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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 Statement – RCR 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. 7, 2014 – 3 pm
Healy Senior Center, Redway, CA
 
I.Call to order: Meeting ground rules; opening comments from the President
II.Roll call:  MEMBERS’ REPS - President Siena Klein, Julia Minton, Cody “Comfy” Dillon. PROGRAMMERS’ REPS - Vice President Dan Murphy, Marcy Stein, Secretary Jack Frybulous. BOARD-APPOINTED - Christine Doyka, Mark Marchese, [Treasurer seat vacant]. Station Manager Jeanette Todd (ex-officio).
III.Approval of Aug and Sep minutes – Jack moved to approve, Christine seconded; unanimously approved.
IV.Approval of agenda – Siena would like to add to agenda: confirm appointments, and submit committee assignments. Mark brings up how the Board deals with certain individuals, and a closed session was added. Julia moved we approve the agenda, with additions named above, Dan seconded. Yea: 6. Nay: 1 (Jack). Abstained: Comfy.
 
Center for Car Donations – so far this year we’ve received $13K from this program. Marcy asked if Pacifica affiliation is sliding scale. JT said we’re trying to get a credit for last year’s bill due to not getting FSRN, but expect to pay the full amount of the bill we just received for the coming year. Board members were urged to listen to last Thursday’s show on Pacifica.
V.Open time – Simon Frech spoke about KMUD’s affiliation with Pacifica, and advocated that we continue our affiliation with them.
VI.Management report – Jeanette recommends that we continue with Stacey Edgmon as auditor. $4K to FSRN Board approval and discussion is in Nov, Dec, Jan Board packets. … More of JT’s time taken by pledge drive and arranging grant-writing. Fund-raising events are at this point running themselves without too much involvement, till the day of the event. Intention: two big events per year, suggest we focus on a Spring and Fall event, netting $10K each, then repeat. ACTION – ROTR / Mateel Liaison Group should meet: Mark, Siena, Jeanette and Dan. Julia and Dian have started work on the 2015 budget. / Employers vs. contractors, factors: is the person supervised? given orders? (If so, then they are normally considered to be an employee. So, news-stringers are clearly contractors: they are not told, e.g., how to put together a news report.)
Fund-raising for syndication.
VII.Discussion / questions for Management
 
VIII.Consent calendar
A. Policy 5.1.6 - Volunteer and Community Member Time Restrictions: 2nd consideration. KMUD recognizes that each individual brings a special skill set to his or her participation time within RCR. To keep RCR healthy, the Board of Directors seeks a broad base of representation from the communities it serves. Volunteers fulfill this need, and to avoid exhausting Volunteerism (burn out) Board Committee participation will be limited. The RCR Board of Directors encourages Volunteers to apply to join and participate in two Board Committees only. Additional consideration by the RCR Board of Directors will be made for Volunteers who are already serving on two Board Committees to additionally join Temporary Board Committees. RCR is in compliance with the annual CPB guidelines for open committee meetings. However, RCR reserves the right to limit participation by visitors, guests, community members, and may choose to address their comments or input at that time, or not.
B. Re: Policy on use of reserves, the Board endorses language created by the Finance Committee in its meetings on 20 May and 3 Jun, 2014: The Board shall maintain a Reserve Fund in its own bank account.  A prudent Reserve for RCR would be at least $100,000.  The Board shall work diligently to increase the Reserve to that level.  The Board shall review the balance annually, by February. In order to use these funds, Management must submit a written proposal to the Board (including a repayment plan), and the Board must approve this proposal.
C. Policy 5.4.7.8 – RCR supports an annual 2% wage increase for all staff: 2nd consideration. This 2% annual cost of living wage increase will be built into the annual budget, which will be reviewed and approved by the Board. This wage adjustment cannot be revoked without valid, ethical, and sound reasoning, and the approval of both Board and staff. In addition, this policy and its intent cannot be removed from the annual budget in order to reduce expenses as a budget-balancing option.
 
IX.Julia moved to approve A and C; Jack seconded. Julia moved to consider item C separately. Item A approved unanimously.
Re: item B: Policy on use of reserves. Good reserve goal would be ½ budget, or roughly $270K. Julia “concerned about balancing the budget.” Jack moved to send B back to Policy Com; Siena seconded; approved unanimously.
 
