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Waynet Board Meeting
Members Present: Pam Frantz, Jane Holman, Tom Kirk, Ron Lind, Bill O’Hara, Renee Oldham, Steve Reynolds, and John Weber
Meeting Called to Order: John called the meeting to order at 12:00 PM, December 14, 1999.
Rodger Smith moved to approve last month’s minutes; Tom Kirk seconded the motion. The minutes were approved by the board.
Jane presented the Executives Director’s Report, with the following major items reported:
Steve Reynolds gave a report from the Streaming Video Committee. Jane will contact Hoosier Net out of Bloomington to see how they have done their streaming video. Currently, storage is a challenge. The committee is still in the thought process. Steve reported the possibility of WayNet linking to the IU East server. WCTV may also be of assistance with equipment.
The Grant Committee has not met recently, but did receive a letter from E. Thomas Kemp, outlining WayNet’s desire for eligibility to be recognized by the Internal Revenue Code as a tax exempt organization. There was much discussion regarding the application for recognition under Section 501©(3). There was also discussion as to whether WayNet was an Internet Service Provider (ISP). Jane will be talking with Charlie Ball, Wayne County Foundation, regarding their status. Steve Reynolds questioned the point of the letter from the attorney. WayNet is concerned that the "C" status is hurting funding opportunities. Rodger Smith, will investigate the possibility of applying for grants.
Approval of Fee-Waivers – There were none
Approval of Budget for 2000
Steve Reynolds questioned the entry for Little Sheba’s in the amount of $125.00. Jane stated that it was for advertising on the back side of their menu. Steve asked if there was advertising in the high school sports programs. There is no advertising in that arena at this time, but it will be investigated. The $500.00 entry for miscellaneous is for miscellaneous items that may come up. The $2500.00 entry for July will be used for a new computer. Steve will talk with the Vice Chancellor to see if IU East might be able to help with the budget. Jane is looking for a funding source for a billboard. Renee Oldham will contact Mary Walker at the Wayne County Tourism Bureau to see they might be able to assist.
Steve Reynolds made a motion to accept the budget as noted and Rodger Smith seconded the motion. All present were in favor of the budget.
Goals for the New Year
The meeting was adjourned.
Tricia Shrider for Steve Reynolds, Secretary