17January2018

Minutes
Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors
October 10, 2017, 4:00 pm
Healy Senior Center, Redway CA
 
 
Roll call
 
BOARD-APPOINTED: Treasurer Sarah Scudder, Christine Doyka, Mark Marchese
MEMBER REPS: Maria Savage, Secretary Rob Bier, Sarah Starck
PROGRAMMER REPS: President Jimmy Durchslag, Vice President Zac Gonzales, Eden Goldberg
 
ABSENT: Station Manager Cynthia Click
 
Approval of August and September minutes
Bier moved approval of the August minutes.  Doyka seconded.  Passed with seven yea votes, one abstention.  Marchese moved approval of the September minutes.  Bier seconded.  Passed with seven yea  votes, one abstention.
Approval of agenda
Doyka moved approval.  Savage seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Open time 
Michael McKaskle asked that the July minutes be changed to more accurately reflect his remarks made in June.  In discussion, it was agreed that the Secretary could make a three-word correction without requiring formal reapproval by the Board.
Consent Calendar
A. Change Policy Manual Section 5.5.2, Vacation to eliminate annual payouts for unused vacation time and to set standards for accrual. (Please see attachment.)
B. Change Bylaws, Article 3 regarding notification of Members in case of special meetings. (Please see attachment.)
Marchese moved approval.  Gonzales seconded.  Approved unanimously.
Old business
Programmers Guide
Bier, Goldberg and Starck volunteered to produce a low-cost programmers guide with advertising.
New business
Change Bylaws, Article III, to remove specification of June as time for annual members meeting.
Durchslag moved adoption.  Doyka seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Dedicate one day of pledge drive income to the Mateel Community Center.
Marchese opposed the idea of giving an unknown amount of money to the Mateel, saying the Board’s first responsibility was to RCR.  Durchslag said there were other possibilities for showing support for the Mateel.  Scudder moved sending the idea to the Pledge Drive Committee for fleshing out and Board approval by phone.  There were four yea and five nay votes.  The motion failed.  Starck said only cash or credit donations should be given to the Mateel, no pledges.  A concern was raised that FCC or CPB regulations may prohibit such fundraising.  Durchslag moved that 1) all contributions to the Mateel on its day of the drive must be paid-in-full on that day, and 2) the Pledge Drive Committee should develop a detailed plan and proceed.  Bier seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Finance committee report
Scudder said the meeting was devoted primarily to talking with RCR’s external auditor about the most recent audit and other questions.  She said that went very well.  Starck’s proposed changes to bookkeeping procedures will be reviewed by Finance.  Scudder promised a 2018 budget for the November meeting.
Committee reports
Programmer representatives
Durchslag said he was continuing to try organizing a programmers’ meeting, preferably before the pledge drive.
Development – Savage
Report is attached to agenda.
Pledge Drive – Durchslag
He noted that persons making pledges are typically sent only one reminder notice, suggesting various ways of handling that.
Management Evaluation
Durchslag shared en evaluation form for staff members.  He said Click had not yet turned in her self-evaluation and that he expected it soon after her pending return from vacation.
Committee meeting schedule
Unless otherwise noted, all meeting take place at KMUD, 1144 Redway Drive, Redway CA.  Persons planning on attending a meeting should confirm beforehand that no changes from this schedule have taken place.
Board of Directors November 7, 3:30 pm, Healy Senior Center
Development October 26, 3:00 pm
Executive October 17, noon, Calico’s upstairs
Policy October 17, 11:00 am, Calico’s upstairs
Finance October 26, 1:00 pm
Pledge Drive 3rd Tuesday, 1:00 pm
Board talk show October 11, Bier and Goldberg
 
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ATTACHMENT TO MINUTES, CONSENT CALENDAR
Deleted language is lined-out.  New language is underlined.
ITEM A, POLICY CHANGE
5.5.2 Vacation
Vacation time accrues for employees (minimum 24 hours per week) from the first day of employment and can be used after the completion of 30 days of employment.  Vacation time must be accrued before it can be used.  The accrual factor is based upon a 40-hour work week.  This would be: five eight days for the first year, 10 days the second year, 15 days after five years and 20 days per year thereafter. Employees who work less than 40 hours will accrue vacation at the appropriate percentage of this rate.  There will be a limit of one year of unused vacation time earnings for the year that the vacation day is based upon. Unused vacation days will be paid out each December.  Vacation accrual will not be carried over, so that every year begins with a clean slate.  Unused vacation days may be carried over to subsequent years, with the proviso that no more days than 1.75 times the employee’s current annual accrual rate may be accrued. Vacation days may only be converted to a cash payout upon separation. RCR strongly encourages each paid employee to use vacation time each year.  The intent is 1) that each employee actually gets an annual rest, and 2) that prolonged absences not negatively impact RCR.  Exempt employees will accrue vacation hours based on actual hours worked.
 
[This policy change will take effect on January 1, 2018.]
ITEM B, BYLAWS CHANGE
Article III. Meetings
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Section 4. Special meetings of the Board may be called by the President or three of the Directors. Special meetings of the Board shall be held upon four days’ notice by first-class mail or 48 hours’ notice delivered personally, by email or by telephone. Telephone shall be the first method used to attempt to contact Directors. The articles or bylaws may not dispense with notice of a special meeting.
 
ATTACHMENT TO MINUTES, NEW BUSINESS
Deleted language is lined-out.  New language is underlined.
ITEM A, BYLAWS CHANGE
Article III. Meetings
 
Section 1. There shall be an annual meeting of the Members preceding the regular June Board meeting for the purpose of nominating their representatives to the Board of Directors and for conducting other business pertinent to RCR.
Section 2. The Board of Directors may call other meetings of the membership, as needed.
Section 3. The Board of Directors shall meet at regular monthly meetings and as necessary. There shall be a quorum of five Directors to conduct business. The date and time of the upcoming meeting shall be set at the previous meeting.
Section 4. Special meetings of the Board may be called by the President or three of the Directors. Special meetings of the Board shall be held upon four days’ notice by first-class mail or 48 hours’ notice delivered personally or by telephone. Telephone shall be the first method used to attempt to contact Directors. The articles or bylaws may not dispense with notice of a special meeting.
 
