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Executive Directors Report for July 25, 2002

Applied for fee waiver:  None

Membership Changes/Additional Fees:


  • "Sports Mentions" on KICKS96 will run again in August
  • Continued Pal-Item Ads
  • Secured domain.
  • Sent letter to former members who were Hypervine customers to invite them to remain/return as WayNet members.
  • Purchased new nameplate for over the door of my office.
  • Speak about at Uptown Richmond's CyberCamp for 5th & 6th graders.
  • Agree to run ad in the Richmond Symphony Orchestra's program.

Achievements for 2nd Quarter

  • Retained SANYO Laser Products as a member.
  • Attend Technology Task Force committee meetings.
  • Installed new software for the community calendar.
  • Filled out Indiana and Federal tax forms for the organization.
  • Finished the page for the HELP the Animals Shelter as a tribute to Pam Frantz.  
  • Website Maintenance:  
    • Review and update page links & calendar events, as necessary. 
    • Added "More Local Calendars" page.
    • Created a page for Economy, Williamsburg, updated Hagerstown page.
    • Post 1865 map of Wayne County.

On-Going Projects

  • 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.
    7/25/02 Update:  They agreed and requested an invoice for $1,800 for the Step Ahead Council.  I will be working with Myra Galloway on the details.
  • 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.
    7/25/02 Update: Grant proposal has been written and is awaiting our board's approval.
  • 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 sites.
  • Create new "Wallpaper" section from existing photos.
  • Continue to review & update web pages.

Log Analysis 
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 99,202The 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.  

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