Friday, January 15 will be Wikipedia's 15th birthday. There are plans in
the works for a party (location to be determined) on Saturday, January 16,
probably 1 PM to 5 PM. The current plan is to connect via live video with
other folks in the FOSS and open knowledge communities in San Francisco,
New York City, and possibly London UK. There will be lightning talks, and
the eating of cake. So please mark your calendars now if you're interested
P.S. Please remember our business meeting on this Sunday December 13, and
our end-of-year celebration with TA3M and Seattle Privacy Coalition on
Monday December 14.
Candidate statements for those running in the board election set for
December 13, 2015 are now posted:
There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the candidates prior to
voting at the meeting on December 13. Also, you may contact candidates
prior to that time with questions via email or on their talk pages.
It appears that the two people on the Elections Committee will be Keilana
and Bluerasberry. Our bylaws call for a third member for that committee, so
if you are able to attend the meeting in person or via video and aren't
running in the election, please contact me if you would be willing to be on
the elections committee. An important role of the Elections Committee is to
Thanks in advance for your participation.
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)
I'm happy to say that WMF approved our most recent grant request. You can
see the request here
and accompanying discussion here
* The grant funds portions of our 2015 expenses, in addition to our known
* We may file supplemental requests going forward in 2016 as our plans
* We will need to be a little more active in gathering data and producing
reports going forward.
* The grant includes funding for registering as a 501(c)(3) organization.
* The grant includes funding for transportation cost reimbursements such as
bus fares and tolls. (Note that documentation will need to be provided to
* The grant includes funding for a camera and camcorder to be used at our
events. Equipment will be available for loan to members; contributions to
Commons with the equipment will be tracked.
Looking into the first quarter of 2016, we are working on plans to have a
series of four workshops with at least one GLAM institution, possibly
focusing on the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
I hope to see you at the upcoming members' meeting on December 13. More
info about that is coming soon, hopefully by tomorrow at the latest. I'm
waiting for a certain piece of information.
Please feel free to ask any questions. I also welcome questions and
comments from WMF grants officer Kacie Harold who is our current point of
contact for WMF funding.