I am glad to see the discussion on Wikimedia India list
to the communication about the constitution of the EC and election of
office bearers. Let me thank all those who responded and who extended
their good wishes.
As the President of the Wikimedia Chapter, let me take this
opportunity to clarify some of the concerns expressed by the community.
Wikimedia Chapter is a registered society and we
have to conduct the proceedings as per the MoA. The elections were
conducted post registration as mandated by MoA.
While the delay stays acknowledged, the EC should able to work together
in minimizing delays in future.
Delay in communicating the result:
Due to the busy schedules,
travel plans of some of the EC members the paperwork following the first
meeting of the EC was delayed. Without paperwork, as an official entity
we would be unable to send out a public statement.
chapter got registered just around a month back. And the office bearers
have taken up their roles in the official capacity only recently.
Moving forward, we should be able to ensure that there is focus on
better communication with the community.
starting to get a bank account opened. Once it is ready, we will be
able to announce the opening of membership. Please do bear with us in
case of any delays in paper work.
Meanwhile, if anybody needs clarifications, please feel free to
write to firstname.lastname@example.org and we
will do utmost to respond at the earliest.
Arjuna Rao Chavala