Wonderful news, Hasive!
Keep us posted on how it's going and if you need any help.

Happy New Year!

On Mon, Jan 1, 2018 at 2:46 PM, Nurunnaby Hasive <nhas...@wikimedia.org.bd>

> I just recently join this foundation. From last Wikimania Mexico, I'm
> trying to engage a group of doctors to contribute WikiMed project.
> Especially my focus on translate in Bengali. After that recently I meet
> with a group of doctors who are agree to contribute, especially in Bengali.
> Hope this year we may able to start this work.
> Happy New Year!
> Hasive
> On Mon, Jan 1, 2018 at 6:15 PM, Shani Evenstein <shani.e...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> We'll be happy to have you, Mossab!
>> Happy new year,
>> Shani.
>> On Mon, Jan 1, 2018 at 2:44 AM, مفتاح المعرفة <mossab...@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Verey very nice info. Looking forward to join all of you alive.
>>> Regards--mossab
>>> بتاريخ ٠١‏/٠١‏/٢٠١٨ ١٢:٢٩ ص، كتب "Shani Evenstein" <shani.e...@gmail.com
>>> >:
>>>> ​​Dear WikiProject Medicine enthusiasts & friends,
>>>> It's been a long time since we last updated the list about what we've
>>>> been up to this year (sorry about that -- it's on our list for improvements
>>>> for next year :)).
>>>> As we are wrapping up 2017, we thought you might appreciate an update
>>>> with some highlights. It's a bit long, but worth the read and getting
>>>> involved.
>>>> Wishing you and your families a happy, fruitful and joyous 2018!
>>>> Yours,
>>>> Shani Evenstein
>>>> Chair, WikiProject Medicine Foundation.
>>>> ------------------------------------------------------------
>>>> ---------------------------------------------
>>>> *==What did we achieve in 2017?==*
>>>> 2017 has been extremely busy -
>>>> * We *collaborated with like-minded organizations*, like Cochrane,
>>>> Translators Without Boarders, The World Health Organization (WHO), The
>>>> International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) and Osmosis, to name a few.
>>>> * We have continued our *collaborations with Universities *around the
>>>> world, where Medical students wrote medical-related articles as part of
>>>> their academic curriculum.
>>>> * Around *70 new members,* who share our passion to make high-quality
>>>> medical information available to the world, joined us.
>>>> * We *participated in conferences* and *published academic
>>>> peer-reviewed articles in *respected journals.
>>>> * We have further *developed our Offline Medical Wikipedia App*.
>>>> * And -- we're *released Internet-in-a-box!*
>>>> To read more about each of these, please check out our 2017 report
>>>> draft <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WMMED/Reports/2017>.
>>>> And don't forget -- it's a wiki, so please feel free to click on the
>>>> "edit" button and add what you did this year!
>>>> *==Board Activity & Composition ==*
>>>> In Jan 2017 a new board of 12 was elected and started operating, and as an
>>>> organization,* we have made some great progress *-
>>>> * We have started a routine of having monthly meetings, which helped
>>>> the board work closer together;
>>>> * We have been involved in the movement's strategy process and have
>>>> supported and strategic direction.
>>>> * We have been active in internal conferences, like WikiConference
>>>> 2017, Wikimania 2017 and Wikidata Conference 2017 and were invited to speak
>>>> in local ones as well.
>>>> * We have greatly improved our process for accepting new members to
>>>> our user group
>>>> * We have started a long process of managing our finances and donations
>>>> better
>>>> * And -- we have made some important changes to our bylaws, as well as
>>>> administrative decisions, such as having elections *only every 2 years
>>>> instead of yearly*, to make sure board members have enough time to
>>>> actually have a positive impact before they change.
>>>> *That said, we have also had our share of challenges -- *
>>>> Our main challenge had to do with the fact that we are an international
>>>> group. As such, finding a time that suited all 12 of us every month has
>>>> proven more of a challenge than we anticipated. Wrapping up a year of
>>>> working together as a board, it has become clear to us that we must change
>>>> our board composition in order to operate smoothly as board.
>>>> Our solution to this challenge was as follows -
