Wikimedia UK Board meeting Saturday 24th April 2010, 6:30pm BST in person
Present: Andrew Turvey (AT) (Chair); Mike Peel (MP); Tom Dalton (TD); Steve Virgin (SV)
Absent: Joseph Seddon (JS)
Apologies for absence[edit | edit source]
JS was unable to make the meeting due to travel difficulties
Approval of agenda[edit | edit source]
The agenda was not approved, but it was followed anyway.
Noting the election of the new Board[edit | edit source]
The election was noted. AT mentioned that the tellerswikimedia.org.uk had been faulty for part of the election. He has discussed with the tellers the risk that voters placed a vote when it wasn't working and the vote wasn't counted. The tellers said that they had acknowledged every vote and no-one had emailed to say their vote had not been acknowledged. The only different outcome could have arisen would be if the bottom two candidates had failed to reach 50%. It was agreed to accept the result as it was announced.
Vote of thanks to outgoing board members[edit | edit source]
A vote of thanks was offered to outgoing board members. It was agreed to send them a small gift in thanks for their service, as well as a small gift to the tellers and speakers, from WMUK funds.
What Board positions to have, and elections to those positions[edit | edit source]
- AT was unanimously elected to Chair
- MP was unanimously elected to Secretary
- TD was unanimously elected to Treasurer
- SV and JS were appointed as Directors, with no fixed title.
All to write down their envisaged role descriptions
- ACTION: ALL
Handover and items in progress from outgoing Board[edit | edit source]
Not covered, due to the overlap between the previous and new board.
General review with outgoing board of what went well during their tenure and what to improve on[edit | edit source]
Not covered due to a lack of time.
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Location of Registered Office[edit | edit source]
It was agreed that the registered office would remain at 23 Cartwright Way.
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Bank account signatories[edit | edit source]
It was agreed to update these to TH and AT, as well as MP.
- ACTION: TH, AT, MP
Transfer of administration of Wikimedia website, mailing lists, Twitter account, email addresses, ...[edit | edit source]
On the whole these remain the same. It was agreed to add MP to help administrate the wikimediauk-l mailing list.
- ACTION: AT
Access to Wikimedia internal wiki and mailing list[edit | edit source]
These need to be updated to reflect the new board. Also the chapters mailing list.
Frequency and format of future board meetings[edit | edit source]
It was decided to hold future meetings monthly, with a duration of 3 hours, via Skype. Content for discussion at board meetings should be set out clearly and discussed before the meeting, and email decisions should be made where possible.
Ongoing projects[edit | edit source]
Planned projects and activities (inc. 2010 Budget)[edit | edit source]
General discussion about plans and visions for the next year and further[edit | edit source]
Any Other Business[edit | edit source]
Steve brought up an issue with regards an initiative/content release/schools project. It was agreed that further discussion on this should be by email, preferably to the wikimediauk-l list.
It was agreed to produce new business cards for AT, MP, TH, SV, as well as more general information cards (2x200, sent to different people?)
- Action AT