Executive Director.

Cheers
Cornelius

On Wed, 18 Dec 2019 at 21:18, Shlomi Fish <shlo...@shlomifish.org> wrote:

> On Wed, 18 Dec 2019 15:24:36 +0100
> camelia boban <camelia.bo...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > A great thank you to Michal and congratulations to Revital for the new
> > position.
> > Also a great thank you to WMIL for the work done in all these years.
> >
>
> I agree. Thanks and good luck! (What does "ED" mean, though?)
>
> > Best,
> > Camelia
> >
> > --
> > *Camelia Boban*
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> > Il giorno mer 18 dic 2019 alle ore 14:49 Itzik - Wikimedia Israel <
> > it...@wikimedia.org.il> ha scritto:
> >
> > > Dear friends,
> > >
> > > I wanted to share with you some changes in WMIL. This weekend, after
> more
> > > than 6 years of service, Michal Lester will conclude her position as
> WMIL's
> > > ED.
> > >
> > > Michal, WMIL’s first ED, joined us more than 6 years ago, and was our
> > > second employee. Michal’s joining marked the transition of WMIL from an
> > > organization operated and managed by volunteers only to professional
> hired
> > > staff supporting and leading the activity with the volunteers.
> > >
> > > Michal started to initiate and lead large-scale projects and raise the
> > > resources needed for the activity through collaborations, donations and
> > > fund grants. From a one-employee organization with a limited budget,
> she
> > > brought us to the current position as an established NGO, with varied
> > > activity, hired staff to support it, volunteers and a sufficient
> budget to
> > > support all of that.
> > >
> > > Under her leadership, we initiated the education project in Hebrew, and
> > > later in Arabic. We guided tens of thousands of teachers on how to work
> > > with (and for) Wikipedia. We created training tools and tutorials,
> formed
> > > years-long collaborations with dozens of organizations, and hosted the
> > > international hackathon and later the GLAM conference. We represented
> WMIL
> > > and our movement values in Parliament discussions and in discussion
> with
> > > archives; and when they failed to cooperate we did not hesitate to
> “force”
> > > them to give back to the public the photos that belong to them by law.
> The
> > > list of projects and achievements is too long to summarize in one
> email.
> > >
> > > We are proud to say that WMIL turned not only to a leading and
> recognized
> > > organization in Israel, but also to one of the important and active
> > > affiliates of the global movement.
> > >
> > > Michal’s activity in WMIL was beyond that of an employee, but true
> > > recruitment and belief in Wikimedia’s activity and values. Her
> > > round-the-clock investment and great love to the movement,
> organization,
> > > its employees and volunteers, serves proof. Many volunteers benefited
> from
> > > Michal’s attention, advice and support at all times.
> > >
> > > The Board, and I personally, would like to thank Michal for this
> > > significant contribution that brought us to our current dignified
> position,
> > > and we wish her the best of luck in the future. We will remember you
> as the
> > > first ED who saw the hardship and labor pains of WMIL, and as WMIL’s
> > > “mother” in its professional role. We extend to you our greatest
> thanks.
> > >
> > > While Michal is leaving, I would like to congratulate Revital Poleg,
> > > replacing Michal in her position. Revital is a former diplomat. She
> was one
> > > of the founders of the Peres Peace Center, she served as Chief of
> Staff for
> > > the Knesset Speaker; VP Business Development of a lobbying company;
> > > External Relations and Resource Development Director for the Ruppin
> > > Academic Center; and in her last position – Chief Executive and Head
> of the
> > > Jewish Agency Mission to Brazil.
> > >
> > > Revital brings extensive experience in large organizations, both local
> and
> > > international, and a vast network of contacts in the private and public
> > > sectors. She speaks Hebrew, English, Portuguese and Spanish.
> > >
> > > We wish her good luck in her position, in filling Michal’s big shoes,
> and
> > > we are positive she continues to advance WMIL forward.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > *Itzik Edri*
> > > Chairperson (volunteer)
> > > it...@wikimedia.org.il
> > > +972-54-5878078
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