[WMCEE-l] Fwd: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia movement affiliates liaisons

Laura Hale laura at fanhistory.com
Wed Jun 25 20:22:41 CEST 2014


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From: *Gregory Varnum* <gregory.varnum at gmail.com>
Date: Thursday, May 29, 2014
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia movement affiliates liaisons
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l at lists.wikimedia.org>


Greetings,

Based on continuing changes to Wikimedia's approach to movement affiliates
(chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups), input from the
community, and discussions with WMF board and staff - the Affiliations
Committee has begun work on expanding our support of affiliates once the
recognition process itself concludes.

An early step that we are taking is to provide each Wikimedia movement
affiliate with at least one liaison from the Affiliations Committee to help
with communications, finding resources, answering questions, and supporting
successful contributions to the Wikimedia movement.

Each member of the Affiliations Committee is assigned as a liaison to
multiple affiliates. Each affiliate will be assigned a primary liaison, who
will be their main contact, and a secondary liaison, who is available if
the primary is not and able to help with more complex situations. While an
affiliate's liaisons may change over time, they will always have at least
one liaison assigned to them. We will soon be adding more members to the
committee, so there are a few liaison assignments not yet filled.

Liaisons will be making initial contact in the coming weeks - and will then
be in contact periodically, or affiliates may contact them at any time. We
welcome any feedback or ideas on how we can help support your chapters,
thematic org, or user group moving forward.

More info - including specific liaison assignments:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Liaisons

-greg aka varnent
Vice-Chair
Wikimedia Affiliations Committee
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