Thanks, Gaurav!  I'd be happy to be a group leader.

Neal McBurnett                 http://neal.mcburnett.org/

On Sat, Jan 23, 2016 at 04:29:26PM -0700, Gaurav Vaidya wrote:
> Hi everybody!
> 
> I’ve set up a user group page at 
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Community_User_Group_Colorado, 
> which I think of as a first step to setting up an official "Wikimedia 
> Community User Group Colorado”. I pretty much only need two more things to 
> fill out the application form at 
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Contact/affcomusergroup —
> 
>   (1) An official description of the group: I’m going to go with the 
> description at the top of the user group page, so please edit and improve it!
>   (2) Three active Wikimedians as group leaders: please reply to the mailing 
> list if you’re interested!
> 
> I’m happy to be a group leader during the setup phase, but it looks likely 
> that I’m going to move out of Colorado this fall, so we’re going to need 
> active leaders to keep the group going and to continue to organise events 
> into the next year. You need to have at least 300 contributions on any 
> Wikimedia project and have an account that’s older than six months old to be 
> a group leader.
> 
> The main advantages of becoming an official user group are: (1) recognition 
> by Wikimedia, so maybe increasing our profile with organization interested 
> with working with Wikipedia in the area, (2) free Wikimedia merchandise for 
> use in activities and outreach activities, and (3) one scholarship to attend 
> the Wikimedia Conference in Berlin 
> (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_user_groups#why). I know Buaidh 
> has been thinking about setting up an official organization for our area for 
> a while now, and I think this might be the best way to go about it!
> 
> cheers,
> Gaurav
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