> *  7 executive members keep electing each other, each time !!!! *
Nice observation from Tinu..... My observation and  comment is same as

On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 11:43 PM, CherianTinu Abraham

> Hearty congratulations to Arjuna Rao , Hari Prasad & Anirudh Bhati as the
> new office bearers of the Wikimedia India chapter. Well deserved & best
> wishes for the future.
> Having said that, this unexpected announcement leaves me with
> several unanswered questions. This has to do nothing with any doubts on
> the calibre , integrity & abilities of new office bearers or the rest of the
> committee members. I still personally share a very close & cordial relations
> with all of the exec comn members, but that doesn't prevent me from asking
> lots of questions and concerns as an ordinary Wikimedian like me and it may
> be possibly shared by several others in this list.
> a) If there was to be a change of the office bearers of the chapter (
> decided) on the Jan 22 Exec Comm meeting, why wasn't it announced publicly?
> Was there an agenda of election of new office bearers for this meeting or
> just happened as a co-incidence ? What were the other decisions taken on
> that meeting ? Is there a publicly available minutes of meeting ?
> b) How were the new office bearers elected ? Was there an election ? Did
> the previous office bearers voluntarily resign and called for a new
> election? Was there a vote ? If there was a vote, will it be publicly
> shared? What was the need of change of office bearers within few months of
> chapter approval or one month of chapter registration ? I thought the term
> of the executive committee members and the office bearers was for two years.
>  I am sorry but I have to say this , IMHO it is not an ethical
> and transparent process if the 7 executive members keep electing each other,
> each time !!!!
> c) There were several discussions on this mailing list on the chapter on
> Jan 30 th , 2011 [1] [2] ( after the so called meeting) and had mentions of
> the current office bearers and none of the executive com members even
> bothered to clarify. I remember at least two of the exec members replying to
> those threads then.
> d) So the new office bearers' elections happened on Jan 22 , 2011 ? And I
> wonder what took the chapter several weeks to announce , such a important
> change publicly ? Remember this "new election" happened even without a
> publicly announced agenda, before the meeting. How many such elections can
> we expect during the current term of the committee?
> We already had lots of concerns shared by the community for the lack
> of transparency by the chapter and these kinds of things will only underline
> them.
> If this is the way the chapter intends to operate, I am deeply concerned
> and worried about its future.
> Regards
> Tinu Cherian
> N.B.
> a) To clarify, I don't intend to run for any office positions for the
> chapter. But I may have to even think twice to be part of a body which
> clearly intends to work without any proper transparency and works
> disconnected from the community, which it supposedly represents.
> b) I have always supported the chapter previously in the several
> discussions earlier, but this announcement put me really worried and hence
> this mail. Anyways, my best wishes again for the new office bearers and the
> chapter. Hoping the see more transparent and candid efforts from the chapter
> in future.
> [1]
> http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimediaindia-l/2011-January/001891.html
> [2]
> http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimediaindia-l/2011-February/001935.html
> On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 7:23 PM, BalaSundaraRaman <sundarbe...@yahoo.com>wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> Following the registration of the Wikimedia Chapter, the first meeting of
>> the Executive Committee (EC) was held on the 22nd January 2011 at 2 PM at
>> 194, 2nd C Cross, Domlur 2nd Phase, Bangalore 560071.
>> As mandated by the MoA, the office bearers were elected. The executive
>> committee now constitutes of:
>>    - Arjuna Rao Chavala, *President*
>>    - Hari Prasad HS, *Secretary*
>>    - Anirudh Singh Bhati, *Treasurer*
>>    - Arun Ramarathnam, Member
>>    - BalaSundaraRaman Lakshmanan, Member
>>    - Gautam K John, Member
>>    - Srinivas Gunta, Member
>> We would like to take the opportunity to thank the Centre for Internet and
>> Society, Bangalore for allowing generous use of their office facility for
>> the conduct of chapter meetings and helping with registration formalities
>> with services of a Consultant.
>> We take this opportunity to thank the following people: (in alphabetical
>> order) Achal Prabhala, Barry Newstead, Bence Damokos, Bishakha Datta,
>> Delphine Meynard, M Narasimha Rao, Ray Saintonge, Sunil Abraham, and Ting
>> Chen.
>> We thank the Wikimedia Community for their help and encouragement and
>> patience with the registration process.
>> For brief biographies and photos of the EC members, please see:Wikimedia
>> India Chapter Executive Committee 
>> Members<http://wikimedia.in/wiki/Wikimedia_India_Chapter_Executive_Committee_Members>
>> On behalf of Wikimedia Chapter
>> BalaSundaraRaman Lakshmanan,
>> Member, Wikimedia Chapter
>> "That language is an instrument of human reason, and not merely a medium
>> for the expression of thought, is a truth generally admitted."
>> - George Boole, quoted in Iverson's Turing Award Lecture
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