Executive Board Meeting
President Misty Hollis called the meeting to order at 12:05 PM in the Board room at Richmond Power & Light. There was a quorum.
Minutes for the September meeting were reviewed. Jodi Johnson made the motion to approve, Randy Baker seconded the motion. September minutes were approved. The Annual Meeting minutes were reviewed. Robin Henry made the motion to approve, Gary Arndts seconded the motion. The minutes were approved as presented.
A fee-waiver was requested for Neighborhood Services Clearinghouse. Their financial status was discussed along with their history with WayNet. They have a web page on WayNet. Consensus was that it was of value to maintain their presence on WayNet. Jim Buckler moved to approve the fee-waiver and Jodi Johnson seconded the motion. The motion was approved.
The financial balance sheet for 2005 through September was reviewed. Estimates of income and expenses were given for November. Expectation is there will be an estimated net balance of $1,000 less than 2004 at the end of 2005. Since there was no detail on the balance sheet since September there was no need for approval.
Status of WayNet changing from a 501 (c)-4 to (c)-3 was again discussed. WayNet documents have not been collected from Tom Kemp. Jane still intends to pursue use of Morrison Reeves attorneys to prepare the documents and applications. Potential cost for private attorney to do the work could be anywhere from one to five thousand dollars. The Indiana State network association will at some point be disbanded and WayNet needs to be a (c)-3 to accept any share of their assets. Assignments for follow-up are as follows.
-Misty will collect WayNet documents from Tom Kemp.
-Jane will meet with Carol Smyth to pursue ability to use Morrison Reeves legal counsel.
-Robin will review needed documents and by-laws to see what we might be able to do on our own.
Committee groups and assignments were reviewed. Gary Arndts agreed to act as chair of the Marketing group in place of Jim Buckler.
The new Flickr photo sharing service offered through WayNet was
discussed. WayNet has a group established for sharing Wayne County
photos. Members can register and share their personal photos. There are
currently 10 members, not all of whom are sharing. Flickr, part of the
Yahoo group, does control overall content of photos regarding
pornography related issues. It is up to the local group to set
parameters for what should be allowed to be shared in the group beyond
that control. The question was raised about landscape photos outside of
Wayne County. The example was one of Whitewater State Park in Union
County. All agreed that as a landscape picture it could be viewed as
artistic and also we can look at Wayne County "area" versus photos of
distant places. Also Jane will be adding Dudley Fetzer and Jim Buckler
as administrators (since they are already registered as members of the
Flickr group) to be additional administrators along with Jane in case of