Please find below the minutes of our meeting last Tuesday (apologies for the 
wiki markup!). Please send any corrections, comments or questions to me, post 
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'''Wikimedia UK Board meeting 

'''Tuesday 19 th May 2009, 8:30pm BST at #wikimedia-uk-board 

Present: Michael Peel (MP) (Chair); Andrew Turvey (AT) (Minutes); Paul Williams 
(PW); Steve Virgin (SV); Joseph Seddon (JS); Tom Holden (TH) 

Apologies: Zeyi He (ZH) 

== Minutes of the previous meeting == 

The [[Meetings/2009-05-12|minutes of the meeting of the 12 th May]] were 
approved with minor changes. 

The following actions were carried forward: 

JS to send the tokens of our appreciation to the retiring Directors, tellers 
and external speakers. 


TH to contact the bank to notify them of the new directors, to change the 
signatories to any two of MP, AT and TH and to set up AT and MP on the online 


PW will talk to SV and ZH to get them set up with an account on IRC and give 
them operator rights. 


MP has transferred ownership of to us; MP still to organise 
transfer of with current owner. 


AT is to respond to the pressure group whose letter had been received. 


AT will send the opt out email re Phorm once has been 


JS and MP agreed to send at least one suggestion regarding initiatives to ZH 
before the next meeting. 

'''ACTION: JS and MP 

MP agreed to email a summary on cultural partnerships around the Board members 
for discussion at the next meeting. 


AT agreed to email a summary on the proposed process to agree the 
chapter-selected seats in 2010. 


ZH to send a note round the Board with details of the discussions she has had 
with people at her university to discuss running campaigns to encourage people 
to edit Wikipedia. 


PW will continue to research what is needed to produce business cards for 
Wikimedia UK officials. 


== Matters arising == 

MP will move the private wiki to 


== Treasurer's Report == 

Member Number 28's application was approved and he becomes a member with 
immediate effect as his payment has already cleared. 

It was agreed to put the Registers of Members, Directors etc. on the private 


== Secretary's Report == 

AT reported two items of correspondence: 

# A letter from our MP, with a response from the minister responsible regarding 
the HMRC delays. 

# A referral from the en-wiki OTRS queue from an Imperial College spin off 
company asking for our help on the use of wikis in education. AT agreed to 
circulate to the Board, discuss on the mailing list and follow up. 


== HMRC Response == 

Agreed to use the expanded draft from AT as the basis for our response. 

Other ideas to be incorporated into the text include: 

* The nature study comparing wikipedia to Britannica [ ] 

* examples of activities that other chapters, e.g. WMDE, and the WMF have done 

* any other “real world” case studies concerning Wikip/media, including the 
UNU-MERIT survey [ ] [

* surveys of how Wikip/media is used by students, academics and professionals 

* discussions with Zeyi on her research work 

SV will look into starting a survey on social media sites 


MP agreed to find some references we can quote regarding the use of wikipedia 
as class assignments. 


Agreed to continue to edit on the wiki and to approve at the next meeting. 


== Newsletter == 

JS agreed to complete the section on the 2010 Wikimedia UK conference tonight. 

MP agreed to expand the “press coverage” and “other chapters” sections and 
distribute tomorrow. 


== Membership Drive == 

PW agreed to start pushing this and organise the [[Membership/Drive]] page. MP, 
AT, SV, JS agreed to send suggestions to PW about this by a fortnight's time. 


So that we can use it for members-only merchandising, AT agreed to send the 
email to the Foundation previously discussed asking for permission to use their 

'''ACTION: AT == Any other business == JS reported that Manchester Tourist 
Board have offered their support to hosting a future Wikimania conference. The 
Board has also had a separate discussion on email about volunteering to host 
the 2010 chapters meeting. Discussion ensued on whether we should host a 
combined 2010 chapters meeting and UK Conference in Manchester.  JS will 
discuss with MTB whether they could support this event and express a statement 
of interest in regards to the chapters meeting on the chapters list. JS will 
continue to follow up over the next two weeks. MP and JS will liaise on 
discussing it with previous chapters meeting hosts Wikimedia Deutschland, 
Nederland and France. '''ACTION: JS We discussed ways to encourage donations. 
It was agreed directors should accept cash donations at wikimeets etc, give 
paper receipts and pay the cash into a bank branch. TH will follow up opening a 
non-charity PayPal account. TH will provide bank
 account details on request. '''ACTION: TH

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