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WayNet Special Meeting
January 25, 2007


  • Gary Arndts President (Marketing & Creative Services)
  • Jane Holman Executive Director, Ex Officio (WayNet.org)
  • Jim Buckler, Vice President/Treasurer (Work Force Development)
  • Jodi Johnson, Secretary (Western Wayne Schools)
  • Randy Baker (Richmond Power & Light)
  • Bill Pendley (Potter’s Wheel Bed & Breakfast)
  • Tom Kirk (Earlham)
  • Tim Love (Reid Hospital)
  • Valerie Biggs (Richmond Community Schools)

Call to Order:

President Gary Arndts called the meeting to order at 12:00 p.m. in the Richmond Power and Light Conference Room.

Old Business:

501 (3) c Application

The following advantages and disadvantages were discussed:

Advantages to the Change

Disadvantages to the Change

Grants available only to 501 (3) c

Manpower needed to write grants

Low-cost, non-profit bulk mail permit available

Need to restrict/revamp marketing efforts

Solicit donations

Need to reconfigure/redesign website

Receive funds from CAN disbursement—up to $4,000

No advantage to members/sponsors in paying for a membership link

Wider link base making it more useful to the community


A special Board meeting was scheduled for February 8 at noon at RPL to continue the discussion of the IRS status change. Gary also asked the Board to consider the question: “How do we market the organization under either status?”

Director’s Report:

Jane presented a newly created Waynet, Inc. Gift Acceptance Policy 2007 and Waynet, Inc. Real Estate Policy 2007. It was decided to accept the policy as written. (Policies are available on the website.)


Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted, 

Jodi Johnson

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