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.
Board of Directors - Redwood Community Radio
Tues., 17 Dec., 2013 – 5 pm
Music Library (Station) - Redway, CA
I.Roll Call: Vice President Noel Soucy (Programmers’ Rep.); Treasurer Julia Minton (Members’ Rep.); Secretary Jack Frybulous (Programmers’ Rep.); Nella White, (Members’ Rep.); Marcy Stein (Programmers’ Rep.); Mark Marchese (Board-appointed); Kim Peterson (Board-appointed); Christine Doyka (Board-appointed); Station Manager Jeanette Todd (ex-officio) Absent: President Siena Klein (Members’ Rep.)
Note: This meeting completed the agenda of the November 26 board meeting. Added to tonight’s agenda was New Business item: Budget for Free Speech Radio News.
B.Appointments to Management Evaluation Com. – Julia moved that Angela Zane, Julia Minton, Christine Doyka, Siena Klein and Cher Oakes be appointed. Mark seconded; approved unanimously. Julia will inform Angela and Kim will inform Cher.
C.Compliance calendar revisions – Insurance renewal deadlines are still unclear. Jeanette asked Board to approve this draft; Marcy moved to accept as is; Christine seconded. Passed unanimously.
D.Disciplinary policy – Noel moved to approve the policy as worded, and moved to next month’s Consent Calendar; seconded and unanimously approved. (The approved draft is dated 10/16/13.)
E.Fair Access to Airwaves policy – Kim moved (with a friendly amendment from Jama) that we revise the third paragraph of this policy: that there will be a response to program proposals “in a timely manner, from the PSRC.” Noel seconded; unanimously approved. Julia will communicate this change with chair of the PSRC (Margaret) [ACTION].
F.Tech proposal – Julia moves to table, seconded; unanimously approved.
G.Unassigned Board duties – The Board did not assign the tasks of creating or editing the documents it makes changes to; persons will be assigned at the time such work is generated. Jama volunteered to finalize the Compliance Calendar approved today, and will ask Siena if she’s willing to update the Grievance Panelists’ contact list [ACTIONS].
Secretarial duties – ExCom creates a draft agenda for the next Board meeting, but receives input from other ExCom members after the meeting before it is turned into the “final” Agenda (now done by Siena to lighten the Secretary’s load) and sent to the Board and staff. What we are trying to decide with the Minutes is: who takes it after the Board approves them? Who takes that draft and makes it a final doc and sends it on its way? Kim offered to try to learn the skill of “finalizing minutes” in a meeting with Noel and Jack, which Jack will organize.
G1. Revision of Approved Minutes for September 2013. Marcy recommended a revision, so Noel proposed that this be added to the agenda as item G.1. Noel moved that Sept. Minutes be revised: Delete 4th sentence from Unfinished business, item A: Appt to CAB. The Board approved this motion.
H.Fall pledge drive contingency plan – Jeanette reminded us that we are $22K short of our total 2013 Pledge drive goals. Custom-messaging brochure in the mail, and car-donation info sent out to another 3200 people. Kim and Julia made a commitment to approach friends for donations. Marcy, Jack and Kim offer to record a promo, reminding that KMUD could sure use end-of-the-year (tax-deductible) donations.
I.Programmers’ agreement revisions – Marcy moved to approve revisions, with friendly amendment to include the check-box offering membership to Programmers; Julia moved that we table this; seconded. Marcy removed her motion. Unanimously approved.
A.Consider auditor appointment, contract revisions – Tabled.
B.Consider new meeting date – The Board has changed its monthly meeting date to first Tuesdays at 5; next meeting Feb. 4.
C.Budget for Free Speech Radio News – FSRN now costs $7K/yr. Starting a Kickstarter campaign would allow our listeners to decide whether they want it. However, doing that – either for FSRN or for any or all of our syndicated programs – may effect pledge drive activity in unexpected ways. Jack made a motion to ask the Development Com. to start a Kickstarter campaign to fund FSRN [ACTION]; unanimously approved.
D.Board talk show: Noel will start an email thread asking people what topics should be covered.
IV.Scheduling - monthly meeting times
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings take place at KMUD, 1144 Redway Dr., Redway, CA.
If you plan on attending a meeting, confirm no changes have been made in time or location.
A.Development Jan. 6, 3 pm
B.Executive Jan. 13, 11:30
C.Website Jan. 21, 10 am
D.Policy Jan. 9, 11:30
E.Finance Jan. 21, 11 am
F.Board of Directors Feb. 4, 5 pm
submitted by the Secretary on Feb. 10, 2014