Hearty congratulations to the newly elected office bearers. Tinu, The MoA Article VII (7) & (12) would answer some of your questions related to election of office bearers and to me it seems perfectly within the frame of things. I think the general members get to vote only after the current term ends for this team.(Correct me if am wrong).
Well, I do share some of the concerns raised by Tinu on transparency. It is even more ironical how come such a major change was never communicated, especially a thread was running on the mailing on the very same subject of *Chapter* from Jan 30 and no one bothered to update. I feel the role of chapter has probably not reached well among the community [questions around edit counts becoming criteria reflect that] and in such a situation the chapter should communicate more often and more clearly,openly.However these sort of issues would only further widen the gap between chapter and community in the negative direction. While i continue to appreciate the efforts of the folks behind chapter for spending their valuable time, I would request the EC to add "communicating to the community in a regular and timely fashion " to the code of conduct[Article VII (8)] so that members do spend some time in communicating with the community.  http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_India/MoA-ChapComVer Regards Srikanth.L http://srik.me On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 19:23, 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 > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > >
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