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Executive Board Meeting
Call to Order
There was no quorum present. Therefore, no motions or voting took place. Minutes from the Board meeting of January 20, 2004 were reviewed. There were no additions or corrections at this time.
The financial balance sheet for 2005 through mid-March was reviewed. Two charts were presented showing “Accounts Receivable Aging Summary by Customer” and “Income by Customer Summary” for March. There was a delay in sending statements pending completion of the conversion to 501c3 status. Because of negative impact on income Jane has now sent statements due January and February.
A “bug” identified in the calendar program exposing Summersault to hackers became the impetus for moving several pieces of WayNet that were hosted by Summersault to AM Hosting. In addition to the Calendar, “E-post card”, “Quizzes” and “Talk of the Town” have been transferred to AM Hosting. A substitute for the "Question of the Week" has not been located yet. Having one web site host for WayNet was a beneficial result.
At the last board meeting the topic of Jane’s salary was discussed. Bill Pendley stated that this needed to be addressed, fearing that no action would delay a review of her salary even longer. There was a consensus among members present to prioritize this issue. President Randy Baker indicated he would address the salary issue.
The delay in forming a new 501c3 corporation and transfer of assets has been at a standstill. Efforts to communicate with Tom have been unsuccessful. It was suggested that a letter be drafted and sent to him requesting a response by a certain date to determine status of this conversion. A personal visit by the President and Executive Director may be in order to expedite the matter.
There were no committee reports. Gary Arndts suggested considering a marketing idea on WayNet we might call “Q Country”. It consists of creating a coupon site on WayNet where sponsors could create coupons for their business. Consumers could download these coupons. This would also demonstrate to sponsors the volume of business traffic coming from WayNet. It would both provide a benefit for sponsors as well as create higher use of WayNet. Large businesses such as Meijer already have their own web sites with downloadable coupons. In these cases WayNet could link to their site. For smaller businesses a database within WayNet could be able to store logos and other business specific information. There are technical issues to explore, but all agreed it was an interesting concept.