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Wikimedia NYC WikiWednesday
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When and Where
DateWednesday, September 27, 2017
Time7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
145 W 14th St.
(between 6th and 7th Avenues)
City, StateNew York City, New York 10011
Wikimedia NYC presentation - WikiPhotography at WikiWednesday July 2015 3 crop.jpg
About half of the participants

The September 2017 NYC WikiWednesday salon with the Wikimedia NYC community was held Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles, a co-working space and gallery located near 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This event included the Wikimedia NYC chapter's annual meeting and board elections.

(Note that the the new location is 145 W 14th Street, basement, a couple of doors down from the old Babycastles location.)


  • Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Babycastles. 145 W 14th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues), Basement level, Manhattan, New York, NY 10011

40°44′18″N 73°59′55.6″W / 40.73833°N 73.998778°W / 40.73833; -73.998778

  • Subway:
    • "1" train"2" train"3" train to 14th St. (exit at 14th Street and 7th Avenue)
    • "F" train"M" train to 14th St. (exit at 14th Street and 6th Avenue)
    • "L" train to 14th St. (exit at 14th Street and 6th Avenue)
    • "4" train"5" train"6" train"6" express train to 14th St. (exit at 14th Street - Union Square)
    • "N" train"Q" train"R" train"W" train to 14th St. (exit at 14th Street - Union Square)
    • "A" train"C" train"E" train to 14th St. (exit at 14th Street and 8th Avenue)
  • Bus: M1, M2, M3, M14A, M14D, X1, X7, X9, X10, X12, X17, X27, X28 buses
  • Accessibility: Let us know if we should set up the manual elevator for this meetup.
  • Hashtag: #WikiWednesday
  • After the main meeting: Food and refreshments
  • Meetup link:
  • Etherpad:


Bring your own ideas!

  • 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Introductions for visitors
  • 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm: Meeting, Part I (roundtable on ongoing projects)
  • 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Meeting, Part II (new project proposals and ideas)


See also WM NYC Elections page
  • Requirement to be a candidate for the Wikimedia NYC Board is an annual membership, which is $5. The dues can be paid to the treasurer, in cash or check, at the meeting or by check or by PayPal in advance of the meeting.
  • If you will be at WikiWednesday, please prepare a 3 sentence introduction to share about yourself
    • 3 sentence introduction can include (name and user name required):
      • Name
      • User name
      • Wikipedia / Wikimedia project interests
      • Why you would like to be part of the leadership and any goals or projects you are interested in working on
  • Lane Rasberry, bluerasberry, will be organizing the election
    • contact Lane with questions
A question about the process bluerasberry; can anybody who attends vote, or is there some formal membership or anything of the sort that is required first? Sorry if this was discussed at the August 2017 meeting (that I missed) FULBERT (talk) 15:14, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
@FULBERT: Membership is $5/year. Join online or at the meeting. Membership gives the right to vote at the meeting. Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:37, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
@Bluerasberry: Thanks; now officially a member! FULBERT (talk) 15:59, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
    • organized and oversaw Wiki NYC elections since 2013
    • never held an office in Wiki NYC, not standing for election
    • interprets election rules in case of question
    • counts votes, reports results
    • Pete Hess, user:Becksguy, will probably provide paper ballots
  • Election details explained at event
  • Voting happens by printed anonymous ballot, in person at the election.
  • If you are unable to attend WikiWednesday, please select a proxy who can share your 3 sentence introduction about yourself
  • Candidates with the most votes will be selected for the 12 available Board positions
  • Selection of officers happens at a later time, within 3 weeks of the WikiWednesday, as agreed upon by the Board

Candidates for Wikimedia NYC Board[edit]

Add your name below if you'd like to be a candidate!

  1. Becksguy (talk) 22:23, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. kosboot (talk) 22:53, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. DGG ( talk ) 23:13, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
  4. Mozucat (talk) 14:55, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
  5. DrX (talk) 16:03, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
  6. Megs (talk) 21:03, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
  7. Emjackson42 (talk) 16:54, 11 September 2017 (UTC)
  8. Scottandrewhutchins (talk) 12:45, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
  9. Pharos (talk) 11:39, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
  10. Aliceba (talk) 18:37, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
  11. Jim.henderson (talk) 19:56, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
  12. Jeremyb (talk) 21:29, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
  13. Newyorkbrad (talk) 21:55, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
  14. BlaueBlüte (talk) 17:21, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
  15. BrillLyle (talk) 23:02, 26 September 2017 (UTC)
  16. Aude (talk) 23:59, 26 September 2017 (UTC)
  17. Rhododendrites (talk) 02:07, 27 September 2017 (UTC)

Election results[edit]

I served as election officer for this election.

Pre-printed ballots were provided listing everyone who had nominated themselves as candidates until the morning of the election. Dues-paying members of Wikimedia NYC were invited to take a ballot. There was an opportunity for those present to pay $5 to become a member. Immediately before the election there was a call for anyone present to nominate themselves as a candidate. No one did this. All candidates were invited to give statements. Candidates who were not physically present included Megs, Emjackson42, and Doctorxgc. Each of these candidates had a proxy speak on their behalf. There was a call for questions or comments. After this, the voting began. When everyone had voted I collected the ballots and counted the votes. All votes came from members in attendance and there were no proxy votes. 30 people were present. [clarification needed] This number included eligible voters who declined to vote, and their blank ballots were not counted. There were 25 people present. All completed ballots were valid. I did not vote myself. One other person chose to not vote, leaving 23 ballots. The candidates with the most votes were as follows:

  1. Pete Hess Becksguy
  2. Bob Kosovsky kosboot
  3. David Goodman DGG
  4. Ann Matsuuchi Mozucat
  5. Megan Wacha Megs
  6. Richard Knipel Pharos
  7. Alice Backer Aliceba
  8. Jim Henderson Jim.henderson
  9. Ira Matetsky Newyorkbrad
  10. Loren Koenig BlaueBlüte
  11. Katie Filbert Aude
  12. Ryan McGrady Rhododendrites

These candidates are now board officers of Wikimedia NYC serving a one-year term. There were no objections raised to the election process or to the outcome of the election at the event. After the election, it was proposed that officer positions from last term carry over until the board meets to vote again for officers. Thanks for candidates for volunteer to serve on the board and thanks to everyone who voted. Blue Rasberry (talk) 19:12, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

Check in - ongoing projects[edit]

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Since last WikiWednesday

New and upcoming projects[edit]

Food tonight[edit]

Comments / feedback / suggestions about food and/or for food selection? Please let us know!

  • pizza / Russian pies, maybe
Russian pies would be different from the usual, and they look appetizing. Maybe something vegetarian also. - Becksguy (talk) 02:33, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

External links[edit]

Sign up[edit]


  • -User:DanTD (talk) 00:49, 13 September 2017 (UTC) - Won't be around in NYC for that date.
  • Emjackson42 (talk) 15:13, 22 September 2017 (UTC) So sorry everyone. I am preparing a talk for the following week and I am just not able to make it.
  • Megs (talk) 21:57, 27 September 2017 (UTC) Unfortunately I'm not well enough to attend tonight.

Possible attendees[edit]

  • Seversley
  • Busy week at new school. Maybe. Bearian (talk) 19:44, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

Likely attendees[edit]