DRAFT Minutes
Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors
November 7, 2017, 3:30 pm
KMUD Studios, Redway CA
 
Roll call
 
BOARD-APPOINTED: Christine Doyka, Mark Marchese
MEMBER REPS: Maria Savage, Secretary Rob Bier, Sarah Starck
PROGRAMMER REPS: President Jimmy Durchslag
 
STATION MANAGER:  Cynthia Click
 
ABSENT: Treasurer Sarah Scudder, Vice President Zac Gonzales, Eden Goldberg
 
GUESTS:  behr, Michael McKaskle, Kelley Lincoln
 
Approval of October minutes
Marchese moved approval.  Savage seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Approval of agenda
Starck moved addition to New Business of an item on changes to bookkeeping procedures (contained in the Finance Committee report).  Doyka seconded.  Passed unanimously.  Durchslag moved addition to New Business of a community meeting discussion.  Savage seconded.  Passed unanimously.  Durchslag moved approval of the agenda, as amended.  Starck seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Consent Calendar
Change Bylaws, Article III, to remove specification of June as time for annual members meeting.  (Please see attachment.)
Doyka moved approval.  Marchese seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Management report
There was an extended discussion of the ongoing Pledge Drive.  Click expressed concern, saying she saw low energy and a shortage of volunteers.  Durchslag said he had not seen that, that the energy seemed good.  Savage also said the energy level seemed good.  Click said that in the future, reports from the programming, development and membership departments would be incorporated in her management report and no longer provided separately.
Finance committee report
The report detailed changes made from the 2017 budget in creating the 2018 draft budget.  It also contained seven proposals concerning bookkeeping and related financial matters.  Not all were deemed as requiring Board approval.  Bier moved approval of a change in RCR’s accounting to a modified cash basis.  Starck seconded.  Passed unanimously.  Durchslag moved that all bad debt more than a year old be written off.  Starck seconded.  Passed unanimously.  Starck moved that RCR re-hire its audit accountant, Stacey Edgmon.  Doyka seconded.  Passed unanimously.  Starck moved closure of three checking accounts held at the Southern Humboldt Community Credit Union:  “Building Expansion,” #15290; “Full Power Upgrade,” #15268; “New Reserve Fund,” carried on RCR books as 1-1051, with all funds to be re-deposited in RCR’s main account.  Doyka seconded.  Passed unanimously.
New business
Draft 2018 budget
Bier moved preliminary approval. Marchese seconded.  Passed unanimously.
[At this point Kelly Lincoln was permitted to deliver remarks à la “Open Time.”  She congratulated the Board on getting old debt out of the budget; raised questions of how trade is treated in the budget; suggested that monthly contributors’ credit cards be used only for one year, then renewed; said she was concerned with how the reserve had been handled in 2016,]
Set workshop on reading financials
This informal review of elementary accounting practices was set for Nov. 21 at 2:00 pm.
Changes to bookkeeping procedures
(Please see “Finance committee report.”)
Community meeting
Meeting was set for Nov. 30, 6:30-8:30 pm, possibly at the Redwood Playhouse.  Click will circulate draft agenda to Board.
 
Committee reports
Programmer representatives
Durchslag reported that some 30 persons showed up for the programmers’ meeting.  There was much discussion of the news and station finances.  He called it, “a really good meeting.”  (See notes in Board packet.)
Management Evaluation
Input has been received from staff members, as well as Click’s self-evaluation.  Follow-up meeting will occur soon.
Elections – Durchslag
Bier volunteered to chair the Elections Committee
Committee meeting schedule
Pledge Drive November 15, 1:00 pm
Policy November 28, 11:00 am, Calico’s upstairs
Executive November 28, 12:00 pm, Calico’s upstairs
Finance November 28, 1:00 pm
Development November 28, 3:00 pm
Board of Directors December 11, 3:30 pm, Hospice of the
Redwoods
NOTE: Dec. 11 is a Monday.
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ATTACHMENT TO AGENDA, CONSENT CALENDAR
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ITEM A, BYLAWS CHANGE
Article III. Meetings
 
Section 1. There shall be an annual meeting of the Members preceding the regular June Board meeting for the purpose of nominating their representatives to the Board of Directors and for conducting other business pertinent to RCR.
Section 2. The Board of Directors may call other meetings of the membership, as needed.
Section 3. The Board of Directors shall meet at regular monthly meetings and as necessary. There shall be a quorum of five Directors to conduct business. The date and time of the upcoming meeting shall be set at the previous meeting.
Section 4. Special meetings of the Board may be called by the President or three of the Directors. Special meetings of the Board shall be held upon four days’ notice by first-class mail or 48 hours’ notice delivered personally or by telephone. Telephone shall be the first method used to attempt to contact Directors. The articles or bylaws may not dispense with notice of a special meeting.
 
