Hi everyone, I am happy to share that earlier this year, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees approved our newest Wikimedia chapter - Wikimedia Korea!
For more information about our newest Wikimedia chapter, Wikimedia Korea, please see the announcement on the Wikimedia Foundation website: https://wikimediafoundation.org/2019/04/23/wikimedia-korea-new-chapter-affiliate-launches-in-south-korea/ I want to congratulate the new chapter and recognize their commitment, efforts, and time involved in moving through the chapter recognition process over the past year. From their work building partnerships with universities, to supporting and training new editors in South Korea, we look forward to seeing the impactful work from our community members in South Korea as they advance in their new affiliate role. As many of you know, this is our first chapter approval in several years - since the newest Wikimedia affiliate approval processes were put in place. This marks a new moment in the history of our Wikimedia movement affiliates. The Board appreciates the amazing work coming from these user groups around the world, and is inspired to see how far some of these groups have come in terms of their impact both on our movement and their local communities. Indeed, we should all be proud of the impact our affiliates continue to have on our projects, our vision, and the world around us. Any affiliate interested in becoming a chapter or thematic organization must have at least two years of activities and experience as a user group before applying. Please check out the user group creation guide to get a user group started - it is meant to be very easy: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_user_groups/Creation_guide You can find a lot more information about our movement affiliates model on Meta: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_movement_affiliates/Models You may also reach out to the Affiliations Committee with questions or to begin the approval process for your group: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee Please join me in congratulating Wikimedia Korea for this important achievement and thanking the members of the Affiliations Committee and Wikimedia Foundation staff who supported and worked with them during this long process. Kind regards, María -- María Sefidari Huici Chair of the Board Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/> _______________________________________________ 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>