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The board of Wikimedia Belgium consists of:

Function Main responsibilities Current responsible Since E-mail
Chairman Chairman Geertivp 2016 Email me!
Gender and Diversity Liaison Gender and Diversity aspects in Wikimedia projects AnneJea 2018 Email me!
Cultural Diversity, Knowledge Equity and Education Liaison Cultural Diversity, Knowledge Equity and educational aspects in Wikimedia projects Lionel Scheepmans 2018 Email me!
Board member Projects and activities Taketa 2019 Email me!

Responsibilities

WMBE board in 2018 (1 person not on photo)

The below is a generic description of board functions. See also Board member Roles and responsibilities.

Advisor to the Board

Upon termination of their board membership, Board members are automatically appointed as Advisor to the Board, unless there are reasons not to do it.

Chairman

  • Overall responsibility for the Organization
  • Overall responsibility for the Board
  • Organize the Board meetings
  • Organize the General Assembly
  • Guide the meeting processes
  • Chair these meetings
  • Bring structure and organisation into the association
  • Primary contact for other organisations, and Affiliates
  • Public relations (public image of the organisation)
  • Fullfil Legal requirements

Treasurer

  • Bookkeeping or liaison with the bookkeeper of the organisation
  • Receive payments like membership fees, process payments
  • Contact with the bank
  • Prepare the budget
  • Follow-up the budget
  • Keep the board up-to-date with the financial situation of the organisation
  • Make yearly balance report and the tax declaration
  • Request for subsidies

Secretary

  • Perform administrative tasks within the organisation
  • Complete and archive minutes of meetings (Board, General Assembly)
  • Member communication
  • Keep the Membership register
  • Prepare the meetings (together with president and vice president)

Community Liaison

  • Keep contact with the Wikipedia communities via Community pages, e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

National Liaison

  • Communicate with national organisations (eg. museums, government, education) and build a credible relationship with them

International Wikimedia Liaison

Gender and Diversity Liaison

  • Promote equal participation in Wikimedia projects by gender/diversity
  • Prevent discrimination
  • Help identifying and the organisation of specific events
  • Search for collaboration with related organisations, or other chapters

Cultural Diversity and Knowledge Equity Liaison

According to the Wikimedia movement strategic direction 2017:

  • Collecting knowledge that fully represents human diversity
  • Focus efforts on the knowledge and communities that have been left out by structures of power and privilege
  • Welcome people from every background to build strong and diverse communities
  • Break down the social, political, and technical barriers preventing people from accessing and contributing to free knowledge

Education Liaison

  • Support and education initiatives and programs linked to Wikimedia projects
  • Contact with scholars and academic personnel

Board members

See also