 
Minutes
Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors
September 5, 2017, 4:00 pm
Healy Senior Center, Redway CA
 
 
Roll call
 
BOARD-APPOINTED: Treasurer Sarah Scudder, Mark Marchese, 
Christine Doyka,
MEMBER REPS: Maria Savage, Secretary Rob Bier, Sarah Starck
PROGRAMMER REPS: President Jimmy Durchslag, Vice President Zack “Doopi” Gonzales
 
STATION MANAGER:  Cynthia Click
 
ABSENT: Eden Goldberg
 
GUESTS:  Chanin, behr. Michael McKaskle
 
Approval of August minutes
The “Financial committee report” item contained three erroneous sentences.  Inclusion of the policy manual and bylaws language changes was requested.  Bier moved deferral of minutes.  Scudder seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Approval of agenda
Scudder moved addition of a closed session.  Bier seconded.  Passed unanimously.  Durchslag moved approval of agenda.  Gonzales seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Open time 
McKaskle asked that the August minutes be changed to show that he had recommended  that the item on programmers who become political candidates be changed, substituting “declared” for “filed.”
Consent Calendar (Please see attachments.)
A. Delete contradictory sentence from Section 1.2, Family Membership. 
B. Modify Section 2.5.4.1, Mediation Committee Guidelines and Responsibilities to remove of two prohibited classed from definition of community member for purposes of seat on the Committee.  
C. Modify Section 5.4.6, Termination of Employment to eliminate sentence absolving Station Manager or Board from being required to follow RCR guidelines for termination. 
D. Change By-Laws to remove date-specific language from election requirements in Article V. 
Doyka moved adoption of the Consent Calendar.  Savage seconded.  Passed with seven yea votes, one abstention.
Management report
Click reported that one of two FCC change-of-ownership forms has been completed.  The EOE report is pending.  Pickup of trash along both KMUD-sponsored stretches of US101 is scheduled for September 16.  A trip for two to Grenada has been chosen as the Silent Drive grand prize.
Finance committee report
Scudder explained that she had not fully understood the differences between accrual and cash accounting.  Most RCR spreadsheets have historically been done on an accrual basis, although cash basis accounting can give a better picture of the station’s day-to-day financial status.  More use of cash basis will be made in the future.  Scudder reported that RCR is paid-up on all bills.  Humboldt County has returned $7,000 deposited in connection with a legal matter.  
Approximately $20,000 in underwriting debts must be written off as uncollectable.  Some underwriters were not billed for several months due to an undetected database failure.  Some have refused to pay amounts not billed originally.  Click said that going forward, all underwriters are being required to sign a contract and to pay at least a portion of the amount owed before any announcements can be aired.  The problematic database is about to be replaced.
A discussion of upcoming fundraising events led to agreement that all must be self-funded.  RCR’s cash flow is too tight to permit upfront funding of events.
Starck disputed figures provided by Development Coordinator Jeanette Todd for upcoming special events.  She noted the lack of accounting for paid staff time and for volunteer time, items which she said belong in any special event budget.  Starck suggested that funds for staff time might better be spent elsewhere
Old business (Please see attachments.)
A. Change Policy Manual Section 5.5.2, Vacation to eliminate annual payouts for unused vacation time and to set standards for accrual. 
Starck moved deletion of “full time” from the proposed policy.  Marchese seconded.  Passed with seven yea votes, one abstention.  Scudder then moved approval as amended.  Durchslag seconded.  Passed with six yea votes, one nay vote, one abstention.
B. Possible change in Bylaws, Article 3 regarding notification of Members in case of special meetings. (Please see attachment.)
Scudder moved adoption of the proposed change.  Durchslag seconded.  Passed with six yea votes, one nay vote, one abstention.
New business
A. Change “airways” to “airwaves” in Mission Statement.
After a brief discussion, Durchslag noted a lack of interest in the matter and suggested leaving it.  Members voiced assent.
B. Appoint Management Evaluation Committee.
Durchslag, Doyka and Savage agreed to be on the committee for the station manager’s six-month review.  Durchslag will seek a community member.  Click said she would have her self-evaluation completed for the committee before leaving on vacation later in the month.
Committee reports
Programmer representatives
A meeting will be held prior to the fall pledge drive.
Development
The Arcata Halloween Boogie was set for Sept. 28, a date with no competing events.  Eden Goldberg agreed to be coordinator.  Discussion ranged over the shortcomings of last year’s Boogie and ways to correct them.  Development Director Jeanette Todd emphasized the value this event has in building remunerative business and community relationships.  She urged the Committee to keep RCR’s presence in the north county healthy and on track.  Discussion turned to planned giving, with Todd saying that a planned giving policy is needed before such an effort can proceed.  This would be for the protection both of the station and of prospective donors.  The matter was referred to the Policy Committee.  The idea of a community forum received considerable discussion.  Click is looking for a date following the fall pledge drive.  Improvement of KMUD’s online presence was also discussed.
Committee meeting schedule
Unless otherwise noted, all meeting take place at KMUD, 1144 Redway Drive, Redway CA.  Persons planning on attending a meeting should confirm beforehand that no changes have taken place in this schedule
 
Board of Directors October 10, 4:00 pm, Healy Senior Center
Development/Pledge Drive September 26, 3:00 pm
Executive September 19, 12:00 pm, Calico’s upstairs
Policy September 19, 11:00 am, Calico’s upstairs
Finance September 26, noon
Board Talk Show October 11, 7:00 pm
Board & Staff retreat September 10 & 11, Trinidad
 
ATTACHMENTS TO MINUTES:
 CONSENT CALENDAR, POLICY AND BYLAW CHANGES
 
Deleted language is lined out.  New language is underlined.
CONSENT CALENDAR, ITEM A
1.2 FAMILY MEMBERSHIP 
03/01 
For all subscriptions including and above the family membership category, subscribers will be asked if this is a family membership. Family memberships entitle two people (both names shall be on record) to vote for the membership seat. All family subscribers shall receive two ballots for all elections in which this class of membership has the right to participate.
 
CONSENT CALENDAR, ITEM B
2.5.4.1 MEDIATION COMMITTEE GUIDELINES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEE
The committee is to be composed of five members.  KMUD programmers and volunteers will elect two of these seats. The Board of Directors selects and appoints the remaining three seats made up of one Board member, one community member, and one person of any category at the Board’s discretion. To be considered a “Community Member” a person must not be a KMUD Board member, or programmer or active KMUD volunteer.. The committee may request that a specific sixth member (of any category) be appointed by the Board. 
CONSENT CALENDAR, ITEM C
5.4.6 TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT
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In any given instance, the appropriate supervising body (RCR Board of Directors or the station manager), at either body’s sole discretion, may elect to not follow the above guidelines for the termination of employment.
 
