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Christophe Henner-3
Hi everyone,

Last week, at our December meeting, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of
Trustees made some decisions regarding the two Board terms expiring at the
end of this year. Alice Wiegand sought and received reappointment for a
term which will end at Wikimania 2018. Guy Kawasaki decided not to seek
reappointment, and will complete his term at the end of December.

Alice joined the Board in 2012 when she was selected to serve in one of the
two affiliate-selected board seats. She was subsequently appointed to fill
one of the four appointed expert seats, and will be completing her first
full term in that role this month. Alice lives in Germany, and has been
involved with German Wikipedia since 2004 and Wikimedia Deutschland since
2008. Her unique background brings an important perspective on matters
related to the Wikimedia communities, strategy development, organizational
structuring, and executive accounting and assessment. Given her skills,
experience in the movement, and working knowledge of recent Board history,
we felt it was important to retain her presence for an additional term.

The Board appreciates Guy’s commitment to Wikimedia and the input he
provided while serving on the Board. Guy joined the Board in 2015 when he
was selected to fill one of the four appointed expert seats. A prominent
figure in Silicon Valley, Guy has brought a unique perspective to the
challenges and opportunities the Board has considered during his term. Even
though we only worked together for a short time, I enjoyed his fresh point
of view that forced us to step out of our comfort zone, and reconsider
things we've done for years. In a time of evolution, the value from those
questions was really high.

Alice's new appointment will last 1.5 years as opposed to 2 years[1]. We
have asked Alice to serve a term which ends at Wikimania 2018 (instead of
in December 2018) to help consolidate Board transitions to the annual
meeting at Wikimania, rather than spread throughout the year. Our hope is
this shift will support a more effective onboarding process for new members.

We will provide more information in January on our plans for filling the
vacancy now left by Guy's departure, as well as the other vacancies on the
Board. Until then, I invite you to join me in congratulating Alice on her
reappointment, and thanking Guy for his service to Wikimedia.
Congratulations, Alice, and thank you, Guy!

As 2016 comes to an end, please allow me to take a moment and thank all of
you, on behalf of the Board, for your support, efforts, and contributions
this past year. We overcame many hurdles together and achieved many
collaborative accomplishments. I am confident that we will make 2017 an
amazing year. I am looking forward to continuing to work with all of you as
we come together in service of the movement in new ways. There is still
much to achieve and hurdles to overcome, but, together, we have what it
takes.

On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees,
Christophe Henner, Chair

PS. An on-wiki version of this message is available for translation:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_
Board_noticeboard/December_2016_-_Update_regarding_expiring_Board_terms

[1] https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Term_
Limit_Proposal_for_Bylaws


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [WMF] Update regarding expiring Board terms

Patricio Lorente
Thanks for the update, Christophe!

Alice, I am so glad that you are staying for another term! Thank you so
much for your dedication and commitment :)

And last but not least, thank you Guy, for sharing with us your vast
experience and unique perspective. I really appreciate that. Hope that we
will meet again soon.


 Patricio

El vie., 23 de dic. de 2016 a la(s) 17:04, Christophe Henner <
[hidden email]> escribió:

> Hi everyone,
>
> Last week, at our December meeting, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of
> Trustees made some decisions regarding the two Board terms expiring at the
> end of this year. Alice Wiegand sought and received reappointment for a
> term which will end at Wikimania 2018. Guy Kawasaki decided not to seek
> reappointment, and will complete his term at the end of December.
>
> Alice joined the Board in 2012 when she was selected to serve in one of the
> two affiliate-selected board seats. She was subsequently appointed to fill
> one of the four appointed expert seats, and will be completing her first
> full term in that role this month. Alice lives in Germany, and has been
> involved with German Wikipedia since 2004 and Wikimedia Deutschland since
> 2008. Her unique background brings an important perspective on matters
> related to the Wikimedia communities, strategy development, organizational
> structuring, and executive accounting and assessment. Given her skills,
> experience in the movement, and working knowledge of recent Board history,
> we felt it was important to retain her presence for an additional term.
>
> The Board appreciates Guy’s commitment to Wikimedia and the input he
> provided while serving on the Board. Guy joined the Board in 2015 when he
> was selected to fill one of the four appointed expert seats. A prominent
> figure in Silicon Valley, Guy has brought a unique perspective to the
> challenges and opportunities the Board has considered during his term. Even
> though we only worked together for a short time, I enjoyed his fresh point
> of view that forced us to step out of our comfort zone, and reconsider
> things we've done for years. In a time of evolution, the value from those
> questions was really high.
>
> Alice's new appointment will last 1.5 years as opposed to 2 years[1]. We
> have asked Alice to serve a term which ends at Wikimania 2018 (instead of
> in December 2018) to help consolidate Board transitions to the annual
> meeting at Wikimania, rather than spread throughout the year. Our hope is
> this shift will support a more effective onboarding process for new
> members.
>
> We will provide more information in January on our plans for filling the
> vacancy now left by Guy's departure, as well as the other vacancies on the
> Board. Until then, I invite you to join me in congratulating Alice on her
> reappointment, and thanking Guy for his service to Wikimedia.
> Congratulations, Alice, and thank you, Guy!
>
> As 2016 comes to an end, please allow me to take a moment and thank all of
> you, on behalf of the Board, for your support, efforts, and contributions
> this past year. We overcame many hurdles together and achieved many
> collaborative accomplishments. I am confident that we will make 2017 an
> amazing year. I am looking forward to continuing to work with all of you as
> we come together in service of the movement in new ways. There is still
> much to achieve and hurdles to overcome, but, together, we have what it
> takes.
>
> On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees,
> Christophe Henner, Chair
>
> PS. An on-wiki version of this message is available for translation:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_
> Board_noticeboard/December_2016_-_Update_regarding_expiring_Board_terms
>
> [1] https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Term_
> Limit_Proposal_for_Bylaws
>
>
> Christophe HENNER
> Chair of the board of trustees
> [hidden email]
> +33650664739 <+33%206%2050%2066%2047%2039> <+33%206%2050%2066%2047%2039>
>
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James Alexander-4
Thanks for the note Christophe and congratulations Alice! So happy to see
you continue on the board!

