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
Tues., Sep. 8, 2015 – 3:30
Healy Senior Ctr., Redway, CA
I.Call to order: Meeting ground rules; opening comments from the President
II.Roll call: MEMBERS’ REPS – President Siena Klein, Cody “Comfy” Dillon. PROGRAMMERS’ REPS – Secretary Jack Frybulous (8 mins. late), Vice-president Dan Murphy. BOARD-APPOINTED – Treasurer Sarah Scudder, Mark Marchese (18 mins. late), Christine Doyka (19 mins. late). Station Manager Jeanette Todd (ex-officio). Absent: Maria Savage, Jimmy Durchslag.
III.CCUSH presentation – Stephen Helliwell and Pat Neighbors, Financial counselor, and Senior VP. A 16-min. presentation on personal finance, incl. LIFE (Lifeline to Inspiring Financial Empowerment). Upcoming presentations will focus more on non-profit finances.
IV.Approval of August minutes. Dan moved to approve, Jack seconded; 5 in favor; 2 abstentions.
V.Approval of agenda – Jack moved to approve; Sarah seconded. Discussion: add Security, and Board binders to Unfinished Business. Unanimously approved.
VI.Open time – Present: Felix Omai (interested in security concerns); Kerry Reynolds withdrew her request for a syndication contract.
Dan moved to have Sarah ask CCUSH to present at Finance, approved.
VII.Management report – Some CPB monies spent; Programmers’ and Networking meetings needed soon. Strat Plan meeting Sep. 15-17; Silent drive stuffing: Sep 21. Oct 2-3, Trinidad. 10/24: Mateel Halloween: we do decoration, set-up, and kitchen. Nov. 3: Fall pledge drive begins (till the 17th), goal $95K. Hiring for news director is live. Some staff burn-out. Many technical problems are being addressed. ACTION – Staff asked Grounds Com. to fix holes in fences. IDs. ACTION – Forty 5-lb bags of coffee (~ $10 @) are left over from ROTR: best way to recoup money?
VIII.Discussion / questions for Management
IX.Consent calendar - Jack moved to approve; Dan seconded. 7 yea’s.
A. 2nd approval (first approval in June ) – The Board shall not seek private loans from community members, and directs the Policy committee to remove all language regarding maintaining or using a lender’s list. The Board directs the Station Manager to obtain a line of credit from CCUSH in the amount of $50K. (Now Policy.)
B. 1st approval – In order to conform with changes in California law, the following sentence is hereby deleted from RCR’s Bylaws [art. IV, sec. 3]: The station Management, whether it consists of one person or a team at any given time, shall serve as ex-officio (non-voting) member(s) of the Board of Directors.
C. Appoint Volunteer Tanya Lynne to Central CAB.
X.Finance Com. report – from July is in the Board packet: Our line of credit in place. Promote lifetime memberships? Dollar-a-day? How do we present info on fund-raising goals and events throughout the year for the benefit of future boards?
A. Aug. 13 report from Policy
* amending Programmers’ Agreement, prohibiting uploading of shows; Jack moved to table this item; Dan seconded; unanimously approved.
B. CCN contract – removed from further consideration. Dan moved that Policy draft policy on syndication; unanimously passed.
C. HAF Oct. event: retirement planning. No discussion.
D. Security at station. Christine reported that sheriffs need previously reported incidents in order to make an assessment for mental health providers. Dan reported that most programmers did not want to block out the community with a gate. Jack will ask Lynne and talk to Agnes about beginning to collect photos. Comfy said that PG&E might attach lights to the poles in our yard. JT: “Security at the station after-hours needs to be programmer-driven.” Current policy: programmers when leaving must also ask their guests to leave. Programmer reps will talk to Programmers about various issues concerned: hanging out vs. doing KMUD-related work, “wall of shame”. New policy: no dogs inside the station.
E. Board binders for new Board members are due Sep. 30.
A. Committees – combine some; need fewer, need more, which ones?
how stimulate greater Programmer involvement. Dan moved to table, Sarah seconded; unanimously approved.
B. Strat Plan logistics: facets – questions? How can we involve more programmers in running the station? Outreach: this is your station. (Tabled.) JT’s big concerns: Funding, website, development of HD2.
C. Annual elections change 2016: Members will be invited to attend Celebration Appreciation, when nomination period will close; new Board members now to be seated in April. Jack moved to accept Policy’s recommendations regarding changes in Elections policy on a provisional basis; Dan seconded; unanimously approved.
D. New policy 4.6, Financial emergencies. Tabled due to incomplete information.
E. Board meetings: current day and time, or change? Tabled; TBD in Shelter Cove.
C.Community Advisory Boards
G.Grounds Committee is asked to meet.
I.Emergency Preparedness will also meet soon; quotes are being looked at for new battery packs.
XIV.Schedule - monthly meeting times of Committees
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 1st Tues., 3:30 pm (at the Healy)
B.Development Mon., Sep. 21 + 1st Mon. (Oct. 5): 3 pm
C.Executive Shelter Cove
D.Finance Tues. Sep. 22, 3 pm
E.Policy Mon., Sep. 21, 10 am
F.Board talk show Wed., Oct. 14 – 7 pm: Sarah, Jimmy, Maria
G.Program Selection 2nd + 4th Tues., 1 pm
H.Board / Staff meeting3rd Tues. (Sep., Dec., Mar., Jun.)
This meeting began at 3:38, included a 22-minute break for pizzas and salad from Christine, and ended at 7:22 (3 h, 22 m).
Minutes submitted by the Secretary 12 Oct. 2015.