Dear Srikanth,

Please read the bye-laws once again and always quote from the bye-law in
exact verbatim.
For your convenience, here is a copy of the MoA:
http://wiki.wikimedia.in/images/2/20/ChapterRegDocsEnglish.pdf

I shall even direct you to the exact location for this particular clause:
It is at Article V, Section 2 (on page 8th of the whole 18 page PDF volume).

Also, please be careful so that such uneducated and precisely planned
doubts does not hit back at cases of your own (as well as Karthik's)
membership validity and cessation,   if not for any previous instances.


Thanks and regards,
Viswam

PS. BTW, why is it that my mails are not being transmitted through this
list? How do I know how long this may have been happening? Being one of the
administrators, you may have a clue. ;)



On Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 12:29 AM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <
srik.r...@wikimedia.in> wrote:

> Viswa, I have read the bylaws. If a member does not renew before the grace
> period, in this case 30th of June, it becomes a new application. 10th July
> is not exactly within the grace period is it?
> On 12-Sep-2014 11:42 pm, "ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ)" <viswapra...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>>
>> I am resending  ( rather, re-attempting to send) an important reply mail
>> that  was sent to this mail list 10 hours back from my Wikimedia.in ID, for
>> your kind reading. *To my great shock, I realize now that, strangely
>> that mail never reached our mail-list!*
>>
>>
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Viswanathan Prabhakaran <viswapra...@wikimedia.in>
>> Date: Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 12:42 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] WMIN shutdown ?
>> To: Wikimedia India Community list <wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>
>>
>>
>> Dear Srikanth and other readers,
>>
>> On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 11:17 AM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <
>> rsrikant...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Viswa,
>>> Prior to the departure of several EC members,  resolution had been
>>> passed to accept the draft Coi policy that was done by me with Karthik's
>>> help. Please ensure that it is implemented.
>>>
>>
>> A new draft is being prepared, (stemmed from your draft, thank you,
>> Srikanth), incorporating additional details conforming to international
>> standards for non-profit  organizations. Within a day or two, this draft
>> will be presented in the chapter Wiki for review, discussion  and
>> suggestions by any members (and even interested community members and other
>> stakeholders).
>>
>> The draft will be retrieved back to the EC and will be finally vetted and
>> approved as a standard core document during the upcoming Board Meeting on
>> 20,21 September 2014 at Bangalore.
>>
>> Also, you mentioned a board meeting in September. Does this indicate the
>>> AGM or just the four core EC members.
>>>
>> The board meeting on 20,21 at Bangalore is a board meeting. It will take
>> up and decide on the matter of AGM / Elections in such a way as to conduct
>> the same at the earliest possible date,  as early as the stipulated
>> timelines and documentation requirements (mainly completion of Audit Report
>> and Annual Report) will allow. It will also review and decide on the voting
>> eligibility requirements of all chapter members who are members of the
>> chapter. Further, it will decide on several administrative policies, of
>> which, a major one will be the feasibility of enlistment of all members
>> (with bare minimum personal data) on the chapter wiki. Some of these
>> decisions will be acted upon immediately after the meeting.
>>
>> The EC is also seriously corroborating on the feasibility of publishing
>> every minutes and resolutions passed during its business except for the
>> ones require confidential privacy.
>>
>> In the meanwhile, we also intend to invite suggestions for modifications
>> and improvements in the bye-laws and other documents via discussions on the
>> member wiki. Such suggestions, will be finely filtered and drafted,
>> presented and voted upon during the AGM  and will be passed if approved by
>> a two third majority.
>>
>> I say four because Nikita had not renewed her membership as of the first
>>> of July 2014 thus ceasing to be a member of the chapter let alone an EC
>>> member.
>>>
>>> You may kindly refer to the Bye-law regarding the norms on cessation and
>> reinstatement of membership.
>>
>>
>> Thank you,
>> Viswanathan Prabhakaran
>> Treasurer
>> Wikimedia Chapter
>>
>>
>>> Please look into these matters.
>>> On 11-Sep-2014 2:16 am, "ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ)" <viswapra...@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Dear all,
>>>>
>>>> The newly restructured EC has held a telecon tonight (September 10th).
>>>> We have decided to meet in person at Bangalore on 20,21 & 22 September 2014
>>>> with a large number of tasks in hand.
>>>>
>>>> Due to several reasons, principally among them, a delay in the
>>>> completion of Financial Audit Reports, we are forced to postpone the AGM
>>>> and Elections by a few weeks, following the recommendation of our legal and
>>>> financial consultants.
>>>>
>>>> The above board meeting, to be held in Bangalore, will corroborate and
>>>> decide on the earliest possible date to conduct the AGM and General
>>>> Elections considering all formal timeline constraints. We will also meet-up
>>>> with the Election Committee, our legal and financial consultants and other
>>>> concerned agencies.
>>>>
>>>> We are also about to present a few drafts at the Chapters wiki and
>>>> invite amendments, modifications and improvements in our constitutional and
>>>> policy documents. This will include a 'Conflict of Interest' policy, a
>>>> basic framework on the formation of an Advisory committee, simplification
>>>> of membership application processes, grant process, publication of
>>>> necessary Membership data without compromising the privacy concerns etc.
>>>>
>>>> We will be releasing more detailed info along these lines within a few
>>>> days. Till then, Please standby.
>>>>
>>>> Thank you
>>>>
>>>> Viswanathan Prabhakaran
>>>> Treasurer
>>>> Wikimedia India Chapter
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 1:44 AM, Sudhanwa Jogalekar <
>>>> sudhanwa....@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> On Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 11:34 AM, Anivar Aravind
>>>>> <anivar.arav...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> >
>>>>> > On Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 10:31 AM, Samuel Klein <meta...@gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> I am also surprised to see no reply.  Arjuna, do you have any
>>>>> further
>>>>> >> information?
>>>>> >
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Update on Election commitee process on WMIN Elections is here
>>>>> > http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Talk:Elections2014
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Any further updates?
>>>>>
>>>>> Regards
>>>>> -Sudhanwa
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
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