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COO position created for Carolyn Doran
As of today, Carolyn Doran is the full-time Chief Operating Officer of the Wikimedia Foundation. Ms. Doran has worked part time in a lesser role, in the months prior. Read about her role. (29 January 2007)


World Economic Forum nominates Wales as Young Global Leader
World Economic Forum has nominated Jimmy Wales and 249 others for "Young Global Leader 2007". The event will take place September 4-8 in Dalian, China. The World Economic Forum selection committee is composed of the world's top media leaders and chaired by Queen Rania of Jordan. (23 January 2007)


Welcome to Sandra Ordonez
The Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Sandra Ordonez as Communications Manager. Sandy is a public relations specialist living in Tampa, Florida, with prior experience in for-profit and non-profit organizations. Her role will include press relations, written and oral communications, and various other assignments. We are fortunate to have had Sandy approach us about a position, and we are excited to have her start working in the office. Please say hello if you run into her online (her wiki and irc name is "wiki blue") and welcome her to the community. (22 January 2007)


Wikimedia Serbia has hosted an international regional meeting in Belgrade, near the end of 2006. Among others, there were guests from Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, as well as from Germany and the Netherlands. Due to the bad local weather conditions, guests from France couldn't make it, but overall, the meetup went well. On January 7 2007, the 4th General assembly of Wikimedia Serbia was finished, and all proposed resolutions have passed. One of them involves promoting some members of the organization to vice-presidents. On January 2 2007, Miloš Rančić, resigned from his post as a president. However, he will still be active in the organization. The search for the new president is still ongoing. (15 January 2007)


Four wishes for year 2007
Yet another year is over. We’ll soon celebrate our six years of existence. Wikipedia has made an amazing transformation, growing from a grassroots effort to a global resource. A unique community-driven, non-commercial top 10 website, letting people share their knowledge, culture and resources with neighbours near and far.Read more (1 January 2007)