CONSENT CALENDAR, ITEM D
BYLAWS OF REDWOOD COMMUNITY RADIO
 
Revised October 15, 2015
 
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Article V. Nominations for Election to the Board of Directors
 
Section 1. Board candidates shall be nominated by Members from their respective constituencies. Any Member may nominate him- or herself for election.
Section 2. The nomination period for the Programmers’ candidates shall be from May 1 the first day of the month before the Annual Meeting until the close of the last business day (Monday through Friday) in May the month following the Annual Meeting. Ballots shall be mailed to all eligible Programmers by the close of the fifth business day end of the third week in June the month following the end of nominations. Marked ballots must be returned postmarked or by hand by by June 30 the end of that month. Ballots shall be counted by the close of the tenth business day in July the month following the close of voting.
Section 3. The nomination period for the Members’ seat shall be from June 1 until the annual membership meeting in June the first day of the month in which the Annual Meeting is held until the end of the following month. Ballots shall be mailed to all eligible Members by the close of the fifth business day end of the third week in July the month following the close of nominations. Marked ballots must be returned postmarked or by hand by July 31 the end of that month. Ballots shall be counted by the end of the tenth business day in August the month following the close of voting.
Section 4. Ballots for elected Board positions shall be returned by mail to a neutral independent referee to be designated by the Board. The Referee and an Elections Committee to be appointed by the Board shall supervise the counting of the ballots and certify the tally as correct.
Section 5. New Directors shall be seated at the beginning of the regular August  meeting in the month following the close of elections. All expiring Board terms shall be considered to end at the start of the August  after new Members are seated at that Board meeting.
Section 6. The Board shall appoint an Elections Committee, made up of three Directors, who will oversee the election process and will certify the elections at the conclusion of the ballot counting.
 
ATTACHMENT TO MINUTES, OLD BUSINESS
Deleted language is lined-out.  New language is underlined.
ITEM A, POLICY CHANGE
5.5.2 VACATION
Vacation time accrues for employees (minimum 24 hours per week) from the first day of employment and can be used after the completion of 30 days of employment.  Vacation time must be accrued before it can be used.  The accrual factor is based upon a 40-hour work week.  This would be: five eight days for the first year, 10 days the second year, 15 days after five years and 20 days per year thereafter. Employees who work less than 40 hours will accrue vacation at the appropriate percentage of this rate.  There will be a limit of one year of unused vacation time earnings for the year that the vacation day is based upon. Unused vacation days will be paid out each December.  Vacation accrual will not be carried over, so that every year begins with a clean slate.  Unused vacation days may be carried over to subsequent years, with the proviso that no more days than 1.75 times the employee’s current annual accrual rate may be accrued. Vacation days may only be converted to a cash payout upon separation. RCR strongly encourages each paid employee to use vacation time each year.  The intent is 1) that each employee actually gets an annual rest, and 2) that prolonged absences not negatively impact RCR.  Exempt employees will accrue vacation hours based on actual hours worked.
 
[This policy change will take effect on January 1, 2018.]
 
 ITEM B, BYLAWS CHANGE
REDWOOD COMMUNITY RADIO BYLAWS
Article 3.Meetings
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Section 4. Special meetings of the Board may be called by the President or three of the Directors. Special meetings of the Board shall be held upon four days’ notice by first-class mail or 48 hours’ notice delivered personally, by email or by telephone. Telephone shall be the first method used to attempt to contact Directors. The articles or bylaws may not dispense with notice of a special meeting.
 
Minutes
Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors
August 8, 2017, 3:30 pm
KMUD Studios, Redway CA
 
 
Roll call
 
BOARD-APPOINTED: Treasurer Sarah Scudder, Christine Doyka
MEMBER REPS: Maria Savage, Secretary Rob Bier, Sarah Starck
PROGRAMMER REPS: President Jimmy Durchslag, Eden Goldberg
 
