August 9, 2012
Present: Barry Barak, Claudia McClintock, Michael Piontkowski, Tedi Gillespie, Mickey Krakowski Minutes by: Jason Smith
6:00 PM - Tedi Gillespie presented the ED report.
1. The meeting was called to order at 6:45 PM.
2. Approval of Board Minutes
The minutes of the June 14, 2012 regular Board of Directors meeting were approved. In lieu of a regular meeting for July the board held a retreat.
3. Budget to Actual Report Review
Tedi presented and the board asked questions about the budget-to-actuals for the year through July. The board requested that the year to month actual and projected columns be shown for the current month.
4. Annual Board Retreat Follow-up
The real estate issue (debt) that was identified as a major threat at the annual retreat was discussed. The board talked about our future in the present location. The board discussed the need to develop a strategic plan for the station to address this issue. A motion was put forth to “form an ad-hoc committee to identify and select a facilitator to lead the board in a strategic planning retreat.” The motion was seconded and all present voted in favor.
The committee is to be chaired by Michael Piontkowski with Mickey Krakowski also on the committee. Other interested station members will be identified to fill out the committee.
5. SWOT threat #1: External Debt – Board driven fund raising.
The board is going to dedicate the next meeting to form ideas for how the board can retire the station debt.
6. Committee Updates
a. Executive Monitoring
Tabled until the next regular board meeting
b. Real Estate
Real Estate discussion took place earlier in the meeting.
c. Capitol Improvements
The board talked about the need for air-conditioning in the server room and ways to accomplish this. Also talked about replacing the mic preamp in the production room board so that all three mics are available for use.
Tabled until next meeting.
Claudia will ask Dave Pipe, chair of the IT subcommittee, to provide an update for the next board meeting.
f. Community Advisory Board
Mickey Krakowski will attend the next meeting in September.
7. Other Business
There was discussion of the upcoming Radio Daze at Kannah Creek Brewing Company. Board members were encouraged to attend and support staff at the event.
8. Meeting was adjourned at 8:17 pm.