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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.
MINUTES
Redwood Community Radio - Board of Directors
Tues., Feb. 9, 2016 – 3:30
Healy Sr. Ctr., Redway, CA
I.Call to order: Meeting ground rules; opening comments from the President
Roll call:
board-appointed
Christine Doyka, Treasurer Sarah Scudder
members’ reps
Vice-president Siena Klein, Cody Dillon, Maria Savage
programmers’ reps
Secretary Jack Frybulous, President Dan Murphy, Jimmy Durchslag
station manager
Jeanette Todd
absent
Mark Marchese
II.Approval of Dec. and Jan. minutes was unanimous.
III.Approval of agenda. Jimmy moved that 1. procedures for Board decisions by email, and 2. Board members taking individual actions be added. Siena seconded. Unanimously approved.
IV.Open time – Rob Bier and Zack Gonzales were present.
V.Management report – JT points out that p. 30 in the packet (what’s legal in copyright law) is important reading for making policy. Station Activity Survey is also included. Public file will need to be digital by 2018. Proposal to hire SquareSpace to host our website will be forthcoming, probably in May; Syndey Morrone has offered to assist with implementation. Emergency Response 
Team has 3 facets: broadcast (how we would stay on-air in an emergency), the county’s vision, and the news room response; more on this soon. CPB non-compliance fines are listed. Amy Goodman performs Apr. 16, incl. a 40-person meet-and-greet prior to her lecture. Programming Directors are looking to revise with Programmer Reps the Programmers’ Agreement. Simon has asked for follow-up on a grant to get a new generator.
VI.Discussion, questions for Management – Jimmy offered comments on Dev’t Coordinator job description (p. 35) and differences between a Coordinator and Director; also asked if we can get health insurance for staff. Dan commented about May for Block Party, could it be in July, or coincide with a pledge drive. JT says it’s our birthday, and we should keep it close to the date.
 
VII.Consent calendar – Unanimously approved.
A. 2nd approval: Two changes are made to the section of Policy 2.3.5 [Board communications guidelines] called Meeting and Minutes:
 
i. This text, the entirety of ¶ 3, is deleted: Management shall arrange for an audio recording of the meeting, provide a copy to the Secretary within three days, and archive the original at the station for two years. Other Board members may also request a copy. Management will provide copies to the public upon request for $10 per copy.
 
ii. In ¶ 4, the phrase and/or the audio recording is also deleted. ¶ 4 reads: The Secretary shall take the best notes possible while participating fully in all discussions, read back motions as requested, and shall use those notes, others’ notes, and/or the audio recording to assist in producing accurate minutes. Documents approved by the Board will be included in their entirety in the minutes, or, long documents may be identified by date of draft.
 
B. Elections Committee appointments: Jimmy Durchslag will run Programmer elections; Maria will do Members election; Siena will be the overseer and do binders. 
 
VIII.Finance Com. report – Sarah: 2015 payroll taxes not yet incorporated into figures. 2016 budget shows a $400 deficit, but low-balling of fund-raising estimates nonetheless puts RCR in a good position. Q: Would the Board prefer a partial month that’s recent, or a whole month from a month ago. JT: would rather see what’s more up-to-date. Just received P&L for 2016. Jimmy pointed out: $121K profit from 2015 is incorrect, since 2016 grant revenue ($95K) was received in 2015. Also, all funds has been re-paid to Fitch and other funds. Net income for 2015 reported as just under $29K, but est. $20K is more accurate. Pacifica subscription (for Oct. through Sept.) was not billed till January, and that the bill has always arrived randomly; this does mean our 2015 surplus is $5K lower. We’re in the black! And look forward to being more solidly in the black. Jimmy: The budget shows a small break-even for 2016, but we believe the income is under-stated; 2015 fund-raising was surpassed by $20K; a 19-page report of 2015 profit and loss for all events is posted at the station.
 
IX.Unfinished business
A. Strategic plan, check-in: Board and Staff meeting next Tuesday. Sarah said she will meet with Jeanette to talk about funding aspects of the plan.
 
B. Update on security enhancements: property and people. Sarah asked for a list of names of people living close-by who are willing to come help with situations. JT says the parking lot is very dark at night, that we’ve been talking about this ever since she’s arrived, and re-iterates the need to light up the parking lot with tamper-proof lights. We got a quote for lighting up the entire property, vs. an underground cord to a pole. JT asked could the Board chase $4K to light up the front and put up a pole?
 
Jimmy pointed out the need to be strategic in approaching the community to fund specific projects. Sarah re-focused on the parking lot, and would feel comfortable leaving the rest of the building as-is, if we lit up the front. Dan: “and sealed the backyard”.
 
Sarah moved to approve $7500 from New Reserve, and from the Music Library account, to pay for lights in the parking lot and front of building. Jack seconded. Unanimously approved.
 
