Indian Wells Valley TV Booster, Inc.

Minutes of the January 7, 2008 board meeting

A. Opening
1. Call to order
President Cole called the meeting to order at 5:10 pm.
2. Attendance
Board members present: Blazek, Cole, Katzenstein, Middlemiss, Starr, Wetzel
Board members absent: Ash, Longo, Manos
Visitors: Roy Mayhugh, Anthony Sobieski
3. Approval of minutes
The minutes of the December 3, 2007 meeting were approved as presented (M-Middlemiss, 2d-Blazek; passed on a voice vote: 6 aye, 0 nay, 0 abstaining).
4. Treasurer's report
Blazek reported balances totaling $21,169.21 in all accounts as of this date. Income received in the form of donations during the annual fund drive totaled $6,250 through Christmas, with an additional $2,285 received between Christmas and January 4. Expenses during November and December totaled $2,684.10, including $622.59 for printing the Boostergram and $628.20 for postage to mail it. An additional $740.59 was reimbursed to Mr. Mayhugh for equipment purchases and for travel expenses to represent the Booster at the CBA convention.
5. Correspondence
Blazek noted that most of the responses to the Boostergram mailing made reference to the Booster's FM radio services, particularly classical music and jazz.
B. Committee reports
1. Standing committees
a. Nominating
The current officers all agreed to serve for another year in the same positions as in 2007.
b. Operations
During an early-December workday, new UHF flat-panel antennas were erected. In addition, the coax serving the 107.1 MHz FM transmitter was replaced (it had been "eaten" by "critters"). The new cable is wrapped in split-loom plastic mesh.
c. Publicity
In addition to the annual mailing of the Boostergram, two articles by Middlemiss appeared in the November and December issues of the Inland Adventurer.
3. Digital Transition committee
The DTV committee met on Friday, January 4. Discussion of Laurel Mountain access issues yielded no new solutions.
D. New business
1. The existing slate of officers was renominated and, in the absence of other nominations, was re-elected to serve for 2008: Ron Cole, President; Ed Middlemiss, Vice President; Henry Blazek, Treasurer; and John Starr, Secretary. (M-Middlemiss, 2d-Wetzel; passed on a voice vote: 6 aye, 0 nay, 0 abstentions)
E. Discussion items
1. Digital Set-Top Boxes
Mayhugh brought up the question of how many Set-Top Boxes to order from Riverton Radio. A total of 8 STB's are needed, and the expenditure has already been approved.
F. Closure
1. Next meeting: 5:00 PM, February 4, 2008, Vaughn Realty Meeting Room, Ridgecrest
2. Adjournment: There being no further business, President Cole adjourned the meeting at 6:29 pm.

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