For those not on foundation-l or announce-l, The deadline has been
extended. (Forwarding this here since it was discussed the other day.
Oh and sorry for the top posting, just seems nicer this way)
-Peachey

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Thomas Dalton <thomas.dal...@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, May 18, 2010 at 3:23 AM
Subject: [Foundation-l] Chapter selected board seats - call for
candidates, deadline extended
To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List <foundatio...@lists.wikimedia.org>


To whom it may concern,

All nominations for candidates for the chapter selected board seats
were supposed to be received by the end of today, however only three
have been received. The chapters will be more likely to make a good
selection if they have a large group of candidates to choose from,
therefore I am extending the deadline for nominations by 10 days,
until the 27th May. Subsequent stages of the process will be pushed
back accordingly. Hopefully a decision will still be made in time for
the board meeting at Wikimania, but this cannot be guaranteed.

The original call for candidates, with the new deadline, is repeated
below. Please help us get a large number of nominations by
distributing this call as widely as possible on mailing lists, blogs
and wikis.

Can you, or someone you know, help guide Wikimedia Foundation through
the next exciting steps of its strategic development and growth?

The Wikimedia Chapters are looking for two candidates to sit on the
Wikimedia Foundation's Board of Trustees for 2 years commencing in
July 2010. The new board members will be faced with the challenge of
helping decide the future direction of the only top-10 internet
property that is run by a non-profit organisation. The Wikimedia
websites are constructed by hundreds of thousands of volunteers
world-wide, supported by a small but growing number of staff and an
international network of chapters.

The successful candidates will most importantly be committed to the
Wikimedia mission and willing to work with the various stakeholders of
the Wikimedia movement, including the volunteers and the chapters that
provide essential support for the movement. They will have the time to
do this, with the appropriate communication skills (including a good
standard of English) and ability to work as a team. They will also be
able and willing to travel, and have an international attitude.

The candidates will ideally be open-minded with experience of
international affairs and governance techniques. They will have good
communication skills, as well the ability to think strategically and
to work independently as well as part of a team.

The process that will be followed for this selection can be viewed
here: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Chapter-selected_Board_seats/Process

All nominations must be sent to the moderator (Thomas Dalton from
Wikimedia UK) and deputy moderator (José Spierts from Wikimedia
Nederlands) by 23:59 UTC 27th May. If you would like to nominate
yourself or someone else, please see the instructions here:
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Chapter-selected_Board_seats/Nominate

The chapters wish to locate truly excellent board members and believe
that can best be done if there are a large number of varied and
quality candidates to consider. Therefore, the chapters ask that
everyone that thinks they, or someone they know, would be a good board
member submit a nomination. They also ask that this call for
candidates be distributed as widely as possible on mailing lists,
village pumps, blogs, etc..

Best regards,

Thomas Dalton,
Moderator

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