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Waynet Board of Directors
May 28, 1997
Present: David Fulton, Ann Hanes, Kathy Keller, Debbie
Berry, Tim Broering, Carol B. Smyth, John Weber, Andy Grannel, Pam Frantz.
Guests Present: Bill OHara of WHON, Mark Wittman of
Access Indiana, Community Network Association, Michael Ney of IU Med Center, President
Indiana Community Networks, Kim Grayson of Indiana University, Brian Smith of
Centerville-Abington Schools, Vivian Ashmawi, and Allen Herzig of Community Network
Motion to approve the minutes was made by Carol Smyth and
seconded by John Weber.
Carol Smyth reported that we received the first two
quarterly payments from Access Indiana of $7,500 and that we will receive quarterly
payments for the next two years. The next quarterly payment will be on July 1, 1997.
The Personnel Committee has not met. The Personnel
Committee plans to hire an hourly part-time marketing/P.R. person, whose primary
responsibility it will be to solicit organizational and individual memberships on Waynet's
behalf. Although they have yet to iron out all details they will be meeting next week to
discuss hiring of a part-time person to market Waynet with some technical experience.
2. Not For Profit Status
501(C)(3) is the proper filing status. Discussion was held
and was to be referred to Steve Rabe, Assistant City Attorney. The Board had initially
considered filing for 501c12 IRS status, such as has Hoosiernet, but, on the advice of the
Assistant City Attorney, they have decided to pursue 501c3 status. Because the community
net concept is new to the IRS, it was suggested that the Waynet Board may want its
attorney to contact attorney's who have already successfully processed 501c3 applications
for other ICNA community networks. Carol Smyth is to follow up with Steve Rabe.
3. Fund Raising Letter
A letter was passed out by David Fulton. David will be
sending fund raising letters to not-for-profit organizations. He will hold off sending
letters to for-profit organizations. We should send information from State, Access
Indiana, and the business plan. We should highlight in the letter what the sponsoring
member will get for $500 donation. David will send an invoice to the Board Members
companies. Waynet plans to solicit $500 per sponsoring member. For that membership, local
organizations will receive a full-service link from Waynet; however, the solicitation
strategy will focus primarily on each organization's responsibility to support a quality
community service with its membership rather than on services rendered. Of the $500, $50
will be considered a service fee and $450 will be considered as a contribution.
Tim Broering volunteered to work on a user-friendly
membership benefits page.
A committee was formed to determine what goes on our web
page: Pam Frantz, John Weber, Tim Broering, Alan Moore, Andy Grannel, Hallie Bourne, and
David Fulton. They will meet at Richmond Power & Light.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:50 P.M. with the next
meeting scheduled for the 18th of June at 12:30 P.M. at Richmond Power &