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March 7, 2019

DeVault Alumni Center

In Attendance:

Community Advisory Board Members:

Tom Bunger, Joan Curts, Pamela Davidson, Sally Gaskill, Gary Hallum, Martha Nice, Sarah Laughlin, Lynn Schwartzberg

Staff Members/Others:

Mary Ducette, Joan Padawan, Marianne Woodruff, John Bailey, Perry Metz, Nancy Krueger


Roll Call- Mary Ducette

New Members
Sarah Laughlin
Nicole Bolden

WTIU 50th Anniversary
New logo introduced

Financial Update, Perry Metz
It is time for our external audit. WTIU/WFIU is the only IU dept that goes through an external audit. Our CPB grant will be less but over the next 3 years it will be a wash and will even out, however the balance sheet will look very different. We will not have the assets to show and retirement benefits will appear much higher. This is not a true reflection of our assets.

IPBS Day at the Statehouse, Jan 15, 2019
Brent visited the Statehouse in January. IPBS is asking for 6.6 million dollars from the state.. We delivered the Content and Services Report and talked about public safety, data casting, ATSC3 to legislators. 

America’s Public Broadcasting Stations / Public Media Summit / Capitol Hill Visits
Sally Gaskill
Pam Davidson
Brent Molnar
Lynn Schwartzberg

The group thought the visit was very positive across both political parties. IPBS is requesting level funding.

Station Events

Judy Woodruff’s visit in September

2nd Annual WTIU Conference on Aging
Lunch Session- Aging Matters, Loneliness and Isolation from Bloomington Commission on Aging

Looking for facilitator volunteers

The group brainstorms session ideas-
Chair yoga
Emotional Health
Navigating becoming a widow (suddenly single)
Preplanning end of life decisions/funerals/estate
Staying in the home
Long term insurance needs
Aging adventurers
Volunteer opportunities 
Available discounts to seniors

Brent has asked the CAB to email him session ideas that he will add to the broader list. Ranking to come.


2019 Meeting Schedule:

June 6, 2019

September 5, 2019

December 5, 2019