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Rob Tidrow, President (Richmond Community Schools)
Jenie Lahmann, Vice President (Marketing & Creative
Dudley Fetzer, Past-President (First Bank Richmond)
Gary Arndts (BlueRaptorppc.com)
Bill Pendley (Potter’s Wheel Bed & Breakfast)
Randy Baker (Richmond Power and Light)
Richard Peterson (Porter Advertising, LLC)
Tim Love (Reid Hospital and Health Care Services)
Beth Fields (Wayne Co. Government)
Jane Holman Executive Director
Meeting Called to Order:
President Rob Tidrow called the meeting to order at
12:00 p.m. in the Richmond Power and Light Board Room.
Rob thanked the Board Members for attending the Board Retreat. He
feels we had outstanding discussions and feels we all got to know
each other’s strengths that can be utilized by the Waynet Board. He
also thanked Tim Love for arranging the food for the meeting and for
the Members who helped plan the Retreat. He is looking forward to
working together towards the projects we
Approval of the Minutes:
The meeting minutes were approved for the September
9, 2010 board meeting. Tim Love so moved. Beth Fields seconded. The
motion was unanimously approved.
The Balance Sheet
was shared and discussed. Discussion occurred. Jenie Lahmann moved
to approve the Balance Sheet. Randy Baker seconded. The motion was
Review of Proposed 2011 Budget:
Rob Tidrow and Jane Holman outlined the layout of the budget and
Jane Holman explained the balances. She pointed out that there would
be several items temporarily removed from the budget including all
marketing for Waynet. She is optimistic that we will encourage new
memberships and recoup many of our current members. If more moneys
are acquired through additional memberships, we can amend the budget
at a Board Meeting and make budget exceptions as needed. Jane
discussed the purchase of new software to work on the website
development. She purchased DreamWeaver.
Fee Waiver Applications:
A fee waiver application was presented to the Board for discussion.
Easter Seals balance sheet was reviewed. Rob Tidrow asked for a
motion to accept the proposed fee waiver for Easter Seals. Tim Love
so moved. Dudley Fetzer seconded. The motion was unanimously
Not-for-Profit Membership Procedural Change
Jane requested that a procedural change be made to use Guide
Star (online tool) to research not-for-profit potential members for
501c3 status. This would be used as confirmation of their status and
only a membership application would need to be filled out for the
not-for-profit membership level.
Discussion ensued. Richard Peterson made a motion to
accept that Jane use Guide Star as an acceptable means to obtain
confirmation of 501(c)(3) status. Dudley Fetzer seconded. The motion
was unanimously approved.
Bill Pendley started a discussion regarding the
Fee-waiver membership applications. After a Board discussion, Bill
Pendley made a motion to require a Balance Sheet with the Fee-Waver
application in addition – we should request that the not-for-profits
would also attach a copy of their operating budget or income
statement. The application could still be processed if only the
Balance Sheet accompanied the application, at the board's
discretion. Gary seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously
Executive Director’s Report (Click
to see the report.)
Set 2010 meetings
Discussion of the meeting day took place. It was decided to keep the
meeting schedule as it is currently but to add two meetings to the
first quarter of 2011. We will meet every month on the 2nd Thursday
of the month at noon at RP&L. At the April meeting we might set
additional meeting to work on the Board Goals & Objectives. Rob
Tidrow asked for a motion.
Richard Peterson so moved. Gary Arndts seconded. The motion was
Letter from the Wayne County Commissioners
The Board tabled the use of the tagline “Waynet is the Official
Website of Wayne County.” More ideas will be discussed at the
January meeting. Thanks to Beth Fields that made the request for the
decision from the Commissioners.
Review & Discuss Board Retreat
The Board would like to be more active in Waynet and offer their
contributions to the Board. Each Board member filled out a sheet
with their commitments to the Board for 2011. These were shared
verbally with the group. Jane will compile a list and share it with
the board in the future.
Jane’s work list for 2011
Jane is creating a work list and will ask the Board to review and
help prioritize her work list for projects in the coming year.
Being no further business Rob Tidrow asked for a motion to adjourn.
Richard Peterson so moved. Gary Arndts seconded the motion. The meeting
adjourned at 1:15 p.m.
November 11, 2010