Romaine has decided to step down as Board member of Wikimedia Belgium (WMBE). 
Following an international escalating conflict and an
unauthorized email, he has been feeling stressed and prefers to live in a safe 
environment, and give priority to his own health. [1]
It is important to provide a safe environment for all volunteers. As such the 
board of Wikimedia Belgium, based on a proposal of the
General Assembly, has requested the Affiliate Chairs to vote to request an 
Internal audit (based on international best
practices/standards/norms) of major WMF procedures. [2]
WMBE sincerely thanks Romaine for co-founding Wikimedia Belgium and for his 
valued work during his years as Board member. WMBE
regrets having lost one of her most active Board members. It is a loss for the 
association, our partners in Belgium and abroad, and
for the Wikimedia community as a whole. [3]
The WMBE Board temporarily assigns the Treasurer function to the Chair until a 
new candidate is found. The WMBE statutes allow the
Board to assign technical functions outside of the Board. We would welcome 
candidates. [4]
We hope we can return to a safe environment, and that the focus goes back to 
where WMBE was founded for: activities to get more free
-- The Board of Wikimedia Belgium (WMBE)
-- Geert Van Pamel, Chair of Wikimedia Belgium


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