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Executive Board Meeting
- Misty Hollis, President (Wayne County Visioning)
- Gary Arndts, Vice-President/Treasurer (Marketing & Creative
- Jim Buckler, Secretary (WorkOne)
- Jane Holman, Executive Director, Ex Officio, (WayNet.org)
- Bill Pendley (Potter’s Wheel Bed & Breakfast)
- Dudley Fetzer (First Richmond)
- Jodi Johnson (Western Wayne Schools)
- Randy Baker (Richmond Power & Light)
- Robin Henry (West End Bank)
- Valerie Biggs (Richmond Community Schools)
Call to Order
President Misty Hollis called the meeting to order at 12:02 PM in the
boardroom at Richmond Power & Light. There was a quorum.
Minutes for the November meeting were reviewed. Randy Baker made the
motion to approve; Dudley Fetzer seconded the motion. November minutes
There were no fee waivers presented.
The financial balance
sheet for 2005 through the end of the year was reviewed. The balance
at the end of 2005 was $1,112.11 less than at the end of 2004. Balance
at the end of 2005 was $13,922.18. There is still the potential for an
estimated income of $3500 to $4,000 from a disbursement when the Indiana
State Network Association is dissolved. Jim Buckler made the motion to
approve the financial report; Jodi Johnson seconded. The financial
statement for 2005 was approved.
Status of WayNet changing from a 501 (c)4 to (c)3 was again discussed.
Misty Hollis was unable to retrieve any WayNet documents held by Tom
Kemp. Robin Henry will create a draft RFP to obtain three proposals from
local attorneys to do the work required for WayNet to move toward the
new status. Hopefully these proposals will be available for review at
the next meeting.
The 2006 proposed
budget was reviewed. Basic Business Insurance cost $675 per year.
This did not seem to be cost effective based on the value of furniture
and equipment covered. The questions were raised whether liability
insurance was included and the amount of deductible. Jane will check on
these two items and report back. MS software such as MS Office cost was
itemized at $400.00. Possibility of acquiring software through IU East
at reduced rate was suggested. IU East typically sells programs such as
MS Office for $25.00 to employees, instructors and students. As always
the continued need to recruit new members is an important factor within
the budget. Marketing strategies such as reduced membership costs for
brief periods or multi-year memberships at reduced rates might be a good
marketing technique to bring in new members. Jodi Johnson moved to
approve the 2006 budget; Bill Pendley seconded. The 2006 budget was
Executive Director’s Report
Jane reported that three
members were removed. Community Builders, Oler Fence and Pools and
Harrington-Hoch Insurance were removed.
Marketing initiatives included references in “An Earlham Guide to
Richmond”, 200 flyers included in the Frostbite 5K packets, and an
article in Pal-Item on Christmas Day about the Agriculture Quiz in
WayNet. She also participated in a phone interview on WKBV on December
Some of the projects and issues that were reported were as follows.
WayNet partnered with Hagerstown FFA to create an Agriculture Quiz. Jane
discussed the calendaring program with Summersault, who is investigating
creating a community calendar that would be free to WayNet with
possibility of fees charged for add-ons. There continue to be issues
with web site accessibility. Jane will work with the technology
committee to resolve these issues. Log analysis continues to show
increases. 4th quarter user sessions increased by 8% over third quarter.
2005 yearly user figures were 14% higher than 2004.
A meeting of the Marketing Committee is scheduled for February 7th
at 9:30 AM at the downtown location of West End Bank.
As there was no further business the meeting adjourned at 12:50 PM. The
next regular board meeting will be March 16th, 2006 at noon, Richmond
Power & Light.