A fee-waiver request from Roscoe's Rescue, Inc. was reviewed.
Discussion took place regarding the type of organization and the way
we would link to them (email link, until they get a webpage) and a
review of the financials presented. A motion to approve the
fee waiver request for Roscoe's Rescue, Inc. was made by Jenie
Lahmann and seconded by Robin Henry. Motion passed.
The current budget report was reviewed.
Tim Love moved to accept as presented, Dudley Fetzer seconded,
motion passed. Jane noted we had received our first payment of
$107.57 for the inclusion of Google AdWords on specific Spotlight
pages on our website, with an additional $37 being accrued since
that payment. Discussion regarding the interest in the
upcoming Model T Centennial Party led to discussion and consensus
that it would be advantageous to include Google AdWords on any
spotlight pages featuring the event.
Jane thanked board members, Jodi Johnson and Bill Pendley for
the time and effort they donated to assist with the recent marketing
mailing of 300 letters. Randy Baker was also recognized and
thanks for his time to update the website while Jane was out of
Jane reviewed the upcoming schedule of special events and time
off and noted that she may request assistance in updating the
website each week and reviewing the calendar approvals while she is
out of the office.
Due to the addition of some recent events from outside Wayne
County, Jane asked the board to review the current calendar policy.
The board agreed that interest in WayNet.org would continue to
increase if additional events were included. Dudley moved that
we accept entries to the WayNet.org community calendar from Wayne
County, Indiana and all adjacent counties (including Randolph,
Henry, Fayette, and Union in Indiana and Preble and Darke counties
in Ohio.) Randy Baker seconded the motion. Motion
By consensus of the board, Waynet, Inc.'s annual meeting will be
held at noon on Thursday, September 11, 2008 at Richmond Power &
Light. All Waynet, Inc. members are invited to attend.
The board reviewed the current mission statement of Waynet, Inc.,
adopted in July of 2001. It reads: WayNet is Wayne County's
Internet Gateway, promoting dynamic and interactive exchange of
current thought and activities while celebrating our historical,
cultural, and economic heritage. The board felt it was still an
accurate reflection of our mission and chose not to make any changes
at this time.
Discussion occurred regarding goal setting. It was decided
that the Programs
committee would be convened to discuss and recommend a maximum
of two or three goals that the organization should strive for in the
upcoming two years. The current members on this committee are
Valerie Biggs, Bill Pendley, Jenie Lahmann, Carol McKey, Jane Holman
and Gary Arndts. The committee should also recommend a method
of measuring the success in reaching those goals.
Jane reviewed the latest marketing
mailing and the increase in membership as a result of that campaign.
It was determined that this was a successful operation and should be
repeated in the fall. Gary led a discussion on other marketing
opportunities. Several ideas were considered and tabled for
the marketing committee
to review in greater depth.
- Offer a session teaching non-members how to use WayNet to
use WayNet.org to promote their organization.
- Work to find a business to partner with for a Chamber
Network Night to help "tell our story".
- Advertising on the back of Rose City Transit Buses.
- Yard/Window Signs.
An invitation was made to the full board
to step into an officer (President/Vice-President/Treasurer)
position, a one-year appointment, beginning in September 2008. No
one stepped forward during the meeting and Gary appointed the
Executive Board to recruit members for these positions and any open
Executive director’s Report:
Jane reviewed the director’s report. The complete
Executive Director’s report
is available on WayNet.