Directors Report for July 25, 2002
for fee waiver: None
Mentions" on KICKS96 will run again in August
- Continued Pal-Item
- Secured waynet.com
- 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
WayNet.org at Uptown Richmond's CyberCamp for 5th & 6th graders.
- Agree to run ad in
the Richmond Symphony Orchestra's program.
- Retained SANYO Laser
Products as a member.
- Attend Technology Task Force
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.