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Katie Chan
Hello all,


The Wikimedia Foundation StandingElections Committee is, from today
until February 17, seeking additional members to help facilitate
Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustee and Funds Dissemination Committee
elections. This is a volunteer role and the appointment is for two
years. Please note that, while you are a member of the Committee, you
will not be able to run for any election overseen by the Committee –
this includes the upcoming 2017 Board and FDC elections and any other
election where the committee had already begun formal preparation before
your departure. You will also be restricted in your ability to publicly
advocate for community members running in those elections.


The Elections Committee has the following duties, as defined by a July
2015 Board Resolution
<https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Elections_Committee>:

  *

    The Committee shall recommend the dates, rules, and regulation of
    the voting procedures for approval by the Board of Trustees pursuant
    to Article IV, Section 3(C) in the Foundation Bylaws
    <https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Bylaws%7CWikimedia>.

  *

    The Committee shall recommend who is qualified to vote for the Board
    of Trustees pursuant to Article IV, Section 3(C) in the Wikimedia
    Foundation Bylaws <https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Bylaws>.

  *

    The Committee shall be responsible for preparing recommendations for
    the dates, rules and regulation of the voting procedures for the
    Funds Dissemination Committee
    <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Funds_Dissemination_Committee>,
    and the Funds Dissemination Committee Ombudsperson, consistent with
    the charter of the Funds Dissemination Committee.

  *

    To the extent possible, the Committee shall consult with the wider
    Wikimedia community in developing and revising election procedures
    within the scope of this charter.

  *

    The Committee shall be a source of information to any member of the
    Wikimedia community interested in the community selection processes
    of the Wikimedia Foundation.

  *

    Under the direction of the Board Governance Committee, the Committee
    shall take actions as necessary to execute the selection process for
    the Board of Trustees, the Funds Dissemination Committee, and the
    Funds Dissemination Committee Ombudsperson.

  *

    As needed, the Committee may assist with other duties as may be
    assigned by the Board or the Board Governance Committee.


In practice, a member's duties involve communicating with the global
committee who help to steward Board and FDC Elections. During an
election period – one of which is over the next three to four months –
this will be especially important as you help to run the upcoming
elections for the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees and the Funds
Dissemination Committee. During this period, members of the Elections
Committee meet for semi-regular meetings to discuss the current election.


However, this appointment is not just for election periods. Outside of
the election season you will lead community discussions on election
process and advise the Board of Trustees Governance Committee
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_Governance_Committee>as
requested, such as in their search for appointed board members. The
expected time commitment can range from around 10 hours a week during an
election to one or two hours outside of the election period.


If you'd like to apply please send an email to
[hidden email] with:


  *

    Your username;

  *

    A brief summary of your Wikimedia related experience and any other
    experience you think may be useful along with;

  *

    Why you're interested in the role and a quick statement saying you
    understand the requirements.


Given the private information that committee members handle, candidates
must be 18 years of age or older, and be willing to sign the
confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Confidentiality_agreement_for_nonpublic_information>if
they haven't already. You can view information on how to sign this on
Meta-Wiki
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Confidentiality_agreement_for_nonpublic_information/How_to_sign>.


As much as possible we want the committee to represent the diversity of
the Wikimedia movement so if you're interested please apply! If you know
of others, not on this list, who may want to apply please feel free to
forward.


KTC,

On behalf of the Elections Committee


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Katie Chan
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for Elections Committee members

James Alexander-4
Just a reminder for those that are interested and have not, yet, applied!
Please consider doing so before the end of February 17th! If you are trying
to make the decision and have any additional questions please feel free to
ask any member or advisor ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/
wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections_committee#Membership ) or email the
application address: [hidden email]

James Alexander
Manager
Trust & Safety
Wikimedia Foundation
(415) 839-6885 x6716 <(415)%20839-6885> @jamesofur

