Chapters Committee/Resolutions/Approval of Wikimedia District of Columbia - August 2011
Chapters Committee Advice
The Wiki Society of Washington, DC Inc. has requested to be recognized as sub-national chapter under the name Wikimedia District of Columbia, the Bylaws have been reviewed by the Chapters Committee, and the group of participants in the candidate chapter seems viable:
The Chapters Committee hereby advises that the Board of Trustees recognize the existing organization The Wiki Society of Washington, DC Inc., founded on 7 May 2011, as a Wikimedia Chapter under the name Wikimedia District of Columbia and grant it interim permission to use the Wikimedia trademarks pending the signing of a Chapters Agreement.
Proposed Board Resolution
In accordance with the recommendation of the Chapters Committee, confirming that the structure and bylaws of Wikimedia District of Columbia comply with the current requirements and guidelines for future chapters, it is hereby resolved that:
The Board of Trustees provisionally recognizes Wikimedia District of Columbia as a Wikimedia Chapter and grants it permission to use the Wikimedia trademarks, pending signature of a Chapters Agreement. This provisional recognition and permission will expire in one year unless a Chapters Agreement is signed, at which point recognition and trademark use will be governed by the terms of the Agreement for as long as it is in force. The provisional period may be extended at the discretion of the Foundation's Executive Director.
There were procedural issues around the approval process and because of that WM DC should address in reasonable amount of time concerns raised at  in cooperation with Chapters committee.
- Bylaws of Wiki Society of Washington, DC Inc. at the time of this approval
- on Wiki Society of Washington, DC Inc. website: http://wikidc.org/wiki/Bylaws
- on meta for archive purposes: http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikimedia_District_of_Columbia/Bylaws&oldid=2552309
Resolution passed with 8 votes in favor, 2 votes against, 0 abstentions, 0 votes not cast on 22 August 2011.