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WayNet Annual Meeting
September 21, 2006

Present:

Misty Hollis, President (Wayne County Visioning)
• Gary Arndts, Vice-President/Treasurer (Marketing & Creative Services)
• Jim Buckler, Secretary (WorkOne)
• Jane Holman, Executive Director, Ex Officio (WayNet.org)
• Randy Baker (Richmond Power & Light)
• Tom Kirk (Earlham)
• Dudley Fetzer (First Richmond)
• Jodi Johnson (Western Wayne Schools)
• Bill Pendley (Potter’s Wheel Bed & Breakfast)
• Valerie Biggs (Richmond Community Schools)

Also Present:

• Bill Felker
• Chris Hardie (Summersault & Richmond News Review)
• Mark Stosberg (Summersault)
• Steve Borchers (Wayne County Foundation)
• Bob Sheffer (Indiana Football Hall of Fame)
• Jenie Lahmann (InSites Design)

Call to Order

President Misty Hollis called the meeting to order at 12:05 PM and welcomed all attending to the annual WayNet membership meeting. The meeting was held at the auditorium of Richmond Power & Light.

President’s Report

Misty Hollis presented an overview of the year. She remarked about the work the marketing committee had done over the past year under the leadership of Gary Arndts. These efforts resulted in an increase of membership as well as getting the WayNet message out to prospective and current members. She thanked Jane Holman for all that she has done to make WayNet the organization that it is today. Through her constant leadership she is responsible for the excellent on-line resources offered to the Wayne County community through WayNet.

o Changes to the Articles of Incorporation were presented to the membership. These changes are required as part of the conversion to 501c(3) status. Tom Kirk moved to approve the changes; Dudley Fetzer and Jodi Johnson concurrently seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.

o Changes to the By-Laws were presented as well to the membership. Likewise these changes were made as part of the conversion to 501c(3) as well as to clean-up miscellaneous items. Steve Borchers moved to approve the changes; Bob Sheffer seconded. The motion was unanimously carried.

o There are two paragraphs in the By-Laws that seem to be in conflict related to the formation of the Executive committee. There was quite a bit of discussion on how to change the wording to avoid the conflict. The sections in question are 4.13 and 6.3 (1). Recommendations for changes will be made and voted on during the next board meeting in November.

Treasurer’s Report

Gary Arndts presented the current financial balance statement. Running balance at the end of August was $14,571.93. This was $496.15 less than the same time last year. This compared to $13,922.18, the beginning balance January 1, 2006, an increase of $649.75. Overall the financial status of WayNet has remained stable. Added expenditures related to the 501c(3) conversion to Gillam & Zetzl in the amount of $2000 with an additional $900 for a filing fee (Gillam & Zetzl will absorb $200 of the filing fee) were part of expenses for 2006 budget year. Jodi Johnson moved to approve the financial statement; Randy Baker seconded. The balance statement was approved as presented.

Executive Director’s Report

Jane gave some brief remarks related to increase in membership and the work done to finally complete the tax status conversion. For the sake of brevity she offered to present the full executive report at the next regular board meeting.

Presentation of Slate of Board Nominees

Slate of Nominees – Term 2006-2008

• Misty Hollis, Wayne County Visioning
• Gary Arndts, Marketing & Creative Services
• Dudley Fetzer, First Bank Richmond
• Robin Henry, West End Bank
• Jodi Johnson, Western Wayne Schools
• Tim Love, Reid Hospital

Bob Sheffer made the motion to accept the nominees. Jane Holman seconded the motion. The new nominees were approved.

Adjournment

As there was no further business the annual meeting was adjourned at 12:58 PM.

Board of Directors Meeting

The board meeting was called to order at 12:59 PM.
The new slate of officers was presented.

Slate of Officers – Term 2006-2007

• President – Gary Arndts, Marketing & Creative Services
• Vice-President/Treasurer – Jim Buckler, WorkOne
• Secretary – no nominee

Jodi Johnson made the motion to accept the nominees. Dudley Fetzer seconded the motion. Motion approved and officers were elected as nominated. A candidate for the secretary position will be determined at the next board meeting.

Adjournment

As there was no further business the board meeting adjourned at 1:00 PM. The next regular board meeting is scheduled at Richmond Power & Light at noon November 16th. Jane graciously provided snacks and refreshments for those attending.

Respectfully submitted,

Jim Buckler
Secretary

 


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