At the annual meeting we were told that the financial statement would be
available in time for Board members to review it before the end of the
year and sign off. I realize we are just coming out of a holiday, but
there are only 5 days remaining in the year, 2 of which are another
holiday weekend. If the report has been posted, I don't see where.
says "To be posted."
I talked this evening with Felix Nartey
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Nartey) from Ghana and it looks
like their group are pretty far along in arranging to do some
orally-based work with people from indigenous cultures there. However,
the want to use Wikidata to track their content, and on data modeling
they are very much just beginners. I told them that I suspect I am not
the only Cascadia Wikimedian who would be interested in helping them
work out a schema to model the data, since several of us have relevant
skills. This might eventually also be of benefit to us locally as well,
for cultural stuff with ethic groups and tribes/nations in our
geographic area. Not sure all of what this will ultimately entail from
us, but Felix seems rock-solid, so we'd have a strong collaborator on
the other end: I'm pretty sure they can sort out most of what data
they'd want to track, and we'd just have to devise a schema.
Are there others in Cascadia besides just me who'd be interested in
taking this on? Anyone know someone not yet a Wikimedian (or not all
that active) who might find this interesting?
I am in Seattle for the Sage Bionetworks Assembly.
On behalf of Cascadia I will be pitching Wikipedia collaboration to
Is anyone free and interested to meet up at any time Monday - Wednesday
April 16-18? Perhaps we could meet some evening at Cafe Allegro. I would do
annual reporting if that still needs to be done.
Sorry for short notice.
user:bluerasberry on Wikipedia
Hi Cascadia Wikimedians board members,
As a part of issue the issue of Cascadia Wikimedians reports, I would like
to ask specifically whether CWUG is caught up on filing its reports and
paying money owed to government agencies like the City of Seattle,
Washington State Secretary of State, Washington State Department of Labor
and Industries, and the US Internal Revenue Service.
I think that filing those reports and paying those amounts due is more
urgent than completing WMF reports and completing the public accounting for
CWUG's funds in 2017, because late reports and payments to government
agencies can result in fines or worse consequences such as loss of licenses
and receiving legal consequences for operating an unlicensed organization.
If there is a question about which work to prioritize among (1) reports and
fees due to government agencies, (2) public accounting for CWUG's finances,
(3) reports about CWUG's programs for WMF and the public, and (4) outreach
or content development activities, then I would suggest prioritizing them
in that order.
I realize that I'm no longer on the CWUG board and I'm not currently a
registered member of the organization, but I would like the organization to
( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )