Houston iPNB meeting agenda and other information
Sept. 20-22, 2002
Info from www.pacifica.org and other sources
Broadcast and webcast info below
Daily meeting notes to be posted here at wbai.net
Meeting of the Interim Pacifica National Board
September 20, 21 and 22 in Houston, TX
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SCHEDULE - all meetings are open to the public unless otherwise noted:
Thursday, Sept. 19th
Friday, Sept. 20th
Friday, Sept. 20th
Saturday, Sept. 21st
Sunday, Sept. 22nd
IPNB HOUSTON MEETING AGENDA
FRIDAY, SEPT. 20th
6:30 pm Review and Adoption of Meeting Agenda
6:45 pm Adoption of Minutes from previous meetings
7:00 pm Report from Board Chair
7:15 pm Affiliates Proposal
7:45 pm On Air Editorials
8:15 pm General Community Comment
9:30 pm Adjourn for the evening
SATURDAY, SEPT. 21st
9:00 am Report from Executive Director, Q&A/discussion
9:45 am Website Report
10:15 am Treasurerís Report
10:45 am Finances
(1) FY2003 budgets
(2) Review of income/expenses Jan 1, 2002 to July 20, 2002
12:30 pm Lunch Break
2:00 pm Archives Report
2:30 pm Bylaws Discussion
6:00 pm Adjourn for the evening
SUNDAY, SEPT. 22nd
9:00 am National Office Move
9:45 am Station Reports
(1) KPFT, general manager, LAB chair, community comment
(2) WPFW, interim general manager, LAB chair, community comment
(3) WBAI, general manager, LAB chair, community comment
(4) KPFK, general manager, LAB chair, community comment
(5) KPFA, interim general manager, LAB chair, community comment
(include reports on Race and Nationality work at each station)
12:45 pm Short Break
1:00 am Race and Nationality ≠ next steps in this work
1:45 pm Personnel Committee Report
2:30 pm Adjourn Meeting
RADIO BROADCAST PLANS
WBAI - New York
WPFW - Washington, DC
KPFT - Houston, TX
KPFA - Berkeley, CA
KPFK - Los Angeles
www.wbix.org - full coverage of the entire meeting
In addition, the websites for the Pacifica stations will be carrying the meeting via their audio stream:
WBAI - www.wbai.org
WPFW - www.wpfw.org (Not sure if this will just be the times they are doing the live broadcast or the complete meeting.)
KPFT - www.kpft.org - in a second stream is being "born" at the IPNB meeting called "KPFTx" - entire meeting.
KPFA - www.kpfa.org (Not sure if this will just be the times they are doing the live broadcast or the complete meeting.)
KPFK - no information available yet.
Bylaws Revision mini conference
TO: Bylaws Revisions Subcommittees
On Friday, September 20th, the Pacifica Bylaws Revisions Committee will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Warwick Hotel in Houston, Texas. The meeting will be open to the public. We hope and expect that all iPNB members will be present. This will not be a decision-making meeting, but will be an opportunity for the iPNB members to discuss the various proposals, ask questions and become more familiar with the fine points of the various proposals.
Beginning at 10 a.m. each of the 5 regional subcommittees will have 15 minutes to make a succinct presentation to the iPNB concerning the work of their subcommittee. We ask that non-board members make these presentations to the iPNB, if possible. The iPNB would especially like to hear the bylaws points each subcommittee feels are most important, and why. Each subcommittee may present a majority and minority report if they wish, and may allocate their time among speakers accordingly.
In addition, the Unity Caucus will have 15 minutes to make a succinct presentation of their proposal.
Gerald Torres (co-author with Lani Guinier of "The Miner's Canary") will also be making a brief presentation concerning power sharing and voting mechanisms.
Following these presentations, the iPNB members will take the rest of the afternoon time to review and discuss the various proposals in more detail.
I would also like to make clear that, although I hope the iPNB will reach some preliminary agreements about the bylaws during the board meeting on Saturday, NO final bylaws will be adopted until at least 3 of the 5 current Local Advisory Boards and 2/3rds of the iPNB reach agreement on the number and manner of election of local and national board members.
In addition, any preliminary draft that may come out of the iPNB meeting this weekend will be subject to full legal review.
We encourage anyone coming to Houston for this meeting to also stay at the Warwick...it will help us meet the required number of rooms so we get the meeting space for free. You should call the hotel directly, and tell them you are coming for the Pacifica meetings so you can get the discounted rate, which will be available for that Wednesday through Sunday. The hotel's phone number is 1-800-298-6199.
If you stay at the hotel you will also be able to use the Airport Express Shuttle buses from both Hobby (HOU) and Bush Intercontinental (IAH) airports. Departure from the airports is every half hour, with a round trip ticket for $36, one way $40.
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WEBCAST/BROADCAST OF MEETING [ see above ]
A FINAL WORD
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