I am copying here from a post I've just made on the Engine room
At the meeting of the Board of Trustees on 7th March a decision was made
in lieu of a permanent Chief Executive appointment that the full board of
trustees would return to considering and approving applications for
memberships i.e. these will not be done under the scheme of delegation by a
staff member until a permanent appointment is made and following induction.
In practical terms this means new members (whether a former lapsed member
applying or a brand new member) will apply for membership as before, but it
will not be approved and therefore active until the date of the next
meeting of the board of Trustees.
The language on our sign up page now reads:
*Your application to become a member of Wikimedia U.K. is now pending
approval. If you are applying following a previous membership expiring then
you will need to be re-approved. Following a decision made by Trustees on
7th March 2015 memberships will be approved by the full board of Trustees
pending the recruitment of a permanent Chief Executive. The dates of board
meetings for the year are 20th June, 25th July (AGM), 12th September, 12th
December. New memberships, including those of former members who have
lapsed and are re-applying will not be approved until these dates. If you
wish you application to be approved today, for example, in order to apply
for a micro-grant, please contact membership(a)wikimedia.org.uk
<membership(a)wikimedia.org.uk> with your request and reasons.*
Please do continue to encourage supporters and event attendees to consider
applying for membership, only make them aware that there will be a wait for
approval unless there is an urgent need to consider sooner based on project
support (Grant application/Equipment loan)
If you have questions or concerns you can reply in the Engine room, email
membership(a)wikimedia.org.uk or reply here.
*Katherine Bavage *
*Fundraising Manager *
+44 20 7065 0752
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