Cascadia Wikimedians User Group, an independent affiliate of the Wikimedia
Foundation, is accepting membership applications. Membership is not
required to participate in most public activities; however, only members
elect the Board of Directors and have certain privileges. The dues for
membership are *$5* for a calendar year. If you would like to join, please
visit the following link to view and print a membership application. Mail
your application with payment by *November 28, 2015* so that you can vote
in the upcoming Board election:
*Notice of Annual Membership Meeting and Upcoming Elections*
An election of the Board of Directors will take place at the Annual
Membership Meeting on *Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 3 PM in the University
of Washington Communications Building, Room 126, 4109 Stevens Way NE,
Seattle, WA*. The election shall fill up to nine seats on the Board of
Directors; please see our bylaws for details on how Board members are
Please view the above link to additional information about the election.
Jason (User:Another Believer)
Today we have our last fall quarter Wikipedia Lab with UW, focusing on
"Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Economy of the Pacific Northwest".
If anyone would like to turn in a CWUG membership application and dues, I
can collect them at the event.
I will be at UW soon, and with a working laptop this time.
Hi California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia (and possibly
elsewhere in the US for those interested):
Please indicate your preferences regarding the scheduling of a one day (or
partial day) celebration and mini-conference for Wikipedia's 15th birthday
in January 2016. The current plan is to have the event in multiple physical
locations via Google Hangouts.
Possible meetup locations (still to be determined) for concurrent online
* WMF office in San Francisco, CA
* Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
* University of Washington, Seattle, WA
* Other sites in the United States and Canada TBD. Possible locations
include Colorado, Idaho, and British Columbia.
* New York and Washington DC may have their own event(s) which they
partially sync with us
Please participate here: http://doodle.com/poll/4zhyiksqebx7uxqr. The times
shown are PST by default.
If you have yet to mail your membership form and dues, you can mail them
tomorrow OR hand them to me at Least Squares (Sunday) or our last UW
WikipediaLab for the fall (Monday).
Membership is required for those who want to vote in Board elections as
well as anyone who would like to serve on the Board.
Thanks! I hope that everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving.
Cascadia Wikimedians is currently registered as a nonprofit in Washington
State. Our next step for fundraising purposes will be to register as a
"charity" in Washington State. We have started this process with a request
for relevant records from the state Attorney General's Office. After we
receive a reply from the AGO, we can complete the remaining steps to become
a charity under state law. Charity status will allow us to conduct
fundraising activities among the general public in Washington State.
Further down the road is our 501(c)(3) application. We have requested grant
funds for the IRS filing fee and for the professional services of an
attorney or CPA to assist us with this process. Hopefully we will complete
this process in 2016.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Full speed ahead,
Wikipedia Day is Friday, January 15, 2016. I wanted to find out who is
interested in holding observances in our Cascadian bioregion. At a minimum,
we should have some sort of meetups & perhaps a Wikicake. If there is
interest, we could plan for something on the weekend days.
User:Pharos has indicated that the New York City event for Wikipedia Day
will probably be an unconference format, with possible video links from
other regions & international cities.
He asks should we do something on Friday January 15, or that perhaps more
conveniently that weekend, Saturday January 16 or Sunday January 17?
Some folks have talked about doing celebrations in two or more Cascadian
cities on different days, so some can do a mini-road tour.
What are your thoughts & suggestions?
Here are some relevant links: