April 7, 2013
WOMR Board Meeting
494 Commercial Street, Provincetown
John Yingling, Ed McManus, Bob Weiser, Seth Rolbein, Terry Ryder, Mary Lyttle, Carol Courneen, Sheila House, Ira Wood, John Braden (staff).
Chuck Cole, Vanessa Downing, James Paul Ludwig. Vernon Porter, Fred Boak, Susan Blood.
The meeting was called to order at 4:40 PM.
Acceptance of March 3, 2013 minutes:
Carol Courneen moved; John Yingling seconded. Unanimous vote to accept minutes with a small correction.
The chairs from the Committees reported as follows:
Finance Committee (Ed McManus):
It was suggested that WOMR consider becoming a vendor for community access TV.
Ira Wood moved to refer the issue to the Development Committee for further discussion. Bob Weiser seconded. Unanimous vote to refer.
Director’s Report (John Braden):
The Power Drive total of $25,500 exceeded our goal of $20,000.
Our spring drive is hoping to make $55,000, K from the drive and $10,000 from letter
Grants: if we get a grant from Mass Arts Foundation for $80,000 we’ll need to match it. CPC money will qualify.
Programming Committee (Carol Courneen):
DJ Evaluations are being finished up; Int’l Women’s Day was critiqued; various transitions were discussed, including:Pandora Peoples has a healing wisdom show 9:30 AM Thursday; Outermost Teens show is doing well; various subs will cover for DJ’s including Mary Martin (away till June) and Dennis Allee.
Patty Deluca is interested in being the non-DJ member on the PC, as is Anthony Falconio, a realtor from Harwich. We are going to ask Charles Fields if he still has time to be on the PC.
Moved: To appoint Patty Deluca to the program committee. Sheila House moved. Terry Ryder seconded. The Vote: 2-7. The motion loses.
John Yingling will send staff review forms to the Board for approval.
Did not meet
Events Committee (Bob Weiser):
The folk film was a modest success. We can show it again.
WOMR is now a media sponsor of the Cotuit Center for the arts.
The Payomet food/wine/music event is still in the planning stages.
Bob asked the Board to approve The Duhks concert which will take place in cooperation with Payomet on July 23. Sheila House moved to approve the Duhks concert. Carol Courneen seconded. Unanimously approved.
Bob will have a budget for the Cran Jam at the next meeting.
Development Committee (Ira Wood):
Future Pub-nights should be called The WOMR/WFMR Bar-Hops. Susan Lindquist spoke to The Lost Dog who felt the event might bring too many people. She also spoke to the Brewster Woodshed. Ed spoke about his efforts to enable Planned Giving. The Development Committee Meeting will now meet every third Thursday at 3:30.
Bob Weiser said the Hyannis Chamber of Commerce might be interested in Music Food and Wine Festival. The person to contact is Bart Weisman. He asked that the Development Committee should discuss this.
Ed McManus and his committee are looking for a practical ways to produce a strategic plan.
Nominating Committee (Mary Lyttle):
The Committee will need to meet again in June. They need to ask who wants to continue and then look for new members.
Community Advisory Board:
Was very impressed with number of young DJ’s; asked about financial health of WOMR; expressed interest in talking to people in the community about their thoughts about the station; wanted to know if/how we track listeners; wanted the station to have more of a presence at Met Opera performances; Bruce McGregor offered us another tower; radio dramas were mentioned as a possible project for the station as the Outer Cape is home to a plethora of theater.
The date for the launch of the new website goal is hoped to be April; streaming costs were discussed; Matt will prepare an update about the new website.
Pitching help is needed for the upcoming Pledge Drive. A special plea was made to members of the Board.
Hearty thanks were offered to Mary Lyttle for all her work in producing a splendid birthday party for the station on March 24.
Ed McManus moved to adjourn. Sheila House seconded. Unanimous vote to adjourn.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:20 PM.
Minutes respectfully submitted by Ira Wood.