Dear Wikimedians from the United States,
There is a proposal for an an umbrella organization for chapters and
other groups in the US called the Wikimedia United States Federation.
A draft of the bylaws is now up at meta.
There will be an open comment period on the bylaws 17 September, 2012
to 1 October, 2012. The comments received given will be incorporated
into the bylaws and they will be put up to a ratification vote from 8
October, 2012 to 15 October, 2012.
Our next monthly Wikimedia US / WALRUS meeting will be this week,
Wednesday September 12, at 9pm Eastern Time / 6pm Pacific Time.
The venue will be the #wikimedia-us channel on IRC, and if you're not
familiar with IRC, please just use this easy web client:
This is a venue for all Wiki-Americans to share our many diverse
experiences in local outreach and coordination, so please add your
ideas to the agenda:
I'm pleased to announce that the new Wikimedia DC small grants program is
finally ready to accept applications. The program will provide small
grants (of up to $2,500) to individuals, groups, and organizations that
need funding for projects and activities which are aligned with Wikimedia
DC's charitable mission.
To apply for a grant, please visit http://wikimediadc.org/wiki/Grants and
fill out the short questionnaire. We are currently prioritizing requests
related to Wiki Loves Monuments and Wikipedia Loves Libraries, but all
applications will be given full consideration.
As always, any comments or questions are welcome!
Secretary | Wikimedia District of Columbia
http://wikimediadc.org | @wikimediadc