[WMCEE-l] [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Ukraine’s Board

Kaarel Vaidla kaarel at wikimedia.ee
Tue Mar 1 05:17:19 CET 2016


Dear [[Користувач:Antanana]] / Natalia Tymkiv,

Thank you very much for introducing new board members to regional partners
in detailed manner! This is really helpful and could be a common practice
in Wikimedia CEE collaborative. We hope that our collaboration with newly
elected board members will be as successful as with previous board and
hopefully valuable qualities of people who decided not to run this year
will not be lost for neither Wikimedia Ukraine nor CEE group. It is always
good if you have some Ukrainians available for international projects!

Best regards,
Kaarel Vaidla
Wikimedia Eesti

2016-03-01 3:25 GMT+02:00 Winifred Olliff <wolliff at wikimedia.org>:

> Congratulations on a successful General Assembly, welcome to the new board
> members, and thanks to the existing members for your continued service. I'm
> looking forward to working with you all! Thanks also to the departing
> members for your years of service.
>
> Nataliia, I also appreciated this helpful introduction! It's nice to know
> a bit about the new board members :)
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Winifred
>
> On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 4:58 PM, Tito Dutta <trulytito at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Welcome all, and all the best. :)
>>
>> On 1 March 2016 at 04:54, Asaf Bartov <abartov at wikimedia.org> wrote:
>>
>> > Welcome, new board members, and thank you for your service, departing
>> > members.
>> >
>> > And thank you, Nataliia, for taking the time to introduce them to folks
>> who
>> > haven't had the opportunity to get to know them in person.
>> >
>> >    A.
>> >
>> > On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 2:09 PM, attolippip <attolippip at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > > Dear all,
>> > >
>> > > I want formally introduce to you Wikimedia Ukraine’s Board, elected by
>> > our
>> > > General Assembly on December 27, 2015.
>> > >
>> > > We can do it only now, as we have just recently successfully completed
>> > the
>> > > requirements from our state to change the people responsible for the
>> > > chapter officially [1].
>> > >
>> > > Three people has decided not to run this year, and I want to thank
>> them
>> > > wholeheartedly for all their time and efforts spent on our projects
>> and
>> > > making this world better for a change:
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >    -
>> > >
>> > >    [[User:Amakuha]], Andrii Makuha. He has been our Chair for the last
>> > >    two years; his calm personality helped us a lot, especially during
>> > the most
>> > >    turbulent times of transferring «power» from one to another Chapter
>> > Board
>> > >    «without pain» [2], as Andrii has tried his best to understand
>> > everyone and
>> > >    continue the dialogues even when it seems that we won’t be able to
>> > come to
>> > >    any acceptable terms. By the way, awarding Wikizghushchivka [3] was
>> > his
>> > >    idea.
>> > >    -
>> > >
>> > >    [[User:NickK]], Mykola Kozlenko, our Treasurer, with great
>> analytical
>> > >    skills and profound knowledge about the Community (and I am talking
>> > not
>> > >    only about our local community, but the global one as well) and the
>> > >    Wikimedia Movement. He is actively engaged in Wikimedia Ukraine’s
>> > projects,
>> > >    though he lives in France and can contribute almost only via
>> > Internet. But
>> > >    he was able to be a vital part of organizing the rather successful
>> > regional
>> > >    conference WIkimedia CEE Meeting in Kyiv in December 2014.
>> > >    -
>> > >
>> > >    [[User:Ліонкінг]], Levon Azizian. He is a lawyer in real life, a
>> > >    passionate Wiki(m|p)edian. He is blessed with the skills to make
>> the
>> > >    <s>dreams</s> ideas come into reality, as he is very convincing and
>> > one
>> > >    just gets the feeling that (s)he can do it. And so they do it :)
>> And
>> > then
>> > >    there is only a pure wonder of: wow, we have organized a
>> > wikiconference in
>> > >    2 weeks; wow, we have organized a CEE Meeting in a month; wow, we
>> can
>> > >    actually (but it is really hard!) organize wikitrainings for two
>> weeks
>> > >    non-stop in Luhansk region, go to librarians, preach about editing
>> > >    Wikipedia… and just around the corner there is a real war zone…
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > These three are my dear friends, and I was really sorry to see them
>> not
>> > > running. But it was our dream from a long ago: to have more great
>> > > Wiki(m|p)edians join the chapter and get interested in our projects.
>> So