Cody will call Jim Truitt. Jeanette will call PGE. Cody suggested a Building and Grounds meeting. Maria will talk to David Katz. Dan will talk to Cynthia about the list of people to call to deal with situations, and will bring up at the Programmers’ Meeting (Feb. 20) training for those people.
 
X.New business
A. Procedures for Board decisions by email – all agree that it is important to be able to distinguish between requests for information and requests for action. Board members’ gathering information does not and should never require prior approval.
 
B. Board members taking individual actions: while not meaning to signal that individual initiative in getting balls rolling is a bad thing, it is the Board’s strong consensus that it’s best when all Board members take potentially significant actions under the umbrellas of the committees with which they are involved. Grave concerns were expressed about Board members representing themselves as Board members to representatives of other entities.
 
 
XI.Committee Reports
A.Programmers’ Reps – Next Programmers’ meeting: Sat., Feb. 20. Jimmy will do promo, Jack will email the Ps agenda, Dan will make signs for station, incl. that you are required to attend at least one event, etc. JT add to agenda participate in drives; reminder of one meeting a year, enforcement. Security. Agreement being updated: no uploading of shows.
B.Members’ Reps – Siena: a member requested that by-laws be updated on the website. 
C.Community Advisory Boards. Emma has set up a meeting. Jeanette asked if there was a response required to the letter the Board sent Emma. Dan asks about re-invigorating a central CAB. Siena: we are working at establishing a coastal CAB.
D.Correspondence Secretary – Christine.
E.Development – Siena. Submitted notes from the Jan. 19 meeting. Floor space at Mateel: 300 + 50 on the mezzanine. Discussion of breaking down the stage, and putting screen(s) outside. 300 @ $50 is break-even. Meet and greet before she speaks for 40: the first forty to put up $1000? Jeanette asked what folks here would pay: many said 50 max, Sarah said 100 with dinner. Our cost is ~ $12K. Jeanette is on top of getting a calendar for Development. JT was reimbursed $22K for fund-raising expenses last year!
F.Pledge Drive [was made a standing committee 11/15] – Jimmy D. Start Tues., Apr. 12 through Tues., the 26th. Everyone to write a promo for giving early, and ending drive early if we reach our goal. Jack will write a script for video production. Call meeting with Ruby, Bridget, Nate, Brittany.
G.Policy – Cody. Meeting next week, didn’t meet last month. Need to start working on getting old policies updated into manual.
H.Building & Grounds – Dan and Cody. Dan will do a promo to recruit for this committee. Mention in the promo a work date. Sealing off the backyard. JT: working to get a storage container.
I.Mediation – Christine. None, but Siena says a meeting is needed. Christine will call for a meeting. JT: A Programmer is requesting a grievance hearing, and is hoping for an official recommendation. But maybe it’s not complicated enough for Grievance? Or that it’s too difficult to get the GP together?
J.Emergency Preparedness – Jeanette. Bringing all the groups working independently together: what county expects from us in an emergency, what we intend to do to have the correct components, and on-air staff is prepared. Next meeting? Get a studio-transmitter link, but needs line-of-sight to the Mud and to Pratt Mtn.
K.Management Evaluation – Dan. Jimmy, Peter Ryce, Angela Zane, Christine. Report coming on Apr. 1. Peter’s writing a couple of questions. Jeanette will complete a self-evaluation. Discussion of appropriateness of getting feedback from listeners, and movement away from annual reviews.
L.Hiring – Jeanette, Christine and Dan. Shanin? Next Wed at 1.
M.Elections – Siena and Jimmy. Rob our only Member running. 2 candidates for Programmer election. Inform membership no election. Noel would retain her appointed seat one more year. Margaret Lewis is 2nd candidate for 2nd seat. No election for either Mediation or Members.
N.Networking – Jack. 
 
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 2nd Tues., at 3:30 (Healy Sr. Ctr.)
B.Development Feb. 16 at 1, followed by Pledge Drive
C.Executive Wed., Feb. 17 at 10 am
D.Policy Tues., Feb. 23 at 10
E.Program Selection 2nd + 4th Tues., at 1:30
F.Finance 4th Tues., at 3
G.Board talk show 2nd Wed. (Apr., Jul., Nov., Jan.)
H.Board / Staff meeting3rd Tues. (2/15), at 11
I. Hiring Wed., 2/17 at 1
 
This meeting started at 3:35 and ended about 6:35 (3 h, 00 m).
Minutes submitted for posting 26 Mar., 2016.
 

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KMUD is proud to announce that Amy Goodman from Democracy Now! will be joining us at the Mateel Community Center on Saturday, April 16th. She will be giving a lecture followed by a book signing. Beverages, fine cocktails and dinner will be available. 

