Thanks. I'll forward this to the chapter's mailing list. We already started
the process of aquisition of official status as a legal organization in
Portugal. We'll keep you posted on the news regarding this.
On Sun, Jul 5, 2009 at 6:20 AM, Anders Wennersten <
> You have been approved as a chapter. When you also have the local
> organization in place (Board elected by an AGM etc) you will be an operative
> Chapter and the following is applicable for you
> UPDATE INFO ON META
> Please update you "line" under existing chapter and also enter your board
> members under composition of chapters
> GET INCLUDED INTO RELEVANT MAILLISTS AND CORRESPONDING WIKIS
> There are two maillists relevant for Chapter board members
> -Chapter list where all members of the board from all chapters are included
> and only them. Here can be found reports from chapters general questions re
> chapter business and some specific chapters issue like election of chapter
> seats to the Board.. Please send a list of all you board members with
> E.-mailadresses to valdelli(a)gmail.com, moderator of list and wiki
> -Internal list whre key reprenatives from board and people from the Board
> and Foundation have access. Here can be found early info from Foundation and
> the Board, official announcements from chapters, and also some discussions
> of interest for many. Here all chapter are allowed to have a maximum of five
> participants in the list. Please send a list of 3-5 names with
> E-mailadresses to internal-l-owner(a)lists.wikimedia.org
> CHAPTER AGREEMENT,; TRADEMARK USE; FUNDRAISING, GRANTS
> After becoming approved by the Board and you being operative, the next step
> would be to sign a Chapter agreement to regulate basics. Unfortunately this
> agreement is still in a discussion phase so no agreement exists today to be
> Basically what will be regulated i that the Chapters are not allowed to use
> the Trademark for business purposes or to make explicit business deals
> based on you utilizing the strength of the Wikipedia name etc. You are
> allowed to use the Trademark to identify yourself. For further discussion re
> the use of the trademark, please contact Mike Goodwin at the Foundation,
> mgodwin(a)wikimedia.org. For proper business proposals you shoulkd discuss
> these with Kul kwadhwa(a)wikimedia.org.
> As a chapter you can be part of the general fundraising efforts, usually
> starting in November. It can be tough get this in place in a short time and
> it could be proposed you follow this issue on the maillist first. If you
> want to discuss it, the contact otherwise is Rand rmontoya(a)wikimedia.org
> As you are probably aware of there is an opportunity for chapter to apply
> for grants for projects, with a focus on helping new chapter to get going,
> see http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_chapters/WMF_grants (closed
> for 2009-2010 now)
Abaixo o email da confirmação do chapter.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Anders Wennersten <anders.wennersten(a)bonetmail.com>
Date: Sat, Jul 4, 2009 at 3:26 PM
Subject: Re: [ChapCom] Wikimedia Portugal & grant
To: Chapters Committee list <chaptercommittee-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
I am happy to inform you that your application to become a chapter have been
approved by The Board!
Anders Wennersten skrev:
Your application to be recognized as a chapter has now been processed by
> ChapCom and the application has been sent on, with our endorsement, to the
> Board for approval.
> Anders Wennersten
> Waldir Pimenta skrev:
>> Hi there. I belong to the group that has been working on the future
>> Wikimedia Portugal chapter.
>> We recently came to know about the WMF grants , and citing that page:
>> "If your chapter is still in development, you can still apply for funds
>> (especially when they are relevant to getting your chapter off the ground),
>> and we will request input from the chapters committee to help us assess
>> whether your chapter is ready to absorb them."
>> Unfortunately, we only found about this earlier this week, so we'll have
>> to request some urgency in this issue, since the deadline is only 2 days
>> We have just finished the translation of the bylaws to English  and
>> thus we want to know if it is possible for us to have the ChapCom's
>> assessment and apply for the grant before April 21.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Waldir Pimenta, from the WMP working group
>>  http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_chapters/WMF_grants
>>  http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Portugal/Estatutos_2
>> Chaptercommittee-l mailing list
> Chaptercommittee-l mailing list
Acabo de receber finalmente o email sobre o nosso pedido de subsídio que
esperávamos desde o dia 30.
Felizmente, valeu a espera! Foi-nos concedido o subsídio, embora os gastos
iniciais tenham que ser feitos por nós, já que eles requerem um comprovativo
do nosso estado "non-profit", e isso só podemos adquirir após a legalização,
que tem os seus custos, a sair dos nossos bolsos. Obviamente que esse gasto
seria depois reembolsado quando viesse o subsídio.
Entretanto, eles acrescentam "if available", quando referem este documento.
Ainda não e informei da natureza que tal comprovativo terá aqui em Portugal,
se é que existe tal coisa. É caso a averiguar. Mas de qualquer modo, urge
que avancemos com a legalização. Se bem me lembro, duas pessoas bastam para
tratar disso, os estatutos estão prontos, pelo que falta apenas o dinheiro.
Pensei em fazermos uma lista de pessoas interessadas em contribuir (quantas
mais pessoas, menos tem que contribuir cada uma), e depois juntar tudo para
atingir o valor necessário (231€ se não estou em erro). Temos que tratar
disso o quanto antes, pois quanto mais demorarmos a fazê-lo, mais demoramos
consequentemente a receber o grant.
Sugiro que se inscrevam aqui:
se tiverem disponibilidade e interesse, como é óbvio.
Vou colocar uma mensagem na wiki, mas sugiro que os interessados adiram a
Abraços a todos,
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From: Jennifer Riggs <jriggs(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 5:55 AM
Subject: WMF Mission Activities Grant Approved - PT
Your proposal for Chapter Start-up was approved to receive a
Mission Activities Grant of USD $6000 from the Wikimedia Foundation
The award was reduced from the requested USD $7,909 to encourage a smaller
budget for travel. If you would like to discuss ideas or concerns about your
project, feel free to contact me and we can set up a time to discuss your
In order to transfer the funds we will need the following information:
Proof of non-profit status (if available- outside US):
If in the US: Federal Tax ID# & Proof of non-profit status (ex: copy of
your IRS Determination letter ) required
Name and address to mail the check -OR-
Name on bank account:
Name and full address of banking institution:
Country where bank is located:
SWIFT code or ABA #
Type of currency that should be disbursed:
By accepting these funds, you are agreeing to the following reporting
1)Receipts (or documentation) of all expenses that will paid or
reimbursed by this grant must be kept on file by the Project Lead in
case of the need for review of spending.
2)If you were able to achieve your proposed activity under budget, WMF
will require that you return unused funds or submit a request to
re-allocate the remaining funds to other mission activities.
3)A report (template attached) on the funded activities must be
submitted to the WMF within 3 months of the project end date submitted
on the proposal . The report must include:
an estimate of the impact on mission goals (such as Reach, Quality,
Credibility, and/ or Participation in Wikimedia's projects);
a summary of best practices and lessons learned
4)If the project requires extension past the estimated end date
submitted on the proposal, a project extension request must be submitted
within 3 weeks of the end date projected on the proposal.
All reports and documentation should be submitted to:
Jennifer Riggs, Chief Program Officer
P.O. Box 78350
San Francisco, CA 94107
jriggs(a)wikimedia.org; subject line: MAG reports/Chapter name/Project Name
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you for your dedication to furthering the mission of the Wikimedia
Chief Program Officer