Dear African Wikipedians,
Please see the message below. It is more important than ever before that the community has
good representation. Think long and hard about who you want to represent your involvement
in and vision of Wikipedia.
Regards to you all,
Excuse the brevity, sent from my iPhone.
From: Chris Keating <chriskeatingwiki(a)gmail.com
Date: Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 9:29 AM
Subject: Call for Candidates - Affiliate Selected members of the WMF Board
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org
Cc: Lane Rasberry <lane(a)bluerasberry.com
Dear Wikimedia friends,
**Call for Nominations - Affiliate Selected Board Seats**
This year the Wikimedia chapters and Thematic Organisations will select two
members of the Wikimedia Foundation Board.
We would like to invite nominations for candidates to be elected to the WMF
board in this process. Please help us by distributing this call for
candidates as widely as possible through such forums as mailing lists,
village pumps, and blogs.
*Role of WMF Board members*
The Wikimedia Foundation board provide governance and strategic oversight
of the WMF. The role of Wikimedia Foundation board members is set out in
detail here: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Board_member
Successful candidates will bring expertise and understanding to help the
Board further its goals and ability to work effectively at a strategic and
governance level. The work of the Board is conducted in English (though
fluency in additional languages is an advantage) and the role involves a
significant commitment, including travel to several in-person meetings in
California or worldwide.
*Nominations and selection process*
Nominations should be posted using this form on Meta-Wiki:
If you need assistance completing the wiki-template, please contact one of
the election facilitators who will be happy to assist.
Nominations are open until the end of 8 March 2016 (midnight UTC). To be
entered into the ballot, a candidate's nomination must be accompanied by a
statement of support from a Chapter or Thematic Organisation, which may
accompany the nomination or be received no later than 22 March 2016.
The timeline for the selection process can be seen here:
There is also a selection FAQ here:
- Election Facilitators
Douglas Ian Scott
South African mobile number: +27 (0)79 515 8727
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