Policy C. Vacation accrual will not be carried over, so that every year begins with a clean slate. COLA : a living wage is something we want to offer. Based on conversations about bonuses. Dan moved to approve this policy after replacing the last two words of the 2nd sentence (and staff) with “with notification to staff” and deleting “both”. Julia seconded; approved unanimously. This policy now reads: This 2% annual cost of living wage increase will be built into the annual budget, which will be reviewed and approved by the Board. This wage adjustment cannot be revoked without valid, ethical, and sound reasoning, and the approval of the Board, and notification to staff. In addition, this policy and its intent cannot be removed from the annual budget in order to reduce expenses as a budget-balancing option.
 
X.Finance Committee report Julia reports that she met with Dian today: draft budget document coming Friday; next Finance Com meeting chaired by Siena, 3 pm next Tuesday.
XI.Unfinished business
A. Fairness Doctrine – Policy 6.10 has been broken down into 3 sub-sections. Substantive changes: some procedural items were dropped, and “grievances shall be submitted in writing” was added. Julia moved we approve revisions to Fairness Doctrine; Mark seconded; approved unanimously. [Language appears in the packet, p. 33.]
B. Policy 7.6.1 – first consideration of language contained on p. 28. Julia said Programmers’ agreement should include space for parents/guardians to sign indicating responsibility for the youth in their care. Several members seconded; Unanimously approved.
C. Revision of Elections Committee process? Marcy will do a Programmers Election Com report. Mark said we should focus on definition of “member in good standing,” as members who pay in monthly or partial payments are not allowed to vote. [Already in policy: People who volunteer six hours a year can request membership.] Items concerning time-frames and supplies were altered. Marcy’s feedback on the Programmers’ part of elections is needed. Jack moved to table this item; Christine seconded; unanimously approved.
D. Vacation accrual – JT said Dian said that changing 32 to 40 hrs/wk doesn’t change the amount of vacation time approved. Regarding the change for exempt employees, Jack asked if an assessment of the financial impact had been done. Jeanette said it maxes out at 40 hrs/wk, so she could not get additional vacation hours, therefore no impact on KMUD finances. Jack moved to approve both 5.4.7 and 5.4.7.1: unanimously approved.
 
XII.New business
A. Revision of Mgmt Eval procedures, policy 5.4.3. Dan said the public survey will be re-written, along with a separate survey for Mgmt and staff.
B. Newsroom autonomy, policy 7.2 – Julia moved to approve; Christine seconded. Comfy suggested re-wordings (esp. of the second sentence). Julia withdrew her motion and moved to table; Marcy seconded. Approved unanimously.
C. Policy regarding use of bequests: JT wants language about how their money would be used. Policy Com. will work on this.
D. Vice-president job description (communicate with CABs). Tabled. Approved unanimously.
E. 1st draft 2015 budget. Tabled till next we meet.
F. Report of Board members’ progress toward $1000 donation. Jack moved that reporting by Board members of progress toward their goals be dropped from further consideration. After a 16-minute discussion, Christine seconded. Unanimously approved. ACTION - Comfy suggested further discussion of the agreement on a future agenda, esp. due to its relation to the budget: is it a guide-line, is it a policy? Couldn’t certain volunteer activities count toward the goal? Siena: Are Board members still on board with it? Mark: Is a number attached? Which activities would count toward the goal? Jack: How do we communicate with each other? Team vs. hierarchy. When is taking the initiative unacceptable? Does gender play a role in influencing perceptions of agency? Jeanette: it would be worth it for us to talk about the way we communicate, being careful to avoid negative language, or to create an environment that discourages the participation of others, “if that’s what’s necessary to make people feel inspired to be here.”
 
The Committees list has been finalized; Siena asks Board members to review for accuracy. Finance Com. membership is a little undefined at this point; Board members are reminded of their obligation to attend all Finance Com. meetings until a Treasurer is on board.
 
XIII.Committee Reports
A.Programmers’ Reps.
B.Members’ Reps. – Comfy reports a member’s thought: that the Underwriting for marijuana-related goods should be more family-friendly, that KMUD advertises too much marijuana-related activities. Pot ads should not be aired during Kidscentric, for example.
C.Community Advisory Boards – Dan will ask for a report in November, and talk to Jack about a potential CAB in Ft. Bragg.
D.Correspondence Secretaries – Christine was thanked for her contributions to a recent project that required hours of time and effort.
E.Development  – JT: spreadsheet of the year’s activities, incl. possible participation without broadcast in the Emerald Cup, coming in December packet.
i.Pledge Drive
F.Policy 
G.Mediation 
H.Emergency Preparedness 
I.Management Evaluation 
J.Transition – timeframes are in Manager’s report.
K.Elections 
L.Networking  – next mixer December. ACTION - What should we do?
 
