Hearty congratulations to the newly elected office bearers.

The MoA Article[1] VII (7) & (12) would answer some of your questions related to election of office bearers and to me it seems perfectly within the frame of things. I think the general members get to vote only after the current term ends for this team.(Correct me if am wrong).

Well, I do share some of the concerns raised by Tinu on transparency. It is even more ironical how come such a major change was never communicated, especially a thread was running on the mailing on the very same subject of *Chapter* from Jan 30 and no one bothered to update. I feel the role of chapter has probably not reached well among the community [questions around edit counts becoming criteria reflect that] and in such a situation the chapter should communicate more often and more clearly,openly.However these sort of issues would only further widen the gap between chapter and community in the negative direction.

While i continue to appreciate the efforts of the folks behind chapter for spending their valuable time, I would request the EC to add "communicating to the community in a regular and timely fashion " to the code of conduct[Article VII (8)] so that members do spend some time in communicating with the community.

[1] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_India/MoA-ChapComVer


On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 19:23, BalaSundaraRaman <sundarbecse@yahoo.com> wrote:

Dear all,

Following the registration of the Wikimedia Chapter, the first meeting of the Executive Committee (EC) was held on the 22nd January 2011 at 2 PM at 194, 2nd C Cross, Domlur 2nd Phase, Bangalore 560071.

As mandated by the MoA, the office bearers were elected. The executive committee now constitutes of:

  • Arjuna Rao Chavala, President
  • Hari Prasad HS, Secretary
  • Anirudh Singh Bhati, Treasurer
  • Arun Ramarathnam, Member
  • BalaSundaraRaman Lakshmanan, Member
  • Gautam K John, Member
  • Srinivas Gunta, Member

We would like to take the opportunity to thank the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore for allowing generous use of their office facility for the conduct of chapter meetings and helping with registration formalities with services of a Consultant.

We take this opportunity to thank the following people: (in alphabetical order) Achal Prabhala, Barry Newstead, Bence Damokos, Bishakha Datta, Delphine Meynard, M Narasimha Rao, Ray Saintonge, Sunil Abraham, and Ting Chen.

We thank the Wikimedia Community for their help and encouragement and patience with the registration process.

For brief biographies and photos of the EC members, please see:Wikimedia India Chapter Executive Committee Members

On behalf of Wikimedia Chapter

BalaSundaraRaman Lakshmanan,

Member, Wikimedia Chapter

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