There were over 50 ballots cast in the Board of Directors election last week. Congratulations to newly-elected Board members Jon Clinch and Kurt Van Buskirk-Woods and to Sharon Bixby & Fra DeVine for being re-elected.
Awards are a way for us to recognize and show appreciation for community members who have volunteered a considerable amount of time and energy into creating noteworthy and original programming over the past year. As presented at our annual meeting on June 22nd, this year's award recipients are:
"Outstanding Achievement Award": Plymouth Vermont Historical Society
for dedication to the planning, coordination, & production of the feature documentary "Irene- Ruin to Renewal"
"Producer of the Year": John Specker
for being one of the more prolific community producers since we opened the new studio in 2013, recording a large of volume of traditional American folk songs.
"Youth Award": Aiyana Fortin
for once again producing a winning entry into the Vermont History Day's doucmentary category, and for her volunteer work with us.
The Board of Directrors meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 25 has been re-scheduled to Tuesday, May 30 at 5:30pm.
The LPCTV Board of Directors is holding a vote on an amendment to the election By Laws at this meeting. You can find our By Laws on the Organizational Documents page.
And here is a draft of the amendment on which the vote will be held on May 30th. If you have any questions or comments about this amendment, please contact us directly.
We are pleased to announce that its two TV channels can now be found on VTel’s “VTelevision”. The programming can be seen throughout the VTel service area in Southern Vermont. This includes subscribers in the Towns for which LPCTV is designated to serve: Mount Holly, Plymouth, Andover, & Reading. Examples of relevant programming for this audience include coverage of community events, “gavel-to-gavel” coverage of local government meetings, music and other performances from local artists, and programming produced for and by the local schools.
LPCTV’s local community “public access" channel can be found on VTel channel 160 and its education / government channel is on VTel 161. Both of these channels are in standard definition. In the near future, there will be the addition of HD channels, which means LPCTV’s programming will also be viewable in high definition on VTelevision.
LPCTV offers underwriting opportunities for local businesses who wish to show their support for local community television while taking advantage of a low-cost alternative or supplement to traditional advertising. In exchange for a tax-deductible charitable contribution, LPCTV will acknowledge each underwriter in its distribution of electronic and print media, including on the community bulletin board, and our website.
For more information about underwriting on LPCTV or to view sample "thank you" videos from the past year, visit lpctv.org/underwriting. You can also sign up right there on the site.
Here is a sample of a "thank you" video, which we produced for Heritage Family Credit Union, one of this year's underwriters:
We have completed our FY16 Annual Report (for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016), which you can view here. Beginning with this report, we are making improvements to the format, using more graphics and photos.Thanks to our Board President Sharon Combes-Farr for helping put that together.
Thank you to all who came out for the open house last week to celebrate 15 years of community TV in the Okemo Valley. An unofficial tally estimated there were 60 attendees. We documented the occasion with video footage and photographs, which will be edited into a forthcoming montage. Shown below is a shot of the LPCTV Board of Directors & staff, posing with the cake; and the other photo is a close-up of the cake, showing the fine craftsmanship and creativity employed by Big Eyes Bakery.
A special "thank you" goes out to the restaurants who provided the "small bites": Brook Farm Vineyards, The Combes Family Inn, The Killarney, Mojo Cafe, Sam's Steakhouse, Stemwinder, & Table 19, as well as the cider from Brown's Orchard in Castleton.
Here's a video we made of the occasion: