Thanks for the update Geert. I'll join you in thanking Romaine for the vast amounts of work that he has done over the past years in Belgium. I think this was a great trigger to get the chapter to where it is now - even if I have only seen the tip of the activities from my comfortable outsider position.
I hope to see you soon again both! Lodewijk On Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 2:55 AM Geert Van Pamel <geert...@gmail.com> wrote: > 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.  > > 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.  > > 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.  > > 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.  > > 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 > knowledge. > > -- The Board of Wikimedia Belgium (WMBE) > -- Geert Van Pamel, Chair of Wikimedia Belgium > >  > https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2019-June/092878.html >  > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Request_for_WMF_Internal_audits_and_appeal_procedures >  > https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2019-June/092909.html >  http://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/tsv_pdf/2014/10/17/14190820.pdf > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > 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> _______________________________________________ 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>