STATION MANAGER:  Cynthia Click
 
ABSENT: Mark Marchese, Vice President Zack “Doopi” Gonzales
 
GUESTS: BR Graham, behr, Michael McKaskle
 
Approval of July minutes
Bier moved approval.  Doyka seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Approval of agenda
Doyka moved approval.  Bier seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Open time
McKaskle asked that the policy change barring programmers from working on-air if they have filed for political office (see Consent Calendar) be changed to substitute “declared” for “filed.”
Consent Calendar
Goldberg moved approval (see attachment) with correction of deleting final sentence, as intended in initial action.  Savage seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Management report
Click reported she is trying to have approximately $5,000 of electrical work completed before the rainy season.  This includes security lighting for the front of the building and repair at the rear of damage where electrical cables enter.  
Durschlag moved holding a closed session at the end of the meeting.  Scudder seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Finance committee report
Starck reported that her review of records showed that while more persons pledge during the fall drive than other times, a smaller percentage of them fulfill those pledges. There was discussion of fundraising events.  Starck said she opposes holding two events in October.  Goldberg favored retaining or even increasing events held in northern Humboldt County.  Savage said that times are changing and everything should be up for reconsideration.  Bier agreed with Starck, asked that there be better accounting of volunteer time spent on events.  Click said she wanted to retain the Oct. 14 date now open at the Mateel Community Center.  Scudder said the Halloween Boogie at the Mateel was important; she suggested the Arcada Halloween party use volunteers from there.  A straw poll on the Arcata event showed two in favor, three opposed and two undecided.  There was agreement to continue the discussion in the Development Committee.
New business
A. Policy and Bylaws changes (see attachments)
1. Delete contradictory sentence from Section 1.2, Family Membership.
Savage moved adoption.  Goldberg seconded.  Passed unanimously.
2. Modify Section 5.5.2, Vacation to eliminate annual payouts for unused vacation time and to set standards for accrual. 
Scudder said the working of the accrual cap was unclear to her.  Durchslag suggested removing the examples.  Bier moved referral back to the Policy Committee.  Scudder seconded.  Passed with five yea votes, one abstention.
3. Modify Section 2.5.4.1, Mediation Committee Guidelines and Responsibilities to remove a prohibited class from the definition of community member for purposes of seat on the Committee.  
Scudder moved approval.  Doyka seconded.  Passed unanimously.
4. Modify Section 5.4.6, Termination of Employment to eliminate sentence absolving Station Manager or Board from being required to follow RCR guidelines for termination. 
Bier moved adoption.  Starck seconded.  Passed unanimously.
5. Change Bylaws to remove date-specific language from election requirements.
Discussion noted that only five days were allowed to mail out ballots following the close of nominations.  Doyka moved adoption with insertion of language so that nominations would close three weeks following the month of the Annual Meeting.  Goldberg seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Committee reports
Pledge Drive (7/27/17)
The committee voted to end the ongoing pledge drive Tuesday, Aug. 1, as planned, unless the total is close to $50,000, in which case it will continue until that goal is met.  During Reggae on the River broadcasts, promos will stress KMUD’s role as a community radio station dependent upon listener support.  Concern was shared over lack of producers, phone answerers and food; slips in communications.  Membership Coordinator Ruby Guilette reported that the online pledge forms were working much better than at their introduction in the previous pledge drive.
Development (7/20/17)
Discussion topics included coffee booths at the Roll on the Mattole and Reggae on the River (ROR), the ongoing pledge drive, and special events.  Members felt that the pledge-drive energy is not very high.  One member said that the live broadcast of ROR “historically has not helped the drive,” adding, “Many people don’t appreciate the live broadcast and would prefer our regular programming during that weekend.”  It was pointed out that this is only the second year the station has had a summer drive, and it is reasonable to hope that it will do better over time.  Concerns from the last programmers’ meeting were reported regarding the time and energy spent staging station events.  There is worry among some about the cost/benefit ratio.  Smaller events were suggested, both low-cost and free.  The benefits of staging events away from KMUD’s immediate vicinity were raised by one member, who said that such occasions “build relationships” that can later translate into underwriting support.
 
Committee meeting schedule
Board of Directors Sept. 5, 3:30 pm, Healy Senior Center
Development Aug. 15, 3:00 pm
Executive Aug. 24, 12:00 pm, Calico’s upstairs
Policy Aug. 24, 11:00 am, Calico’s upstairs
Finance Aug. 15, 1:00 pm
Board talk show Oct. 11
Board & staff meeting Sept. 10-11, Trinidad
Closed session
Discussion revolved around staff responsibilities for special events, pledge drives and underwriting.
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ATTACHMENT TO MINUTES: 
CONSENT CALENDAR
 
Addition to Programmer’s Agreement, Item 7.F
I understand that as a programmer for a 501[c][3] organization, I cannot, while on-air, endorse (or encourage people to vote for or against) a political candidate or initiative.  If I myself file for election to public office, I must refrain from programming until I am no longer a candidate. 
 
ATTACHMENTS TO MINUTES:
 NEW BUSINESS, POLICY AND BYLAWS CHANGES
 
Deleted language is lined out.  New language is underlined.
ITEM A.1
1.2 FAMILY MEMBERSHIP 
03/01 
For all subscriptions including and above the family membership category, subscribers will be asked if this is a family membership. Family memberships entitle two people (both names shall be on record) to vote for the membership seat. All categories, excepting Business subscriptions, qualify for the family membership, if desired by the Member. All family subscribers shall receive two ballots for all elections in which this class of membership has the right to participate.
 
ITEM A.2
5.5.2 VACATION
 
Vacation time accrues for full time employees (minimum 32 hours per week) from the first day of employment and can be used after the completion of 30 days of employment.  Vacation time must be accrued before it can be used.  The accrual factor is based upon the number of hours worked. For example, for a 40-hour work week this would be: five eight days for the first year, 10 days the second year, 15 days after five years and 20 days per year thereafter. Employees who work less than 40 hours will accrue vacation at the appropriate percentage of this rate.  There will be a limit of one year of unused vacation time earnings for the year that the vacation day is based upon. Unused vacation days will be paid out each December.  Vacation accrual will not be carried over, so that every year begins with a clean slate.  Unused vacation days may be carried over to subsequent years, with the proviso that no more days than 1.75 times the annual accrual rate may be carried over. For example, Sunshine Inc. provides all full-time employees with 10 days of paid vacation each year. Sunshine’s vacation policy has a cap of 1.75 times the annual accrual rate, or 17.5 days (1.75 × 10 days). An employee’s accrued vacation will roll over year to year, but once he or she reaches 17.5 days, no more vacation will accrue until the vacation bank falls below that amount.  Vacation days may only be converted to a cash payout upon separation. RCR strongly encourages each paid employee to use vacation time each year.  The intent is 1) that each employee actually gets an annual rest, and 2) that prolonged absences not negatively impact RCR.  Exempt employees will accrue vacation hours based on actual hours worked. Notification: Employees will communicate with the station manager before approval of vacation plans. The station manager is required to notify the Board of his/her vacation plans before approval.  Four weeks notice is recommended.  Exceptions may be made in unusual circumstances.
 
ITEM A.3
2.5.4.1 MEDIATION COMMITTEE GUIDELINES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEE
The committee is to be composed of five members.  KMUD programmers and volunteers will elect two of these seats. The Board of Directors selects and appoints the remaining three seats made up of one Board member, one community member, and one person of any category at the Board’s discretion. To be considered a “Community Member” a person must not be a KMUD Board member, or programmer or active KMUD volunteer.. The committee may request that a specific sixth member (of any category) be appointed by the Board. 
 
ITEM A.4
5.4.6 TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT
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In any given instance, the appropriate supervising body (RCR Board of Directors or the station manager), at either body’s sole discretion, may elect to not follow the above guidelines for the termination of employment.
 
