Hi everyone, A bit delayed, but we are happy to share that Olaniyan Olushola and Jack Farah Mustaklem have appointed to the Affiliations Committee as new members. In addition, three incumbent members (Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight, Tanweer Morshed and Salvador Alcantar) have been re-appointed for an additional term.
Here are Olushola and Farah, or Jack, in their own words: *Jack Farah Mustaklem*: I'm a Palestinian volunteer editor on Wikipedia from Jerusalem, and Founding member and treasurer of Wikimedians of the Levant User Group, and the representative in Palestine. I have been a Wikimedian since 2005, editing both the English and Arabic Wikipedias. I have a passion for the free dissemination of knowledge. Most recently, I have been coordinating activities of the Wikipedia Education Program in Palestine, at both the high school and university levels. Outside of the movement, Jack is an advocate of free knowledge, a software engineer, and a father of three. *Olaniyan Olushola*: My name is Olaniyan Olushola, an accountant by profession, founding member and president of Wikimedia User Group Nigeria. I am an active Wikimedian and member of the community with various contributions to Wikimedia projects. I have organized several Wikimedia project in the last few years. I organized Wiki Loves Africa 2015 and 2016 in Nigeria. I participated in Wiki Indaba 2014 and WikiAfrica/OpenAfrica15, a conference for Wikipedians In Residence, organized by WikiAfrica in Johannesburg, South Africa. I coordinated Wikipedia 15 in Nigeria and Wiki loves Nigeria Writing Contest, organized as part of Wikipedia @15 celebration in Nigeria. I coordinated Wiki Loves Women in Nigeria and my work was extensively covered by multiple newspapers in Nigeria. I coordinated Wiki Photo Tour in Nigeria through a Wikimedia Foundation grant support in 2016. I conceptualized a media partnership between Wikimedia UG Nigeria and Blackface Media, a radio program that runs every Wednesday called Time-Out with Wikipedia. I am the lead presenter on Wikimedia Radio and TV program. I established Wikimedia Fan Club at Lagos State University, University of Ibadan and Wikimedia Hub, Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ). I am also the project coordinator for "She Can with ICT", a project that focus on training Nigerian female students on how to contribute to Wikimedia project. We are currently mentoring over twenty five potential editors, through Wikimedia Outreach dashboard this project.  I led Wikimedia UG Nigeria to sign a partnership agreement with Goge Africa, with the aim of improving African based articles on Wikipedia with volume of free images. Presently, we have finalized a new partnership agreement with a WFM 91.7  to broadcast Wiki Loves Women on radio and also to create awareness about Wikimedia projects. If I am not on Wikipedia, I work as consultant in the area of Software Deployment and Asset Management. I am married with two lovely kids. We anticipate starting the next round of committee appointments in December, and hope that everyone interested in working with Wikimedia affiliates will consider applying! Regards, Kirill Lokshin Chair, Affiliations Committee Edward Galvez Staff Liaison, Wikimedia Foundation  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_User_Group_Nigeria  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiAfrica/OpenAfrica15  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wiki_Loves_Nigeria/Writing_Contest  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:PEG/Wikimedia_Nigeria_User_Group/Wikipedia_at_15_Celebration_in_Nigeria/Report  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Wiki_Loves_Women/Nigeria  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:PEG/WIkimedia_User_Group_Nigeria/Wiki_Photo_Tours/Report  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_User_Group_Nigeria/Wikimedia_Radio_and_TV_Program  https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/campaigns/she_can_with_ict__nigeria/programs%7C  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goge_Africa  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WFM_91.7 _______________________________________________ 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>