Welcome all, and all the best. :)

On 1 March 2016 at 04:54, Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Welcome, new board members, and thank you for your service, departing
> members.
>
> And thank you, Nataliia, for taking the time to introduce them to folks who
> haven't had the opportunity to get to know them in person.
>
>    A.
>
> On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 2:09 PM, attolippip <attolip...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Dear all,
> >
> > I want formally introduce to you Wikimedia Ukraine’s Board, elected by
> our
> > General Assembly on December 27, 2015.
> >
> > We can do it only now, as we have just recently successfully completed
> the
> > requirements from our state to change the people responsible for the
> > chapter officially [1].
> >
> > Three people has decided not to run this year, and I want to thank them
> > wholeheartedly for all their time and efforts spent on our projects and
> > making this world better for a change:
> >
> >
> >    -
> >
> >    [[User:Amakuha]], Andrii Makuha. He has been our Chair for the last
> >    two years; his calm personality helped us a lot, especially during
> the most
> >    turbulent times of transferring «power» from one to another Chapter
> Board
> >    «without pain» [2], as Andrii has tried his best to understand
> everyone and
> >    continue the dialogues even when it seems that we won’t be able to
> come to
> >    any acceptable terms. By the way, awarding Wikizghushchivka [3] was
> his
> >    idea.
> >    -
> >
> >    [[User:NickK]], Mykola Kozlenko, our Treasurer, with great analytical
> >    skills and profound knowledge about the Community (and I am talking
> not
> >    only about our local community, but the global one as well) and the
> >    Wikimedia Movement. He is actively engaged in Wikimedia Ukraine’s
> projects,
> >    though he lives in France and can contribute almost only via
> Internet. But
> >    he was able to be a vital part of organizing the rather successful
> regional
> >    conference WIkimedia CEE Meeting in Kyiv in December 2014.
> >    -
> >
> >    [[User:Ліонкінг]], Levon Azizian. He is a lawyer in real life, a
> >    passionate Wiki(m|p)edian. He is blessed with the skills to make the
> >    <s>dreams</s> ideas come into reality, as he is very convincing and
> one
> >    just gets the feeling that (s)he can do it. And so they do it :) And
> then
> >    there is only a pure wonder of: wow, we have organized a
> wikiconference in
> >    2 weeks; wow, we have organized a CEE Meeting in a month; wow, we can
> >    actually (but it is really hard!) organize wikitrainings for two weeks
> >    non-stop in Luhansk region, go to librarians, preach about editing
> >    Wikipedia… and just around the corner there is a real war zone…
> >
> >
> > These three are my dear friends, and I was really sorry to see them not
> > running. But it was our dream from a long ago: to have more great
> > Wiki(m|p)edians join the chapter and get interested in our projects. So
> > here we have our newly elected three Board members:
> >
> >
> >    -
> >
> >    [[User:Olena Zakharian]], Olena Zakharian. She was (and still is!) our
> >    press secretary, she is very keen about Nature and Freedom of Speech,
> she
> >    believes in our Mission and has contributed greatly to most of our
> projects
> >    before and she is a crucial part of our Board becoming more
> transparent for
> >    our Community.
> >    -
> >
> >    [[User:Helgi]], Oleh Yatsozhynskyi. He is an active member of
> >    Ukrainian Wikipedia community, he has joined the organization only in
> >    September, but he is an invaluable part of us now (especially his
> >    directness :)) He is responsible for Wikiexpeditions now [4], and he
> is
> >    full of ideas and desire to implement them (and that’s something
> really
> >    really important, you know)
> >    -
> >
> >    [[User:Pavlo1]], Pavlo Lakiichuk. He is the Secretary of the Board
> >    now, so he is responsible for all the boring stuff around the process
> of
> >    making decisions. He is also an active member of our local community,
> he
> >    cares about wikiprojects a lot. He has initiated a number of meetings
> for
> >    creators of “real” encyclopedias and wikipedians to talk a few issues
> over
> >    and get to know each other better (well, it works! quite a few myths
> were
> >    dismissed by talking over a cup of tea :) )
> >
> >
> > The other four members of the Board, re-elected for this year, are:
> >
> >    -
> >
> >    [[User:Ilya]], Illia Korniiko. He is our Chair now. He codes. :) WLX
> >    Jury Tool is his pet project, but he was deprived of almost all
> chances to
> >    work on it, as our state’s bureaucratic system is quite a monster to
> >    overcome...
> >    -
> >
> >    [[User:Юрій Булка]], Yurii Bulka. He is responsible for Wikipedia
> >    Education Program in Ukraine. And he was the one to suggest and
> implement
> >    the project of digitizing and making available the phonograph cylinder
> >    collection of Filaret Kolessa (early 20th century) [5]
> >    -
> >
> >    [[User:Friend]], Pavlo Sokhan. He is an administrator of uk.wikiquote,
> >    works in a library. He has contributed greatly into organizing of the
> first
> >    Wikimedia CEE Spring article contest in 2015. He is now responsible
> for our
> >    book scanning kit [6] and we hope to get lots of stuff scanned and
> uploaded
> >    to Wikiprojects :)
> >    -
> >
> >    and [[user:antanana]], Nataliia Tymkiv. I am an administrator of
> >    Ukrainian Wikipedia, and I am quite active in a lot of Wikimedia
> Ukraine’s
> >    projects. I am a member of Simple Annual Plan Grants Committee [7]
> >
> >
> > I am sorry for a bit long introduction. But I do believe that it is vital
> > for us all to work together, so even if you do not read the whole letter
> > and remember all the names, you’ll be able to find the info about the
> right
> > person to reach to, should you need to meet somebody in Ukraine or find
> the
> > answer.
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > [[User:antanana]] / Nataliia Tymkiv
> >
> > Vice-Chair of the Board of Wikimedia Ukraine
> >
> > [1] Well, they have changed a couple of laws during this period, so it
> was
> > not a pleasant task to do :)
> >
> > [2]
> >
> https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Submissions/How_to_transfer_%C2%ABpower%C2%BB_from_one_to_another_Chapter_Board_%C2%ABwithout_pain%C2%BB
> >
> > [3] The project is aimed at peer recognition and appreciation of new and
> > active editors' contribution by monthly awarding a can of
> Wikizghushchivka
> > (condensed milk) to the editor with the most contributions in that month
> > and the new editor with the most contributions in that month
> >
> > [4] We have a very detailed (day-by-day) report, maps, videos, photos,
> > created and illustrated articles now:
> > https://ua.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3465
> >
> > [5]
> >
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Filaret_Kolessa_phonograph_cylinder_collection
> > [6] https://ua.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3448
> > [7]
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Simple/Committee#committee-members
> >
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