 **There will only be 40 VIP Meet and Greet tickets sold for this event! Don't miss this incredibly unique opportunity to meet Amy Goodman while supporting your favorite community radio station! 

 5PM: Doors Open
*5:30-6PM: VIP Meet and Greet
6:30PM: Lecture
7:30PM: Book Signing

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Soulflow at the Mateel 3/25/16

Fraktal Productions & Butter Music Brazil present

SOUL FLOW

with very special guest

JENÖ (Wicked SF)

Marjo Lak (Fraktal/Butter Music/DGS)

Mr. 415 (Deep Groove Society)

TIGRE & Copperton3

Visuals by Pineapsys

Fine libations provided by KMUD

Friday, March 25th

Mateel Community Center

All ages

$15

More about Jeno

http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/jeno/biography

Fueled by an enigmatic mystique, Jenö has remained one of San Francisco’s most beloved and sought after DJs for over two decades. Developing a passionate love for music from an early age he spent several years as a punk musician & songwriter, before discovering djing and falling into the vibrant London warehouse party scene of the mid 80s. Once Acid House fever hit the UK, Jenö never looked back, becoming known for his heady Whoosh parties, and his involvement in the early days of the notorious Tonka Sound System.

 

Inspired by Tonka’s cheeky f**k the rules attitude, and in search of a more psychedelic groove, Jenö, along with his British cohorts Garth, Markie & Thomas headed to San Francisco in the early 90s. This was the beginning of the now world renowned Wicked Crew, who were instrumental in firing up the SF dance music scene with their now legendary “Full Moon” parties. These wild & free outdoor gatherings were the foundation for an eclectic and soulful underground dance scene, and the driving force of the growing rave community on the West Coast.

By the mid 90s, Jenö‘s musical talents and commitment to the dance floor had helped inspire and define a new “San Francisco sound,” bringing international attention to the city’s burgeoning dance music scene. With all eyes on San Francisco, DMC sought out Jenö’s talents for a mix on their prestigious CD series “United DJs of America.” Joining the ranks of legends Frankie Knuckles, David Morales, Little Louie Vega and Doc Martin, he put together a mix of fresh local music and classic house sounds that helped put San Francisco firmly on the dance music map.

 

In 1995, he and the Wicked Crew took things to the next level, importing a custom made Tony Andrews designed Turbosound system from the UK. With Wicked very much in demand there was nothing else to do but hit the road, piling into a beautifully restored 1947 Grayhound bus with their own band of merry pranksters, delivering their soulful psychedelic sounds with a rock’n’roll attitude that took the U.S by storm. The touring continued through the late 90s, including some unforgettable stops at Burning Man, Reggae on the River, and even a Jane’s Addiction concert in 2001.

As the new millennium approached, Jenö took his talents to the studio and began producing his own unique take on dance music. He met all expectations with several remixes on fellow Wicked DJ Garth’s Greyhound label, including the internationally acclaimed “Stormy Weather” remix of Rocket’s “People.” This was followed by remixes on Cheeky, Turnaround Sound, NRK & others. Jenö’s production talents aren’t limited to the dance floor, having worked on some dark brooding indie music in recent years, and currently producing live acid house for his monthly “Cult of the Acid House” party.

In 2004, Wicked disbanded after 13 years of amazing collaboration. Undeterred, Jenö and Garth have kept the spirit alive with their regular Back2Back appearances up and down the West Coast; a fun loving and boundary pushing musical romp through the last 40 years of dance music. In 2011, Wicked reformed with a “Twenty Years of Disco Glory,” reunion tour encompassing 13 cities across the country. The success of the tour has put a vital missing piece back into the global dance community.

Jenö’s mythical mixing talents have translated far and wide with a diverse international cult following. He has demonstrated these talents on the decks in the premier clubs across the globe, including the legendary Twilo in NYC, The End, Fabric & Ministry of Sound in London, Unit in Tokyo and the Rex Club in Paris. Jenö continues to perform & present music with a unique and psychedelic perspective, djing regularly again across the US, as well as hosting his own musically mischievous cult radio show – Noise from the Void, broadcast bi-monthly with the changing cycle from Full Moon & New Moon. 

