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Board Meeting Minutes - March 19, 2015

Present:

  • Jenie Lahmann, President (Morrisson-Reeves Library
  • Pam Merchanthouse, Vice-President (Friends Fellowship Community)
  • Richard Peterson (Porter Advertising, LLC)
  • Brad Glover (First Bank Richmond)
  • Randy Baker (Richmond Power and Light)
  • Beth Fields, Secretary (Wayne County Government)
  • Aubrey Blue (Cope Environmental Center)
  • Tim Love (Reid Hospital & Health Care Services)
  • Lynn Knight, (Earlham College)
  • Jane Holman (Executive Director, WayNet.org, Ex-Officio)

Absent:

  • David Burton (Burton & Simkin Attorneys)
  • Rob Tidrow, Vice-President (Richmond Community Schools)

Call to Order:

President Jenie Lahmann called the meeting to order at 12:00 noon at First Bank, 2nd floor meeting room. She thanked Brad Glover for hosting and providing lunch. Mr. Glover mentioned that Gary Kleer of First Bank will soon be inducted into the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame, and noted that First Bank is very community oriented and the bank and their employees are very involved in our community.

Approval of Minutes

Pam Merchanthouse motioned approval of the minutes dated January 15, 2015, seconded by Richard Peterson and the motion carried.

New Business:

Director's Report

Mrs. Holman reviewed the balance sheet, and said it doesn't look positive now, but April and July will be better months. She reviewed the expenses for February and said there is nothing out of the ordinary. Richard Peterson motioned approval of the financials, seconded by Brad Glover and the motion carried.

The fee waiver request from Pauline Trueblood Nursery was tabled from the last meeting and was brought forward for further discussion. We requested additional financial information, but did not receive a response. Aubrey Blue noted she is aware their expenses are up and believes they need the fee waiver. At this time, the board has July through November, 2014 financials, and they were scarce.

Mr. Peterson said he can understand both sides of the issue and Tim Love agreed with the comment. Jenie Lahmann said we could give them more time to provide the additional information requested. Brad Glover said $60.00 is not a great deal of money for either WayneNet or the nursery, and motioned to grant the fee waiver this year only. Beth Fields seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Mrs. Holman provided an update on board nominations and said the Executive Committee met and had a list of seven individuals. We are moving down the list. Also, the group reviewed the list of potential officers for next year.

Mrs. Holman mentioned a problem with Google Analytics, as the numbers are lower than they should be and she is getting an analytics code message. Jenie Lahmann said the Library is having similar problems with Google Analytics.

Mrs. Holman received a request from the New Castle Courier Times to use our calendar in their paper. This would be available in their print edition with the WayNet information. Mr. Peterson said he would be in favor of this, and it is a win/win. Lynn Knight suggested we should try to include our color logo with the calendar. There was board consensus to allow the Courier Times to use our calendar.

Mrs. Holman said we have two new members: M & E Builders and Wayne County Special Olympics. Also, received $225 for use of photos.

Filmed Wayne County Connections with Bill Doering and Mark Childs of Nettle Creeks. Also, did an onsite Wayne County Connections taping at the Wayne County Historical Museum with Jim Harlan. Twitter and Facebook both continue to grow, with the majority of our followers being female.

Mrs. Holman updated on several projects: registered the domain name; resolved the telephone issue; cleaned up background files and broken links; researched options for forms; using the standing desk and it is working well; and offered a list of updated pages. She is also reviewing the fee waivers and is addressing a few each month.

The next meeting is scheduled for May 21st and looking for a location to host the meeting.

Adjournment:

Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 12:55 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Beth Fields, Secretary

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Wayne County was formed in 1811. It was named for General "Mad" Anthony Wayne, who was an officer during the Revolutionary War. Wayne is mainly remembered for his service in the 1790's in the Northwest Indian War, which included many actions in Indiana and Ohio.