Hello friends,

Sometimes I think we forget that we are not just editors but participants
in a living, breathing, arguing and having fun community. A large number of
community initiatives are on this year - some from chapter, some from
Foundation Trust and some from wikipedias/city groups. Each of these
initiatives, if they succeed will add more value to Wikipedia, than plain
and simple editting alone can do. I know I'm generalising but the need of
the hour is not A or B but both ie not a choice between editting or
community involvement but for each of us to be involved in both.

If you are an active editor but not involved, perhaps its time for you to
help our people. Its a great way to make friends and offers a chance to
develop into well-rounded personalities.

If you are into outreach but not into editing, it is high time you editted
- otherwise you will miss out on great experiences and more importantly,
may also misread our Wikimedia culture - a phenomenon which seems to be

So I suggest you eat your cake an have it too! Spend both sides of the
coin. Be a familiar face both on and off line. Edit & reach out.

Have fun & happy editting,

Ashwin Baindur
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On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 7:02 AM, Naveen Francis <navee...@gmail.com> wrote:

> fyi
> Thanks,
> naveenpf
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Arjuna Rao Chavala <arjunar...@gmail.com>
> Date: Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 10:36 PM
> Subject: [WMIN-Members] Call for participation of Members in Chapter Task
> Forces
> To: wmin-memb...@googlegroups.com
> Dear Members,
> With the objective of increasing the engagement of  members of the chapter
> actively in various initiatives that would align to their interests and
> passions, the Executive Committee (EC) has come up with focused Task Forces
> for coordinating and driving various  chapter activities.
> There are two types of Task Forces -  Project Task Forces and Operations
> Task Forces. The Project Task Forces are focused on growing Wikimedia
> projects. The Operations Task Forces are critical functions to enable the
> Project Task Forces and the Chapter in growing the movement.
> Project Task Forces
> City and Language Special Interest 
> Groups<http://members.wikimedia.in/City_and_Language_Special_Interest_Group_subcommittee>
> Chair, City and Language Special Interest Groups: Sudhanwa Jogalekar
> Special Projects <http://members.wikimedia.in/Special_Projects> (Special
> projects requiring coordination across multiple SIGs. GLAM is one such
> project)
> Chair, Special Projects: Arun Ramarathnam
> Operations Task Forces
> Administration <http://members.wikimedia.in/Administration>:
> Head, Administration: Srinivas Gunta
> Fundraising <http://members.wikimedia.in/Fundraising>:
> Head, Fundraising: Anirudh Bhati
> Communications, PR & Media 
> Relations<http://members.wikimedia.in/Communications>
> :
> Head, Communications, PR & Media Relations: Tinu Cherian
> Task Force Stewardship
> The Task Force stewardship will be provided by EC members in terms of
>  encouraging volunteers to join the Task Force,  coordinating for financial
> resources and  other resources across the Task Forces and the EC.   EC
> members will work with the Task Forces to grow volunteer base, support and
> enable planning and execution.
> Call for member participation
> We encourage every member of the chapter to volunteer for a Project and/or
>  a  Operations Task Force based on his/her interests. This would allow
> members to actively participate in chapter activities and strengthen the
> various projects and functions. The Task Forces also allow for creating a
> leadership pipeline for the chapter EC.
> Please review the scope of activities of the various Task Forces by
> following the hyperlinks against the names of the task force (above)  on
>  the members wiki  and use the discussion pages for seeking clarifications.
> You can also reach the leads of the various Task Forces for any
> clarifications.
> Please sign up to the various Task Forces as per your interest and help in
> shaping the chapter initiatives and executing  the same.
> Looking forward to your active participation in the Task Forces.
> Regards
> Arjuna Rao Chavala,
> President, Wikimedia Chapter.
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