 

Live Set:

https://soundcloud.com/areulisted/listed-podcast-005-jeno

 

Set from NoiseFromTheVoid radio show:

https://soundcloud.com/jenovoid/jeno-full-moon-mix-feb-2014

Interview of Jenö for Test Pressing:

http://testpressing.org/2014/02/jeno-wicked-noise-from-the-void/

NoiseFromTheVoid Podcast:

http://mixlr.com/jenovoid/

Social Media

https://www.facebook.com/jenovoid

http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/jeno

https://soundcloud.com/jenovoid

http://noisefromthevoid.com/

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.
MINUTES
Redwood Community Radio – Board of Directors
Tues., Dec 8, 2016 – 3:30
Healy Senior Center, Redway, CA
 
 
I.Call to order: Meeting ground rules; opening comments from the President
Roll call
board-appointed
Christine Doyka, Mark Marchese
members’ reps
Cody Comfy Dillon
programmers’ reps
Secretary Jack Frybulous, President Dan Murphy, Jimmy Durchslag (arr. 3:59)
station manager
Jeanette Todd
absent
Treasurer Sarah Scudder, Vice-president Siena Klein, Maria Savage
II.Approval of November minutes – postponed.
III.Approval of agenda – unanimously approved.
IV.Open time – Bill Telnes and Jama Chaplin addressed the Board; Zack Gonzales was also present. During the 16 minutes allotted to Bill, he spoke about his having been indefinitely barred from the station. Jeanette clarified that, if he had radio business, he could be at the station during business hours. Jama Chaplin said that FCC forms 316 and 323-E had not been filed, and requested a disposition; JT explained they were not yet required to be submitted.
V.Management report – Amidst a significant staff turnover, Jeanette was pleased to announce that the Hiring Committee had been unanimous in its recommendation to hire co-news directors Sydney Morrone and Isabella Vanderheiden. Our first CPB grant money arrived, and financially RCR is getting back on its feet. This reserve (called the Fitch Reserve) now has $3K, in addition to a separate reserve fund (now named the Mapes Reserve), which contains $50K. 
VI.Discussion / questions for Management – Jimmy asked if we had repaid bequest funds that we’d spent, and getting clear information about such issues has been exacerbated by the unavailability due to pressing health issues of a key provider of financial data. Jimmy clarified that the Reserve is separate from the Music Library (aka Fitch) account, and that we are aiming to replace $38K. The last drive brought in $99K (incl. $32K in the Silent Drive), for which we paid $1200 to coordinators, and (only) $56 in food over 16 days. Some Board members may start making phone calls shortly to encourage those who’ve pledged to pay. Jack thanked Jeanette for getting the Donor Snap database up and running (which allowed us to call and solicit additional pledges from past donors), but she again reminded us that Nella and Beth deserve most of the credit.
 
Five of the six board members were in favor of adding a Closed Session to discuss personnel and hiring issues.
 
VII.Consent calendar
 
VIII.Finance Com. Report – Increasing underwriting revenue is hard because the database is so shot, even bills are hard to do. Jan. 2017 target for all things. Jimmy moved the budget be accepted; I seconded. Jimmy had questions about JT getting paid (and working) less, but a motion to approve the budget with three changes – sub revenue down $10K, underwriting down $10K, adding $12K to transition budget – was unanimously approved.
 
IX.Closed session – Personnel
X.Unfinished business
A. Celebration Appreciation
(a) logistics, planning for: Band needed. Last year’s budget (with 260 people in attendance) was $2K, which traditionally is mostly spent on food, as beer and wine usually comes to us no cost. Admittance will be discussed at Development. Christine moved we authorize JT to spend up to $3K, unanimously approved.
(b) revising ballot: 2160 ballots will be sent out next week.
B. Members’ Meeting, promotion of. No lengthy discussion.
C. Strategic plan check-in. Tabled.
D. Budget check-in (done)
E. Mediation Committee, status: Maria needs to be replaced. Jama pointed out that Policy calls for two Programmer and Volunteer reps to be elected.
F. Elections Committee, status: Jimmy will see that reminders are put in Programmer boxes, and signs put up at station. 
G. Hiring Committee, update: The committee comprises Jeanette, Maria, Christine, Dan and Shahine (formerly Marcy). Brittany Hutcherson has been hired as Admin Assistant, and is working out really well. A job description for the Development Director will be ready in January.
H. Policy Committee, forms for reporting violence: Jimmy moved to approve 2.3.5 [“not share board recordings”], Dan seconded. 2nd approval for next meeting. Unanimously approved.
 
 
XI.New business
A. Broadcast from Emerald Cup: We want as many people to do live broadcasts as possible, and we don’t want to burn out Simon, who is training Nate to do live broadcasts with Eric.
 
 
XII.Committee Reports
A.Programmers’ Reps
B.Members’ Reps – Comfy will record a promo about the Members’ meeting, once we know more about entertainment, etc. 
C.Community Advisory Boards – Emma submitted a CAB report. 
D.Correspondence Secretary
E.Development
i.Pledge Drive
F.Policy – will submit a form that’s been overlooked.
G.Grounds
H.Mediation
I.Emergency Preparedness met and reported.
J.Management Evaluation – Dan will ask Angela Zane (who has agreed to serve). Jimmy asked Peter Ryce, who said yes. Julia Minton?
K.Transition
L.Elections
M.Networking – Think of a friend who wouldn’t usually come out to a meeting. Jack said he’d find out meetings of Garberville CoC and Rotary, to recruit new Board members there.
 
