[okfn-be] Invitation to the 2016 general assembly of Open Knowledge Belgium vzw/asbl

Pieter Colpaert pieter.colpaert at okfn.org
Tue Oct 11 16:08:01 UTC 2016

Small correction: the event is at the following location, as mentioned 
correctly on Eventbrite, and not in the backstay bar, as mentioned earlier:

22 Kammerstraat
9000 Gent

See you then!


On 11-10-16 17:54, Pieter Colpaert wrote:
> Dear all,
> With this e-mail the daily management 
> <http://www.openknowledge.be/team/> of Open Knowledge Belgium is happy 
> to invite you to the open /General Assembly/ of Open Knowledge Belgium 
> vzw/asbl, for which you can register here: 
> https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/open-knowledge-open-after-work-drink-registration-28145750698
> The General Assembly on the 25th of November will start *at 16:00* in 
> Ghent (next time will be in Brussels, pinky promise) in the Backstay 
> Bar and is open to everyone: official members of the organization, as 
> well as volunteers, or people who want to be more active in the 
> general work of the non-profit (supporting open knowledge initiatives, 
> umbrella organization business). We will provide the drinks, you 
> should provide us with your brains and enthusiasm for Open Knowledge!
> The programme will look as follows:
>  * A state of play, presented by the board members, of the general 
> Open Knowledge board: our finances as well as our upcoming general 
> projects will be discussed.
>  * Open Belgium conference 2017 will be in February in Brussels: 
> should we have a specific focus? Open discussion
>  * Open Summer of code 2016 → open Summer of code 2017: we will 
> present the learnings and outcomes of this year and discuss next year!
>  * We will say goodbye to Pieter-Jan Pauwels as an employee and 
> welcome him as a new daily management member. Furthermore, we will 
> also introduce our new community manager to the audience.
>  * Presentations by the working groups that want to give an update on 
> their state of play, and welcoming of potentially 2 new working groups 
> (still under discussion, we hope to be able to give a short overview 
> of the new working groups then)!
>  * We will leave our office in the Sint Salvatorstraat, and instead 
> make use of the Flex Desks that are provided to us in Brussels (the 
> city of our new community manager) and in Ghent (we have several 
> options available).
>  * Yannick H'Madoun is leaving his position as representative for the 
> Creative Commons Belgium community and by the General Assembly, we 
> also hope that Creative Commons Belgium will have a new representative 
> to be included in the board of directors.
> After this official programme, there will be a goodbye drink for 
> Pieter-Jan, who will leave us as a full-time employee and instead join 
> us as a volunteer in the daily management, as well as a welcome drink 
> for our yet to be announced new full-time community manager (or 
> whatever he will want to call himself ;-) )!
> Hope to see you there and feel free to forward this mail!
> Pieter Colpaert
> In name of our daily management
> -- 
> +32 486 74 71 22

+32 486 74 71 22

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