Ahh, wasn't the chapter registered less than a month ago Tinu? I don't know more than half the people from the chapter but I think you're being awfully presumptuous in claiming that "the executive members keep electing each other". I thought this was the founding group, the registered entity has been around for less than a month, right or did I miss something?
Regards Salmaan User:Theo10011 On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 12:04 AM, jayanta nath <jayanta...@gmail.com> wrote: > * 7 executive members keep electing each other, each time !!!! * >>> >> > Nice observation from Tinu..... My observation and comment is same as > below. > > > > On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 11:43 PM, CherianTinu Abraham < > tinucher...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> 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   ( 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. >> >>  >> http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimediaindia-l/2011-January/001891.html >> >>  >> 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 >>> >>> >>> _______________________________________________ >>> Wikimediaindia-l mailing list >>> Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org >>> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l >>> >>> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimediaindia-l mailing list >> Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l >> >> > > > -- > With Warm Regards, > *Jayanta Nath* > Calcutta,West Bengal > +91 9836294438 > Facebook :http://www.facebook.com/jayantanth > Wikipedia :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jayantanth > আসুন পাইরেসি মুক্ত ভারত গড়ি,সবাই মুক্ত সফ্টওয়ার ব্যবহার করি [image: > O:-)],অন্যকে ব্যবহারে উৎসাহিত করি। > ______________________________ > > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > wikimedia-in...@lists.wikimedia.org <Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org> > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-in-wb<https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l> > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > >
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