XIII.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 Tues., Jan. 12 – 3:30 pm (Healy Sr. Ctr.)
B.Development Wed., Dec. 16 – noon
C.Executive Tues., Dec. 15 – 11:30 am
D.Policy 2nd Mon., 10 am
E.Program Selection 2nd + 4th Tues., 1 pm
F.Finance -
G.Board talk show 2nd Wed. (Jan., Apr., Jul., Oct.)
H.Board / Staff meeting3rd Tues. (Dec., Mar., Jun., Sep.)
 
This meeting, including a Closed Session, lasted about 3 hrs, 15 mins.
 
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.
MINUTES
Redwood Community Radio – Board of Directors
Tues., Nov. 10, 2015 – 3:30
Redwood Playhouse, Garberville, 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, Vice-president Dan Murphy, Jimmy Durchslag (arrived 3:36). Board-appointed – Christine Doyka (arrived 3:42), Mark Marchese. Station Manager Jeanette Todd. Absent: Maria Savage, Treasurer Sarah Scudder.
III.Approval of Oct. minutes. Siena moved to approve, Jack seconded; unanimously approved.
IV.Approval of agenda – Closed Session (personnel) added after New Business, and budget discussion added after Closed Session. Dan seconded; unanimously approved.
V.Open time - Jimmy Robinson was our sole visitor.
VI.Management report - All Board members must know what’s in the CPB Community Services Grant handout; one aspect that concerns JT is the relatively sophisticated records-keeping CPB requires of stations. $13,958 is in the Signal upgrade account; $39,770 in checking; $50K in reserve, and $3500 in a second reserve account. Suzanne Beers remains the executrix of the Fitch estate, and an accounting has been requested. Eric Kirk is said to have sent stuff twice before. 
VII.Discussion / questions for Management – Mark asked about other check-signers. Jeanette will put on CSAR that office staff had been experiencing serious email problems. 
 
VIII.Consent calendar
A. “Pledge Drive” is made a standing committee. Jack moved to approve this; Dan seconded. Unanimously approved.
B. The Board directs that Julia Minton’s name be substituted in the necessary places with that of Treasurer Sarah Scudder. Siena moved that we add Sarah, Jeanette Todd, Simon Frech, and Dan Murphy to the list of approved check-signers at the Community Credit Union of Southern Humboldt; Christine seconded. Unanimously approved.
IX.Finance Com. report – Jimmy: Oct shows $15K net income, and net of $16K for the year. We don’t believe our financial statements, because we know they don’t reflect reality, and asked JT to explain in more detail. Jeanette: many expenses are not recorded, a lot of money moved from Fitch to cover day-to-day expenses, and we don’t see that. Fundraising account not updated in more than 3 months, balance sheets not reflecting that. Coffee booth bills, and floors still unpaid for. Has to do withnot having enough time to balance accounts, concerned that when we’re not up-to-date and don’t have good numbers, seems a little ahead of ourselves to make budget for next year when this year’s budget figures aren’t in. Some underwriters haven’t been billed, money is in bank accounts, but not reflected in statements. Dian agrees that she can put in 4 hrs Tues and Fri, but a lot more time is needed. What does the Board want to see happen?
 
An additional accountant or bookkeeper is needed to help us get through this; possible candidates: Sarah, Taun Moody, the Beginnings bookkeeper, Erin Larsen. JT will ask Dian to suggest someone. Siena asked about CCUSH to come and talk to us again, to be brought up at next Finance meeting. 
X.Unfinished business
A. Strategic plan check-in – prioritizing items that came out of followup meeting, see pp 23 and 31. JT suggests each Board member takes responsibility of one event, from start to finish. Important to delegate. Reminder: get list of unpaid pledge payments. Dan asked next meeting on Strat plan, to which JT said if we could prioritize what’s on p. 31, we’ll be much closer to announcing a date for the next strat plan meeting with staff. JT will prioritize and assign items for further discussion. Comfy mentioned a program Sean showed him for long-range planning. Jim: thinks there was more there than can be done. His concern: too much. Strat plan is a wish list that needs to be narrowed down. Mark … Siena: we didn’t re-visit the progress of the Strat plan made in 2009, suggests place-holder in Board meetings’ agenda. So (again) Jeanette will tackle this and send out suggestions.
B. Issues fm policy: violence, syndication, uploading shows, financial emergencies.
Dan moved to table; Jack seconded. (This motion was later withdrawn.)
* violence still doesn’t have forms, see p. 27 of packet.
* syndication; JT and Comfy think more ppl need to be involved. Cody: not a priority now. Jim asked what’s the priority for use of our facilities? Doesn’t think it’s an issue. 
* uploading shows – see p. 28 of packet.
Jim moved to adopt the amendment to the Programmers’ Agreement as-is. Cody seconded; unanimously approved.
Prog reps will talk to  Cynthia, and the whole PA will be re-submitted in January.
* financial emergencies. I moved that “will” be substituted for “should”. Jimmy seconded. Unanimously approved. First 2 items stay with Policy.
C. Elections Com. – chair, timeline. I can’t be involved. Jim will run P election. Siena will guide Members’ election. Dan will do Mgmt Eval. Mark declares his intention to run for a Members’ seat. ACTIONS: Siena will ask Maria to join elections. Siena: a Mediation Com person (and Programmer) needs to be elected. Siena and Christine will look into Mediation Com.
 