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.Development 1st Mon., 3 pm
B.Executive 2nd Tues., 1 pm
C.Board of Directors 2nd Tues., 3:30 pm: at the station (Dan to be absent)
D.Policy TBA
E.Board talk show Oct. 8: Dan, Mark, Jeanette, Siena, Comfy. 2nd Wed. (April, Jul., Oct., Jan.)
F.Finance Oct. 14, 3 pm; Oct. 21 following B/S meeting
G.Board / Staff meetingOct. 21, 10:30 – (Jun., Sep., Dec., Mar.)
This meeting started at 3:04 and ended, prior to a closed session, at 6:26.
Agenda submitted by the Secretary on 8 Dec., 2014.
 
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
Sep. 9, 2014 – 4 pm
Healy Senior Center, Redway, CA
I.Call to order: Meeting ground rules; opening comments from the President. 
II.Roll call: MEMBERS’ REPS - President Siena Klein (term ends 2016), Julia Minton (2015), Cody “Comfy” Dillon (2017). PROGRAMMERS’ REPS - Marcy Stein (2015), Secretary Jack Frybulous (2016), Vice-president Dan Murphy (2017). BOARD-APPOINTED - Christine Doyka (2017), Mark Marchese (2016). Station Manager Jeanette Todd (ex-officio). President asked Comfy and Dan if they would make sure the Public File, and that postings on bulletin-board are kept up to date. [JT mentioned the new database would be used during Fall pledge drive.]
III.Approval of July, August minutes. Jack moved for approval of July, and to table approval of August minutes. 7 in favor; Dan abstained.
IV.Approval of agenda. Items of new business added: review 3 new policies; heating and cooling quote (in August packet); discussion of budget; correspondence with the Mateel re ROTR; a live-in host; unanimously approved.
V.Outgoing Board member Noel Soucy was thanked. Seat Members and Programmers’ Reps; appoint Board-elected; Preliminary appointment of Board Officers, discussion. Siena agreed to act as Presideant for “a while” longer. Dan agreed to act as VP. Jack agreed to be Secretary one more year. Christine agreed to serve another year as Correspondence Secretary. Board will discuss final appointments and Committee roles at Orientation. JT proposed adding “corresponding with CABs” to VP’s responsibilities.
VI.Open time – [No visitors.]
VII.Management report
CPB-mandated diversity compliance workshop for Board and Staff is tomorrow at Hospice. A Meetings/Communications Calendar was implemented last month (see p. 9 in packet). ACTION - We must get CABs going again; [note: CAB recruitment is a function of the Networking Com., but communication with CABs is a task that has been added to the Vice-president’s plate]. Networking Committee has planned mixer with Chamber of Commerce for 6 pm, Sep. 24, at the Vets’ Hall. Equipment removal quote for Cahto Peak (see p. 33). Verizon has stopped giving service for this area, so we no longer have a phone-link with Pratt Mtn., which urges us to take on an STL (studio-to-transmitter link), for which we received last fall a $3000 quote, solution in solving the HD / analog problems. Kerry Reynolds proposed a temporary tech-writer position for compiling a Procedures Manual for the Tech Director’s (and possibly the Underwriter’s) positions, to be discussed by the Transition committee. Fall Pledge Drive dates have changed, now Oct. 23 – Nov. 5, message: “we want to raise $95K (incl. $20K from Silent Drive) by Nov. 2.” The Fire Drive brought in $30K of a $35K goal. ACTION - JT asks Board members to show our faces at drives, and to act as a kind of cheering squad, and to inspire staff.
In Operations: The need to clarify that a separation exists between KMUD News and the rest of the station: newsroom is autonomous, and strong and clear language regarding the autonomy of newsroom, in line with journalism ethics, is needed. Board asked to give direction to Policy to come up with language. Comfy suggested KMUD News make an occasional disclaimer at the end of some news programs. Marcy suggested the News Dept. make a promo (which they have). JT: “We never want to be like mainstream media, and allow people to buy the news.” Julia moved that Policy Com write a policy regarding the Newsroom’s autonomy, that it cannot be influenced by membership or money. Marcy seconded; unanimously approved.
Removing equipment as required by new owners of Cahto Peak estimated at $1,500. (More info in June-Aug packets.) Employees Terri and BR are both on their way out, Terri by about March; BR’s position will be advertised after the fall drive. JT wonders how we will continue to meet the CPB requirement that we have four FTEs. Get a Treasurer!
VIII.Discussion / questions for Management Jack asked who potential treasurers are: Tracy Thiele, Joyce Yowell (who works as a Sierra Club treasurer), Stephanie Setté (Pledge Drive Com member), Heather Kornberg (has served six years on the Mateel board). Comfy asked how many positions at station need a procedures manual for them. Jack pointed out that when JT mentions Networking Committee actions, she’s talking about actions she herself has implemented.
 
