By the way, this word "chapter" is
unfamiliar for me, a German. I did not
hear it before I became a Wikimedian. What does this English word mean? Any
sub division of an organisation, or is it rather associated to a city than
to a country?
A chapter is a sub-division of an organisation. I'm not sure it's
really the best word to describe our "chapters", since they are very
much independent. They are more local affiliates than chapters.
The word "local" in German
("lokal") means: related to a city. What does it
mean when English speaking Wikimedians talk about "local chapters"?
Shouldn't it be "national chapters"? I consider Germany as a national, not
"Local" in English just means related to a certain geographical area,
the definition does not specify the size of that area. It is usually
clear from context - it can refer to anything from a village to the
Local Group, the collection of galaxies that the Milky Way is part of.