>> > > here we have our newly elected three Board members:
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >    -
>> > >
>> > >    [[User:Olena Zakharian]], Olena Zakharian. She was (and still is!)
>> our
>> > >    press secretary, she is very keen about Nature and Freedom of
>> Speech,
>> > she
>> > >    believes in our Mission and has contributed greatly to most of our
>> > projects
>> > >    before and she is a crucial part of our Board becoming more
>> > transparent for
>> > >    our Community.
>> > >    -
>> > >
>> > >    [[User:Helgi]], Oleh Yatsozhynskyi. He is an active member of
>> > >    Ukrainian Wikipedia community, he has joined the organization only
>> in
>> > >    September, but he is an invaluable part of us now (especially his
>> > >    directness :)) He is responsible for Wikiexpeditions now [4], and
>> he
>> > is
>> > >    full of ideas and desire to implement them (and that’s something
>> > really
>> > >    really important, you know)
>> > >    -
>> > >
>> > >    [[User:Pavlo1]], Pavlo Lakiichuk. He is the Secretary of the Board
>> > >    now, so he is responsible for all the boring stuff around the
>> process
>> > of
>> > >    making decisions. He is also an active member of our local
>> community,
>> > he
>> > >    cares about wikiprojects a lot. He has initiated a number of
>> meetings
>> > for
>> > >    creators of “real” encyclopedias and wikipedians to talk a few
>> issues
>> > over
>> > >    and get to know each other better (well, it works! quite a few
>> myths
>> > were
>> > >    dismissed by talking over a cup of tea :) )
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > The other four members of the Board, re-elected for this year, are:
>> > >
>> > >    -
>> > >
>> > >    [[User:Ilya]], Illia Korniiko. He is our Chair now. He codes. :)
>> WLX
>> > >    Jury Tool is his pet project, but he was deprived of almost all
>> > chances to
>> > >    work on it, as our state’s bureaucratic system is quite a monster
>> to
>> > >    overcome...
>> > >    -
>> > >
>> > >    [[User:Юрій Булка]], Yurii Bulka. He is responsible for Wikipedia
>> > >    Education Program in Ukraine. And he was the one to suggest and
>> > implement
>> > >    the project of digitizing and making available the phonograph
>> cylinder
>> > >    collection of Filaret Kolessa (early 20th century) [5]
>> > >    -
>> > >
>> > >    [[User:Friend]], Pavlo Sokhan. He is an administrator of
>> uk.wikiquote,
>> > >    works in a library. He has contributed greatly into organizing of
>> the
>> > first
>> > >    Wikimedia CEE Spring article contest in 2015. He is now responsible
>> > for our
>> > >    book scanning kit [6] and we hope to get lots of stuff scanned and
>> > uploaded
>> > >    to Wikiprojects :)
>> > >    -
>>
>> > >
>> > >    and [[user:antanana]], Nataliia Tymkiv. I am an administrator of
>> > >    Ukrainian Wikipedia, and I am quite active in a lot of Wikimedia
>> > Ukraine’s
>> > >    projects. I am a member of Simple Annual Plan Grants Committee [7]
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > I am sorry for a bit long introduction. But I do believe that it is
>> vital
>> > > for us all to work together, so even if you do not read the whole
>> letter
>> > > and remember all the names, you’ll be able to find the info about the
>> > right
>> > > person to reach to, should you need to meet somebody in Ukraine or
>> find
>> > the
>> > > answer.
>> > >
>> > > Best regards,
>> > >
>> > > [[User:antanana]] / Nataliia Tymkiv
>> > >
>> > > Vice-Chair of the Board of Wikimedia Ukraine
>> > >
>> > > [1] Well, they have changed a couple of laws during this period, so it
>> > was
>> > > not a pleasant task to do :)
>> > >
>> > > [2]
>> > >
>> >
>> https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Submissions/How_to_transfer_%C2%ABpower%C2%BB_from_one_to_another_Chapter_Board_%C2%ABwithout_pain%C2%BB
>> > >
>> > > [3] The project is aimed at peer recognition and appreciation of new
>> and
>> > > active editors' contribution by monthly awarding a can of
>> > Wikizghushchivka
>> > > (condensed milk) to the editor with the most contributions in that
>> month
>> > > and the new editor with the most contributions in that month
>> > >
>> > > [4] We have a very detailed (day-by-day) report, maps, videos, photos,
>> > > created and illustrated articles now:
>> > > https://ua.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3465
>> > >
>> > > [5]
>> > >
>> >
>> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Filaret_Kolessa_phonograph_cylinder_collection
>> > > [6] https://ua.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3448
>> > > [7]
>> > >
>> >
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Simple/Committee#committee-members
>> > >
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