15-minute pause for dinner, followed by a lengthy discussion of a new Board meeting time. Jack moved that the Board of Directors’ meet from now on at 3 pm (still on 1st Tuesdays), Dan seconded; unanimously approved.
 
IX.Consent calendar
A. The Board directs KMUD to establish a reserve of $50K + accrued interest in its own credit-union money-market account. 2nd consideration. Julia moved we approve, Christine seconded; 6 in favor; Dan and Comfy abstained.
X.Unfinished business
A. Personnel policy. (No discussion required.)
B. Review 2% annual COLA: Julia moved we accept the annual COLA policy 5.4.7.8 (see p. 30). Christine seconded. Jack pointed out we should figure out where we can add $4600 to the budget. Unanimously approved.
C. Fairness Doctrine (feedback from last Programmers’ meeting). ACTION - The Board directs Policy to examine where we are with regard to Fairness doctrine.
D. Board orientation, Sep. 30, 11 - 2: Networking Com (JT, Christine, Jack) will plan and discuss. Siena suggests assistance from the Dev’t Com.
E. Station upgrades: Heating and cooling, job quote rec’d $11K (see p. 113 Aug. packet). $25K borrowed from the Fitch fund to cover payroll. ACTION - Board requests that JT obtain 2 more bids. 
F. Bi-annual budget approval – Siena: A concern that Finance Com. has not reviewed it. Auditor said she didn’t see in our Minutes any approval of overspending. Mark moved we accept the 2014 adjusted budget. Julia seconded. 6 in favor; Dan and Comfy abstained. ACTION - Jack will report at next meeting Board members’ donations (cash gifts, money in a jar) to date.
G. Plan Networking Committee Mixer (Sep. 24).
H. The two other policies added to the agenda: Julia moved we approve both 5.1.6 (Volunteer and Community Member Time Restrictions), and 7.6.1 (Children inside the Station); Jack seconded. However, a lot of time discussing 7.6.1 led to Jack’s suggestion that Julia adjust her motion: to accept only 5.1.6, which was unanimously approved. First consideration. 
 
XI.New business
A. Mateel Communications. The Mateel Liaison Group (JT, Siena, Mark) will ask Justin for a meeting date. Julia recuses herself from any communications and interactions with the Mateel, where she serves as an online marketing coordinator, and Youth Alive liaison.
B. Live-in host, and a place to stay for Mudders whose homes are far. Issues: Homelessness, security, vandalism, campers at station, etc. Build a tiny house, with help from Comfy? Marcy asked impact on insurance. Jack clarified that a tiny house would be behind the station. Jack moved for construction of a tiny house behind the station. Dan seconded. One in favor. 6 opposed. Mark abstained. Jack moved that a Building and Grounds Committee be established. Comfy seconded. 7 in favor, Julia abstained.
C. Library quote [no further discussion was required].
 
