P.S. Meant to include Abhishek's email, in case you'd like to touch base with him on events as well; he's at i.abhishek.suryawanshi@gmail.com


On Sat, Dec 12, 2015 at 11:38 AM, Maia Weinstock <maiapw@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi everyone,

Hope you all are doing well. It's been a busy year for many of us, and group meetings and events have unfortunately been less frequent than in recent years. I know there are many who are active with Wikipedia and related projects and wanting to meet up more regularly, however.

With that in mind, I'd like to introduce Abhishek Suryawanshi, an editor and community leader who has offered to help lead meetings and events in the coming year. Abhishek is a student and longtime Wikimedia contributor who has expressed interest in rallying the troops in our area. He has offered to organize, for starters, a 15th anniversary Wikipedia celebration in mid-January, with details coming soon. I will be adding Abhishek as a moderator to our Meetup.com group and Facebook page, where events will be broadcast, along with links to their Wikipedia event pages.

In other news: Congrats to Molly White for her re-election to a new 2-year term on the Wikipedia Arbitration Committee! Molly will be stepping back in terms of NE Wikimedians events leadership, leaving myself and Amanda Rust as contacts for group meetings at present. Note, however, that it is my intention to step away from a leadership position by June 1st, 2016. As such, I'd like to take this opportunity to invite anyone who is interested in volunteering time as a leader for the New England Wikimedians to please get in touch!

In the meantime, I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year. I or Abhishek will reach out soon with details as to our January gathering.


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