Thank you Sudhanwa. I hope I will do justice to the role and keep up the good work of my predecessors.
regards Bala On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 11:51 PM, Anirudh Bhati <anirudh...@gmail.com> wrote: > Thank you for posting this, Sudhanwa. It was an absolute pleasure > serving through my term with the WMIN EC. I wish the new board best > of luck with their efforts towards promoting Wikimedia in India and > supporting the communities of volunteers. > > Kind Regards, > > Anirudh > > On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 12:36 AM, Sudhanwa Jogalekar > <sudhanwa....@gmail.com> wrote: > > Dear Wikipedians, > > > > The Wikimedia India Chapter was registered with the Karnataka > > Registrar of societies on 3 January 2011. We celebrate our second > > anniversary today :) > > > > Initially, the Chapter Executive Committee consisted of seven founder > > members. Over time, six of these founder members departed from the > > board after each of them made significant and invaluable > > contributions. The Executive Committee now bids goodbye to the seventh > > founder member, Anirudh Singh Bhati. The Executive Committee expresses > > its deep gratitude towards Anirudh for his wonderful contributions > > that have helped build the chapter. He becomes the first person to > > complete an entire term on the Executive Committee of Wikimedia India. > > We wish him well in all his future ambitions and hope he remains > > connected to the movement in some form. > > > > The Executive Committee has unanimously resolved to fill the vacancy > > created by Anirudh’s departure by co-opting Bala Jeyaraman. Bala is a > > distinguished Wikipedian who has been active on English and Tamil > > Wikipedia’s, being an administrator on the latter and was one of the > > organisers of the recently held Tamil Wiki Photo Contest. He will hold > > office until the next general body meeting which would need to approve > > his appointment. > > > > Another important step being taken by the chapter is our first > > fundraising appeal, which will be announced shortly. A lot of people > > may ask why the chapter needs a fundraiser when it has access to WMF > > funding. The answer is, we are still ineligible for FDC (we hope to be > > eligible for the second round of funding in 2013) and would need to > > rely on grants, spending of which is restricted by the WMF. Since > > formation, the chapter has relied heavily on the Executive Committee > > to take on the burden of running the show. In an ideal world, the EC > > would like to take on the role of guiding the chapter rather than > > actually be responsible for operations after two years of > > incorporation, which should be best done by professionals rather than > > volunteers in their spare time. > > > > The chapter has hired an employee (Sowmyan Trimurti, our Executive > > Manager) as well as plans to lease its own office premises in > > Bangalore. For this, we will soon be sharing a plan and will request > > the community for suggestions on the plan. We will also need the help > > of those volunteers who are in a position to support us. It could be a > > small individual donation or in the form of a corporate donation from > > an institution. A small token of support from you could go a long way > > in helping us achieving our goals of furthering the movement in India. > > > > Apart from this, we encourage the community at large to engage with > > the chapter and request our support wherever necessary without > > hesitation for community activities. The chapter has been formed for > > the benefit of the community and we will always try our best to live > > up to the community’s expectations. > > > > Warm regards, > > -Sudhanwa Jogalekar > > President, WMIN > > > > > > !~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~! > > www.wikimedia.in > > > > -- > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l >
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