and I
> > hope
> > > > to see you around in our movement in many different ways.
> > > >
> > > > Best,
> > > >
> > > > Lodewijk
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