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WayNet Special Meeting
February 8, 2007

Present:

  • Gary Arndts President (Marketing & Creative Services)
  • Jane Holman Executive Director, Ex Officio (WayNet.org)
  • Jodi Johnson, Secretary (Western Wayne Schools)
  • Randy Baker (Richmond Power & Light)
  • Bill Pendley (Potter’s Wheel Bed & Breakfast)
  • Tom Kirk (Earlham)
  • Tim Love (Reid Hospital)
  • Dudley Fetzer (First Bank Richmond)
  • Robin Henry(West End Bank)

Call to Order:

President Gary Arndts called the meeting to order at 12:07 p.m. in the Richmond Power and Light Conference Room.

Old Business:

Gary explained that it was decided to call some of the members of Waynet to see how they would react to the IRS status change being considered. After Gary received some negative feedback about the change in membership status. It appeared that the change would not be appreciated by our present members. The issue was having to list all businesses, not just the paying members. The members also said that they consider the WayNet membership as an advertising fee. Changing the status to a “donation” basis could cause difficulties in having the monies available from a different account. Jane and Jodi also reported that the non-profit contacts they had made did not seem to mind the change.

After much discussion, Gary recommended that the Board consider stopping the process for making the IRS change.

Jodi moved that the Board drop the process to make the IRS change. Seconded by Bill Pendley. Motion carried.

Gary commented that we need to do a better job of marketing WayNet. It was also decided that those members who had been contact during the survey, be contacted again to thank them for their input. They should also be assured that the IRS status change was dropped.

Gary also suggested that the Board brainstorm about some new ideas to fund WayNet.
 

Adjournment:

Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted, 

Jodi Johnson
Secretary


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