[Translators-l] Fwd: [Foundation-l] Call for nominations: chapter-appointed seats on the WMF Board of Trustees

Béria Lima beria.lima at wikimedia.pt
Wed Feb 1 05:17:01 UTC 2012

Not exactly the same Samuel, but similar enough to be re-translated each
two years. I just think that
more important to be translated than the mail wiht the announce.
*Béria Lima*
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On 1 February 2012 03:10, Samuel Klein <meta.sj  gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear translation tycoons,
> Please translate at least the first sentence and share with other
> language communities.
> Since most of this message is the same every two years, it would also
> be worth translating the whole thing on Meta; now and for the future.
> SJ
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Béria Lima <berialima  gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 12:05 AM
> Subject: [Foundation-l] Call for nominations: chapter-appointed seats
> on the WMF Board of Trustees
> To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List <foundation-l  lists.wikimedia.org>
> The Wikimedia chapters are seeking to appoint two candidates to sit on the
> Wikimedia Foundation's Board of Trustees for two years, starting 1 July
> 2012. The two new members of the board will help to decide the future
> direction of the world’s leading non-profit website. Wikimedia project are
> constructed by hundreds of thousands of volunteers worldwide, supported by
> a growing number of staff and an international network of chapters. Board
> membership is unpaid.
> The chapters wish to appoint two excellent board members and believe this
> can best be achieved by selecting from a large number of varied and skilled
> candidates. Therefore, the chapters call for nominations by everyone who
> believes they or someone they know would be suitable. The chapters ask that
> this call for candidates be distributed as widely as possible through such
> forums as mailing lists, village pumps, and blogs.
> The successful candidates will be committed to the Wikimedia mission and
> willing and able to engage constructively with the stakeholders of the
> movement, including the volunteers and the chapters that provide it with
> essential support. The successful candidates will have:
>   - The ability to provide expertise to the board in its goal of
>   implementing a coherent vision on how the projects’ communities, the
>   foundation, the chapters, and other affiliated groups work together;
>   - Sensitivity to complex issues surrounding the multiplicity of
>   languages, cultures, and jurisdictions served by the foundation’s
> projects;
>   - Knowledge and understanding of the governance of international
>   non-profit organizations, balancing autonomy and subsidiarity;
>   - The ability to think strategically and to work both as part of a team
>   and independently;
>   - A good standard of written and oral English (fluency in additional
>   language would be well regarded);
>   - Sufficient time to devote to the role of board member, and the ability
>   and willingness to travel.
> Increasing the geographical diversity of current board membership would be
> an advantage.
> The selection process is set out
> here:http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Chapter-selected_Board_seats
> Nominations must be sent to the moderator Béria Lima (Wikimedia Portugal)
> and deputy moderators Milos Rancic (Wikimedia Serbia) and Mardetanha
> (Wikimedia steward from Iran) by 23:59 UTC, 29 February. If you would like
> to nominate yourself or someone else, please see the instructions here:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Chapter-selected_Board_seats/2012/Nominate
> *Béria Lima*,
> Moderator
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