>>>> 1) We have set up *clear guidelines *as to what is required from a
>>>> board member in terms of time commitment.
>>>> 2) Based on that, during December, *board members* who felt they could
>>>> not invest the necessary time, *have stepped down* from the board and
>>>> will continue their involvement as Special Advisers to the board.
>>>> 3) We have also decided to r*esize our board and keep it to a smaller
>>>> number of 7.*
>>>> 4 members of the original board remained, 2 new members have been added
>>>> to the remainder of the term (2018) and 1 more potential board member has
>>>> been approached, so we will hopefully become 7 again.
>>>> To see a list of the current board and our special advisers, please
>>>> see this page <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Project_Med/Board>.
>>>> Finally,* to increase our transparency*, as well as involve more
>>>> members who are not on the board, *we have decided to broadcast our
>>>> monthly meetings live.* This means that every interested member of the
>>>> user group can either join us live, watch us live, or watch the recording
>>>> later. In case of meetings where sensitive issues are discussed, the
>>>> meetings will have an open part that will be recorded and a closed part to
>>>> board members only, which will not be recorded.
>>>> Our coming meeting will be before Jan 15 and we'll post the date &
>>>> time, as well as a link, as soon as we set it.
>>>> *==Renewing Membership for 2018 == *
>>>> Of the decisions the board has made this year was regarding membership
>>>> in our organization.
>>>> Till this year, anyone who wanted to join us had to fill out a google
>>>> form once, but we did not have a process for renewing membership or
>>>> tracking it yearly. The board has decided to change that, and *set up
>>>> a process, in which membership has to be renewed yearly for existing
>>>> members.* *This is how it will work as of 2018 --*
>>>> ** New members* will continue to sigh up via the general membership
>>>> form, after which they will be added (or not) to our group and mailing
>>>> list. ** Existing members* will be asked to *renew their membership*
>>>> yearly, which for now still means only filling out a google form with
>>>> personal details and showing involvement in our cause. There is no
>>>> membership fee, but filling out the form is essential for those who wish to
>>>> be part of the user group formally.
>>>> Doing this we will be achieving 2 things --
>>>> 1) It will help the organization have an up-to-date report on its
>>>> number of members, as required by authorities.
>>>> 2) It will help the organization track the eligibility for voting
>>>> during elections to the board.
>>>> We will therefore be *asking all those interested in remaining part of
>>>> the User Group, to sign up the renewal membership form for 2018.*
>>>> A separate email with a link to the form will be sent separately in the
>>>> coming week.
>>>> *==Get involved!==*
>>>> Finally, we will be working on a proper 2018 yearly plan, but can
>>>> already say that one of our goals for this coming year is to involve more
>>>> people from our community, i.e. members of the user group who are not
>>>> members of the board, in our activities. In other words -- *you don't
>>>> need to be on the board to be involved*, and we need help from as many
>>>> people as possible!
>>>> We are looking for people who are either interested in getting involved
>>>> with specific tasks, or have specific skills the board recognized as ones
>>>> that could be helpful to the advancement of the organization in the coming
>>>> year.
>>>> *Please contact me privately if you'd like to get involved with - *
>>>> * Selling Internet-in-a-Box locally
>>>> * Helping map Wikidata items with Mix'n'match
>>>> * Running medical-related educational collaborations
>>>> * Facilitating a collaboration with a like-minded organization
>>>> *Please also contact me privately if you have one or more of these
>>>> skills - *
>>>> * Programming, writing Wiki Tools, Wiki bots or generating statistics
>>>> of specific pages across different languages.
>>>> * Fundraising experience
>>>> * Accounting experience (and in the US)
>>>> *That's it for this time. Happy 2018, everyone!*
>>>> *Shani.*
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