Directors Report for April 25, 2002
Applied for fee waiver: None
- 30 second radio spots on
KICKS96 in February.
Mentions" on KICKS96 in March
- Contracted for 1
year's worth of ads in Palladium-Item, 3 per week, some will be 1
column x 1 " and some will be 2 columns by 1"
- Purchase "SnapNames"
service for $69 to try to secure waynet.com
domain. (Expired on March 8th)
information sent to: Whitewater Opera (before their financial announcement),
Morgan Stanley (Marc Jaffe), Indiana-American Water Company, Phillip
W. Smith Bed & Breakfast, Ernie Pence (furniture repair), West
Side Splash Club.
- Called on/left
membership information at: Richmond Catholic Community, Ahaus Tool,
Hagerstown City Hall, Abbott's Candy, Hagerstown Library
- Attended WayNet
- Sent in info for
Pal-Item Business Report
- Taught several
community members to use Talk of the Town & the Community Calendar
- Retained KICKS96 as
- Installed Quiz
software and created 3 quizzes. (284 tests taken so far)
- Set up advertising
contracts with Pal-Item & KICKS96.
- Attend Technology Task Force
- Researched and
tested new software for
the community calendar.
- Filled out Indiana
and Federal tax forms for the organization.
- Took 6 days of
vacation time. (8 days left - anniversary date Sept. 22.)
- Created new page for
the HELP the Animals
Shelter as a tribute to Pam Frantz. (Still awaiting photos.)
- Review and
update page links as necessary.
- Many updates to
emails do to @home to insightbb.com conversion.
- Took new photos
and updated Valentine & Spring/Easter postcard
- Added "More
Local Calendars" page.
- Met with Bruce Daggy
and Myra Galloway to discuss a possible collaboration project for
Step-Ahead's Resource Book. Suggestion: They could offer a
mini-grant to qualified organizations that would cover our $150 web
creation costs plus the first year of the $60 not-for-profit
membership fee. They are taking the suggestion back to their
board of directors.
- Vision Committee:
Collaborating with Richmond Art Museum, Wayne County Historical
Museum, Earlham College and Morrisson-Reeves Library to create content
based on Wayne County's artists.
- Terms of Service
policy - needs to be updated and approved.
- Continue to look at alternative funding sources.
- Work on marketing -
send direct sales letters w/application to local businesses w/web
- Create new
"Wallpaper" section from existing photos.
- Continue to review
& update web pages.
Ran weekly and posted on the Members Only
page. User sessions in January jumped a healthy 27%, after an
astounding 43% jump in December, averaging 33,643 users per month.
Web page views increased, but at a smaller percentage, averaging 99,202.
The increase reflects three factors, decreased daylight & time
spent outside, increased usage of our Underground Railroad resources, and
our newspaper and radio advertising campaign.
1st Quarter 2002
- Quarterly figures for user sessions rose by 57%. Page views
rose by 19%. The fact that we have more user sessions is good in
that it means we're reaching more people.
2001 Yearly Figures
show an outstanding 260,875 users requesting 930,554 pages as
compared to 204,689 users requesting 667,511 pages in 2000. This is
a 27% increase in users and a 39% increase in page views over 2000. Our
actual figures were somewhat larger than this due to the problems involved
when the web site was moved to the new server due to the virus problem and
we lost access to the log files for the web site. Logs were
reset approximately October 10.