Board Meeting Agenda March 9, 2022

Vision:  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 time 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.

Ground Rules:  Speak respectfully to one another.  Focus on issues, not personalities.  Support the facilitator.  No interrupting.  Make criticism constructive, specific, substantiated and, ideally, when the person(s) are present.  When required, a five-minute break shall be granted to attendees to encourage peaceful communication.  Speakers during Open Time will be assigned an amount of time not to exceed five minutes. Any further discussions during the meeting will be between Board Members unless a guest is acknowledged by the Facilitator or is scheduled as part of the agenda.

Proposed Agenda

Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors

March 9, 2022, 2:00 pm

Zoom on-line meeting 

Meeting ID: 848 7651 3994  Passcode: 862581  Phone number: 669-900-9128


  1. Call to order, establishment of a quorum & selection of facilitator Opening comments from the President; meeting ground rules.
  1. Roll call

BOARD-APPOINTED MEMBERS: Secretary Rob Bier,  Kim Phelps, Vice President Nadine Chapdelaine

MEMBER REPS: Treasurer Shira Brown, Holly Kreb, Stephanie Thomas

PROGRAMMER REPS: Wendy Emerson, President Chanin, Lisa “Luv” Deny


  1. Approval of February minutes
  2. Approval of agenda
  3. Open time 
  4. Management report
  5. Finance Committee report
  6. New business
  1. In-person meetings
  2. Appointed seat candidates
  3. Closed session rules policy (Please see Attachment I.)
  4. Voting policy (Please see Attachment II.)
  5. Voting by presiding officer policy (Please see Attachment III.)
  6. Committee reports
  1. Programmer representatives
  2. Member representatives
  3. Community Advisory Board (CAB) – Siena Klein
  4. Correspondence Secretary – Deny
  5. Development – Deny
  6. Membership Drive – Chanin
  7. Election – Chanin
  8. Audit – Brown and Sarah Scudder
  9. Policy – Bier
  10. Mediation – Phelps
  11. Building and Grounds – Phelps 
  12. Committee meeting schedule

All meetings take place on-line until further notice.  Those interested in attending one should first check to make certain that no changes have been made in this schedule.  Zoom meeting IDs, pass codes, phone numbers, and links for the Board meeting can be found on the agenda that is distributed one week before the meeting.  For access to other meetings, please contact the committee chair.

Board of Directors 2nd Wednesday, 2:00 pm

Membership Drive 3rd Tuesday, 3:00 pm

Development 3rd Thursday, 11:00 am

Policy 4th Wednesday, 11:00 am

Executive 4th Wednesday, 12:00 pm

Audit 4th Tuesday, 11:00 am

Finance 4th Tuesday, 2:00 pm

  1. Closed session – Personnel
  2. Adjournment

Attachment I

Closed Session Rules policy

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  1. Closed Session Rules

09/16/97; 5/24/11

Closed sessions are held to assure confidentiality when discussing certain legal, financial, or personnel issues.  The occasions when closed sessions are allowed are listed in “CPB Certification Requirements for Station Grants Recipients” in the Board orientation binder.  The Board may also meet in closed session when sitting as a tribunal in handling matters referred to it by the Grievance Panel.  The public agenda for a Board meeting shall state which of these types of issues will be addressed.  A closed session also may be scheduled at any time during a Board meeting, should the need arise.

The Board may exclude the Station Manager from a closed session when its discussions involve her or him, usually in the case of personnel issues.

The agenda for a closed session shall be created by the Executive Committee, and the Vice President (or any officer delegated by the Committee) shall speak to all other Board members in advance of announced at the opening of the a closed session to inform them of the agenda.  The Executive Committee may invite a guest or guests to a closed session in order to benefit the organization.  

The following protocol shall be used during each closed session:

  1. Read agenda.
  2. Read these ground rules:
  • All discussion must relate to the agenda item(s) and will be held in confidence, except any portions the Board specifically decides to make public.
  • Confidentiality does not mean that Board members may not, outside of the closed session, discuss what was said with each other or with others who were present.
  • Remarks not germane to the agenda item shall be ruled as such by the presiding officer.  These are not subject to confidentiality restrictions, but Board members are reminded to serve the organization’s best interest.
  • Any collective record made during this session shall be given to the President for safekeeping.  The Secretary will be told where such materials are filed.

After deliberations, the Board shall decide and the Secretary shall record what is appropriate to share publicly, including language for the minutes of the meeting.  How each Board member voted will not be shared unless the Board decides to share that information.  The Board will also make plans for any needed follow-up actions or communications.

Attachment II

Voting policy

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  1. Voting

04/01;  5/22/12;  07/18;  09/10/18

All matters shall be resolved by voting. Board members shall vote yes, no or abstain.

A two thirds majority of Board members present shall be sufficient to add, modify or delete Board protocols and policies.

A two thirds majority of Board members shall be sufficient to change bylaws, except that only the Members and/or Programmers can make a bylaw change that adversely affects their voting rights.

A simple majority of Board members present shall be sufficient for passage or rejection of all procedural motions, e.g., close or extend debate, bring to a vote, accept consent calendar, accept minutes. This includes everything not specified previously. 

Attachment III

Voting By Presiding Officer policy

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  1. Voting by Presiding Officer


The presiding officer always has the right to vote and the privilege to withhold his/her/their vote when it is not a tie-breaker.