Der Lodewijk,

Thank you for the message, the threshold has indeed been reached, and the WMFR 
board has communicated that they will have the GA asap. The official number of 
people requesting the GA is of 73 as of now. 

The emphasis on democratic chapters is indeed important. People are now 
discussing freely on the public list, and it’s  great because they are starting 
to reflect on what they want for the future, and also have spokesmen and women 
for the organisation of the GA. I think this was really needed and the 
discussion is really refreshing after months of moderation.

Kind regards, 

Natacha / Nattes à chat

> Le 13 juil. 2017 à 11:32, Lodewijk <> a écrit :
> Thanks Natacha.
> I see that 70 members have requested a General Assembly to be held. I
> remember from WMFR's bylaws that 25% of the membership can force the board
> to call a General Assembly, or do it themselves. Is this request formulated
> in such a manner? What is the required threshold?
> This is a terribly sad situation WMFR finds itself in. There are no
> winners, and trying to continue this struggle can only create bigger losses
> on all sides.
> I hope an assembly can be held soon, and that a democratic decision can be
> prepared there, where the membership can give its trust to a board - either
> providing the current board (with a majority of board-appointed members, if
> I understand correctly) with the much needed moral authority, or by
> electing a new board that can start afresh.
> This is why we have always put so much emphasis on having democratic
> chapters where the members can in the end intervene.
> Lodewijk
> (snipping the messages below, as the software complains it's too long)
>> 2017-07-13 10:21 GMT+02:00 Natacha Rault <>:
>>> Dear All,
>>> As some anglophone wikimedians wanted an English version, we have
>>> translated the time line in English concerning what is happening in the
>>> French chapter, although surely we still have to clarify and correct
>>> mistakes. You can find it here:
>>> /wikimedia-timeline/indexEN.html <https://www.mathisbenguigui.e
>>> u/wikimedia-timeline/indexEN.html>
>>> Kind regards,
>>> Nattes à chat / Natacha
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