WDIY's 2018 Membership Meeting

Oct 19, 2018

Important Notice to WDIY 88.1 Members and Volunteers

Each year the Lehigh Valley Community Broadcasters Association Inc. (LVCBA), the nonprofit corporation that holds the license and operates for WDIY 88.1 FM, holds an annual meeting which is open to all WDIY members and volunteers.   

This year's meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on Monday, November 19, 2018, at the Flatiron Building, 301 Broadway, 5th floor, Bethlehem, PA.  We invite you to attend this year’s meeting, an especially important one, due to:

  1. Member Representative nominations and vote

The LVCBA was founded upon and continues to be a volunteer radio production and broadcast organization that employs a small, dedicated and paid staff.  As outlined in the LVCBA bylaws, volunteers have the right to:  be on the air, receive training, hold meetings and to have a voice on our board of directors. Those bylaws provide for two Member Representatives to the board, each serving two-year terms, one to be elected at each annual Fall meeting of members and volunteers.  The LVCBA board of directors normally meets once a month at 7:00 pm on the 4th Monday at WDIY, 301 Broadway, Bethlehem, PA.

Update 11/17/2018: There is one current nominee, Steven Kraft. A brief bio for this candidate can be viewed here.

  1. Amendments to the bylaws of LVCBA

The LVCBA is seeking voting approval by WDIY members and volunteers for several amendments to the bylaws.  These amendments have already been approved and recommended by the board of directors, and re-define membership with WDIY into two categories:

  1. "Participating Members" are members who have contributed at least twelve (12) hours of volunteer service to LVCBA/WDIY annually;
  2. "Contributing Members" are members who have made a minimum monetary contribution to LVCBA/WDIY annually.

Participating Members will have the same rights as Contributing Members but in addition, will be the only members allowed to vote on certain “Fundamental Corporate Changes”, such as the sale, lease or transfer of the WDIY license; dissolution of LVCBA; merger or joint operation of WDIY; and other similar actions.

Participating Members will also have the right to approve (along with joint Board approval) future changes of the bylaws.  Such actions will require both a 3/4 vote of the Participating Members at a special meeting and a 3/4 vote of the entire board of directors.

Contributing Members will continue to enjoy rights and privileges to receive regular correspondence regarding LVCBA/WDIY activities, and to receive materials, discounts and other incentives offered in recognition of their monetary donations.   

The proposed bylaws amendments also indicate several other related changes. 

The proposed amendment documents are available online for your review here. If you need assistance viewing or have any questions, please contact Community Relations Manager, Alison DelRe at 610-694-8100, ext. 4 or alison@wdiy.org and she will gladly mail you a copy of the proposed bylaws amendments.                              

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

                                                                ~  From the Board of Directors of LVCBA/WDIY ~