XII.Reports
A.Programmers’ Reps. Cynthia Click will be asked to write up the notes she took. 17 showed up. JT: Programmers voted practically unanimously that volunteerism be encouraged, and a gold-star chart be looked into.
B.Members’ Reps.
C.Community Advisory Boards
D.Correspondence Secretary
E.Development Com. – Emma Nation, Siena, Marcy, Heather, Dana, Kerry M., JT were present. ROTR didn’t really make any money, reasons discussed. Marketing brochure coming up. 2344 cold-call letters sent to Ft. Bragg; 3000 to Arcata residents will be mailed shortly, followed by a mailing to Laytonville residents.
i.Pledge Drive subcom. – Paying coordinators? What merch to have at the Emerald Cup. Equity of services with the Mateel. Outreach. What the Mateel gets from our broadcasting.
F.Policy Com. – Three new polices currently under consideration. Fairness Doctrine to return to the Board packet.
G.Mediation Com. – Couple new members, but not much happening now.
H.Management Evaluation Com. – Dan says we need to ask JT how her job is going. Synchronize mgmt with staff evaluations. Re-define JT’s job description. Re-write public survey, and staff mgmt surveys.
I.Transition Com. – Julia, Marcy, Siena, JT, and possibly Christine will soon meet.
J.Elections Com. – Mark submitted a report on the Members’ election, and Marcy will submit one on the Programmers’. I will write a comprehensive report. JT suggests “contingency language” – language to solve problems already dealt with. Julia says now is the time to ACTION - be clear with Nella and Beth who is a member (and so who gets a ballot), so that it can be programmed into the new database now, while they’re in the set-up process. JT pointed out that the Lamport-addressed envelopes, and are relatively expensive, and need to be ordered well in advance.
 
K. Networking Com. – Chamber mixer at the Vets’ Hall! Sep. 24, 5:30 – 7:30. Invite your friends, and who will be good Board or CAB members. Rosh Hashanah. Free wine and snacks!
 
 
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.TransitionSep. 22, 11 am
B.ExecutiveSep. 22, 2 pm; + 2nd Mon. Oct., 11 am
C.FinanceSep. 23, 3 pm
D.Board orientationSep. 30, 11 am
E.Development1st Mon., 3 pm
F.Board of Directors1st Tues., 3 pm: Healy
G.Board talk showOct. 8, 7 pm: JT, Dan & Comfy.
H.Board + staffa Tuesday in Oct. at 10:30; TBA
I.PolicyTBA
Agenda submitted by the Secretary on 21 Oct., 2014.
This meeting started at 4:10, and ended at 7:35.
 
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
Aug. 5, 2014 – 4 pm
Healy Senior Center, Redway, CA
I.Call to order: Meeting ground rules; opening comments from the President
II.Roll call:  MEMBERS’ REPS - President Siena Klein. PROGRAMMERS’ REPS - Vice President Noel Soucy, Secretary Jack Frybulous. BOARD-APPOINTED - Christine Doyka, Mark Marchese, [one vacancy]. Station Manager Jeanette Todd (ex-officio). Absent: Marcy Stein, Julia Minton. Also present: Dan Murphy; Scott Kender; marketing consultant Devine Pate.
III.Approval of July minutes. Noel moved we table, Jack seconded. Unanimously approved.
IV.Approval of agenda
V.Thank outgoing Board member Noel Soucy. Seat Members and Programmers Reps; appoint Board-elects; appointment of Board Officers, discussion.
VI.Preliminary appointment of Officers. Board will discuss final appointments and Committee roles at Orientation.
VII.Open time - Speakers will be assigned an amount of time not to exceed five minutes.
 
Due to ambiguity of election results, Noel moved we postpone seating of all Board appointments until next meeting; unanimously approved. Jeanette suggested we discuss ROTR budget and audit. Jack moved we consider approval of Audit and ROTR budget separately, Christine seconded. Unanimous. On the consent calendar, item ‘a’ should read 2013 audit [not 2014; this mistake was corrected]. Noel moved we approved the Audit, Christine seconded; unanimously approved. Noel moved we approve the ROTR budget. Jack seconded, unanimously approved.
 
ACTION – Christine will contact CABs and ask them to have a meeting shortly.
VIII.Management report
JT advised the Board to pay attention to the heating and cooling quote (see p. 113). The Website Com. was removed from the monthly meetings schedule. The Transition Com still meets, but date of next meeting is not yet set.
 
Reggae on the River wrap-up: We took in $17.5K. Not enough volunteers; Press tent vs. Coffee booth (fee $2K). About a dozen of 120 Programmers worked the Press Tent; interviews will be on the video-feed next year. Coffee vs Volunteer coordinator. Location of the coffee booth was horrible. Do we have the market on all coffee, or just iced? Servers should again work the crowd.
 
