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Some more information on the General Assembly for Saturday. I think it super to have 3 new people that want to join the board.

As we seem to have more board candidates than places in the board, I would like to go over the options.

Join our General Assembly

The Board of Wikimedia Belgium is pleased to invite its esteemed members to attend it's Annual General Assembly Meeting for the Financial Year ended 31 December 2015 which will be convened on Saturday 23 January at 13:00 at

WTC Tower 1 - 25th floor (Office "Constant")
Boulevard Albert II / Koning Albert II-laan 30
B-1210 Brussels

The Agenda of the Meeting is to consider:

Wikimania 2016 applications

Update - applications for Wikimania have closed

A reminder - applications for scholarships for Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario, Italy, are closing soon! Please get your applications in by
January 9th. To apply, visit the scholarship page.

Have you ever wanted to join the worlds biggest Wikipedia event? But you ou never got selected for a scholarship?
No panic, as this year, the number of (partial) sholarships was increased x10.

Half year budget approved

Again good financial news for our organisation!

The Wikimedia Foundation, our "mother" organisation, has approved our programme  for the coming six months, and has also approved the associated budget.
This financial support, together with your donations, has three goals:

  1. We want Belgian Wikipedians, people interested in free knowledge, and the whole public to know that we exist, and to share
    with them what we do. 
  2. We want people that know our organisation to become member.
  3. We want our members to become active in our organisation and in the Wikimedia environment.

Do you want to know how the money will be spent? Come to our General Assembly, or join a monthly board meeting.

HP user group supports Wikimedia Belgium

Good news. HP-Interex Belgium, representing the user community of Hewlett-Packard computers, has supported Wikimedia Belgium with a donation of almost 500 euro.
We thank HP-Interex and Mieken for their support!

Do you also want to support us? Become a member, or support us financially.

Media looking for Wikipedians

Several media organisations have approached us with questions about the 15th birthday of Wikipedia.
They look for volunteers to share their experiences with them.

Are you interested? Let me know on maarten@wikimedia.be

Holiday period

The board of Wikimedia Belgium wishes all Wikipedia enthusiasts a Merry Christmas and a happy start of 2016!

We also want to inform you about events planned in January:


Our full agenda is available on our old website.

Our first donation!

Our organisation has some good news. We got our first paid member some months ago. Today we received our first donation on our bank account.
Thank you Francois!

Do you want to support us financially? Check the page "support us"!

This Month in GLAM

The new edition of the This Month in GLAM is out with a Belgium report:
https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Newsletter/September_2015/Contents/Belgium_report

This Month in GLAM is a monthly newsletter documenting recent happenings within the GLAM project, such as content donations, residencies, events and more. GLAM is an acronym of Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums. You can find more information on the project at glamwiki.org.

Visit of a colleague to Wikimania

Wikipedia user and colleague board member Romaine send us a report of this visit of Wikimania in Mexico last July. You can find the report (in Dutch) on his userpage. You can also browse through the pictures taken during the conference, or even watch some of the presentations of the conference again.

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