ITEM A.5
BYLAWS OF REDWOOD COMMUNITY RADIO
 
Revised October 15, 2015
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Article V. Nominations for Election to the Board of Directors
 
Section 1. Board candidates shall be nominated by Members from their respective constituencies. Any Member may nominate him- or herself for election.
Section 2. The nomination period for the Programmers’ candidates shall be from May 1 the first day of the month before the Annual Meeting until the close of the last business day (Monday through Friday) in May the month following the Annual Meeting. Ballots shall be mailed to all eligible Programmers by the close of the fifth business day end of the third week in June the month following the end of nominations. Marked ballots must be returned postmarked or by hand by by June 30 the end of that month. Ballots shall be counted by the close of the tenth business day in July the month following the close of voting.
Section 3. The nomination period for the Members’ seat shall be from June 1 until the annual membership meeting in June the first day of the month in which the Annual Meeting is held until the end of the following month. Ballots shall be mailed to all eligible Members by the close of the fifth business day end of the third week in July the month following the close of nominations. Marked ballots must be returned postmarked or by hand by July 31 the end of that month. Ballots shall be counted by the end of the tenth business day in August the month following the close of voting.
Section 4. Ballots for elected Board positions shall be returned by mail to a neutral independent referee to be designated by the Board. The Referee and an Elections Committee to be appointed by the Board shall supervise the counting of the ballots and certify the tally as correct.
Section 5. New Directors shall be seated at the beginning of the regular August  meeting in the month following the close of elections. All expiring Board terms shall be considered to end at the start of the August  after new Members are seated at that Board meeting.
Section 6. The Board shall appoint an Elections Committee, made up of three Directors, who will oversee the election process and will certify the elections at the conclusion of the ballot counting.
 
Assistant News Director
Job Description 
POSITION SUMMARY: 
The Assistant News Director will help the News Director lead the Redwood Community Radio KMUD-FM local News Department in its mission to provide a thoughtful relevant and significant public service. The KMUD News will help listeners to both participate in, and make informed decisions that reflect the values of the RCR community. 
The News Director Assistant will maintain high editorial, ethical and technical standards for news production and reporting. Open and honest communication in all internal and external newsroom collaborations is expected.
 
DUTIES:
Assist with coordinating editorial priorities for the Newsroom.
Anchor the Local News (1-2x per week)
File reports and assist with story selection on a day-to-day basis, and initiate “specials, themes,” and follow up stories
Edit and appraise all work for air
Ensure diversity of local coverage; focusing on under-reported, under-represented stories with relevance to the RCR community
Help introduce, develop and encourage community journalists. The participants can be drawn on to inform and to contribute reports on issues of relevance to both wider and specific communities
The Assistant News Director will help develop a vision for the future of the news team and have discussions with the News Director, General Manager, Program Directors, and listener focus groups as well as direction from any Strategic Planning done by RCR
Maintain organization within the News Department (i.e. roster of reporters, stringers, volunteers and interns).
Attend Staff Meetings
Represent the station in public appearances and participate as staff in all membership drives
 
Qualifications
Knowledge of audio editing software
Experience in news environment preferred
Experience in broadcast production, web content, news writing and news editing, a plus
Knowledge of local and regional issues
Must possess effective communication and interpersonal skills. 
Online research, multimedia production, word and spreadsheet processing
Excellent memory for details, a plus
Able to meet daily deadlines under potentially stressful conditions 
Comfortable multi-tasking
 
Redwood Community Radio is willing to train the right applicant.
 
Standing/Sitting is required for over 6 hours per day 
 
Compensation
The Assistant News Director is a part time (16 hours/wk) exempt staff position with holiday, sick and vacation benefits.  May require additional and or flexible hours based on emergency reporting needs.
 
Compensation is $16.00 to start.
 
Equipment Used & Physical Working Conditions 
The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. Applicant must have ability to operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, printer and audio recording equipment.
 
Equal Opportunity Employer 
KMUD Community Radio is an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer. Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, class, creed, physical or mental disability. 
KMUD observes all state and federal law concerning employment. 
 
To Apply: 
We must receive a cover letter, resume, 3 professional references no later than 5:00 pm January 23, 2018 . Your application can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to P.O. Box 135 Redway, CA 95560.  You can also hand deliver your application to the KMUD studios at 1144 Redway Dr., Redway CA. 
 

Redwood Community Radio-KMUD

Job Title:  Development Coordinator

Reports to:  Station Manager

Employment Status:  Part Time

Hours: 24 per week

General Description:

The Development Coordinator will work to ensure the sustainable growth and financial health of the organization.  This will be done by increasing and sustaining revenue at KMUD Community Radio through a variety of means, including, but not limited to:  meeting our underwriting goals and servicing our current underwriting contracts, managing our annual pledge drive fundraisers, and managing and developing our annual special event fundraisers. 

The Development Coordinator will ensure that the fundraising strategies are in alignment with KMUD Community Radio’s mission, and goals and policies.

Qualifications

The ideal applicant will have the following qualifications:

  • Fundraising and or event producing and planning experience.
  • Self motivated with the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work flexile hours, including evenings and weekends, as necessary. 
  • Competence with office equipment including, Mac and PC computers, copy machine, multi line phone systems.
  • Familiar with database management. 
  • Ability to train and supervise volunteers.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Create and implement annual development plan and strategy.
  • Develop and present KMUD’s overall development efforts to meet annual budget requirements.
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential donors. 
 
  • Develop and grow our individual donor base; manage multiple annual Pledge Drives, cultivate 
major gifts, and special thank you gifts (premiums). 

  • Create and maintain press kit, underwriting literature and paper promotional materials. 

  • Work closely with Development Committee, and Finance Committee to develop and promote annual funding campaigns and signature events. 

  • Work closely with Development Committee, Finance Committee and Station Manager to 
develop annual funding plan. 

  • Must learn, follow and fully understand FCC and IRS rules regarding Underwriting 
language and execute messaging on KMUD following the letter of the licensing law. 


