My apologies if you have already seen the forwarded email, & for not
getting this out sooner.
As a user group, Cascadia Wikimedians will have a vote in the next 1½
months for two of the Trustees on the Wikimedia Foundation's Board.
Here is the timeline of the process:
- Nominations from 15 to 30 April.
- Reviewing and screening by the community from 1 to 7 May.
- Voting for nominees by Affiliates from 8 to 31 May.
- Results by the end of June
"Each affiliate organization is responsible for selecting one person as its
voting delegate." I anticipate that the Wikimedia Cascadians board will
designate this person. Each user group will have a vote; there will be no
individuals voting in this election.
If you are interested, please review the material in the links below. Even
if you are not a member of Cascadia Wikimedians, we would like your input.
Before the nomination period closes, if anyone is interested in discussing
this, I could meet you at Cafe Allegro on one of the weeknights next week,
4/22 through 4/25, talk by phone or Zoom, or correspond by email. Let me
know by personal email if you are interested. I am not expecting that we as
a user group will nominate anyone; I am sure that there will be plenty of
I will schedule a meetup for Tuesday, May 14th, to discuss for whom we
should vote. If anyone needs to participate remotely, please let me know so
I can set up a Zoom call.
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Erica Litrenta <elitrenta(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 1:53 AM
Subject: [All-affiliates] ASBS 2019: Nominations now open
To: Wikimedia Affiliates <all-affiliates(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Hello everyone, and apologies for "cross-posting":
- The Resolution
by the Board of Trustees;
- *Nominations phase is now open, from April 15 00:00 UTC to April 30
23:59 UTC. See the Call for Candidates
- Community members may ask questions
- Your main representative has just received an email to confirm that
they are indeed the primary contact and will perform official actions on
behalf of your group (such as endorsing candidates and then voting). Some
groups also need to verify their eligibility status in due time
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reports>, as explained in the email;
- New content is available to spread awareness around the process - the
infographic I am attaching has clickable links and can be translated
and a primer
available, that we hope will be particularly helpful to those new to such a
- Finally, *you are welcome to help with translations*! Pick one page
from the ASBS category
in the next couple of weeks, please consider translating profiles of the
Thanks for your attention from myself and the Facilitators for ASBS 2019,
Manager, Community Relations Specialists
All-affiliates mailing list
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