Database update – Members expecting ballots may not have received one if they weren’t paid up through June.
IX.Discussion / questions for Management
 
X.Consent calendar
A. Approval of draft 2013 Audit
B. Approval of ROTR budget (reconfirm Board poll)
 
XI.Treasurer’s report
XII.Unfinished business
A. Personnel policy
B. Review 2% annual COLA: budget forecast
C. Fairness Doctrine
 
XIII.New business
A. Board orientation: Networking Com plan and discuss 
B. Station upgrades: solar; heating and cooling; security lighting
C. ROTR budget
D. Bi-annual approval budget
 
XIV.Reports
A.Programmers’ Reps. – Next Programmers’ Meeting is 13 Aug. Discussions of ROTR: better promotion, esp. for Coffee Booth; a structured way to present ourselves (a card reminding people in the Press Tent); provide feedback on the event, and on our relationship with the Mateel.
B.Members’ Reps.
C.Community Advisory Boards
D.Correspondence Secretaries
E.Development Com.
i.Pledge Drive subcom.
F.Policy Com.
G.Mediation Com.
H.Website Com.
I.Emergency Preparedness Com.
J.Management Evaluation Com.
K.Transition Com.
L.Elections Com.
M.Hiring Com.
N.Networking Com.
 
XV.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., 4 pm; Healy Sr Ctr
B.Development 1st Mon., 3 pm
C.Executive 2nd Mon., 11:30 am
D.Finance 3rd Tues., 3 pm
E.Policy 2nd Mon., 3 pm
F.Website 2nd or 3rd Tues., 10 am
G.Board talk show 2nd Wed. (April, Jul., Oct., Jan.)
H.Board / Staff meeting3rd Tues. (Jun., Sep., Dec., Mar.)
 
Agenda submitted by the Secretary on 21 Oct., 2014
 

Over $80,000 raised in pledge drive.
Over 100 new members.
Thank you!

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Congratulations to Camille Fellion, she won this rug in our pledge drive long raffle. The drive ended Friday night, November 7 with over $80,000 raised. Thank you everyone for the support of your community radio station!

Traditional Tibetan rug, gold with a blue, red and silver dragon motif, this 3 x 6 foot hand-knotted wool rug was donated by Julie and Joanna of  Himalayan Rug Traders in Eureka.

Made without child labor by Tibetans in Nepal. Mud, kids and dogs are no problem for this rug, simply hose it off with water and hang to dry. 

This rug has a retail value of $650. It can be yours with a donation or membership to KMUD and a little bit of luck.* This is another great prize, along with the Emerald Triangle bracelet, to be drawn after the Local News on the last day of our pledge drive, from all those who have participated in our Fall Pledge Drive and including all those who donated during the Silent Drive.  Get in the raffle by donating online now.  Or, call 707-923-3911 and pledge your support now!

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Olive green work apron (some call it the trimmigrant apron) has two pockets and the KMUD Cannabis Seal of Approval. Made in California from 80% recycled cotton and 20% recycled soda bottles, has adjustable straps. Great for garden, kitchen, and workshop. We ask for a $100 donation or membership for this item.

 

Emerald Triangle bracelet

This Fall KMUD is making a special effort to focus on our communities. Inspired by KMUD,  metal smith and artist Shole Ferretta, of Twin Rock Designs has created something completely original,
The KMUD Emerald Triangle.

This Emerald Triangle is sterling silver with a large Columbian 2 + carat Emerald.
The Emerald Triangle has a value of $1200.00.
In the spirit of our KMUD Community, every Silent Drive entry and every Pledge made during our Fall Pledge Drive will be entered into win the KMUD Emerald Triangle. 
The drawing for this beautiful gift will be in the evening of the last day of the Pledge Drive.
Tune in early and often to hear special programming that celebrates this wonderful and special community and KMUD, the grass roots heart of it, in the center of the Emerald Triangle.

Fall, 2014

Dear Friend of Redwood Community Radio,
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If you’ve been listening to the Mud over the past few months, you’ve heard some very special programming.  In February, we focused on water-related issues; in April, we explored the world of cannabis; and in August, we explained how to protect your family and property from fire.

This fall, KMUD will extend the previous themes of water, earth, and fire to bring you special programming celebrating AIR, specifically, the air we use to broadcast a wide range of music and public affairs. We will be exploring the ways we are using our grassroots community airwaves in building community.

