[Osmf-talk] Welcome, new members!

Martijn van Exel martijn at osmfoundation.org
Mon Nov 13 21:57:11 UTC 2017

*Hi all, The OSM Foundation has been fortunate enough to welcome a lot of
new members recently. If you are one of them, I want to extend a warm
welcome to you on behalf of the OSM Foundation board! As a member, you
represent the OSM community and play a special role in shaping the future
of OpenStreetMap. Your annual contribution helps ensure that the OSM
Foundation has a steady operating budget for our operational and legal
expenses. What’s more, as a member, you can attend monthly board meetings,
vote on important resolutions and in the OSMF board elections. The board
elections are coming up, and if you joined before November 9, you will
receive a ballot in your email in the coming weeks.If you are new to
OpenStreetMap or you don’t know a lot about the Foundation and the many
ways you can contribute to the project, have a look at some of the links
below. - About the Foundation <https://blog.openstreetmap.org/about/>- An
overview of the various Working Groups
<https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Working_Groups> that run important
aspects of OSM. (You don’t have to be a member to join these.)- The current
members <https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Board_Member_Bios> of the
Foundation Board- Past board meeting minutes
<https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Board_Meeting_Minutes> and upcoming
board meeting agenda- The Local Chapters
<https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Local_Chapters> represent the project
on the country and regional level- The upcoming Annual General meeting
<http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Foundation/AGM17>, including details
about the Board electionsAnd finally, if you have any questions or want to
know more, don’t hesitate to ask. And feel free to just introduce yourself
to the other members here on this list.Welcome to the Foundation!On behalf
of the Board,Martijn van ExelSecretary*
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