Board of Director’s Meeting
New Wave Corporation
915 E. Broadway – Columbia, Mo. KOPN Studios, Cope Ashlock Room
Meeting of November 16, 2010
In attendance were Thomas Sobieck, John Betz, Meg Pochė, Ray Marks, Ann Mehr, Tom Verdot, Kyle Cook, Scott Meiner, Bridgette Early and General Manager, David Owens.
Absent: Sheryl Clapton, Jim Baker, and Ellen Froeschner
Guests: Ruth Montgomery and Ted Carstensen
Call to Order:
Board President, Thomas Sobieck, called the meeting to order at 7:10pm and asked for any changes to the agenda. Scott Meiner requested that a discussion be held on term limits for Board Members.
Review of Minutes:
The minutes from the October 19, 2010 meetings were reviewed. Kyle Cook motioned to approve the Minutes. Scott Meiner seconded the motion. All agreed.
*The minutes from the October 19, 2010 Board meeting were approved.
Board Term Limits:
A discussion was held regarding individual term limits for existing Board members. Dates were recorded for distribution to the Board at an upcoming meeting.
John Betz reported that the CPB/AFR annual financial report was done. The Board should receive an updated financial report at the next meeting when Tami Benus finalizes her report. Application for CPB grant was re-submitted today (Nov. 16, 2010).
Audit Status – This has not been started yet. Tami is inputting payroll in QuickBooks. David is working on assembling information for the Auditors and will work with Tami to iron out any missing information for the organization of the financial process. It is hoped that things will begin to work more smoothly in 2011 after changes made in 2010 become the new standard for financial procedures.
Annual Meeting – The Annual Meeting is scheduled for January 16, 2011. Thomas Sobieck will call Unity Center to arrange holding the Annual Meeting there. Promos are needed for over the air call for candidates to run for Board positions and to collect names to include in the annual letter to go out to KOPN membership.
New Board Appointees- Ruth Montgomery and Ted Carstensen expressed interest in being appointed to the Board. Ruth Montgomery is a long time volunteer, both on-air and off, for KOPN and works as a Registered Nurse in mid-Missouri. Ted Carstensen is the Chief Engineer for Columbia Access Television (C.A.T. TV) in Columbia, is a free- lance web and graphic designer and acts as the sound engineer for the Blue Fugue in downtown Columbia.
A motion was made to appoint Ruth Mongomery to the New Wave Corporation Board of Directors, with a term lasting until November of 2013. Ann Mehr motioned to elect Ruth to the Board. Scott Meiner seconded the motion. All agreed.
A motion was made to appoint Ted Carstensen to the New Wave Corporation Board of Directors, with a term lasting until November of 2013. Scott Meiner motioned to elect Ted to the Board. Meg Pochė seconded the motion. All agreed.
* Ruth Montgomery and Ted Carstensen were appointed as members of the New Wave Corporation Board of Directors with terms lasting until November of 2013.
Drive – David Owens reported that the bulk of the money from the October drive came in as receipts; meaning most of the money was received up front as credit card charges. Nearly $5,000 in outstanding pledges remains. A lapsed donor drive is held after every drive and it is hoped an extra couple of thousand might be raised this way.
End of Year Letter Drive – David also reported that an end of the year fund raising letter would go out by the end of November or early December.
Plans are also underway for a one-day pledge drive in February, an upcoming holiday party being hosted by the Columbia Country Club as an underwriting trade-out, and a karaoke fundraiser.
Pending Needs: A growing list of needs are pending including repair of the broadcast stereo monitor, the A.C. unit at Paquin, Tower maintenance, CD players and more. A new back door has been installed, but work is currently incomplete on the threshold leaving a large opening where air conditioning and heating are compromised. A request was made for new windows in the front office. Neon call letters, provided by “Blues on Broadway” host Chris Puyear, will soon be installed in the front windows.
Programming Committee – Ray Marks informed the Board that letters had been sent out to KOPN programmers soliciting nominations for the Programming Committee. 2 or 3 programmers responded.
KOPN Focus Groups – KOPN was going to trade with C.A.T to video the Focus Group sessions, in trade for a simulcast C.A.T live broadcast of Morgan Matsiga’s show. Mr. Matsiga was unsure about the benefit of this arrangement for his listeners. In the end, the attempt to form and hold a Focus Group session failed due to lack of interest and lack of orchestration. The CPB requires that at least one Community Advisory Meeting be held.
*Scott Meiner agreed to set a date for the Board to gather, each bringing a guest to the meeting to satisfy this requirement.
Meeting adjourned: 8:00pm Next Meeting: December 21, 2010
Respectfully submitted to the Board by Meg Poché on December 21, 2010