Great. Just one question - do we have a cross-country statistic on per
capita contribution for wlm?

And a request to list members – please circulate key parts of Naveen's
report to journalists of your acquaintance.

-- 
Vickram
Fool On The Hill
"The cameras were all around. We've got you taped; you're in the play.
Here's your I.D. (Ideal for identifying one and all.)
Invest your life in the memory bank; ours the interest and we thank you."
Jethro Tull: A Passion Play (1973)
On Oct 13, 2012 8:40 AM, "Naveen Francis" <navee...@wikimedia.in> wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> Greetings from Wikimedia India !
> Organisational Updates
>
> The second Annual General body meeting was held on 23 Sep 2012. Annual
> report for 
> 2011-12<http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WMIN-Annual-Report2011-2012TwoUp.pdf>was
>  released on the occasion.
>
> *Elections*
> Elections were conducted during the AGM. Karthik Nadar Nikita Belavate,
> Pranav Curumsey, Srikanth Ramakrishnan and Viswa Prabha were declared
> elected.
>
> *Membership:*
> Membership as of 30 Sep, 2012 is 126. M/s Arnion Technologies Pvt Ltd,
> Ahmedabad became the first institutional member, following the grant of
> membership on 19 Sep 2012.
>
> *Donations:*
> Amount of donations processed during the month is Rs Nil.
>
> *Board Meetings:*
> Board did not have in person meetings in September.However AGM was
> attended by five EC members.
>
> *WikiConference 2011*
> Conference Audit 
> Report<http://wiki.wikimedia.in/File:MumbaiConf2011AuditedR-P-Statement.pdf>published
>  along with Chapter Audit report during AGM on 23 Sep 2012
>
> *Executive Manager*
> EC after an exhaustive search and selection process has appointed Sowmyan
> Tirumurti as Executive Manager of the organisation. This is the first
> position to be staffed. Mr Sowmyan has over 40 years of experience in
> Aerospace, and Computer peripherals industry. He has worked with Indian
> Space Research Organization, DCM Data Products, ORG Systems, TVS
> Electronics, and Honeywell Technology Solutions in India. He has held roles
> related to R&D management, Quality improvement, Cost improvement,
> Marketing, Sales and service support, Strategy planning, Supply chain
> management, Contract management, and Compliance monitoring.
>
> After retiring from Honeywell Technology Solutions in 2008, he has
> explored many web based content delivery methodologies meant for continuing
> education. He has promoted webcasting at low bandwidth, created a web site
> for lessons on Six sigma and Hoshin kanri, taught Japanese language through
> a Youtube channel, and attended Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) on
> Coursera and Udacity.
>
> Sowmyan joined Wikimedia India on 1st October 2012 as Executive Manager
> based in Bangalore. His primary role is to support the members and the
> community in organizing and running the various promotion programs.
> Sowmyan's photo is at http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Staff
>  Wiki loves monuments
>
> Here are some statistics and updates from India:
>
>    - 16,796 photos have been uploaded from India thanks to Wiki Loves
>    Monuments 2012.
>    - There were 2,230 participants from the country, meaning India had by
>    far the most participants.
>    - Anupamg <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Anupamg>, Thamizhpparithi
>    Maari <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Thamizhpparithi_Maari>,
>    Sthitaprajna <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Sthitaprajna>,
>    Darwinacitizen <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Darwinacitizen>and
>    Vu2sga <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Vu2sga> were the top
>    five contributors from India.
>    - Taj Mahal(Indian Monument N-UP-A28-a) is the world wide winner - a
>    monument which was clicked by maximum no of photographers. It was
>    photographed by 114 different users in Wiki Loves Monuments 2012.
>
> First round of filtering is going on and it is expected to be completed by
> Oct 15,2012.
> Community & Special Interest Groups
>
> *Events:*
>
>    - AGM,23 Sep 2012 See blog 
> post<http://blog.wikimedia.in/2012/09/29/wikimedia-india-annual-report-2011-12-released-in-2nd-agm/>
>    - Wiki Academy at IIT, Madras, 6 Oct 2012.
>
> *Upcoming Events*
>
>    - 50th Bangalore Meetup.
>    - New EC induction program is being planned for 13-16th at Bangalore.
>    New office bearer election and induction of new EC members by outgoing EC
>    members on various aspects of running the organisation and planning for
>    2012-13 are the expected major outcomes from this meeting.
>
> A round-up of Wikimedia events, academies and initiatives around the
> nation are updated here <http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Events>.
>  Media Coverage
>
> No much media coverage this month.
> Grants Funded
>
> No grant requests.
>
>
> We look forward to your continued support and active participation.
>
> Best,
> On behalf of Wikimedia Chapter (India)
>
> Naveen Francis
> Secretary
>
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