On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 5:54 PM, Katie Chan <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hello all,
>
>
> The Wikimedia Foundation StandingElections Committee is, from today until
> February 17, seeking additional members to help facilitate Wikimedia
> Foundation Board of Trustee and Funds Dissemination Committee elections.
> This is a volunteer role and the appointment is for two years. Please note
> that, while you are a member of the Committee, you will not be able to run
> for any election overseen by the Committee – this includes the upcoming
> 2017 Board and FDC elections and any other election where the committee had
> already begun formal preparation before your departure. You will also be
> restricted in your ability to publicly advocate for community members
> running in those elections.
>
>
> The Elections Committee has the following duties, as defined by a July
> 2015 Board Resolution <https://wikimediafoundation.o
> rg/wiki/Resolution:Elections_Committee>:
>
>  *
>
>    The Committee shall recommend the dates, rules, and regulation of
>    the voting procedures for approval by the Board of Trustees pursuant
>    to Article IV, Section 3(C) in the Foundation Bylaws
>    <https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Bylaws%7CWikimedia>.
>
>  *
>
>    The Committee shall recommend who is qualified to vote for the Board
>    of Trustees pursuant to Article IV, Section 3(C) in the Wikimedia
>    Foundation Bylaws <https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Bylaws>.
>
>  *
>
>    The Committee shall be responsible for preparing recommendations for
>    the dates, rules and regulation of the voting procedures for the
>    Funds Dissemination Committee
>    <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Funds_Dissemina
> tion_Committee>,
>    and the Funds Dissemination Committee Ombudsperson, consistent with
>    the charter of the Funds Dissemination Committee.
>
>  *
>
>    To the extent possible, the Committee shall consult with the wider
>    Wikimedia community in developing and revising election procedures
>    within the scope of this charter.
>
>  *
>
>    The Committee shall be a source of information to any member of the
>    Wikimedia community interested in the community selection processes
>    of the Wikimedia Foundation.
>
>  *
>
>    Under the direction of the Board Governance Committee, the Committee
>    shall take actions as necessary to execute the selection process for
>    the Board of Trustees, the Funds Dissemination Committee, and the
>    Funds Dissemination Committee Ombudsperson.
>
>  *
>
>    As needed, the Committee may assist with other duties as may be
>    assigned by the Board or the Board Governance Committee.
>
>
> In practice, a member's duties involve communicating with the global
> committee who help to steward Board and FDC Elections. During an election
> period – one of which is over the next three to four months – this will be
> especially important as you help to run the upcoming elections for the
> Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees and the Funds Dissemination
> Committee. During this period, members of the Elections Committee meet for
> semi-regular meetings to discuss the current election.
>
>
> However, this appointment is not just for election periods. Outside of the
> election season you will lead community discussions on election process and
> advise the Board of Trustees Governance Committee <
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_
> Governance_Committee>as requested, such as in their search for appointed
> board members. The expected time commitment can range from around 10 hours
> a week during an election to one or two hours outside of the election
> period.
>
>
> If you'd like to apply please send an email to
> [hidden email] with:
>
>
>  *
>
>    Your username;
>
>  *
>
>    A brief summary of your Wikimedia related experience and any other
>    experience you think may be useful along with;
>
>  *
>
>    Why you're interested in the role and a quick statement saying you
>    understand the requirements.
>
>
> Given the private information that committee members handle, candidates
> must be 18 years of age or older, and be willing to sign the
> confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information <
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Confidentiality_agreement_f
> or_nonpublic_information>if they haven't already. You can view
> information on how to sign this on Meta-Wiki <
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Confidentiality_agreement_f
> or_nonpublic_information/How_to_sign>.
>
>
> As much as possible we want the committee to represent the diversity of
> the Wikimedia movement so if you're interested please apply! If you know of
> others, not on this list, who may want to apply please feel free to forward.
>
>
> KTC,
>
> On behalf of the Elections Committee
>
>
> --
> Katie Chan
> Any views or opinions presented in this e-mail are solely those of the
> author and do not necessarily represent the view of any organisation the
> author is associated with or employed by.
>
>
> Experience is a good school but the fees are high.
>     - Heinrich Heine
>
>
>
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