Chapters meeting 2009/Preparation/Wikimedia Hong Kong

Wikimedia Hong Kong

History and OverviewEdit

  • April 2006 - Discussion of founding an organization for Hong Kong Wikimedians
  • May 2006 - Named "Wikimedia Hong Kong" from polling result
  • August 26, 27 2006 - Chinese Wikimedia Conference 2006
  • September 2006 - WMHK Preliminary Committee founded
  • July 14, 2007 - WMHK founded
  • July 21, 2007 - Committee elected for WMHK Provisional Directory
  • September 18, 2007 - WMHK registered as a Company Limited
  • February 20, 2008 - WMHK recognized as a tax-deductable charity
  • March 1, 2008 - WMHK recognized by WMF

Success storiesEdit

  • Successfully host the First Anniversary Conference within a month
  • Tax-deductable status
  • HKBN sponsored 2 broadband service packages to WMHK.
  • Giveaway of the service packages to members through lucky draw

HeadachesEdit

  • Lack of budget
  • Lack of new members
  • No permanent office

Caused by:

  • Lack of education about copyright and free culture in Hong Kong

PlansEdit

Short term:

  • Giving promotional talks in schools and educational institutions
  • Supporting future CWMCs
  • Opening of bank account for receiving donations and future fundraising campaigns

Medium term:

  • Co-hosting events with local counterparts that endeavor in free culture movement

ExpectationsEdit

  • Strategy in funding and fundraising
  • Strategy in promoting free culture
  • Projects of other chapters, which we can launch similar ones in our jurisdiction