Board Meeting 7 September 2021

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WikimediaZA Board-Meeting

7 September 2021

Previous minutes:


In attendance:

  • Bobby Shababngu
  • Douglas Ian Scott
  • Shupai Mchuchu
  • Delight Chiipunza
  • Deon Steyn


  • Rossouw van Rooyen (resigned from the board)
  • Nobantu Modise
  • Coenrad Loubser
  • Wynand Van Der Walt
  • Michael Graaf

Agenda items:

AGM 2021 Preparation

  • A conversation has been had to plan the Annual General meeting. Mainly finance needs to be disscussed to our community. Resolutions for previous year, disscuss partnership with the chapter.
  • A new board is going to be elected
  • It was suggested to disscuss what the chapter stands for and be clarified to the community Link shared for members to share their ideas and thoughts about the chapters principles. This can be posted to our website for the community to add their inputs on the principles of the chapter

  • A strategy needs to be presented for thw 5 year strategy of the board, mebers were encouraged to read the startegy which is in the grant application to familiarise themselves on the 5 year strategy of WMZA Chapter
  • A lack of work has been done in attracting volunteers on African Wikipedias.
  • Douglas to show Shupai how to reach out to African editors and they can join the AGM and other chapters activies
  • English wikipedias has a lot of editors but they can speak another language, it will be great to encourage them to add to the small wikipedias, the chapter can personally ask them to support small langues wikipedias.
  • For the future board they have to find way of attracting new members who can add to the small wikipedias
  • A call to action can be sent to members and ask them if they can join the AGM, and ways they can get involved
  • Year in review * Financials
  • Next year(what to do)
  • WMZA official mission statement
  • Strategy Update

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