We all count on up-to-date information from the renowned KMUD Local News, especially with fire and persistent drought still on our minds. As we look forward to the winter rains, please remember just how important your support of the only local daily newscast will be, in the month ahead.
Our Grand Silent Drive Prize this fall is a Caribbean Vacation aboard a 36-foot Sailing Yacht, to be drawn Wednesday, October 22.  See details on the other side of this letter. Silent Drive drawings for donated prizes begin October 10, and will be drawn weekly until the On-air Drive begins, Thursday, October 23. Our goal this fall is $95,000, and your early contribution will give us a head start. The more money that comes in during the Silent Drive, the faster we will reach our goal, and the quicker we can return to the eclectic mix of music and talk you’ve come to expect from your Voice in the Redwoods.

Please donate as generously as your means will allow, and help us to continue our proud, 27-year-old tradition of bringing People-Powered Radio to your hearts and minds.

On behalf of KMUD’s Board of Directors, Programmers, Volunteers, and Staff,
Thank You in advance! 

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To make it easier to enter the raffle, download the printable letter, fill it out, send it to KMUD, PO Box 135, Redway, CA 95560

Alternatively, why not make a pledge online, we'll add you to the raffle!
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By completing your Silent Drive Letter coupon, and sending it back to KMUD, you will be eligible to win a week-long adventure of a lifetime!
The journey will begin on beautiful St. John where you will meet up with Captain Jimmy of Kiote Sails. You will sail out of Coral Bay and adventure to multiple stops in the beautiful crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.  You will learn of true pirate lore, snorkel with some of the most vivid tropical fish in the world, and lounge on private beaches. 
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MINUTES
Redwood Community Radio - Board of Directors
July 1, 2014 – 4 pm
Healy Senior Center, Redway, CA
I.Call to order: Meeting ground rules; opening comments from the President
II.Roll call:  MEMBERS’ REPS - President Siena Klein, Julia Minton (arrived 6:54). PROGRAMMERS’ REPS - Vice President Noel Soucy, Marcy Stein, Secretary Jack Frybulous. BOARD-APPOINTED - Christine Doyka, Mark Marchese. Station Manager Jeanette Todd (ex-officio).
 
Visitor: Scott Kender
III.Approval of May and June minutes. Jack moved for approval; Noel seconded. Passed unanimously.
IV.Approval of agenda Noel moved we modify the agenda like this: a) withdraw items A and D from Unfinished Business (appoint new Board member; changing bylaws to make dates more flexible); b) add two New Business items: Preparing new Board and CAB members; Treasurer’s Job Description; c) change item C (policy for use of reserves) to second consideration [note: it was later realized that this item had not received first approval, so this agenda item remains as it was posted]; and d) add Closed Session – Personnel, to follow New Business.
V.Open time - Speakers will be assigned an amount of time not to exceed five minutes.
VI.Management report JT asked CD about Kate Wolf fund-raising, who said that the booth had been in a really poor spot. Northern Nights: Noel says we might do a live-stream, organizers still working on getting internet (there was none last year). Live broadcast of the 30th annual ROTR, and Coffee Booth. Coffee Coordinator here in July to start brewing coffee. Dian said do not spend more money, but we ran out of coffee at ROTR last year, and at SAMF: and so need to spend money to make money. Membership ballot mailing tomorrow; working with Justin Crellin for Halloween Boogie. August Fire pledge drive coming along, with coordinators selected: Liz Davidson, Cynthia Click and Kerry Reynolds; Kerry Morgan to coordinate volunteers for food and phones. Jimmy Durschlag will help get ready but will be on vacation during drive. Locks changed, with more doors having automatically locking doors. Newsroom got new double-paned windows. 40 people are in the on-air training pipeline. Jeanie Goodfield and Ken Jorgenson resigned this week; Cousin Marc has given up his show. Mark Bettis (Sounds of the Sewer alternate Friday nights) passed away. MM will talk to the tree guy for more info. Programmer meeting between now and Fall. Finance: concern with starting the year at minus $18K; current net income is negative $37,860. “Not super-concerned. Dian not concerned at all, but says to nip spending.” To be discussed in more detail at next Finance Com. meeting. Diversity Training Sep. 10 at Vets’ Hall.
VII.Personnel
Jack moved we consider a 2nd time deleting Comp time, policy 4.5.7.8, Noel seconded. Unanimously approved. This policy takes effect.
 
