We’re gearing up for this year’s Annual General Meeting with just over a week to go until the event! On Saturday 18th July we will be meeting virtually, and though we won’t see each other in person we’re hoping to make the day as interactive as possible.
We’ll be using Zoom, with a conference link sent to all Eventbrite sign ups, so claim your free ticket here. If you’re not sure how to use Zoom, you can watch instructions on this support page, or contact us with any queries. While the AGM is an opportunity for our members to vote on essential governance of the charity, we also encourage participation from volunteers, partners, supporters, and anyone else who’s interested in the Wikimedia community in the UK.
11am Welcome and introduction, including technical onboarding
11.15am Keynote talk from Gavin Wilshaw, Mass Digitisation Manager at the National Library of Scotland, on the Wikisource project that the library has been delivering since the March shutdown
11.35am Q&A with Gavin, and contributions from other participants about their work on Wikimedia during and in response to the pandemic
12.15pm A global movement – short updates on Wikimedia 2030, the rebranding project, and the Universal Code of Conduct
12.30pm Lightning talks
1pm BREAK (+ social networking)
2pm Start of the formal AGM: reports, questions and announcement of voting results for the Resolutions and Elections
3pm Wikimedian of the Year and Honorary Member Awards
3.30pm Thanks and close
All voting for this year’s AGM will happen by proxy. Our current Articles of Association require members to be present in person at the AGM to vote on the day, something we’re not able to facilitate this year. This means all votes must be submitted by the proxy deadline which is 2pm on Thursday 16th July. You can find the director candidate statements here, ask them questions here, and read through the resolutions we’ll be voting on here.
Voting packs have been sent to all members by email, but if you haven’t received one and you think you should have, please do get in touch with Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must register for the AGM on Eventbrite rather than on wiki as we need your full name, not Wikimedia user name, and we’ll be sending out video conference links to all attendees registered through Eventbrite closer to the date.
If you have any questions or more general comments, please do get in touch with Katie at email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you next Saturday!
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