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Citizens to Deliver the Constitution on TV

Sat, 11/02/2019 - 11:51 -- Patrick

A small group of local residents are inviting fellow citizens into our studio to read the Constitution. This project will result in a compilation of readings- each person will read a section- which will then be televised and streamed online. Copies of the Constitution are available - thanks to Representative Peter Welch’s office- here at the station.

To arrange a time to record, please contact us here at the station by calling 228-8808 or emailing Patrick. People of all ages are encouraged to participate. The station is handicapped accessible.

We will will handle all of the technical aspects of the production, including cameras, sound light, graphics and a teleprompter, which will be set up for readers' convenience.

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Read more news here.

Thank You Sharon Bixby- 20 Years of Service

Fri, 07/24/2020 - 16:59 -- Patrick
A founding member, Sharon  served for 20 consecutive years on the Board and held so many different roles in the organization during this time. As her last term ended, it was a bittersweet departure; we are happy that she will have a little more time to herself & her family after all these years, but it was difficult not to be able to formally bid her farewell in person. We were, however, able to do this little tribute during our teleconferenced annual meeting: 

Awards Night

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 17:28 -- Patrick

Here is the recording of our 2020 Producer Awards ceremony, held immediately before the Annual Meeting on June 25th. It was a virtual event this year, recorded over teleconference. 


Thanks to the following annual Producer Award winners:
Producer of the Year- Pat Moore
Youth Producer- Mt. Holly After School
Outstanding Achievement- Susan Haefner
Community Service- Kata Welch

And this year, we gave out a special award, in recognition of giving back during the current pandemic:
Volunteer Impact Award- Dr. Linda Thomson
Check out samples of the work of our award recipients in the recording!

Annual Meeting Re-Cap & Board Election

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 22:52 -- Patrick

Okemo Valey TV's Board of Directors held its annual meeting on Thursday, June 25th. The meeting was held over Zoom teleconferencing and included the Board election. Current member John Cama was re-electied to another term. Joining the board this coming year (starting July 1st) are Sharon Huntley of Cavendish & Pat Moore of Ludlow. 

We also paid tribute to outgoing Board members Fra DeVine, who has served for the past 6 years, and Sharon Bixby, a founding member of the orgnaization, who has served on the Board for 20 consecutive years.

In other news,  the FY2021 budget was adopted as a level-funded version of the pas year's budget, with the stipulation that it will be revisited and amended at the end of the 1st quarter (September 30th). These are unusual times calling for unusual circumstances. There are still a few unkowns related to the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our operations, and we will have a better picture within the next few months. 

The 1st Bioard meeting of the new fiscal year - and among the new Board - will be Wednesday July 22nd at 5:30pm. As always, the meetins are open to the public. Agendas are always posted on the "Documents" page.

Board of Directors Election

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 16:35 -- Patrick
Voting is open for the annual Board of Directors election. This year, all voting is being done electronically. Anyone age 14 & up living in Ludlow, Plymouth, Cavendish, Mount Holly, Andover, or Reading is eligible to vote. We have a 3 person committee overseeing the process. Your information and vote are kept confidential - more detail is provided on the ballot itself. Ballots must be submitted by 7PM on Thursday, June 25th, the time of the Annual Meeting .

Click here for the ballot & to cast your vote in the Board of Directors election

Annual Meeting & Awards Night- June 25th

Sat, 06/13/2020 - 13:55 -- Patrick

The Okemo Valley TV Annual Meeting  & Awards Night is on Thursday, June 25th at 6:30pm. It is open to all community members. It will be to be held via Zoom teleconference. Log in / dial in information is on the agenda.  All residents of Ludlow, Plymouth, Cavendish, Mount Holly, Andover, & Reading are welcome and invited to participate. If you would like to join, please RSVP by  emailing Patrick or call the station at 228-8808. The event will also be streamed live on our You Tube channel and will broadcast live on our Comunity Access channel (COmcast 1076 / Vtel 167). 

Click HERE for the agenda.

Voting is now open for the Board of Directors election....For those unable to join the Annual Zoom meeting, you can cast your ballot in our election now. To be eligible vote, you must:

  • be at least 14 years of age
  • reside in one of the following Towns: ludlow, Plymouth, Cavendish, Mount Holly, Andover, or Reading

On the ballot, you will be asked to provide your name and address, in order to certify that your eligibility. Your information will remain confidential - ballots will only be seen by our 3 member Election Committee and no one else. We take your privacy seriously.

Click here to access the ballot and cast your vote. 

Due to the cirumstances surrounding the pandemic this year, electronic voting will only be available. 

For more information on the Board of Directors, click here.

 

We're Upgrading!

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 10:52 -- Patrick
Our viewing platforms have been updated. We have new channel numbers on Comcast, we are in HD on VTel, and now our program schedules can be found on the program guide for both Comast & Vtel. And, of course, as always you can tune in to our video on demand here on our website or on our You Tube channel.

Community News & Information

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 14:59 -- Patrick
Tune into our community calendar / bulletin board for important information. This runs on our TV channels in between programming and can always also be found on the Calendar page here on the website. Due to rapidly-changing news & information related to COVID-19, including various closures, cancelations, etc., we are displaying it here on the homepage for the time being.

Do you have news or info. you would like to share? You can send it to us on the Calendar page ! We will get it up promptly.

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