Forwarding to our local UK list, as requested by Chris. If anyone in the
UK would like to put themselves up as a candidate, or knows of someone
suitable, now's your chance.
Chair, Wikimedia UK
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From: *Chris Keating* <chriskeatingw...@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 9:29 AM
Subject: Call for Candidates - Affiliate Selected members of the WMF Board
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Wikimedia friends,
**Call for Nominations - Affiliate Selected Board Seats**
This year the Wikimedia chapters and Thematic Organisations will select
two members of the Wikimedia Foundation Board.
We would like to invite nominations for candidates to be elected to the
WMF board in this process. Please help us by distributing this call for
candidates as widely as possible through such forums as mailing lists,
village pumps, and blogs.
*Role of WMF Board members*
The Wikimedia Foundation board provide governance and strategic
oversight of the WMF. The role of Wikimedia Foundation board members is
set out in detail here: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Board_member
Successful candidates will bring expertise and understanding to help the
Board further its goals and ability to work effectively at a strategic
and governance level. The work of the Board is conducted in English
(though fluency in additional languages is an advantage) and the role
involves a significant commitment, including travel to several in-person
meetings in California or worldwide.
*Nominations and selection process*
Nominations should be posted using this form on Meta-Wiki:
If you need assistance completing the wiki-template, please contact one
of the election facilitators who will be happy to assist.
Nominations are open until the end of 8 March 2016 (midnight UTC). To be
entered into the ballot, a candidate's nomination must be accompanied by
a statement of support from a Chapter or Thematic Organisation, which
may accompany the nomination or be received no later than 22 March 2016.
The timeline for the selection process can be seen here:
There is also a selection FAQ here:
- Election Facilitators
Chapters mailing list
Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:
New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com