General Assembly Wikimedia CH 2015

Wikimedia CH held its annual General assembly on March 23 in Bern. For those of you who missed it, we are happy to report that it was a great day and a smooth meeting (whose minutes can be found here).
The proposal to change art.7 of our bylaws so as to simplify the membership process was accepted;
We’re pleased to announce that all of the board re-candidated and were re-elected. We’re even more pleased to welcome a new board member: Micha L. Rieser (user:Micha)!
Micha’s tenure will per our bylaws start 2 months after his election, i.e. on May 22nd. As of this date, your Wikimedia CH’s board members will be:

Patrick Kenel (President) (SZ)
Bagawathram (Ram) Maheswaran (treasurer) (BE)
Frederic Schütz (VD)
Gabriel Thullen (GE)
Mauro Cassina (TI)
Stephane Coillet-Matillon (VD)
Micha L. Rieser (ZH)

Furthermore we were sad to announce that our current Chief Science Officer Charles Andres will move back to France for family reasons. His last day in the office will be on June 30. Charles was first a Board member, then President of Wikimedia CH, before becoming our first Chief Science Officer when we decided to professionalize the team. Charles has over the years given a lot of time and effort to the Wikimedia movement, and those who know him will miss him and his relentless enthusiasm for new ideas and projects. The Board will decide on the best way forward to succeed him, and will keep you informed.
The general assemblie’s meeting concluded with Iolanda Pensa presenting Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario, which Wikimedia CH will help organize.

Everyone was then invited for lunch, and the day concluded with a guided visit at the Alpine Museum.
We would like to thank all the attendees, our staff who came to work on a Saturday and presented their current projects to the Assembly, and our excellent Master of Ceremony Hannes Gassert.
We’re looking forward to seeing you next year or during one of the many events we will be organizing until then to help improve Wikimedia projects.