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WayNet Meeting Minutes
January 13, 2011


  • Rob Tidrow, President (Richmond Community Schools)
  • Jenie Lahmann, Vice President (Marketing & Creative Services)
  • Pam Merchanthouse, Secretary (Friends Fellowship Community
  • Dudley Fetzer, Past-President (First Bank Richmond)
  • Gary Arndts (BlueRaptorppc.com)
  • Bill Pendley (Potter’s Wheel Bed & Breakfast)
  • Randy Baker (Richmond Power & Light)
  • Richard Peterson (Porter Advertising, LLC)
  • Tim Love (Reid Hospital and Health Care Services)
  • Beth Fields (Wayne Co. Government)
  • Jodi Johnson (Western Wayne Schools)
  • 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.

Old Business:

Jodi Johnson questioned the decision to meet every month for the next six months. The decision was made because there has been so much activity, new design changes
to be made to our website and items from the Board Retreat that need attention.

Jane Holman also corrected the FICA % on the 2011 balance sheet and added an expense of $49.95 to cover our anti-virus program renewal.

The meeting minutes were approved for the November 10, 2010 board meeting.  Richard Peterson so moved. Beth Fields seconded. The motion was unanimously approved.

New Business:

Proposed Budget:

The budget sheet, with changes reflecting a correction of the organization's FICA contribution from 7.15% to 7.65%, was shared and discussed. Tim Love moved to approve and Jodi Johnson seconded. The motion as unanimously approved.

Balance Sheet:

The 2010 balance sheet was discussed. We ended the year with $19,289.11. Office supplies were a bit high because of the purchase of DreamWeaver. Jenie Lahmann
so moved to approve the balance sheet and Randy Baker seconded.

Review & Discuss Board Meeting Schedule

Discussion was held on the day/time for our upcoming meetings. Doodle totals showed everyone was happy with the current schedule. Richard Peterson asked if we would consider changing to the third Thursday at noon. Everyone was in agreement.

Review & Discuss Communication Options for Board Members

Jane Holman gave us several options for communication between Board Members. After much discussion, it was agreed that email is still the most user friendly for

Discussion Topic: What are our goals and How do we Measure Success?  Which metrics matter most?

Discussion ensued. An increase in number of members would increase interest, our mission statement should be considered, and we should do a better job of communicating to our members each month. A suggestion was made to email a monthly newsletter featuring current members. Everyone was in agreement.

A brief discussion was held regarding setting a Social Media Policy.

Executive Director’s report (click to see the report.)

Being no further business Rob Tidrow asked for a motion to adjourn. Jodi Johnson moved and Richard Peterson seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned at 1:06 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Pam Merchanthouse
January 13, 2011

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