Board members of Wikimedia Eesti discussing things with AffCom representative in Wikimedia Conference 2014 in Berlin
Wikimedia Eesti started the year 2013 with an executive board consisting of 3 members.
On the 11th of February 2014 one of the board members notified the chapter that he will resign due to health reasons and since the 12th of February 2014 Wikimedia Eesti operated with only 2 board members.
On the 8th of March 2014 General Assembly gathered in Tartu and it was decided that the board of Wikimedia Eesti will continue with 4 members and as a result 2 new board members were elected.
As of the 31st of December 2014, Wikimedia Eesti has 3 board members.
The board held 39 meetings altogether (6th January, 14th January, 21st January, 28th January, 4th February, 11th February, 18th February, 25th February, 4th March, 11th March, 17th March, 25th March, 1st April, 8th April, 15th April, 22nd April, 29th April, 7th May, 13th May, 20th May, 27th May, 3rd June, 10th June, 17th June, 2nd July, 29th July, 18th August, 26th August, 3rd September, 15th September, 23rd September, 30th September, 14th October, 24th October, 28th October, 4th November, 11th November, 2nd December, 7th December)
All the notes from the board meetings have been made available for chapter members on Wikimedia Eesti wiki.
Important board discussions
During the year 2014 the board of Wikimedia Eesti continued discussions about:
- issues related to documentation and reporting, including the questions regarding the translation of documents (English to Estonian and vice versa),
- questions related to grant applications and grant reporting and other funding-related topics,
- ongoing and future programs, including introducing program leads,
- measurement of the success of the projects, including carrying out of different types of surveys for informational purposes.
From April to June important discussion about restructuring the staff of Wikimedia Eesti were held, resulting in consultation with chapter members and transforming the former position of the project writer to the one of executive director.
On the 1st of June Wikimedia Eesti presented letter of intent to take part of the APG process for the funding of the next year. As a result strategy discussions were carried out throughout the year and a short-term strategy was approved in the end of September.
Important board decisions
On the 21st of January 2014 it was decided that Wikimedia Eesti should change the plan related to 2013 and 2014 grants, meaning that the 2013 grant will be ended with February and in March 2014 a new grant period should start to accelerate the process of synchronizing WMF grant year with Estonian fiscal year.
On the 21st of January 2014 fiscal policy of Wikimedia Eesti was approved.
On the 11th of March 2014 it was decided that the accountant will no longer have right to do payments and all the members of the board must have access to the bank account.
On the 27th of May 2014 Wikimedia Eesti voted for chapter representatives in the board of Wikimedia Foundation.
On the 2nd of July 2014 new staff job functions related to the restructuring process were approved.