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
>>>
>>>
>>>
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