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> On 15-Sep-2014, at 4:41, ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) <viswapra...@gmail.com>
> Dear all,
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> the newly reconstituted Director Board.
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> Viswanathan Prabhakaran
> (On behalf of the Executive Committee)
> Wikimedia India Chapter
> Wikimedia user:viswaprabha
>> On Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 12:39 AM, Sudhanwa Jogalekar
>> <sudhanwa....@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear Srikanth,
>> Looks like people are really having thorough knowledge of the MOA. I
>> wish if they could spend more time in actual working instead of
>> studying the MOA.
>> From what ever you have said and considering the resignations of 3
>> members including the President in the recent past, on the face of it,
>> it seems to me that these 3 people were completely aware of the facts
>> about the number game and they wanted to stall the operations of WMIN
>> by deliberate resignations. None of the resignations have any strong
>> justifications given. In fact, Pranav has not uttered a word about any
>> It is a shame that EC members are fighting like this on a public
>> mailing list and not updating the members (and the community at large)
>> on what is happening behind the scenes. ( I am following up with the
>> EC for more than a few months and not getting any response from them.
>> Probably, all of them were actually trying to do a shutdown that time)
>> Whatever the current EC is doing, let them do the work in their own
>> way and instead of saying that their decisions are void, if you wish,
>> you can go to the authorities and file a complaint about it. If you do
>> not want to get into that, just keep quiet and do some positive work
>> for the chapter.
>> On Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 8:44 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan
>> <rsrikant...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > To the remaining EC members,
>> > This is with reference to recent changes in the chapter.
>> > 1. As Viswa pointed out in the MoA, membership runs during the fiscal year,
>> > ie April to March. Thereafter, a 3 month grace period is given to reinstate
>> > membership. It is noted that Nikita Belavate did not renew her membership
>> > as
>> > on 1st of July, hence ceasing to be a member of the chapter. This was the
>> > first EC member lost. Sowmyan notified the EC of this in the first week of
>> > July itself.
>> > 2. On 27th August, Pranav and Moksh resigned from the EC. This was the
>> > second and third EC member loss out of seven.
>> > 3. An EC meeting was held on 31st August. Certain resolutions were passed
>> > regarding coopting a new member and appointing new office bearers etc.
>> > However a non EC member, Nikita, who ceased to be an EC member as of 1st
>> > July due to non renewal of membership was allowed to participate by the
>> > Chair, thus making both the meetings and resolutions illegal, null and
>> > void.
>> > 4. I resigned on the 3rd of September, making it the loss of EC member
>> > number 4. As per the MoA, Article VII, 1c, the board needs to have a
>> > minimum
>> > quorum of 4 members to function, hence with only 3 EC members left
>> > (Jayanta,
>> > Karthik, Karthik), no meeting can be held and no resolution can be passed.
>> > 5. Since the chapter is now in a limbo, I suggest that the three EC members
>> > now contact the Registrar of Societies, Government of Karnataka and ask
>> > them
>> > to appoint an administrator to conduct the Annual General Meeting and
>> > elections As Soon As Possible and run the organisation in the interim.
>> > 6. WMF employees, please take note that the Chapter EC is in minority and
>> > cannot take any decision at the moment.
>> > P.S: I understand a few days after the renewal of membership, Nikita put in
>> > a fresh application for membership. However, it was not put up to the EC
>> > prior to my leaving. Since the EC is now in minority, it cannot approve
>> > hers
>> > or any other new applications until elections are held. If an administrator
>> > is appointed by the Registrar of Societies, the administrator would have
>> > the
>> > power to approve new applications.
>> > --
>> > Regards,
>> > Srikanth Ramakrishnan,
>> > What goes around, may not necessarily come around, it may simply bounce
>> > back.
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