Hi Gnangarra, Unlike user groups, which can meet reporting requirements simply by providing an annual report of activities, chapters are additionally required to publish a complete set of financial statements annually. Further, chapters that receive funds from any Wikimedia Foundation grant program are required to meet specific financial reporting requirements related to those grants in addition to the annual financial statements.
A chapter that fails to meet either of these financial reporting requirements would be considered non-compliant with their chapter agreement, regardless of whether they satisfied the minimum activity reporting requirement. Regards, Kirill Lokshin Vice-Chair, Affiliations Committee On Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 3:22 AM, Gnangarra <gnanga...@gmail.com> wrote: > trying to understand the process as well as the why here, > > what I see at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports is that they havent > supplied the 2015-16 report they report on the period 1 Jul to 30 Jun (same > as WMAU). On September 9 2016 they were asked to furnish this report and > given until 1 November to do it. > > If this had been Australia our reporting occurs with the our annual general > meeting normally in October at which the members endorse or reject the > reports(never happened) at the same time the committee is dissolved and > elections take place(legal requirement in Australia) This new committee has > a number of functions to carry out of the change over including reporting > to a number of Government agencies, as well as to the WMF which happened > on 7 > Nov > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikimedia_ > chapters/Reports/Wikimedia_Australia/2016/Annual_Report&action=history>, > > > Looking at the WMHK reporting the previous period 2014-15 report wasnt > posted until 1st December, to place an expectation of compliance by 1 > November in September 2016 when the normal reporting time frame is > historically longer appears unfair and designed to cause conflict. > > Recognising some faults in that the 2014-15 report wasnt adequate and needs > to be improved, and that its now February 2017 the report still hasnt been > furnished. The process of de-registering that has taken place based on the > information provided appears flawed. I dont discount that other > information not made available makes this a necessary step but perhaps > there is room for a period suspension 12-18 months which is what it would > take to get another affiliate started anyway would. > > Observation: When we place trust within the projects and the community it > appears that we like to grab the biggest stick possible to whack people > with it with at the first opportunity. > > On 8 February 2017 at 15:29, Gilbert Conus <gilbert.co...@wikimedia.ch> > wrote: > > > Hi, > > > > where is it possible to read this specific list of tasks in order to > > understand this email ? > > > > Regards, > > Gilbert > > > > > > Le 08.02.2017 à 03:19, Kirill Lokshin a écrit : > > > >> Hi everyone, > >> > >> Recognition as a Wikimedia movement affiliate — a chapter, thematic > >> organization, or user group — is a privilege that allows an independent > >> group to officially use the Wikimedia trademarks to further the > Wikimedia > >> mission. While most affiliates adhere to the basic compliance standards > >> set > >> forth in their agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation, a protocol has > >> been developed to address the exceptional cases when a Wikimedia > movement > >> affiliate does not meet basic compliance standards and their continued > >> recognition as a Wikimedia movement affiliate presents a risk to the > >> Wikimedia movement. > >> > >> On September 9, 2016, Wikimedia Hong Kong was notified of their > suspension > >> as a Wikimedia affiliate due to long standing non-compliance with > >> reporting > >> requirements, and was provided with an explicit list of tasks and > >> deadlines > >> in order to return to compliance with their chapter agreement. The > chapter > >> failed to complete these tasks by the deadline of November 1, 2016, and > >> was > >> consequently notified that they would no longer be recognized as a > >> Wikimedia chapter after the termination of their Chapter Agreement on > >> February 1, 2017. > >> > >> If you have questions about what this means for the community members in > >> Wikimedia Hong Kong’s geographic area or language scope, we have put > >> together a very basic FAQ, which may be found at > >> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_movement_affiliate > >> _de-recognition_FAQ > >> . > >> > >> Regards, > >> Kirill Lokshin > >> Vice-Chair, Affiliations Committee > >> _______________________________________________ > >> Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wik > >> i/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wik > >> i/Wikimedia-l > >> New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > >> Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > >> <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > >> > >> > > -- > > Gilbert Conus > > Wikimedia CH Member > > > > --- > > > > Wikimedia CH > > Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens > > Association pour l'avancement des connaissances libres > > Associazione per il progresso della conoscenza libera > > Association for the advancement of free knowledge > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wik > > i/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Wikimedia-l > > 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> > > > > > > -- > GN. > President Wikimedia Australia > WMAU: http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/User:Gnangarra > Photo Gallery: http://gnangarra.redbubble.com > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Wikimedia-l > 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 and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l 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>