Congratulations Doug!!!!

On Wed, 14 Aug 2019 at 07:02, Lane Rasberry <l...@bluerasberry.com> wrote:

> Lots of good news with medicine and wiki lately!
>
>    - Wikimedia Medicine is established at the chapter rank!
>    - stable leadership and membership in the organization for years!
>    - lots of medicine + wiki + university partnerships!
>    - ongoing medical content programs!
>    - people are enjoying!
>    - 20% of the Wikimedia Foundation board of Trustees are highly engaged
>    in medicine
>
>
>
> On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 12:36 AM Rajeeb Dutta <marajoz...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Congrats Shani & Doug Taylor and all my best wishes for your upcoming
> > future endeavour.
> >
> > Best Regards,
> > Rajeeb Dutta.
> > (U: Marajozkee)
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > > On 13-Aug-2019, at 4:43 AM, Shani Evenstein <shani.e...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Dear all,
> > >
> > > If you've seen my post yesterday then you might have expected this this
> > > announcement as well; if you haven't -- as some of you may know, I will
> > > soon be joining the Board of Trustees (August 15), and am therefore
> > > required to resign my formal role as Chair of Wikimedia Medicine
> (a.k.a.
> > > WikiProject Medicine Foundation). This means a new vacancy in the board
> > has
> > > to be filled and a new Chair must be appointed.
> > >
> > > I'm happy to report that in an online board meeting earlier this month
> > the
> > > board chose *Doug Taylor* to serve as the new Chair for our newly
> > approved
> > > Thematic Organization. Doug has been part of WikiProject Medicine for
> > years
> > > now and has diligently served as the group's formal secretary. Doug not
> > > only has the institutional memory of the organization, but has actively
> > > taken part in a variety related activities in the UK and in
> collaboration
> > > with other countries. Doug also brings management skills to the board,
> > > experience from the board of Wikimedia UK, as well as a deep
> > understanding
> > > of the movement as a whole, which I have no doubt will allow the
> > > organization to grow and expand its activities around the world.
> > >
> > > As Doug transitions into his new position as Chair, *Dr. Stuart Ray*
> will
> > > be supporting him as Vice Chair and continue to serve as co-treasurer,
> > and
> > > *Mossab* will continue to serve as Membership Admin. A new secretary
> will
> > > be appointed soon, hopefully during the board's in-person meeting at
> > > Wikimania. The board will also soon co-opt a new board member to fill
> out
> > > the vacant spot, till the next election in 2022.
> > >
> > > I'll remain involved in the organization as an 'adviser to the board'
> and
> > > look forward to seeing this Thematic Organization grow, as well as to
> > > continue contributing to medical-related topics as a volunteer and
> > lecturer
> > > at the Tel Aviv University.
> > >
> > > Best,
> > > Shani Evenstein.
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