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WayNet Board Meeting Minutes
November 12, 2009

Present:

  • Dudley Fetzer President (First Bank Richmond)

  • Gary Arndts Vice President (Marketing & Creative Services)

  • Jane Holman Executive Director, Ex Officio (WayNet.org)

  • Jenie Lahmann (Morrisson-Reeves Library)

  • Bill Pendley (Potter’s Wheel Bed & Breakfast)

  • Randy Baker (Richmond Power and Light)

  • Richard Peterson (Porter Advertising, LLC)

  • Jodi Johnson (Western Wayne Schools)

  • Tim Love (Reid Hospital and Health Care Services)

Call to Order:

President Dudley Fetzer called the meeting to order at 12:03 p.m. in the Richmond Power and Light Auditorium.

The meeting minutes were approved for the September 10 board meeting. Tim Love so moved. Richard Peterson seconded. The motion was unanimously approved.

Financial Report:

The balance sheet was shared and discussed. Jane noted that two checks were received. Reid Hospital and RCS paid their annual membership. Discussion about memberships and a few potential businesses that we might investigate being members. Jane will contact Really Cool Foods (previous members) and Dot Foods as potential members. A strong reason to have them join is the employment section that is high on the rankings of usage with Waynet. Jodi Johnson moved to approve the Balance Sheet. Bill Pendley seconded. The motion was unanimously approved.

Old Business:

New Business:

Acceptance of New Board Member:
The president asked that Rob Tidrow be accepted as a new board member. Rob works for Richmond Community Schools. Jane discussed that this addition helps to balance the diversity of the board - balancing profit, non-profit, business and education members. Dudley Fetzer asked for a motion to accept the proposed new board member. Tim Love so moved. Jenie Lahmann seconded. The motion was unanimously approved.

Review of New Budget:
Dudley Fetzer outlined the layout of the proposed budget and Jane Holman explains the balances. She is optimistic that we will encourage new members and recoup many of our current members.

Jane discussed the purchase of new software to work on the website development. She is evaluating several choices of software.

The marketing committee is looking into the price and feasibility of creating a billboard campaign that is co-sponsored by our community partners. Other possibilities would be to place the Waynet mini advertisements on billboards and other marketing avenues.

Set 2010 meetings
Discussion of the meeting day took place. It was decided to keep the meeting schedule as it is currently. Meet every other month on the 2nd Thursday of the month at noon, beginning in January. Dudley Fetzer asked for a motion to accept the proposed new board member. Gary Arndts so moved. Bill Pendley seconded. The motion was unanimously approved.

Executive Director's Report (Click to see the report)

A Few Noted Highlights:

  • ICNA dissolution took many hours to shut down and organize the final meeting.  The group voted to disperse funds to the eight remaining members. Jane is investigating how to disperse the money so Waynet can best utilize them. Jodi Johnson moved that the money be dispersed in the best interest of Waynet and utilizes Jane’s discretion on placement of the funds. Gary Arndts seconded. The motion was unanimously approved.
  • Made a contact with new director, Eric Marsh at WCTV
  • The Waynet site redesign was briefly discussed. Jane is working on the plan for the new site that is easy to navigate, highlights Waynet members on the front page, uses Waynet to advertise it’s services and offerings to the community.

Adjournment:

Being no further business Dudley Fetzer asked for a motion to adjourn. Jodi Johnson so moved. Gary Arndts seconded the motion. The meeting adjourned at 1:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Jenie Lahmann
January 5, 2010


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