Resolutions for the Board meeting of 2012-04-25
Moved that we agree to keep overhead cost to less than 20% of our total budget inline with recommendations from the World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations.
Restriction on membership
Move that we remove clause 6.1b from our by-laws thus allowing membership from anyone who is interested in promoting our goals.
Moved that a bookkeeper be hired effective 2012-05-01 at the rate of $16.00 per hour, but not less than $50.00 per month. This rate shall be effective until 2012-12-31.
Moved that the Reimbursement policy be approved.
Moved that the Representation policy be approved.
Moved that the Communications policy be approved.
- Confirmation of existing officers and discussion of responsibilities
- Appointment of Linda as treasurer
Chapter elected Board Seats
Moved that Wikimedia Canada support Alice Wiegand and Patricio Lorente for the Chapter elected Board Seats on the Board of Trustees for the Wikimedia Foundation.
- NOTE: In the Berlin discussions there was strong, but not unanimous, support for these two capable individuals. There was some support fo others, but none was nearly as strongly supported as these two. Eclecticology 07:27, 21 April 2012 (EDT)
Wikimedia Chapters Association
Moved that Wikimedia Canada join the Wikimedia Chapters Association, provisionally accept its charter, and apppoint Wikimedia Canada's council member. See http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Chapters_Association/Charter
- NOTE: The Berlin discussion on this was a difficult one, but the result satisfies many of the concerns that chapters had about the autonomy of the chapters. Concerns remain about how this association will be financed, but this and other concerns will begin being addressed at the scheduled meeting in Washington. Active participation is important for making sure that our interests are considered in the development of this association. Eclecticology 07:27, 21 April 2012 (EDT)