Director's Report for September 16, 2004
for fee waiver:
Basic Members: Bader Mechanical, The Statzer's
Removed Business Members: USA Realty Group
Removed Not-for-Profit Members: Noah's Ark Day Care Center, Urban
Enterprise Association, First Steps
Removed Sponsoring Member: Wayne Teacher's Federal Credit Union
Richmond Art Club - awaiting content for web page/decision on waiver of
501(c)3 documentation request.
Had an ad in the Palladium-Item "Answer Book" on August 25th & 29th
Presentation to Richmond Noon Kiwanis on September 3. (Two direct
Created and contracted for new ads for the
Richmond Symphony Orchestra
program and the Richmond
Civic Theatre programs.
& Projects for
Continue work on
"Artists of Wayne County" project. Still need to take photos at three more
institutions. Shaun Dingwerth has submitted content for all but 2 of the identified
Asked for and received a press pass for Band Day at the State Fair.
It's nice to be recognized as a "legitimate" media outlet.
Worked on getting "deadwood" members off of web site so that we have a
more accurate picture of where we stand.
Technical issue: Worked with Randy Baker and Chris Hardie to solve DNS
resolution issue for Centerville-Abington Community Schools.
Had "feelers" from Byrd Tree Service, Don Simkin, Kiwanis
Begin work for annual meeting preparations.
Had inquiry about using photo of ceiling from Gaar House.
Took 5 1/2 days of vacation during this period & attended a staff
development day at MRL.
- Review and
update page links & calendar events, as necessary. Take
Make changes to
rotations required by deletion of sponsor.
Update page: Social
Services Directory, Volunteer, Calendar, Levi Coffin,
Created and added
"banner" graphic to Bowers/Woodshop commerce page. 1st request in 3 years.
Ran weekly and posted on the Members Only
page. Monthly figures are now being posted on the
Top Twenty page. We are currently averaging
34,574 user sessions per month.
Web page views (hits) are averaging 98,105.
Users were down
4% in August after a 12% increase in July with a
level usage of page
am at a loss to explain the downturn and have involved Chris Hardie and
Randy Baker in the issue. There may be some discrepancy in the way
logs are maintained between the two different servers or we may be
experiencing unreported downtime. Exploration of this issue will
- Quarterly figures for user sessions decreased by
25%. Page views decreased by
34%. User sessions
declined by 32% over the same time period last year.
2003 Yearly Figures
show an outstanding 548,741 users requesting 1,605,683 pages as
compared to 413,253 users requesting 1,291,024 pages in 2002. This is
a 33% increase in users and a
24% increase in page views over 2002.