<div dir="ltr"><br>Thanks jaakkoh for your leading role in this nomination as well as those who supported you in the process.
<br> <br>I'd like to join you in welcoming the new members from the HOT community into the organization and look forward to the amazing things that together, collectively, we will all be able to achieve in 2014
<br> <br>Best, 
<br>Nico<br></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 9:25 PM, Jaakko Helleranta.com <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:jaakko@helleranta.com" target="_blank">jaakko@helleranta.com</a>></span> wrote:<br>

<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><div dir="ltr"><div><div><div><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><font>Dear all new HOT voting members, FYI all "old" voting members & the HOT community at large,<br>

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<span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><font>I'm happy to announce that the nominations of and elections for new HOT voting members have resulted in 18 new voting members for HOT! Welcome all! The new voting members list is below. </font></span></div>



<span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><font><br></font></span></div><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><font>We'll be arranging (first ever) orientations to the new voting members in the next two weeks to make sure that everyone knows what (all things) HOT is, how the organization operates and what is the role of voting members. E.g. we'll be electing a Chair (person) for the organization and a new board in the coming weeks. But we'll contact you separately on all this. <br>



.. Should there be "old" voting members who'd like to pitch in to preparing / doing the orientations, please get in contact.<br></font></span><div><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><font><br>



</font></span></div><div><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><font>So, again, welcome all! </font></span><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><font><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><font>And thanks to Boris and Kate for making the nomination/election process happen.<br>



<br></font></span>If you want you're most welcome to reply with a blurb about you and how you got/are involved with HOT, your HOT story, if you may. I wrote mine at the bottom for a sort of an </font></span><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><font><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><font> example</font></span>. In fact, thinking about it, I think it wouldn't be a bad thing is also some (other) old members also feel inclined to write their HOT story. Good to know who's who in this zoo and where are people coming from :) . Perhaps we could even post these stories someone online - under an About us section at our website? Just a thought..<br>



<br></font></span></div><div><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><font>But now: The new voting members of HOT!<br></font></span></div><div><div><div><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><font><br>



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<span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><font><br></font></span></div><div><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><font>That is quite an impressive list, eih!?<br></font></span></div><div><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><font><br>



</font></span><div><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><font>My "HOT story":<br>Originally
 from Finland, moved to the US (DC) over 10 years ago. I got involved 
with HOT during the Haiti earth quake of 2010 and when I lived in Haiti 
for 3 years. I've done most of <a href="http://hdyc.neis-one.org/?jaakkoh" target="_blank">my mapping</a> in Haiti and Dominican 
Republic and I've worked in the field with HOT (in Haiti) and pitched 
into developing some new projects for HOT. <br>Currently living in 
Nicaragua trying to learn Spanish and getting engaged with the local 
mapping community (<a href="http://mapanica.net" target="_blank">http://mapanica.net</a>).<br>HOT is hot because I think that (it's obvious by now that) Open(Street)Mapping can have a huge positive impact in humanitarian work and making (economic) development work better. </font></span><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><font><br>



<a href="http://osm.org/user/jaakkoh" target="_blank">http://osm.org/user/jaakkoh</a> & <a href="http://about.me/jaakkoh" target="_blank">http://about.me/jaakkoh</a></font></span> <br></div><div><br></div><div><font><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">What's your HOT story?<br>



</span></font></div><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><font><br></font></span></div><div><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><font>With welcoming regards,<br></font></span></div><div><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><font>-Jaakko<br>



<br></font></span></div>--<div><div><div><div dir="ltr"><div><a href="mailto:jaakko@helleranta.com" style="color:rgb(17,85,204);font-family:arial;font-size:small" target="_blank">jaakko@helleranta.com</a><span style="font-family:arial;font-size:small"> * Skype: jhelleranta * Mobile: </span><a value="+50588453391" style="color:rgb(17,85,204);font-family:arial;font-size:small">+505-8845-3391</a><span style="font-family:arial;font-size:small"> (Nicaragua) * Voice(mail) / SMS / What's app: <a href="tel:%2B1-202-730-9778" value="+12027309778" target="_blank">+1-202-730-9778</a> * </span><a href="http://about.me/jaakkoh" style="color:rgb(17,85,204);font-family:arial;font-size:small" target="_blank">http://about.me/jaakkoh</a><br>



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Email: <a href="mailto:nicolas.chavent@hotosm.org" target="_blank">nicolas.chavent@hotosm.org</a></div><div>Email: <a href="mailto:nicolas.chavent@gmail.com" target="_blank">nicolas.chavent@gmail.com</a><br>Skype: c_nicolas<br>

Twitter: nicolas_chavent<br></div></div>
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