PRIMA Board Meeting
May 20, 2020
Called to order at 2:36 pm ET
Myrna Johnson absent
Check in to see how everyone is operating their stations
Nico – pretty locked down at the station. 10% working at the station.
Regina – lots of politics in TN. UT in a three phase reopening. Everyone at the station working from home except for on-air and maybe admins come in once or twice a week. We’re going day by
Richard Myles – phase three toward re-opening statewide. Planning for Purdue opening in the fall. No one on campus through July. We’re going in and out at the station. Masks on campus.
Dan Skinner – most of campus closed down. The only staff going in are ME and ATC hosts. State rolling out modified phase 2 order, some openings.
1. Board elections:
The annual PRIMA Business meeting was scheduled for May 26. Nominations need to be put forward 30 days in advance so we’ve missed the deadline and we’ll reschecule the eletion to be held in June.
Richard Myles chaired the nominations committee. Slate of candidates for positions up for election:
All encumbents for a two year term.
Paul Maassen – president
Steve Schramm – vice president
Myrna Johnson board member number one
Nico Leone board member number two
All board members in favor of moving meeting to June25. It will be a virtual meeting .
Paul will present the slate of candidates to the membership and notify them about the June meeting.
2. Update on super regional:
Negotiations are under way to not hold it the super regional meeting in 2020. Not public information yet.
3. PRIMA Virtual Happy Hour was held. VP Schram set up the Zoom meeting. Everyone agrees it was a success.
Consensus is to do another one on the 28th of May 5pmET.
4. Treasurers report:
Treasurer Regina Dean says: We haven’t spent much money this year. Waiting now to receive the audit , will send it to the board and have it by the June meeting.
Steve Schram says there was one day fund drive for Michigan Radio yesterday. They forecast an operating deficit for the first time ever. From Thursday through Tuesday they raised 452K . First time they did a one day drive. “ Because we had a real issue – never had a deficit – we had outstanding response.” More than 3k individual gifts. 2800 were non-sustainers. We had gifts from 35 states.
Meeting adjourned at approximately 3:30 ET.
Submitted by Neenah Ellis, board secretary.