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…..and 17 WayNet.org members and guests.
President Chris Hardie opened the meeting at 7 PM with an evaluation of the past two years he has held the presidency. He highlighted some of the goals: improve board participation, improve funding, website enhancement such has improving the calendar policy and formalization of a photo policy, and conducting a survey of WayNet members.
Executive Director Jane Holman presented her annual report. She said as WayNet enters its seventh year, it has gone from a time when hardly anyone used the internet to a time now when nearly everyone does. She also cited improvements to the website during the past year, an increase in partnerships with other organizations and highlighted new features that are be expected to be added to the web site in the next few months.
The slate of board nominees was presented for the term of 2003 to 2005. They were: Dudley Fetzer, First Bank Richmond (new); Bill Pendley, The Potter’s Wheel Bed & Breakfast; Jim Buckler, Richmond WorkOne; Thomas Kirk, Jr., Earlham College; Rodger Smith, Richmond Community Schools; and E. Thomas Kemp, Law Office of E. Thomas Kemp. They were approved by unanimous vote.
The slate of officers for the term of 2003 to 2004 was presented: President, Randy Baker, Richmond Power & Light; Vice President/Treasurer, Thomas G. Kirk, Jr.; and Secretary, Bill O’Hara Felker. They were approved by unanimous vote.
There being no additional business, the business meeting adjourned around 7:20 PM.
Featured speaker of the evening was Dr. Diane Roberts of the Uptown Innovation Center. She said the center will open the first week of November. The 10,000 square feet former Osco Drug Store will have ten suites, a couple of training rooms and a technological state-of-the-art conferencing center. Roberts said the center is expected to bring more people to the central business district.
The program ended around 8 PM with refreshments.
The next regular executive board meeting will be Thursday, October 16th at noon at Richmond Power & Light.
Bill O”Hara Felker