We sent an email to members about board recruitment for this year's AGM.
The deadline to apply to be a Wikimedia UK trustee is this Friday 24th at
11:59pm. Here's the copy of the email that went to the membership:
*Notice of Wikimedia UK’s Annual General Meeting**Saturday 9th July
The next AGM for Wikimedia UK will be held on Saturday 9th July. As a
member of the charity this is an important opportunity for you to have your
say about how we work, influence how we are run and potentially stand for
the board, so we would encourage you to attend. Please put the date in your
diary and sign up here
The AGM will run from 10am-12:30pm. The draft agenda is online here
Invitation for candidates for election to the Board
There are three trustee vacancies at this year’s AGM, with one existing
trustee standing for re-election. Any member who meets the criteria has the
right to stand, although we are particularly keen to hear from potential
candidates with experience in *accounting, external relations, charity
governance or the cultural sector*. Understanding and experience of the
Wikimedia community is also very beneficial, although not essential for
every board member.
If you wish to stand please follow the procedure here
<https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Board/Becoming_a_trustee> and submit your
application to the teller – Katie Crampton at tellers(a)wikimedia.org.uk – *no
later than* *Friday 24th June*. Please do feel free to get in touch if you
would like to arrange an information discussion about joining the board
with our Chief Executive, Lucy Crompton-Reid.
All current members of the charity will be sent AGM papers by email,
including voting papers and proxy forms. We would encourage you to make use
of your voting rights, whether or not you are able to join the meeting
itself. Voting on the day will take place online via a secure system. If
you can’t attend and want to vote in advance of the meeting, the deadline
is Thursday 7th July at 11am. Full details of how to submit a proxy vote
will be included in your voting pack.
If you have changed your email in the last year or would prefer us to use a
different email address to contact you on, please do email
membership(a)wikimedia.org.uk with any updates by Friday 24th June. You can
also use this email to contact us if you haven't received your voting
papers by Monday 4th July.
*Annual Report and Accounts*
The draft annual report and accounts for 2021/22 are in the process of
being signed off by the board and the Auditors. All members will receive a
link to online versions of the Annual Report and Strategic Report prior to
We would love to see as many of our members, volunteers and other
stakeholders as possible online for our AGM on 9th July, so please sign up
Let me know if you have any questions.
Katie Crampton (she/her)
Communications & Governance Coordinator
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