XI.New business
A. Update compliance calendar. Dan will send us a revised version.
B. Meet in December? Dan points out the budget needs work. / Celebration
C. Continue to record Board meetings? Yes.
D. Board review of Agreements we make with sub Programmers – Note the comment at the bottom of p. 30. Jim said CC is able; Programmer reps would assist with the PDs how to handle situations. Cody suggests adding language like “for 3 weeks, or 3 shows” etc. Jimmy asks the PDs to draft the language they want, then P reps will present it to the Ps. Is there lang in the PA that subs must be reported to the PD? 
E. Hiring com update.
F. Board responses to communications / use of list-serv. Jimmy pointed out that I’d suggested Amy’s letter be replied to incl the list-serv. We empowered JT to do this. I asked if the person who expressed an interest in forming a Mendo CAB had been contacted. Siena said Anon Forest is the person’s name. Christine will write up draft replies.
 
XII.Committee Reports
A.Programmers’ Reps.
B.Members’ Reps.
C.Community Advisory Boards – Central CAB meeting scheduled for Thurs.
D.Correspondence Secretaries
E.Development
i.Pledge Drive
F.Policy
G.Grounds
H.Mediation
I.Emergency Preparedness
J.Management Evaluation
K.Transition
L.Elections
M.Networking
 
XIII.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 Tues., Dec. 8, 3:30 pm (at the Healy)
B.Development 1st Wed., 3 pm
C.Executive
D.Finance 3rd Tues., 3 pm
E.Policy Tues., Nov. 24, 10 am
F.Board talk show 2nd Wed. (Oct., Jan., April, Jul.)
G.Program Selection 2nd + 4th Tues., 1 pm
H.Board / Staff meeting3rd Tues. (Sep., Dec., Mar., Jun.)
This meeting started at 3:32 and ended at 6:14 (2 h, 42 m).
 
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.
MINUTES
Redwood Community Radio - Board of Directors
Tues., Jan. 12, 2016 – 3:30
Healy Sr. Ctr., Redway, CA
I.Call to order: Meeting ground rules; opening comments from the President
Roll call:
board-appointed
Christine Doyka, Treasurer Sarah Scudder (arrived 3:45)
members’ reps
Cody Comfy Dillon
programmers’ reps
Secretary Jack Frybulous, President Dan Murphy, Jimmy Durchslag
station manager
Jeanette Todd
absent
Maria Savage, Vice-president Siena Klein, Mark Marchese
II.Approval of Nov. and Dec. minutes. Nov minutes unanimously approved, with a minor change, re: Consent Calendar item B. Jack moved we table approval of Dec. Minutes: Also unanimously approved.
III.Approval of agenda – Jim mentioned we approved Budget in last meeting. JT reminded to add 2.3.5 to next month’s meeting. JT suggests we add Bali vacation payout (to New Business, B). Unanimously approved.
IV.Open time – Jama Chaplin spoke: Potential for confusion over names of the Fitch fund. Jeanette replied: At the last meeting, the Board decided to re-name the $50K reserve fund the Mapes reserve. The (newer) Fitch reserve fund auto-withdraws $500 monthly from checking. Also present: Dopey, Brittany Hutcherson, Michael McCaskle.
V.Management report – will create a more detailed report for Members’ Meeting. Jeanette replied to Cody’s question about withdraw from Quikbooks, having to do with the auto-withdrawal from our checking account, which happened on the 1st, but which Dian had not yet taken into account. JT: The original Fitch disbursement had $106K to begin, and needs to be trued up; monies there have already been spent or allocated. Jack asked about educating the listeners to have shorter drives. JT: Dev’t and Pledge Drive Committees need to make a thoughtful plan. Jim: Priority for Pledge Drive Committee.
VI.Discussion / questions for Management Dan asked about staff transition: JT: phenomenally positive. Had concerns that UW would be damaged, but we raised $184K. Bridget helped bring in $24K, where every business required a study session. Production Assistant hired, split between Ruby and Nate; JT and Simon meeting tomorrow to talk about Nate’s being brought on as Tech Asst. Comfy asked about how property is holding up to the rain.
 
