February 11, 2010
Present: John Anglim, Bruce Bonar, Gretchen Reist-Henderson, Claudia Ragar, Sarah Lee Marshall, Craig Roberts, Angie Salazar, Jen Taylor, Steve Thompson, Angie Salazar Ryan Stringfellow, Mara Ferris Not Present: Sarah Lee Marshall Guest: Chris Lepisto Minutes by: Claudia Ragar
ED & Staff Reports were shared by Ryan and Mara, covering the topics of: underwriting, grants, programmers, community advisory board, public affairs shows, radio room and membership.
1 . The meeting was called to order by Jen Taylor at 5:50 pm. Guest Chris Lepisto was introduced.
2 . Gretchen read Global Policy #5.
3 . Minutes of the January 14, 2010 meeting were approved (1st by Bruce Bonar, 2nd by Angie Salazar).
An impromptu agenda item was added at this point: FCC Discussion.
In order to qualify for an additional signal, GVPRC will need to demonstrate that Board members do not have an “attributable interest” in a commercial radio station; thru either ownership or thru employment which affords a position of power and/or authority. The FCC uses a point system, with points assigned for local diversity of ownership. Discussion included the definition of “attributable interest”.
To meet this requirement, a new paragraph (uniquely numbered) will be added to the bylaws. A motion to add the following bylaw amendment was approved (motioned 1st by Claudia Ragar, 2nd by John Anglim).
Grand Valley Public Radio shall at all times maintain the characteristics necessary to provide “local diversity of ownership” pursuant to Section 73.7003(b)(2) of the Federal Communications Commission’s rules, with respect to any application filed by Grand Valley Public Radio for a permit to construct a noncommercial educational radio station.
An official letter acknowledging the above bylaw amendment will need to be signed by the Board President and completed by Tuesday, February 16, 2010, in order to meet the window of opportunity to submit an FCC application.
If an additional signal is approved, further Board discussion will commence on how this expansion might affect the overall vision of GVPRC.
4. Health Community Radio Show:
- GV Symphony Orchestra HC show was a success
- Chris Lepisto summarized the mission of the Collective Health Initiative (169 primarily holistic and some conventional health care providers; website www.groupsite.com). This group hopes to develop into a membership, trade association.
- An agenda item for the Board’s upcoming retreat will be to take the Healthy Community Initiative from “notes” to a strong outline.
- The Board will once again host a HC show during the Spring Fund Drive on March 24, 2010 from 12 – 1 pm. Board members are asked to approach other NPO board members to participate in this show.
a. A Policy Governance role-playing exercise was conducted.
b. Reviewed the Jan. staff meeting with Board discussion on HC. The Board will next attend a staff meeting on February 24, 2010 (9:30 – 11:00 am) to discuss Policy Governance.
c. EMC report presented by Gretchen. No missing documents and in compliance.
d. EMR Review completed with no issues.
e. A discussion on the PG presentation was held. It was concluded that a PG presentation should be hosted by the Board outside of the LLL series. Other board members for PG Boards will be invited to participate. Jen, John, Bruce and Claudia will form an ad hoc committee to further develop the PG presentation agenda, to be shared with the full Board at the March meeting.
f. - The radio call for prospective Board candidates will commence no later than March 10, 2010.
- Both Stacy S. and Rock R. are no longer pursuing Board membership. Jessica D. has not communicated her intent.
- In April, the regular Board meeting will be held first, during which Board–elected members will be selected, followed by the Annual Membership meeting – where new Board member votes will be held.
There were no appreciation items to be addressed.
7. “Other business items” discussed:
8. The next regular meeting is scheduled for March 11, 2010. The meeting was adjourned at 7:16 pm.