VISION Statement - Redwood Community Radio envisions a community of listeners who, guided by the example of RCR programming, work together to create better, more just and sustainable world systems, to ensure that all humans and other living species on earth move toward a higher quality of life, and are able to survive challenges in the times ahead.
MISSION - Redwood Community Radio will encourage a communication center of open airways (KMUD) for all voices to inform, educate, entertain and inspire the listening community through quality programming.
Redwood Community Radio - Board of Directors
Healy Senior Center, Redway, CA
Tues., July 7, 2015 – 3:30
I.Call to order – Meeting ground rules; opening comments from the President
BOARD-APPOINTED – Christine Doyka, Treasurer Sarah Scudder.
MEMBERS’ REPS – President Siena Klein, Julia Minton, Cody “Comfy” Dillon.
PROGRAMMERS’ REPS – Secretary Jack Frybulous, Vice-president Dan Murphy, Bud Rogers.
Station Manager Jeanette Todd.
Absent: Mark Marchese.
III.Approval of June minutes. Sarah seconded: 4 in favor; 2 abstained.
IV.Approval of agenda. Dan moved to approve, Jack seconded. Unanimously approved.
VI.Discussion / questions for Management Bud, Dan, Jack, Julia
VII.Open time – Present: Jimmy Durchslag, Maria Savage, Simon Frech, Kerry Reynolds, Felix Omai. Simon went to a public hearing and asked that our transmission line keep going. Verizon has not shut it off, but we’re still paying for it. Frontier (aka Citizen) is taking over. Kerry brought a proposed contract to est. a relationship between her program Cannabis Consciousness News and RCR. KYBU is carrying CCN now, and other commercial stations are interested. She was asked to provide a couple of examples of situations where broadcasters have entered into situations like this one with programmers. Felix: 1) the board received my email re: passings of Chuck Rhone, Robert Crawford. 2) Flickr account deactivated, and we should get those 2 guys represented, and open All Sides Now for condolences. Dan suggested a policy for memorializing. Comfy suggested electronic memorial hanging on the wall. JT thinks the Board should re-invigorate the Website Com. Simon will look into what’s wrong with Flickr.
VIII.Finance Com. report – Moved $2K from fund-raising into operating account. Getting line-of-credit with CCUSH (1.13% interest!), with small incentive to pay back, and consider Boards of the future. $450 save every month. Cody: End of 2014 report still being requested.
A. Amendment to Programmers’ Agreement: uploading shows. Jack moved that Policy develop language around this; unanimously approved.
B. Anti-violence policy. Unanimously tabled.
C. Mural-making project for shed wall. Beautification project. Jack suggested we work to include youth. ACTION - The Grounds Committee will be asked to shepherd this.
D. News Dept. / Indiegogo funding. RCR has 2500 followers; we want those we don’t know to become members. The campaign ended in June, brought in a few hundred dollars. Q: Do the archives broadcast a “please give” message (in the same way that we want news programs to do)?
E. Board functions and roles. Unity. Back up board decisions.
F. Celebration appreciation + Members’ meeting, Elections --> Policy. Jack moved to table and discuss at Shelter Cove retreat. Dan seconded. Members’ meeting incl. treasurer’s report and year-end financial data. Unanimously tabled.
A. August Board meeting moved to Monday the 10th.
B. Policy Com was requested to remove “ex-officio”, in order to bring RCR back into compliance with changes in the Nonprofit Corporations Code that took effect Jan. 1. The intention of this action is clarify that the Station Manager retains the right to attend and participate at all meetings of the board (except when the board enters executive session), but shall have – as before – no voting powers. Unanimously approved.
C. Live broadcast equipment proposal. JT said she can approach businesses to give us this money in exchange for an announcement, and asked for a list of who would be great funders. Jack asked that “battery-powered” be a feature (emergency preparedness). Julia committed to writing a grant if matching funds exist. Jack suggested this be forwarded to Dev’t for further work; unanimously approved.
D. Set up of remote studios. Simon: we have equipment that would be fine for talk. For Strategic Plan. Jack suggested a subcommittee. I will write an email. Dan: “Board might not be in favor”?
E. Diversity – transgender issues. Board attend training, have a job fair, and one other thing. A professional facilitator may not be needed. Sarah agreed to help facilitate. Make Shelter Cove three days long? Julia says mental health trainings also required. Bud moved we have diversity training on the 16th in Shelter Cove. Passed; Julia abstained.
F. Record closed sessions? Jack moved, Dan seconded, added language “recording to be deleted”. 2 yea, 5 nay, 1 abstain. Closed sessions of board meetings will continue to not be recorded even when members are absent.
G. Shift elections, or not? Not addressed.
A.Programmers’ Reps. Bud read Ed’s email about card security.
C.Community Advisory Boards. No southern CAB.
D.Correspondence Secretary will email Board about an issue that’s come up.
E.Development. Next meeting Thurs., July 9 at 10 am.
F.Policy to meet this month, no meeting past two months.
G.Grounds will talk about mural.
H.Mediation (Noel, Lamport, Maria, Siena & Christine) needs input on cases where one person alone is interested in mediation. Bob F. suggested “consultation”.
J.Management Evaluation to start revising SM’s job description.
K.Transition meets Mon. July 20, 11 am.
L.Elections. Programmer ballots counted after July 15. The Members rep-elect is Maria Savage.
M.Networking. KBGU wants to do an event with us. Siena will call the director of the Long Valley Clinic.
XII.Schedule - Committee meetings
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings take place at KMUD, 1144 Redway Dr., Redway, CA.
If you plan on attending a meeting, it would be wise to confirm no changes have taken place.
A.Board of Directors Mon., Aug. 10, 3:30 pm (Healy Sr. Ctr.)
B.Development Thurs., Jul 9, 10 am
C.Executive Wed., Jul 15, 1 pm
D.Policy 2nd Mon. (Jul 13), 11 am
E.Program Selection 2nd + 4th Tues., 1 pm
F.Finance 3rd Tues. (Jul 21), 3 pm
G.Board talk show 2nd Wed. (Jul 8), 7 pm - quarterly
H.Board / Staff meeting3rd Tues. (Mar., Jun., Sep., Dec.)
This meeting lasted 2 hrs, 57 mins, and ended with lamb stew brought by Comfy.
Agenda submitted by the Secretary 02 Sep., 2015