PUBLIC RADIO IN MID-AMERICA (PRIMA)
Board Conference call
October 11, 2005
Present: Patty Wente , KWMU (President); Cleve Callison, WMUB (Vice-President); Christina Kuzmych, WFIU (Secretary); Dorie Vallillo, WIUM (Treasurer); Jon Schwartz, KUWR (Board Member No. 2); Dan Skinner, WBAA (Board Member No. 3)
I. Meeting began at 11:00 p.m. ET .
II. Winter meeting.
Atlanta , San Antonio , Austin were suggested. San Antonio had 43 members in attendance the last time a PRIMA meeting was held there. Date of meeting discussed. Last week of January as well as first two weeks in February were suggested. PRIMA membership will be asked to respond; Christina will send out a memo asking for preferences as to date and location.
It was suggested that the PRIMA meeting be tacked on to the NPR round robins slated to begin soon. A down side to this idea is that NPR may not be in a warm city. On the other hand, it may be a good idea to schedule the PRIMA meeting and invite NPR to plan their round robin in the same location at that time. This would give NPR a critical mass of managers. Cleve will talk to Dana Rhem about this possibility and also ask if there is a schedule for the round robins already in the planning.
Cleve was thanked all participants for his job in organizing the Fall 30 th Anniversary Kansas City meeting..
III. Discussion of Congressional Activity
Mike Riksen’s report at the PRIMA Fall meeting was very useful. In the meantime, there is mounting activity in Congress centered on the topic of cuts to the budget to help fund the cost of Hurricane Katrina. Is there a way to receive more information from Mike? Should we ask him to participate in our conference calls? Should we ask for a conference sooner than our next Board conference call? Patty will sound this issue out with Mike and respond to the Board.
IV. PRIMA By-laws.
Jon reminded that he was reviewing the changes proposed to the PRIMA By-laws. Christina will forward a copy of the original By-laws to him, as well as any of the discussion notes from the Board retreat in St. Louis this past summer. He will concentrate on the review after the fall fund drives.
V. Review of Minutes from Fall Business Meeting.
Christina asked the group to review the minutes from the Fall Business Meeting and respond to her with any corrections and additions. After Board review, minutes will be sent to PRIMA Membership and Dan Skinner will post on the PRIMA website.
IV. Meeting adjourned at 11:20 a.m. ET .
Christina Kuzmych, Secretary