It turned out at the meeting that we were not actually incorporated yet, but we still got good work done then.
The following note was sent out by Pharos two days before the meetup.
|“||Sorry to put this up on such short notice.
One of our group, David Shankbone, has just taken the initiative of incorporating Wikimedia New York City, Inc in the last days.
It will be necessary now to hold an initial organization meeting to select officers. This process will be lead by the interim board we selected at the June meetup (Becksguy, Gosgood, DGG, Daniel Case and myself), and it is especially important that these people can attend, but we want to open this to all NYC Wikimedians who want to voice their opinion or volunteer for a position like President, Treasurer, Secretary or Press Officer.
In a few months we can develop a proper membership system, and then we will hold general elections for a more permanent board.
---The meeting is scheduled for Monday, 9/8/2008 at 7 PM.----
Though you should plan to be free Monday evening at 7 for a meeting probably somewhere in Manhattan, we don't have an exact space selected yet. So consider this a heads-up until we have further details. Also, it is still possible that the timing may change in future; but remain assured we will update this list on any changes.
|— Pharos, Wikimedia NYC Mailing List|
Report on the Meet-up
Attendees of record
- Several other Wikipedians/Wikimedians also participated in this process by phone, as detailed below.
Wikimedia New York City Board
- Press Secretary: User:raina_noor
Positions were nominated and voted on by those present at the meeting (all were approved unanimously), keeping in mind the earlier June process.
Daniel Case, DGG and Mbisanz, though not physically present, accepted their nominations by phone call while the meeting was in progress. David Shankbone kept minutes for this meeting.