ICNA General Membership Meeting

Indiana State Library Auditoroum, Indianapolis

Febraury 6, 1996

John Grimmer, Chairperson

The Indiana Community network Association held its first meeting, Tuesday, February 6, at the Indiana State Library auditorium. Attorney Timothy Hollingsworth, who signed the articles of incorporation, enabled the group to elect the following Board of Di rectors (length of term):

Marcia Au (2)Access Evansville
Carol Derner (1)LakeNET (Lake County)
John Grimmer (1)Johnson County Community Network
Georgia Miller (1)Indianapolis OnLine
Marti Miller (2)CarrollNet (2)
John Wallace (2)Boone County Community Network
Worth Weller (1)CommuniNet (Wabash County)
Roger Whaley (2)Falls Cities Community Network
(Floyd and Clark Counties)

The Directors held their first meeting and elected the following officers:

Chair:John Grimmer
First Vice-Chair:Marcia Au
Second Vice-Chair:John Wallace
Secretary:Worth Weller
Treasurer:Georgia Miller

The by-laws of the corporation were accepted as amended. copies, prepared by Timothy Hollingsworth, will be circulated.

Kent Champagne, from the Intelenet Commission, outlined the general state-wide marketing/public relations plan to inform Hoosiers about community networks, about the value of local and state information, and about the use of the Internet in schools, libra ries, businesses and daily lives of individuals. Much of the thrust of the campaign will be aimed at education community leaders such as school boards, library boards and general users, about the merits of accessing information electronically. The campa ign, which may begin by July 1, will include an 800 number that can be called to get access numbers for local community nets.

Mark Whitman announced that ACCESS INDIANA will help communities host breakfasts to inform local leaders, government and political officials about available resources to help them provide content for their community network. Interested community represe ntatives should call Mark.

General comments from those in attendance:

- Worth Weller, Secretary, 2/6/96