This is both a general invitation to and notice of the Wikimedia ZA AGM
that will be happening in a months time on the 12th November in Cape Town.
Please let me know if you wish to join digitally and I will send you the
link to join us remotely.
The AGM is open to anyone with an interest in Wikipedia or related projects
such as Wiki Commons, Open Street Map, Wiki Voyage and so on.
- Location: Spin Street House <http://www.spinstreet.co/>, 8 Spin
Street, Cape Town city centre.
- Date: Saturday, 12 November 2016
- Time: 10:00 - 13:00
- Parking: Best to park at either the small parking lot at Mostert
Street nearby or at the free parking lot
<https://www.google.co.za/maps/@-33.9278169,18.423642,18z> on Caledon
Street four blocks away.
- Administration issues
- Banking: setting up a second account for fund from sources other than
the Wikimedia Foundation and change current account setup
- Elect new board: VERY IMPORTANT that all board members, past and newly
elected, have with them a certified copy of their ID and proof of address
both which are less than 2 months old.
- Summary of 2016: a year of edit-a-thons
- Wikimania 2018: should we do it?
- Simple Annual Grant <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Simple>
- Future activities?
- Sign the minutes (very important)
Later in the day and weekend we will be doing something to celebrate
Afrikaans Wikipedia's 15th anniversary. As you know English Wikipedia's
15th birthday was earlier in the year and we would like to do something
special for one of our local language Wikipedias.
I already mentioned the importance for all existing directors as well as
anyone wishing to become a new director brings with them 2 certified copies
of their ID and address that are less than 2 months old. We need one copy
to setup our new bank account and a second to update our board with the
CIPC. In the past we have experienced considerable difficulty in getting
up-to-date documentation as our board is distributed across the country and
we rely on volunteers to make things happen. So we will be streamlining
things a bit this time to get things done more effectively.
I want to thank the rest of the Wikimedia ZA board, past and present, for
volunteering their time and skills to the chapter. We would not be where
we are today without you.
I will send out an email closer to the date with more details and updates.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Douglas Ian Scott
South African mobile number: +27 (0)79 515 8727