On 22 June 2017 at 13:31, Lucy Crompton-Reid
The formal notice of Wikimedia UK's 2017 Annual General Meeting was sent to
members by email earlier today, on behalf of the board of trustees. If you
are a member and don't receive the email by tonight, please get in touch
(after checking your spam box!) so that we can check that your membership is
current and that we have the correct email address for you.
If you are not currently a member of the charity, I would urge you to join
here or email membership(a)wikimedia.org.uk. For just £5 a year you can help
shape the direction of the charity and stand for election to our board of
trustees, as well as submit motions and vote in General Meetings. As a
membership organisation it's vital for Wikimedia UK to have a vibrant,
diverse and active membership body so please consider showing your support
for open knowledge and for the chapter in this way.
As previously confirmed on this mailing list, the next AGM for Wikimedia UK
will be held on Saturday 15th July at Senate House Library in London and all
volunteers, editors and partners are welcome, although only members of the
charity can vote (in person or by proxy). The day starts at 11am and we aim
to finish by 4.30pm, and we will be keeping you fed and watered throughout.
The agenda for the day is on wiki here. Following the AGM there is an
evening networking and refresher event for previous participants of the
Train the Trainer course, starting at 5pm, and the rest of us will be
heading to a nearby pub I imagine :)
We would like to invite people attending the AGM and meet up to give a short
lightning talk - for example on your own work with Wikimedia, or
developments within open knowledge - so please email
membership(a)wikimedia.org.uk if you would like to participate. There are
limited slots available and talks should be no longer than five minutes.
We would love to see as many of our members, volunteers and other
stakeholders as possible on 15th July, so please sign up through eventbrite
With very best wishes
I'll plan to reapply for membership on the 5th July, unless someone
wants to propose a different date based on my last application.
I think it's been 4 years since I was last allowed to become a member
of the charity. In wiki terms, that may as well have been a lifetime