Winter Break AFK and Payment Intermission

The members of the Global Community TeamGlobal Community Team A group of community organizers and contributors who collaborate on local events about WordPress — monthly WordPress meetups and/or annual conferences called WordCamps. who routinely handle WordPress Community SupportWordPress Community Support WordPress Community Support PBC is a subsidiary of WordPress Foundation. It is created specifically to be the financial and legal support for WordCamps, WordPress Meetup groups, and any additional “official” events organized within the WordPress Community Events program.’s banking will be on winter break from 23 December 2017 to 2 January 2018. During this time we’ll halt WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. and MeetupMeetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. vendor payments, reimbursements, and sponsor payment attribution. If you need to pay for goods or services in December, please submit all requests no later than 17:00 UTC on Friday, 22 December 2017. Payment requests submitted after that time will not likely be processed until after Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Sponsor invoices paid during this intermission won’t be marked paid until 3 January.

Please note that many other deputiesDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook. are taking time off around the end of the year so there will also likely be delays in application vetting, budget reviews, email responses, etc.

Some deputies, mentorsMentor Someone who has already organised a WordCamp and has time to meet with their assigned mentee every 2 weeks, they talk over where they should be in their timeline, help them to identify their issues, and also identify solutions for their issues., and community members will still be available by email at support@wordcamp.org or on Slack in the #community-events channel.

Our regular schedule will resume Wednesday, 3 January, 2018 although it may take us a day or two to get fully caught up.

Best wishes to everyone for 2018!

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