[Translators-l] What is the chapters committee?

Delphine Ménard notafishz at gmail.com
Wed May 24 09:12:44 UTC 2006

It's recently become clear to us, having met with chapter organizers
and talked with various members of the community, that the role of the
newly formed Chapters Committee is still not well-understood (or
well-known).  Here's an overview:

The Chapters Committee [1] is a Wikimedia committee [2] created on 15
January 2006 to coordinate Wikimedia Foundation efforts regarding
local chapters.  Its duties include:
* Facilitating the creation of Wikimedia chapters [3], acting in an
advisory capacity and responsible for granting final approval of
bylaws, etc.
* Acting as the Foundation's point of contact for chapters, and the
line of communication with chapters from within the Foundation.
* Negotiating agreements between the Foundation and chapters, as for
fundraising, sponsorship, and trademark use.
* Coordinating interchapter communication.
* Generally acting on behalf of the Foundation to serve its interests
in chapter matters.

A more complete overview of the work of the Chapters committee can be
found here: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Chapters_committee/Scope_and_area_of_delegation

The committee consists of five members:
* Nathan Carter (m:User:Cartman02au)
* Łukasz Garczewski (m:User:TOR)
* Austin Hair (m:User:Austin) - vice chair
* Delphine Ménard (m:User:Notafish) - chair
* Hari Prasad Nadig  (en:User:HPN)

And two advisers:
* Arne Klempert (m:User:Akl)
* Andrew Lih (en:User:Fuzheado)

In a word or in a hundred, if you don't know what a chapter is, if you
want to create a chapter, if you wonder what a chapter can do, if you
want to get in touch with a chapter, do not hesitate to contact us,
either on IRC in #wikimedia-chapters or by mailing chaptercommittee-l
AT wikimedia PUNTO org. English is preferred, so that all of us
understand, but we get by in Spanish, French, German, Polish, Kannada,
Italian, Hindi, Sanskrit, Chinese...and I think that's it.

Thank you,

for the Chapters Committee

[1] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Chapters_committee
[2] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_committees
[3] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_chapters

PS. Could the translator-l addressees translate/forward this message
to their language list? Thank you!

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