Hi Vickram,

On Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 11:33 AM, Vickram Crishna
<vvcris...@radiophony.com>wrote:

> Great. Just one question - do we have a cross-country statistic on per
> capita contribution for wlm?
>
Stats on WLM are @
http://toolserver.org/~emijrp/wlm/stats.php#countries

> 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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