SPR Board of Directors Meeting – January 16, 2013
Via conference phone: Curt Hagen
Staff: Linda Stowe, Kathy Sackett,
Meeting called to order at 5:40pm by Christie Anderson
1. Approval of Minutes
Mary motioned to approve the December minutes. Paul seconded, none opposed.
2. Old Business:
a. Staff Retreat recap – CB
i. New strategic plan, from which to derive:
1. Marketing work group
2. Campaign work group
3. Production work group
4. Ops work group to design our move
5. I’m meeting with Jerry, Brian, and
Jeff and Paul on the board side on the architectural issues, as I’ll need to
provide information to the NEH as we go along. Andrea Anderson (NEH) will
b. January 9 Sound Future Event Recap was a smashing success thanks to the fine work of the staff and board, and there is good news to report on this front. We rolled out a new case statement, which seems to be gaining some traction almost immediately.
c. Mary Alberts asked about naming possibilities for the station libraries. Kathy has the list and will forward it.
3. New Business:
a. Board Retreat Sunday 1-27 from 1pm – 5pm at 19 W. Pacific.
Kathy will provide an easel and recording equipment for
i. Goals: skills to add:
1. HR or Budgetary skills from a local business
2. Entrepreneurial skills
3. Wealth development skills
b. 1-22, Meeting with STCU VP Bryce Wilkerson for an update, and Kerry Swanson at NWPR for a CPB update.
e. One-Day Drive in April is taking shape, and going well. Membership has raised $120,000 of the $300,000 goal which needs to be raised by April 18th.
The final numbers are in for Fall 2012; $500,000 was raised by December 31, 2012.
SPR has one of the highest sustaining membership levels in the country (26%).
f. CPB, the Fiscal Cliff, and other updates. CPB may delay the March payment for the next Community Service Grant (CSG) due to the fiscal cliff negotiations.
4. Staff reports – see written staff reports for detailed information (Jerry, Kathy, Linda, Stephanie, Steve, Verne, Shelley)
Budget: we’re still running in the red—but making good progress. We’re within striking distance of running in the black by July 1.
Campaign: We have an additional $40,000 of new money toward the match, bringing our total to $158K at last count. 42 percent of the way toward our first NEH match payment.
Ops: Twisp is back up, and we’re still experiencing server issues, including today’s email. Jerry and others are working on it.
5. Other Business:
a. Paul Paroff toured the new Father Bach Haven apartment complex next to the House of Charity. This facility features 51 service-enriched studio and 1 bedroom units for the homeless. The House of Charity is also working to c lean-up the block.
c. It was suggested that the monthly BOD meetings be moved from the third Wednesday to the third Thursday of every month.
Helle motioned to move the date of the BOD meetings. Christie Anderson seconded, none opposed.
The next BOD meeting will be held on Thursday, February 21. An updated meeting schedule will be sent out.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:30pm.