VIII.Consent calendar (none)
 
IX.Treasurer’s report – Dian and JT making a draft Budget this week and next. Finance Com meeting 3rd Tuesday. Stacy will finish draft audit perhaps tomorrow. CPB extension approved. Once Board approves the draft audit, the AFR will be submitted, and then upload the final audit into the CPB-ISIS system. Board members are asked to look for and vote on straw poll regarding the draft audit.
X.Unfinished business
A. Establish Networking Com. – purpose: identify and recruit new Board and CAB members. Go to meetings: Chambers of Commerce, Kiwanis, etc. Plan regular mixers; learn dates of upcoming receptions / meetings. Jack volunteers to act as first president. Siena, Christine and Jeanette also join. Jeanette asked if it would be a Board committee, and would there be a need for a chair and ACTION – creation of a job description? Suggestion: regularly scheduled Board mixers.
B. Policy for use of reserve – 1st consideration. Noel moved to approve, Doyka seconded; unanimously approved.
C. Correspondence with CABs. (Networking Com. will handle recruitment for CABs.) Noel moved the Board recommend to the Policy Com. ACTION – that it incorporate language about Correspondence Secretary duties (2.1.5) communicating with CAB. Mark seconded. Unanimously approved.
D. Personnel policy changes incl. vacation accrual. Went back to Policy Com for review. Jack moved we table, Marcy seconded. Unanimously approved.
E. Proposed policy re COLA. (JT gave background info; 2% annual suggested; JT is taking it back to the drawing-board for further review). Jack moved we table, Noel seconded. Passed unanimously.
 
XI.New business
A. Fairness Doctrine. ACTION – Jack suggests Noel and Marcy work with him on this next week. When asked what section JT would like attention on, she said: “Grievances (complaints, etc.) shall be submitted in writing.”
B. Prep new board and CAB members: how to facilitate their learning more quickly what’s going on. Binders. What jobs are learning experiences. Making sure Public file is up to date. Assign one for six months? Reading list. Need for Parliamentarian (in the past, the Policy Com chair).
 
JT: Networking Com could re-evaluate the Orientation structure. New Board members don’t know what they don’t know. Doyka think about what she doesn’t know. Dinner: social and structure aspects. Marcy suggests re-visiting and strengthening the Board binder. ACTION – Networking Com is directed to follow up on strengths and weaknesses of Orienting new Board members.
 
C. Treasurer’s job description (see handout: Article VII, section 4 of Board binder). Policy Manual, 2.4.10. Jack moved we table further discussion of Treasurer’s job, Noel seconded. Passed unanimously.
 
XII.Closed Session – Personnel
The Board directs the Policy Com. to address the issue of children at the station.
The Board directs the Policy Com. to look at limiting involvement of community members in committees. 
 
XIII.Reports
A.Programmers’ Reps. – Noel submitted notes from the June 17 Programmers’ meeting. ACTIONS – How to get the Mud Flap up and running again? Create one Programmers’ Reps box.
B.Members’ Reps.
C.Community Advisory Boards
D.Correspondence Secretary
E.Development Com.
i.Pledge Drive subcom.
F.Policy Com. – see Packet.
G.Mediation Com. meeting TBA. Maria Savage joining. Search for 2nd person; Christine has also expressed interest.
H.Website Com. – no report. Restructuring under consideration.
I.Emergency Preparedness Com. – inactive.
J.Management Evaluation Com. – Dan Murphy was asked to submit a report. At their last meeting, JT gave input on improving the evaluation process.
K.Transition Com. – JT will soon schedule a meeting.
L.Elections Com. – Mailing set for 10 am tomorrow.
 
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.Development 1st Mon., 3 pm
B.Board of Directors 1st Tues., 4 pm; Healy Senior Center
C.Executive 2nd Mon., 10 am
D.Policy 2nd Mon., 3 pm
E.Board talk show 2nd Wed. July – Jeanette to host
F.Finance 3rd Tues., 3 pm – Budget Review
G.Website may be canceled
H.Board / Staff meeting3rd Tues. (Jun., Sep., Dec., Mar.)
 
This meeting began at 4:07 and adjourned at 7:10.
Submitted by the Secretary 16 Sep., 2014.

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