[Foundation-l] Board resolutions (chapters)

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 09:26:41 UTC 2009

So in essence by having a New York chapter, it became impossible to have an
USA chapter? Or do we need to propose an Amsterdam sub chapter that will get
all the trimmings like New York? The argument that the USA is so big is not
that strong either, we could have a Moscow sub chapter or one for Bombay.

2009/1/20 Ting Chen <wing.philopp at gmx.de>

> Gerard Meijssen schrieb:
> > Hoi,
> > When the New York people get their chapter, they are part of the USA
> legal
> > system. It makes sense imho opinion to have a NY chapter if this is
> > necessary to organise things that require a legal setting. Things like
> > charitable donations. If these aspects are not relevant, there is no real
> > need to have a chapter. It is then more of a society.
> >
> > When a "chapter" like New York is allowed then there is in essence
> nothing
> > to have another "sub chapter "in another country.. In the end when it is
> all
> > about community and community activity, an Amsterdam chapter is as valid
> as
> > a Dutch chapter right ?
> > Thanks,
> >        GerardM
> >
> >
> Not quite. One criteria is that the chapters should have well defined
> geographical areas and they should not overlap. So an Amsterdam chapter
> beside a Dutch chapter is not possible. On the other hand. A volunteers
> organization must not be a WMF recognized chapter. The WMF is appreciate
> of every voluntiers initiative and would like to help if we can and if
> it is meaningful.
> Ting
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