Anders said it all. This announcement is so many kind of cool I don't know where to begin. So just YAY! Thanks for the initiative, thanks for volunteering.
Delphine On 16 August 2016 at 20:57, Anders Wennersten <m...@anderswennersten.se> wrote: > I joined the movement in 2007. I was then overwhelmed by the beauty and > strength of the concept and the content in the projects. But at the same > time I was underwhelmed by the support structure behind. Even if Delphine > and Brion were good in talking with everyone and fixing technique and > Florence in chairing the operations, it was surely not up to the needs. > > For me a milestone in getting a professional support structure in place was > in 2012, when the Haifa agreement was realized and the FDC (and > narrowing-focus) got in place. FDC was as fascinating for me as the base > concept of the projects and as much true to the values of the movement. And > besides the clever colleagues in the committee I got to know some truly > admirable individuals, like Kate Welsh, Garfield, Gayle and of course > Anasuya (and a little later Katy and Bishakha). Sometimes I feel that in the > movement there are the best people you can find anywhere. But at the same > time there were underwhelming issues, like a partly dysfunctional Board and > that WMF operations was neither properly working nor reviewed (by FDC). > > I now see that in 2016 a new milestone is being passed when the movement (at > last) gets a professional support structure on par with the needs. I > perceive the tech org now working well and user driven, that the budget > process now has been run professional and that there is a good management > team in place for the running of WMF. And after seeing a lot of good > initiatives around the working of the Board where this announcement is the > thing that get the keyelement in place, I also believe the Board is now up > to become as professional as is needed for the movement. And the joy of > seeing the names of many of my all time favourites back (in part also in > FDC) is profound. > > Welcome all of you and looking forward to read of the resolutions from this > enhanced BGC > > Anders > > > > > > > > Den 2016-08-16 kl. 15:47, skrev Nataliia Tymkiv: >> >> Dear all, >> >> I am honestly delighted to announce the results of the public call for >> Board Governance committee volunteer and Advisory members, announced on >> July 15, 2016 . We received nine applications, and after discussing >> them with BGC and reviewing the committee's needs and interviewing a short >> list of candidates,I have chosen five volunteer advisory members for the >> committee. I'd like to extend my thanks to everyone who offered to serve >> on >> the committee. >> >> Please find below a short introduction for our new volunteer advisory >> members. They are all quite well known in the movement and I think their >> insights would be helpful. They join the Committee once they sign the >> documents that Stephen LaPorte, our Interim Secretary, sent to them (the >> same ones as the Board members sign - the confidentiality agreement >> >> <https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Confidentiality_agreement_of_the_Board_of_Trustees> >> , code of conduct >> >> <https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Code_of_conduct_of_the_Board_of_Trustees> >> , conflict of interest disclosure >> <https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Conflict_of_interest_policy>). >> >> === Gayle Karen Young === >> >> Gayle Karen Young is a WMF's former Chief Talent and Culture office. In >> her >> time at Wikimedia, she was accountable for building the current HR team >> and >> had an active hand in board development and staffed the board HR >> committee. >> She brings experience with the Wikimedia movement, with the workings of >> the >> Foundation, and through her own consulting work in leadership and board >> development with organizations in both the for-profit and non-profit >> space, >> and in technology and human rights. >> >> === Kat Walsh === >> >> Kat Walsh is a former member of Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees, >> 12/2006-8/2013 (Chair, 2012-2013; Executive Secretary, 2009-2010). Now she >> works as an attorney specializing in copyright, Internet law, and free and >> open source software. >> >> >> === Tim Moritz Hector === >> >> Tim Moritz Hector is Chair of the Board of Wikimedia Deutschland since >> 2014. Tim has been an active Wikimedian for more than eight years and was >> engaged in several positions on national and international level. His most >> recent engagement (with Frans Grijzenhout from WMNL) is focussed on >> building the capacities of board members in all Wikimedia-organizations. >> He >> is going to finish his B.A. in politics and german philology this month >> and >> shall work as an advisor to the ED at the "Academy for volunteerism" in >> Berlin beginning in September. >> >> === Ido Ivry === >> >> Ido Ivry is a board member of Wikimedia Israel. He has extensive NGO >> experience, as well as business understanding, both in large corporates, >> NGOs, GLAM institution (National Library of Israel), and is currently a >> CTO >> in his own startup, developing open data solutions for city governments. >> Ido has been active on the Grants Advisory Committee and as part of the >> Simple APG Committee, working with many organizations in our movement on >> carrying out their missions successfully and effectively. >> >> === Ira B. Matetsky (User:Newyorkbrad) === >> >> Ira Brad Matetsky (User:Newyorkbrad) is a long-time editor, administrator, >> and former arbitrator on English Wikipedia as well as a board member of >> Wikimedia New York City. Professionally, he has been a litigation >> attorney >> in New York City since 1987. He has broad experience with board and >> community governance issues, best practices, and legal requirements from >> serving with and representing a number of organizations. >> >>  >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2016-July/084756.html >> >> Best regards, >> antanana / Nataliia Tymkiv >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: >> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines >> New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com >> Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, >> <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> -- @notafish NB. 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