Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Director’s Meeting

New Wave Corporation

915 E. Broadway – Columbia, Mo. KOPN Studios, Cope Ashlock Room

Meeting of August 17, 2010

In attendance were Thomas Sobieck, John Betz, Bridgette Early, Meg Pochė, Ray Marks, Ann Mehr, Tom Verdot, Scott Meiner, and David Owens.

Absent: Sheryll Clapton, Jill Sheets, Jim Baker, Ellen Froeschner, and Kyle Cook

Guest: Christine Gardener

Call to Order:

Board President, Thomas Sobieck, called the meeting to order at 7:05pm and asked for any changes to the agenda. No changes were made to the agenda.

Review of Minutes:

The minutes from the July 20, 2010 meeting were reviewed. Scott Meiner motioned to approve the Minutes. Ray Marks seconded the motion. All agreed.

*The minutes from the July 20, 2010 Board meeting were approved.

C.A.C. Presentation – Christine Gardener

Christine Gardener gave a presentation to the Board on the Community Focus Group that she and volunteer, Derek Greyson, are working on. The Focus Group will serve to examine ways in which KOPN can better serve the community. In addition it is hoped that members of the Focus Group might also be good candidates for the Community Advisory Committee (CAC). David Owens spoke about how past focus and CAC groups served to provide more input into KOPN than is happening in-house already. Christine requested that a member of the Board serve as liason to the Focus Group. Thomas Sobieck and Scott Meiner agreed to act as liaisons to the Focus Group.

*Sunday, September 19 at 3pm is the deadline for CPB requirements to hold a CAC meeting.

*The Board will hold a CAC meeting before this time, inviting past Board Members and past CAC members.

David suggested that CAC meetings be scheduled earlier in the fiscal year from now on to set the tone for the year and avoid deadline concerns.

*The Executive Committee will post future CAC meetings early in the fiscal year to the KOPN calendar.

Christine ended the discussion by reminding everyone about the upcoming “Sleeve Face Party” being held as an appreciation event for volunteers, Board Members, and Staff.

Treasurer’s Report:

Bookkeeper: Board Treasurer John Betz handed out copies of the Auditor’s Report contained in green binders. A check for over $34,000 has arrived from CPB. The next check will arrive in November. The changes made in accounting procedures should provide a smoother process going forward.

Officers Report
Fundraising – David reported that the One Day Drive held in May brought in over $17,000 on that day, but also much more came in through the mail associated with the pre and post-drive letters. In total the amount was over $30,000. A lapsed donor drive is going to be held as well as another one-day drive on Sunday, August 29, followed by a seven-day drive in October.

Committee Reports
Programming Committee – Several changes to the program schedule have been made as time slots have moved around. Carol Greenspan’s Jewish Spectrum has moved to Fridays from 3- 4pm. Joy Rushing’s Ragtime show has moved to Sundays from 5am to 7am. Lavell’s hiphop show has started on Saturdays from 3am to 6am. Several daytime national programming host slots remain open.

A discussion was held about programs others are aware of that might be available for KOPN. Tom Verdot said that “Kojo” was a good program from D.C., and Scott Meiner said another good show was “Dinner Party”, broadcasting from Minnesota.

Unfinished Business
Board Membership – At the July Board meeting a discussion was held on whether or not staff members by law were allowed to serve on the Board. It was determined that staff members cannot be members of the Board, but can serve as liaisons to the Board for communication purposes.

Meeting adjourned: 8:30pm Next Meeting: September 21, 2010

Respectfully submitted to the Board by Meg Poché on Sept. 3, 2010

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