Pay rate:  $16.00 to start

Introductory Period 
There is a three-month introductory period. This period is not to be construed as a contract. This means that employment can be terminated, with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time during or after the introductory period, at the option of the organization or at the option of the employee. The employee shall be evaluated before the end of the introductory period, and within 30 days of the annual anniversary of the employee’s hire date. Employees of Redwood Community Radio are reviewed on an ongoing bi-annual basis. 


Benefits 
This position offers paid vacation, sick leave, an annual personal day and at least 11 paid holidays per year, in accordance with KMUD Employee Benefits Policy.

Working Conditions

KMUD has a small paid staff and about 400 volunteers. KMUD has regular membership drives. They require a substantial amount of time and coordination. The atmosphere is animated and stimulating. The ability to work in this kind of environment is essential.

To Apply:

RCR must receive a cover letter, resume and three professional references no later than 4pm, October 24, 2017.  We would prefer receiving your application (ideally as one attachment) emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You may also mail your application to KMUD Redwood Community Radio, Membership Coordinator Hire, P.O. Box 135 Redway, CA 95560.  And, you can deliver your application (M-F, 9am – 4pm) to 1144 Redway Dr., Redway, CA 95560.

 Win a trip for two to the beautiful island of Grenada during KMUD’s Silent Drive! Tucked away northwest of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean Sea, Grenada is known as the "Island of Spice" where several small rivers with beautiful waterfalls flow into the sea from the mountains. Grenada is famous for spice, a beautiful and first of its kind underwater sculpture park and mountain freshwater lakes.

A pair of round trip tickets and 5 night’s stay are included. This trip is transferable, yet has no cash value and subject to KMUD’s prize drawing rules.

 

Save a stamp, make your donation, start or renew your membership online. Thanks!

 

Silent Drive Letter, Fall 2017 Page 1 with Entry Form

 

Save a stamp, make your donation, start or renew your membership online. Thanks!

 

 Upcoming events:

Friday Oct. 27th
The Annual Halloween Boogie in Redway at the Mateel Community Center with Five Alarm Funk, Stymie & The Pimp Jones Love Orchestra

Tuesday October 31st
The March Fourth Murder Mystery dinner and dance in old town Eureka at the Historic Eagle House!

Thursday November 9th
Celebrate Mateel Forever at the Mateel Community Center with Robby Kreiger from legendary band ‘The Doors’.

Wednesday November 29th and 30th
Arcata Theatre Lounge, KMUD and World Famous Productions hosts Big Gigantic! An 18 and over show!

December 10th
Trinidad Town Hall, Trinidad’s Holiday Indie Craft Show! 

 

KMUD's Prize Drawing Rules

The disbursement of prizes from Redwood Community Radio (RCR)- KMUD is governed by the RCR Board of Directors.

Silent Drive prizes are strictly given under these qualifications:
Silent Drive Prizes have no cash value.
Silent Drive Prizes must be redeemed within one calendar year of the win date (the date in which the win was announced on air).
Silent Drive Prizes can be transferred to a friend or family member, transference must adhere to the other applicable rules.
Silent Drive Prizes are not exchangeable. They may not be exchanged for another, or different prize.
Silent Drive Prizes may be gifted back to the organization to be used in the future, should the winner not wish to obtain them.
Travel and accommodation arrangements need to be requested from KMUD a minimum of three months before travel date.
Current sustaining members are automatically included in any drawings during this pledge drive, including the Grenada Trip giveaway.
No donation is necessary to enter the raffle. Send a letter or postcard to Silent Drive, KMUD, PO Box 135, Redway, CA 95560, include your address and state that you want to be entered into the raffle for a trip to Grenada.
Raffle drawing is held around 6:30 pm after the KMUD News on November 2nd, 2017.

 

Minutes
Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors
July 11, 2017, 4:00 pm
KMUD Studios, Redway CA
 
Roll Call
 
BOARD-APPOINTED: Treasurer Sarah Scudder, Corresponding Secretary Christine Doyka
MEMBER REPS: Maria Savage, Secretary Rob Bier, Sarah Starck
PROGRAMMER REPS: President Jimmy Durchslag, Vice President Zack “Doopi” Gonzales, Eden Love
 
STATION MANAGER: Cynthia Click
 
ABSENT: Mark Marchese
 
GUESTS:  behr, Dan Glaser, Kelly Lincoln, Michael McKaskle
 
Approval of June and July 6 Minutes
 
McKaskle asked that his statement about programmers and volunteer time be clarified to state that he believes that for every hour of time spent on the air, programmers should be required to provide an hour of volunteer time.  
Bier moved approval of the June minutes, with McKaskle’s change.  Durchslag seconded.  Passed with seven yeas, one abstention.
Doyka moved approval of the July 6, special meeting minutes.  Durchslag seconded.  Passed unanimously.
 
Approval of Agenda
 
Scudder moved approval.  Savage seconded.  Passed unanimously.
 
Open Time 
 
Concerning the by-laws changes on the agenda, behr asked that they be tabled.  She said that the Board had failed to provide the exact wording of proposed changes twice, which would be in keeping with RCR policy and practice.
 
Consent Calendar
 
Remove two prohibited classes from definition of community member on Mediation Committee (second reading)
 
Scudder moved to table.  Doyka seconded.  Passed with five yea votes, one nay, one abstention.
 
By-laws changes regarding timing of Board elections (second reading)
 
Durchslag moved to table.  Bier seconded.  Passed with seven yeas, one abstention.
 
Management Report
 
Durchslag said he would pursue the matter of accessing and possibly giving up RCR’s safe deposit box at the Southern Humboldt Community Credit Union.  Authorized users currently are a former Board member and a former station manager.
Click reported that ads have been placed for a traffic manager; Brittany Hutcherson is resigning and leaving the area.
 
