September 20, 2007
Present: Jen Taylor, Barry Barak, John Anglim, Dianne Dinnell, Angie Salazar, Craig Roberts, Gretchen Reist-Henderson, Peter Trosclair, Ryan Stringfellow, Guy Stephens. Not present: Sarah Lee, Bruce Bonar
0. Meeting was called to order
1. The minutes of the June 14 meeting were approved
2. Catch-up on Summer 2007 Board Activities:
a. (Ryan) Farmer’s Market community events, August fund-raiser at Kannah Creek went better than expected. Sold 626 pints “16 Watt Ale”; $425 in raffle tickets; $400-500 door prize tickets approximate total $2400. Possibility of adding another Kannah Creek (Jim) fund-raiser in early Spring then again in late Summer. Idea: KAFM engages in events as a “promoter”. It was agreed to include/integrate a mailing list for each forthcoming event, follow-up, thank you’s
b. Discussion included the KAFM roof – status of disrepair, $5-10k to fix, $~30k to replace, fund-raiser, staff will assess and advise
c. Guy mentioned (brought up by Harry Griff) a long-term idea to sell the property (3/4 acre) and re-build elsewhere. Peter met with Eileen Rogensack to discuss need for a long-term strategic plan – hiring Eileen as a consultant for the process
3. Staff Reports:
a. ED (Peter): provided overview of CPB trip: $76k less 25% (national programming – use or return the 25%), add $5-10k for Words & Notes, equals approximately $60k grant. Half received in October, half once reports are in. Reporting: audited financial statements, re-work accounting system. Over 600 stations receive CPB funding. This opens us up to a new league of grants, also pays for broadcast rights. RIAA (Recording Industry Artist’s Association?) now up to par with CPB funding – will represent ‘public radio’ on our behalf.
b. ED (Peter): re-cap of property financing: Prime minus ½, adjustable loan. Arguello’s deferred balloon payment. It was mentioned that it would be ideal to have CPB funds be applied toward balloon note. Received first rent payment. Electrician for property to the east (via Dianne) donating $5k in labor!
c. ED (Peter): building re-design status: nothing happened lately. Time to re-kindle. It was mentioned that we should invite Ken to present concept(s) to Board.
d. SM (Ryan): Fall fund-drive report: 10-day stretch, goal of $56k. $10,880 in early pledges, 125 pledges. Average pledge increased ~$20. Considering volunteer meeting the ‘fund-drive revival’.
e. DD (Guy): major giving program: underwriting 75% through year, 68% through budget (behind by 8%). Waiting on checks. Possibly ahead of budget next month. (Angie) Recognizing hugely untapped funds. Expectation for board members to engage in ‘coffee(s)’ with potential donors.
f. BP (Barry): create long-term plan: 5-10yr plan. Craig volunteered as board representative. Angie second.
4. Healthy Community:
a. Dianne (with Gretchen) scheduled meeting with Mesa State Nursing Program (with a nurse practitioner) next Friday – report at next board meeting.
b. Angie will present on the Symphony in November.
c. Discussion about Hospice – that it offers a social gathering for widow/ers. Example of Healthy Community.
5. Policy Governance:
a. discussion with regard to ‘polarizing topics’. Should we take a stance? Create an Ends Policy? Possibly.
a. Peter announced position change for Guy Stevens from Development Director to Underwriting Director – on probation. Guy illustrated his thoughts & feelings regarding his position and personality, as well as his role/fit at the station.
7. Meeting Adjourned.
Jennifer R. Taylor, Vice President (filling in for Secretary)