I have also requested the election committee and the current Exec team to also publish the electoral roll too on the members wiki . This might help to well wishers to appeal to the good candidates to stand for the elections and help lead the Wikimedia movement.
-TC On Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 9:11 AM, Theo10011 <de10...@gmail.com> wrote: > Gautam and the organizing committee for the election, it might make sense > in extending the last date for nomination. > > The window for nomination hasn't been open for long, it might make sense in > extending it for a while so more Wikimedians can hear about it. > > Regards > Theo > > > On Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 8:40 AM, CherianTinu Abraham < > tinucher...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> Please note that the *last date of nominations* for Executive Committee >> Elections 2011 of Wikimedia India chapter is *Aug 29, 2011* >> >> With less than 3 days to go for the last date of nominations, there were >> just 2 nominations for the 3 vacant posts. >> >> This is very disappointing and concerning for the future of Wikimedia >> Chapter India. >> >> I sincerely appeal to the veteran Wikipedians / Wikimedians of India to >> come forward and help grow the chapter. >> >> Regards >> Tinu Cherian >> >> On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 10:37 AM, Gautam John <gau...@prathambooks.org>wrote: >> >>> Dear All: >>> >>> We have instituted a monthly call between the India Chapter and the >>> Wikimedia Foundation. Members of the Chapter EC, Hisham and Asaf Bartov >>> (who heads up Global South Relationships at the Foundation) will participate >>> in this call. The objective of the call is to share information and improve >>> collaboration between the Chapter and the Foundation on various Wikimedia >>> projects of relevance to India. We had the first one on Aug 24, 2011, and >>> here's a quick update. >>> >>> *Chapter Update* >>> >>> - 30 persons attended the workshop on Copyright and Open Licensing >>> conducted on 30th July 2011 in Bangalore, which was well received. >>> http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Events/Copyright_and_Open_Licensing_SeminarPlan >>> - Plan to conduct 1st WikiAcademy with the Department of Public >>> Libraries, Karnataka for their senior Library professionals on 12 Sep >>> 2011. >>> - Membership currently stands at ~80 >>> - Participation from community on some projects but the response is >>> below expectations. Chapter hopes that the response will improve as more >>> activities are taken up by Chapter in the near future. >>> - AGM will be conducted on September 24 2011. Elections process for >>> EC vacancies has been initiated. >>> - Process for applying for FCRA prior permission has been actioned >>> with necessary steps being taken with local banks, consultants and the >>> WMF. >>> The bank account required for FCRA is ready. The draft of letter from WMF >>> will be finalized in a week by Chapter Accountant and Advisor (another >>> prerequisite) and then FCRA application will be submitted. 3-4 months are >>> required for approval by Home Ministry, Government of India. >>> >>> *Foundation Update* >>> >>> - Education Program is doing well from a numbers perspective - with >>> more than 1000 students involved. However, there is a great deal of >>> effort >>> required to continue to support and enable and motivate these students. >>> Additional Campus Ambassadors are being selected from the participating >>> institutions. Hisham requested that everyone reach out and be >>> encouraging >>> to the Campus Ambassadors, students and teachers. >>> - 2 new staff members selected; Nitika has joined & Shiju will be >>> joining by October >>> - Initial conversations were being sought with leading mobile >>> companies to explore Wikipedia on mobile >>> - Independent public trust to be set up hopefully by next week, >>> followed by FCRA prior permission and other approvals required for tax >>> exemption, etc. >>> >>> *Collaboration on future projects* >>> >>> Some requests from colleges to participate in campus ambassador >>> like program were received by the chapter and Hisham. Hisham said that till >>> the ongoing program is stable, he will not be able to roll it to other >>> cities. He suggested that colleges can get started by forming student >>> clubs and Foundation staff are providing necessary information and >>> assistance for the same. He also requested Chapter EC to extend their >>> support for the same. >>> >>> Chapter seeks active involvement in the elections and looks to grow its >>> membership base and expand it's reach in encouraging the use >>> and contributions to the Wikimedia movement in India. >>> >>> Thank you. >>> >>> Best, >>> >>> Gautam >>> >>> >>> >>> _______________________________________________ >>> 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 >> >> > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > >
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