On Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 11:02 PM, Pharos <pharosofalexand...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi fellow Wikimedians,
>
> Wikimedia NYC is interested in opening up and diversifying the Wikimedia
> Foundation board nominations process (beyond the typical chapter-affiliated
> candidates), so interested parties are welcomed to submit their
> self-nominations today on Meta-Wiki, and we will consider all reasonable
> applications from around the world, and will endorse those non-traditional
> candidates whose inclusion we would find to benefit the overall elections
> process.
>
> You just have to start the page for your nomination on Meta-Wiki today,
> details can be filled in over the coming week.
>
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016/Nominations
>
> Nominations must be in by UTC end of day March 8 on Meta-Wiki (which is
> the global deadline), and Wikimedia NYC will formally make the choice of
> candidates to endorse for participation in the elections at its March 16
> 'WikiWednesday' public meeting, to be determined by an open vote of
> attendees at that meeting.
>
> We also commit to having a vote at our public meeting in April or May to
> make our chapter's decision for the actual elections.
>
> Feel free to write to us beforehand if you have questions.
>
> Thanks,
> Pharos
> Wikimedia NYC
>
> On Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 3:40 PM, Lane Rasberry <l...@bluerasberry.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> The board of trustees for the Wikimedia Foundation has 10 seats. The
>> office
>> holders for 2 of these 10 seats will be selected in the "2016
>> affiliate-selected board seats" process described at
>> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016>
>>
>> For a candidate to be considered in this election, they must be nominated
>> by 8 March and endorsed by a voting Wikimedia organizational affiliate by
>> 23 March.
>>
>> If anyone has any nomination to make, we are now in the last day!
>> Nominations must be made by the end of 8 March! Make a nomination for
>> yourself or another person at
>> <
>>
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016/Nominations
>> >
>>
>> For those making a nomination, please follow up by soliciting for
>> endorsement of the nomination from one voting organization. That
>> endorsement must be posted by 23 March. Candidates in the election must be
>> nominated by the end of March 8 and must have their endorsement by 23
>> March.
>>
>> Beyond nomination, please participate in the election by encouraging all
>> organizations which are eligible to vote to cast their vote later during
>> the voting period.
>>
>> Thanks - and forgive me if I misspoke in any part of this. I am anxious
>> about writing correctly and clearly. The official election documentation
>> is
>> on-wiki.
>>
>> yours,
>>
>>
>> --
>> Lane Rasberry
>> user:bluerasberry on Wikipedia
>> 206.801.0814
>> l...@bluerasberry.com
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