I've been assembling my notes from last week's board meeting to pass
along. The first set of items I have to report is business from the
chapters committee. All of these resolutions have been posted on the
We approved two new chapters, and there's something special about each
of the two. Wikimedia New York City is special because it's the first
one recognized under the new sub-national chapter guidelines. And
Wikimedia UK is special because it's the second version of that chapter.
For the sake of formality - and nobody does formality better than the
British, which has been part of the difficulty - we revoked the
recognition of the first one, which is dissolved or in the process of
dissolving. Anyway, welcome to both of the new chapters!
Also, two resolutions relating to the chapters committee's membership
and procedures were approved. One recognizes the current members and the
other allows the committee to determine its own membership in the
future. This allows them to keep their work going without waiting for
the board to pass a resolution (the board reserves the ability to
appoint and remove members and will still be informed of changes).