The Board of Directors election was held on June 23rd, during our Annual Meeting. Elected to the Board were current Board members Noah Schmidt & Wendell Perkins. We also welcome newly-elected members Lisa Hamm-Greenawalt and Bob Greenawalt. Last week, the Board re-organized during its first meeting of the new fiscal year (which began July 1). The elected officers for the year are: Noah Schmidt, President; Pat Moore, V.P.; George Thomson, Secretary, & Wendell Perkins, Treasurer. The next Board meeting will be Thursday, September 15th. As always Board meeting agendas and minutes are posted to our website here.
Have a question or comment for the Board? noah.charles.schmidtgmail.com (subject: Okemo%20Valley%20TV) (Submit it by email here. )Phone calls are also always welcome - the number at the station is (802) 228-8808.
At our annual meeting on June 23rd, we announced the recipients of this year's awards. Each year, we give out 4 such "Producer Awards": Producer of the Year, Youth Programming, Community Service / Impact, and Outstanding Achievement.
Watch the short video of the awards ceremony here:
And the winner's are...
Producer of the Year- Amy Mosher, for her dedicated coverage of the 2021 Green Mountain Union HS soccer season. In total, Amy recorded 15 games, for both the girls’ and boys’ teams (the boys went on to play in the State championship!).
Youth Programming: For the 2nd consecutive year, local librarian Kata Welch is our “Youth Programming Producer of the Year”. Kata is the most prolific producer & host of children’s programming for Okemo Valley TV. She brings an energetic & entertaining style to “Story Time”, reading from a wide selection of children’s books. She is leaving her post as the Cavendish Town librarian in August, but don’t worry – she’s not going far. She will take over as the school librarian at Chester-Andover Elementary.
Outstanding Achievement: Dr. Linda Thomson, a clinical hypnotherapist, is also a children’s book author. Her series “Harry the Hypnopotamus” is aimed at helping kids cope with stress & anxiety using techniques of hypnosis. The latest edition, written just a few months ago is “Harry Goes to Save the Children of Ukraine”, with illustrations from Jane Hart and read in Ukrainian by Svetlana Phillips, a local resident who is from Ukraine. The book reading was recorded in our studio and the production was shared with humanitarian service agencies overseas, with the intent of supporting children who have been displaced and whose lives have been upset by the ongoing war. For this effort, Dr. Thomson received the Outstanding Achievement award.
Community Impact: For the last 2 years, yoga instructor Liza Eaton has been offering virtual sessions, held over video conferencing. She submits the recordings to us for sharing with the wider community & we've received abundant positive feedback about carrying Yoga with Liza, which is evidence that she’s had an impact. For this, Liza received this year’s Community Service Award.
This is in addition to all of the other ways to view programming...