Appointed:2013 to fill seat vacated by Luke Meinert
Pastor Scott Morgan is a lifetime fisherman who has drifted his way from Bristol Bay to the Aleutians East Borough. Until 2012 Scott resided in Seattle, Washington but an opportunity to serve the Sand Point Baptist Church as its Head Pastor brought him and his wife Judy here for the long term.
Title: Vice President
Elected: Spring 2009
Length of Term: 2 years
Appointed: Spring 2008
Length of Term: 1 year
*Varga won the most votes in the 2009 election.
Marta Varga has been the head librarian at the Sand Point Public Library for more than thirty years. During her tenure, the library has expanded and undergone a wide variety of improvements. Mrs. Varga and her husband Frank own the leading taxi business in Sand Point. She left Hungary, followed her dreams and fell in love with husband Frank hoping to have a lifetime adventure.
As most of you are aware this last month we had our annual board election. This year we had one seat opening for a one (1) year term.
Two parties ran: James ‘Jaimo’ Webster and Marta Varga.
The race was very close but here are the results:
Marta Varga: 18 Votes
James Webster: 25 Votes
Thank you so much everyone for being a part of our community radio station, we would not be who we are without you!!
KSDP will be scheduling a tentative board meeting to be held on December 22, 2011. The purpose of this meeting will be to swear in new Board Directors as well as declare officers.
As always the public is welcome to join us and we look forward to seeing you there. Time and location TBA.
Dear Board Members:
The last few weeks have been very exciting ones for KSDP. Let me share with you some of the more electrifying events that have occurred.
- As most of you know we held our annual board election last Thursday on the 22nd of September. There were 4 seats available and 7 people running. The race was very close on all ends, and we are able to announce that the new board of directors for the 2011-2012 session will be:
o Luke Meinert (3 year term)
o Dan Williams (2 year term)
o Jim Brown (2 year term)
o Marta Varga (1 year term)
Jack Foster will continue in his seat for another 2 years. Congratulations to everyone and thank you to all who ran. We at KSDP are looking forward to seeing the radio station advance to new levels this upcoming year. We also want to extend our sincerest thanks to Mary Olsen and Laura Clark Bean for being such excellent assets to our radio station over this last year. THANK YOU!
- On the week of the 14th I had the opportunity to fly out to Anchorage for a Fundraising and Development Conference that was put on by the APBC and Coast Alaska. The focus of the conference was how to improve your stations underwriting and membership departments. These are two areas that KSDP needs to give some much needed attention. Some key ideas that were taken away from the classes were: membership drives, creating value for our radio station, community involvement, and corporate relations. Much good came from this trip and I am very excited to discuss several of the ideas that came out of it with the board during our next meeting.
- The radio station needs to have a board meeting to welcome in the new members and discuss officer positions. It will be best to have this meeting sometime in the month of October so that it will qualify as occurring in the 2nd quarter. Please be in touch if there are times that do not work for you in October.
Aleutian Peninsula Broadcasting, Inc.
Title: Interim Board Member
Elected: Spring 2011
Term: 6 Months
Elected: Fall 2011