VII.Closed Session – personnel
 
VIII.Finance Com. report – JT prepped this report, meeting planned for next Tues. JT: paperwork behind, looking forward to getting caught up. Would like to have something user-friendly for Members’ Meeting. Sarah thanked Jimmy and JT for work on budget.
IX.Unfinished business
A. Budget – has been passed, so removed from the agenda.
B. Strategic plan, check-in: JT: before next meeting of Board and Staff. 
C. Security Store – lighting, to discourage campers, and re-assure Programmers. Gate? Fencing off? (Discussion of getting a live-in caretaker has been indefinitely back-burnered.) Grounds Cmte will take over from JT what to do next.
 
X.New business
A. Office copier, new one needed: buy or lease. Lease expires Oct. 7. Copier was bought five years ago, then the company went out of business, now maintained through Wells Fargo. We save about $1200 per print job by doing it in-house. (This will be added to the June agenda.)
B. Bali vacation pay out – the winner doesn’t wanna go! and is requesting payout. Dan at first moved to not pay out people who win trips, but retracted. Jim moved we offer $1000 payout this time. Jack seconded. Unanimously passed.
 
XI.Committee Reports
A.Programmers’ Reps. Next meeting needs to be scheduled. 
B.Members’ Reps. Rob Bier, Mark Marchese. M’s meeting needs to be scheduled. Opens at 2, goes till 3. Packets on tables, President’s report, Treasurer’s report, Q-and-A. Update contact info, and include CAB schedule. Nominations will close at the end of the evening.
C.Community Advisory Boards
D.Correspondence Secretary
E.Development – report in packet. Amy Goodman, Spectacular2, Block Party after that.
i.Pledge Drive – positive response from News Dept. Many of Simon’s suggestions have already been turned into action items. 
F.Policy – Comfy: focus for 2016 is refining what we have to make it more digestible for all.
G.Grounds – Will come up with a plan for lighting. Next meeting will be scheduled online.
H.Mediation – Both Kelley and Margaret have expressed interest in serving. Christine will contact Siena about what’s happening.
I.Emergency Preparedness – meeting two months ago; like to see another one for follow-up. News room policy overlaps with station response. RCR is part of S. Humboldt’s ER units – SHED? We want a copy of their policy to see what our role is.
J.Management Evaluation – going over procedure next two weeks. Christine, Jimmy, Peter Ryce, Angela Zane, Dan. Report coming week before March BoD meeting.
K.Hiring – job description for Dev't Coordinator to come on board by end of March. 
L.Elections
M.Networking. Sarah will get in touch with me, I’ll contact Garberville CoC.
 
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 From now on: 2nd Tues., 3:30 pm (Healy Sr. Ctr.)
B.Development Tues the 19th., 11 am
C.Executive Wed., Jan. 20th, 11:30 am (now normally 3rd Tues.)
D.Policy Wed., Jan. 20th 1 pm (now normally 3rd Weds. at 11)
E.Program Selection 2nd + 4th Tues., 1 pm
F.Finance Thurs the 21st at 11 – from now on 4th Tues. at 3 
G.Board talk show 2nd Wed. (Apr., Jul., Oct., Jan.): Comfy, Sarah & Alex
H.Board / Staff meeting 3rd Tues. (Mar., Jun., Sep., Dec.)
 
This meeting started at 3:35, and ended at 6:15 (2h, 40 m).
 

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.
MINUTES
Redwood Community Radio - Board of Directors
Oct. 6, 2015 – 3:30
Healy Sr. Ctr., Redway, CA
I. Call to order: Meeting ground rules; opening comments from the President
Roll call: board-appointed Christine Doyka, Mark Marchese, Treasurer Sarah Scudder
members’ reps Vice-president Siena Klein, Cody Comfy Dillon, Maria Savage
programmers’ reps Secretary Jack Frybulous, President Dan Murphy, Jimmy Durchslag
station manager Jeanette Todd
II. Sept. minutes were unanimously approved.
III. Approval of agenda. Dan moved to add Closed Session – personnel. Christine seconded, unanimously approved.
IV. Closed session – Personnel
V. Open time
VI. Management report – submitted.
VII. Discussion / questions for Management – Some discussion of compliance calendar. Ruby will take a month to help with audio-engineering, Nate to assist, perhaps work on a Procedures manual.

VIII. Consent calendar – unanimously approved.
A. 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. [2nd approval means this is now policy.]
B. Management Evaluation is made a standing committee.
C. The Board authorizes the Station Manager to withdraw from reserve funds to cover payroll costs without prior approval. The Station Manager will immediately notify the Board that s/he has done so.

