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WayNet Board Meeting
May 10, 2007

Present:

• Gary Arndts President (Marketing & Creative Services)
• Jane Holman Executive Director, Ex Officio (WayNet.org)
• Jodi Johnson, Secretary (Western Wayne Schools)
• Jim Buckler (Richmond Work One)
• Tim Love (Reid Hospital)
• Valerie Biggs (Richmond Community Schools)
• Robin Henry (West End Bank)
• Bill Pendley (The Potter’s Wheel Bed & Breakfast)
• Jim Dinkle (Economic Development Corporation) New Member

Call to Order:

President Gary Arndts called the meeting to order at 12:02 p.m. in the Richmond Power and Light Conference Room.

Old Business:

Tim Love moved that the minutes of the January 11, 2007; January 25, 2007; Executive meeting, January 25, 2007; February 8, 2007; and March 8, 2007 meetings be approved with the correction of VanFleet to VanVleet in the March 8, 2007 minutes. Seconded by Jim Buckler. Motion carried.

Financial Report:

The May 10, 2007, balance is $8,756.61.  There are currently 141 Waynet members.  Bill Pendley moved that the updated budget be approved. Seconded by Jim Buckler. Motion carried.

New Business:

Jane reminded the Board that the Waynet insurance had been changed which saved $489 per year.

New Board Member:

Jim Buckler moved that Jim Dinkle be approved as a new Wayne Board Member. Seconded by Robin Henry. Motion carried. Jim noted that the EDC was including Waynet postcards in its packets that are used for new business prospects. He is also taking some Waynet materials with him to an upcoming meeting in Germany.

Executive Director’s Report:

The Executive Director’s report is available on Waynet.

Marketing Committee Report:

Marketing Committee Chairperson, Gary Arndts, explained the committee's proposal to create a “How to Center” on the Waynet site. This allows Waynet members to create a “How to” article. Business members would get a link to their business at the bottom of the article. The intent is that the article explains how to do something. The article is not intended to be an advertisement. Jane will receive and review each contribution before it is posted on the Center. This will make another marketing tool available to members. Jane asked each Board member to submit an article in order to help her make sure that the Center is working properly. It is also important that the Center have content when it goes “public”. The Center is now available via a login and password for the Board.

The Center will be announced through a letter to members. A letter informing non-members will be sent at a future date.

Bill Pendley moved that the addition of the “How to Center” be approved. Seconded by Jodi Johnson. Motion carried.

Where Do We Go From Here?:

The following suggestions were made:

  • Outreach to the Chamber of Commerce and local realtors
  • Include a “New Residence” section on Waynet
  • Continue to use a number of picture—especially people
  • Consider links to recreation locations and service organizations
  • Continue to consider changes to the appearance of Waynet


Google Analysis Feature:

Jane demonstrated the Google Analytics feature on the Google site. Jane is using the feature to access enhanced statistical information about the Waynet site.

Other:

Jane thanked Mark Stosberg for his recent help in upgrading the Waynet Laptop.

Jodi recently spoke about Waynet at the New Day Kiwanis Club meeting in Cambridge City. She distributed information and postcards featuring the uses of Waynet.

Adjournment:

Meeting adjourned.


Respectfully submitted,

Jodi Johnson
Secretary
 


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