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WayNet Board Meeting
May 10, 2007
• Gary Arndts President (Marketing & Creative Services)
• Jane Holman Executive Director, Ex Officio (WayNet.org)
• Jodi Johnson, Secretary (Western Wayne Schools)
• Jim Buckler (Richmond Work One)
• Tim Love (Reid Hospital)
• Valerie Biggs (Richmond Community Schools)
• Robin Henry (West End Bank)
• Bill Pendley (The Potter’s Wheel Bed & Breakfast)
• Jim Dinkle (Economic Development Corporation) New Member
Call to Order:
President Gary Arndts called the meeting to order at 12:02 p.m.
in the Richmond Power and Light Conference Room.
Tim Love moved that the
minutes of the January 11, 2007; January 25, 2007; Executive meeting,
January 25, 2007; February 8, 2007; and March 8, 2007 meetings be
approved with the correction of VanFleet to VanVleet in the March 8,
2007 minutes. Seconded by Jim Buckler. Motion carried.
The May 10, 2007, balance is $8,756.61.
There are currently 141 Waynet members. Bill Pendley moved that
the updated budget be approved. Seconded by Jim Buckler. Motion
Jane reminded the Board that the Waynet insurance had been changed which saved $489 per year.
New Board Member:
Jim Buckler moved that Jim Dinkle be approved as a new Wayne Board
Member. Seconded by Robin Henry. Motion carried. Jim noted that the
EDC was including Waynet postcards in its packets that are used for
new business prospects. He is also taking some Waynet materials with
him to an upcoming meeting in Germany.
Executive Director’s Report:
The Executive Director’s
report is available on Waynet.
Marketing Committee Report:
Marketing Committee Chairperson, Gary Arndts, explained the
committee's proposal to create a “How
to Center” on the Waynet site. This allows Waynet members to
create a “How to” article. Business members would get a link to
their business at the bottom of the article. The intent is that the
article explains how to do something. The article is not intended to
be an advertisement. Jane will receive and review each contribution
before it is posted on the Center. This will make another marketing
tool available to members. Jane asked each Board member to submit an
article in order to help her make sure that the Center is working
properly. It is also important that the Center have content when it
goes “public”. The Center is now available via a login and password
for the Board.
The Center will be announced through a letter to members. A letter
informing non-members will be sent at a future date.
Bill Pendley moved that the addition of the “How to Center” be
approved. Seconded by Jodi Johnson. Motion carried.
Where Do We Go From Here?:
The following suggestions were made:
- Outreach to the Chamber of Commerce and local realtors
- Include a “New Residence” section on Waynet
- Continue to use a number of picture—especially people
- Consider links to recreation locations and service
- Continue to consider changes to the appearance of Waynet
Google Analysis Feature:
Jane demonstrated the Google Analytics feature on the Google site.
Jane is using the feature to access enhanced statistical information
about the Waynet site.
Jane thanked Mark Stosberg
for his recent help in upgrading the Waynet Laptop.
Jodi recently spoke about Waynet at the New Day Kiwanis Club meeting
in Cambridge City. She distributed information and postcards
featuring the uses of Waynet.