IX. Finance Com. report – Dan asked about stringers: JT leave as-is at $45K and leave salary where it’s at until transitions: leave till we know more, first pass at budget. Sarah will invite CCUSH reps to next Finance meeting. Comfy mentioned endowments.
X. The board welcomed Simon Frech to address “power increase on 91.1” (New Business, item F). JT asked about additional costs; Simon said he didn’t think Gray would charge us for filing. RCR will negotiate with PG&E to switch from the peak day plan to a lower-cost program. He also noted that the HAF gives advice on endowments for non-profits; and that our live audio streaming is handled by a company different than the one providing us web hosting.
Jimmy moved to approve the power upgrade, and look into the more cost-effective situation. Dan seconded. Unanimously approved.
XI. Unfinished business
A. Strategic plan, check-in. TBA at Thursday’s meeting, at which we’ll ID action-items. Siena: last Strat Plan only mentioned the Board. Sarah suggested those interested in certain items work on them: start email threads. Comfy suggested focusing on items costing money.
B. 40 5-lb bags coffee, 5:00. (Cost per: ~ $45 each.) Siena moved we give it away to non-profits, unanimously approved.
C. Aug. 13 report fm Policy. Dan moved to table, no progress.
D. Syndication. Tabled; sent back to Policy.
E. Photos of Mudders. Announce group photo in advance of the Programmers meeting. Jack moved to adopt Jeanette’s suggestion of having Agnes and Lynn start taking photos of Staff, then those Ps whose photos are NOT in the 2012 Program Guide. Dan seconded; unanimously approved. (Comfy will get directors’ photos.)
F. Financial emergencies: $20K in reserve. Jack moved to table this item; Dan seconded; unanimously approved.
G. Security update. Jeanette will update the KMUD family on developments in the security situation.

XII. New business
A. Elections time-line. Announcement and “nomination open” season go out early November.
B. Honoring KMUDders who cross over. Tom McBride: first BoD president, recently passed. Jeanette will look into memorializing.
Jack moved to have the PD or PAD to notify community of deaths of programmers. Christine seconded: unanimously approved.
C. Paul Encimer arrived to discuss his omsbuddy proposal which would provide a sort of advocate for those who feel unfairly treated, and report only to the Board.
Sarah moved to table, Dan seconded; unanimously approved.
D. Collecting past due pledges. Look more closely at who owes how much. Jack moved that the SM email Board members the list; unanimously approved.
E. Move location board meetings. Jack moved that BoD meetings happen at CR; Sarah seconded. Unanimously approved.
F. Power increase on 91.1 [See item X.]

XIII. Committee Reports
A. Programmers’ Reps. Oct. 17 meeting.
B. Members’ Reps.
C. Community Advisory Boards: David O., Rob Bier, Tanya Lynne (Central)
D. Correspondence Secretary. Thank you’s sent.
E. Development
i. No one blocked the poll question: Would you block Pledge Drive becoming a standing committee?
F. Policy
G. Grounds
H. Mediation. Meeting upcoming.
I. Emergency Preparedness – JT will call a meeting.
J. Management Evaluation – next step: job description.
K. Transition / Hiring meets Monday at 10. Replace Dave, Terri and Emily; Dian to be gone a couple of months.
L. Elections – Time-line is next step.
M. Networking. Jack will contact the Garberville CoC.

XIV. 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 1st Tues., 3:30 pm (Redwood Playhouse)
B. Development 1st Wed., 10 am (Wed., Oct. 14, 10 am; Nov. 4, 10 am)
C. Executive 2nd Tues., 10 am
D. Policy Wed., Oct. 21, noon
E. Program Selection 2nd + 4th Tues., 1 pm
F. Finance 3rd Tues. (Oct. 20), 3 pm
G. Board talk show 2nd Wed. (Oct., Jan., Apr., Jul.) Jimmy, Maria, Sarah.
H. Board / Staff meeting Oct. 8, 10 am.
This meeting started at 3:34 and ended at 6:50 (3 h, 16 m).
Approved minutes submitted for publication on 12 NOV ’15.

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.
MINUTES
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?
XI.Unfinished business
A. Aug. 13 report from Policy
* anti-violence
* 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.
XII.New business
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.
 
XIII.Committee Reports
A.Programmers’ Reps.
B.Members’ Reps.
C.Community Advisory Boards
D.Correspondence Secretary
E.Development
i.Pledge Drive
F.Policy
G.Grounds Committee is asked to meet.
H.Mediation
I.Emergency Preparedness will also meet soon; quotes are being looked at for new battery packs.
J.Management Evaluation
K.Transition
L.Elections
M.Networking
 
N. Hiring
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.
 
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Mission Statement: 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.

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