[Foundation-l] Board resolutions (chapters)

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 09:50:20 UTC 2009

Is it like in "Animal farm" that all countries are equal but some are more
equal then others? By calling NY a sub chapter, it is inherent that there is
room for a USA chapter. Each chapter has one vote as I understand it or will
each subchapter have one as well ??

Originally the notion of a chapter was very much that it was along the lines
of legislatures. This no longer seems to be relevant or am I missing

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

> Gerard Meijssen schrieb:
> > Hoi,
> > 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.
> > Thanks,
> >       GerardM
> >
> >
> Yes, having a New York chapter pretty ruled out the possibility of
> establishing a USA chapter. But then, the USA chapter was discussed for
> quite long time and it is quite unprobably that it would become true in
> the near future. There are also suggestions that the WM-NYC could serve
> as a seed and gradually expand its covering area at sometime to become a
> WM-USA. But that's all speculations. We will see how everything develops.
> Again, from the view of fundation WM-NYC is not a "sub chapter" but a
> wholevalue chapter. Its area doesn't covers a nation, but that doesn't
> make it less or more than the chapters whose area cover a country. And
> sub-national or cross-national chapters also may be established
> somewhere else than USA, right.
> As far as I know, there are already two organizations in the
> Netherlands, why would you want to create an Amsterdam chapter and what
> is the beneficial of it? Or is the question just theoretical?
> Greetings
> Ting
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