Thanks as well guy for being willing to provide your service these past 2
years! Good luck in the future!
On Fri, Dec 23, 2016 at 3:13 PM Patricio Lorente <[hidden email]>
wrote:

> Thanks for the update, Christophe!
>
> Alice, I am so glad that you are staying for another term! Thank you so
> much for your dedication and commitment :)
>
> And last but not least, thank you Guy, for sharing with us your vast
> experience and unique perspective. I really appreciate that. Hope that we
> will meet again soon.
>
>
>  Patricio
>
> El vie., 23 de dic. de 2016 a la(s) 17:04, Christophe Henner <
> [hidden email]> escribió:
>
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > Last week, at our December meeting, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of
> > Trustees made some decisions regarding the two Board terms expiring at
> the
> > end of this year. Alice Wiegand sought and received reappointment for a
> > term which will end at Wikimania 2018. Guy Kawasaki decided not to seek
> > reappointment, and will complete his term at the end of December.
> >
> > Alice joined the Board in 2012 when she was selected to serve in one of
> the
> > two affiliate-selected board seats. She was subsequently appointed to
> fill
> > one of the four appointed expert seats, and will be completing her first
> > full term in that role this month. Alice lives in Germany, and has been
> > involved with German Wikipedia since 2004 and Wikimedia Deutschland since
> > 2008. Her unique background brings an important perspective on matters
> > related to the Wikimedia communities, strategy development,
> organizational
> > structuring, and executive accounting and assessment. Given her skills,
> > experience in the movement, and working knowledge of recent Board
> history,
> > we felt it was important to retain her presence for an additional term.
> >
> > The Board appreciates Guy’s commitment to Wikimedia and the input he
> > provided while serving on the Board. Guy joined the Board in 2015 when he
> > was selected to fill one of the four appointed expert seats. A prominent
> > figure in Silicon Valley, Guy has brought a unique perspective to the
> > challenges and opportunities the Board has considered during his term.
> Even
> > though we only worked together for a short time, I enjoyed his fresh
> point
> > of view that forced us to step out of our comfort zone, and reconsider
> > things we've done for years. In a time of evolution, the value from those
> > questions was really high.
> >
> > Alice's new appointment will last 1.5 years as opposed to 2 years[1]. We
> > have asked Alice to serve a term which ends at Wikimania 2018 (instead of
> > in December 2018) to help consolidate Board transitions to the annual
> > meeting at Wikimania, rather than spread throughout the year. Our hope is
> > this shift will support a more effective onboarding process for new
> > members.
> >
> > We will provide more information in January on our plans for filling the
> > vacancy now left by Guy's departure, as well as the other vacancies on
> the
> > Board. Until then, I invite you to join me in congratulating Alice on her
> > reappointment, and thanking Guy for his service to Wikimedia.
> > Congratulations, Alice, and thank you, Guy!
> >
> > As 2016 comes to an end, please allow me to take a moment and thank all
> of
> > you, on behalf of the Board, for your support, efforts, and contributions
> > this past year. We overcame many hurdles together and achieved many
> > collaborative accomplishments. I am confident that we will make 2017 an
> > amazing year. I am looking forward to continuing to work with all of you
> as
> > we come together in service of the movement in new ways. There is still
> > much to achieve and hurdles to overcome, but, together, we have what it
> > takes.
> >
> > On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees,
> > Christophe Henner, Chair
> >
> > PS. An on-wiki version of this message is available for translation:
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_
> > Board_noticeboard/December_2016_-_Update_regarding_expiring_Board_terms
> >
> > [1] https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Term_
> > Limit_Proposal_for_Bylaws
> >
> >
> > Christophe HENNER
> > Chair of the board of trustees
> > [hidden email]
> > +33650664739 <+33%206%2050%2066%2047%2039> <+33%206%2050%2066%2047%2039>
> >
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