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.
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.
> 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.
>> 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.
>>> - Plan to conduct 1st WikiAcademy with the Department of Public
>>> Libraries, Karnataka for their senior Library professionals on 12 Sep
>>> - 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
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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.
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