Finance Committee Report
 
The mid-year budget review will begin by email, then be taken up in the Finance Committee.
The problem of underwriting receivables was discussed.  Some underwriters are thousands of dollars in arrears due to a failure to bill them.  This was caused by RCR’s old database system, which has now been replaced for underwriting purposes.  Click said two of those debts are lost, and one is being worked out.  
Starck asked for a cash-flow statement, in addition to the documents already produced on a regular basis.  She also wants sustaining members split out of the total contributions.  She volunteered to assist Click with the novelty inventory being initiated.  Starck suggested a re-examination of paper mailings, with an eye to using email instead.  For example, pledge payment reminders could be emailed, creating some cost savings.  Sustainers might be excluded from silent drive mailings, which might also be shifted, at least in part, to email.  
 
Old Business
 
Transmission equipment: Cahto Peak and Shelter Cove
 
New Business
 
Changes to 5.5.2, Vacation Policy
Bier moved referral to Click for check into compliance with state law.  Savage seconded.  Passed unanimously.
 
Changes to Compliance Calendar
The document was reviewed, but did not require Board approval.
 
Programmer-candidates for public office
Doyka moved adoption with the final sentence removed.  Love seconded.  Passed unanimously.
 
Committee Reports
 
Programmer Representatives
Durchslag promised to circulate notes on the July 9 programmers meeting.  A discussion ensued regarding special events and their general cost.
 
Development
Savage recapped the input received from Becky Mier, development director at KBOO, Portland.
 
Mediation
Doyka said the committee wanted to provide the Board with a brief demonstration of the mediation process.  It was agreed that 15 minutes would be set aside at a future meeting for this.
 
Committee Meeting Schedule  
 
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings take place at KMUD, 1144 Redway Drive, Redway CA.  Persons planning on attending a meeting should confirm beforehand that no changes have taken place in this schedule.
 
Board of Directors August 8, 4:00 pm, Healy Senior Center
Development July 20, 11:00 am
Executive July 26, 12:30 pm, Calico’s upstairs
Policy July 26, 11:00 am, Calico’s upstairs
Finance July 20, 1:30 pm
Board Talk Show July 12, 7:00 pm
 
Closed Session – personnel
 
Doyka moved elimination of the volunteer coordinator position.  Starck seconded.  Passed with six yea votes, one nay, one abstention.
 
Minutes
Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors
June 13, 2017, 4:00 pm
Healy Senior Center, Redway CA
 
 
Roll call
 
BOARD-APPOINTED: Treasurer Sarah Scudder, Mark Marchese, 
Christine Doyka,
MEMBER REPS: Maria Savage, Secretary Rob Bier, Sarah Starck
PROGRAMMER REPS: President Jimmy Durchslag, Eden Goldberg
 
STATION MANAGER:  Cynthia Click
 
ABSENT: Vice President Zack “Doopi” Gonzales
 
GUESTS;  Michael McKaskle, behr
 
Approval of April, May minutes
Bier moved approval of the April Minutes.  Savage seconded.  Passed unanimously.  Scudder moved approval of the May minutes.  Durchslag seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Approval of agenda
Starck moved approval of the agenda.  Durchslag seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Open time 
Michael McKaskle asked that language concerning election ballots include provision for dropping them off as well as mailing them.  He expressed concern about RCR finances, asking for profit and loss statements for special events.  He suggested that volunteer hours be included in such accounting.  He also suggested that for every hour spent on the air, programmers should contribute one hour of volunteer time.
Management report
Rivendell has been under development for more than a year.  It is already handling the HD2 signal for KMUD and KMUE.  Complettion looks a month away.  Natural Log is coming into use, but there are questions about it.  New underwriter deals are on hold until NL is fully functional.  Click is trying to get a tutor to visit Redway.  A rough estimate for repairing the KLAI antenna is $15,000, half of which would be paid by the carrier for Radio Bilingue, which shares the antenna.  Consideration is going into changing the way lost/found pet announcements are handled, to improve their timeliness.
Finance committee report
Starck brought up the matter of special event P&Ls, saying those are the job of the Development Coordinator.  Starck suggested that there be a line item in the budget for special event Expenses, itemized out from the total net income line in order to make more informed financial decisions. Marchese raised the question of risk versus return on special events, asking how much is enough.  Starck asked what pledge drive expense funds are used for, Click noted they include the Thank You gifts, such as radios and promo T’s, etc. 
Old business
Policy changes
Remove two prohibited classes for definition of community member on Mediation Committee
Bier moved to approve.  Scudder seconded.  Passed unanimously.
By-laws changes regarding timing of Board elections
Durchslag noted that the attachment does not indicate what language is being removed and added.  This is because the changes there have already been approved by the Board.  Action will make by-laws consistent with the policy manual.  Savage moved to approve.  Doyka seconded.  Passed unanimously
Contacting unpaid pledges
Durchslag said he had sent two lists to Board Members: one containing unpaid pledges of more than $50 from the spring drive, the other all unpaid pledges for the last three drives.  There was agreement that Members should first contact people whom they know.
Committee reports
Programmer representatives
A programmers’ meeting is being planned for July 9 at 1:00 pm.
Community Advisory Board (CAB)
Several Members expressed appreciation for the detailed report from Chair Sienna Klein.
Committee meeting schedule
Unless otherwise noted, all meeting take place at KMUD, 1144 Redway Drive, Redway CA.  Persons planning on attending a meeting should confirm beforehand that no changes from this schedule have taken place.
Board of Directors July  11, 4:00 pm, Healy Senior Center
Development June 20, 2:30 pm
Executive June 21, 11:00 am, Calico’s upstairs
Policy June 21, 1:00 pm
Finance June 20, 11:00 am
Pledge Drive June 20, 1:00 pm
Board talk show July
 
 
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Our Mission and Vision

Vision Statement: Redwood Community Radio envisions a community of listeners who, guided by example of RCR programming, work together to create better, more just and sustainable world systems to ensure that all human and other living species on earth move toward higher quality of life and are able to survive the challenges in the times ahead.

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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