LPCTV will be holding its Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 27. The event is open to the public and will include light refreshments and a tour of the new facility and work-in-progress. Weather-permitting, the meeting portion of the event will be held outside.
This year, in addition to the annual election of new Directors and the vote of the new year's budget, the LPCTV Board of Directors will be considering amendments to the By-Laws. These amendments include (but may not be limited to) the following:
- changing the date of the Annual Meeting
- identifying committee names and descriptions
- setting term limits for Directors
- changes to election procedures
We are also soiliciting interested candidates for the Board of Directors. This year there will be 5 seats up for election. Anyone age 18 or over residing in Ldulow, Plymouth, Cavendish, or Mount Holly is eligible to serve as a Director. Anyone interested in being placed on the ballot should email or call 228-8808.
Longtime producer and Ludlow's one-man volunteer community outreach department, Ralph Pace, was honored on WCAX's most recent "Super Senior" segment. Ralph is known to many in the Ludlow area through his endless volunteer work with numerous organizations, including LPCTV. His show "That Was the Week That Was", which showcases personalities and newsmakers in & around Ludlow, is the longest running program featured on LPCTV. He produced the first episode in March 2007 and is closing in on the 250th episode. Congratulations, Ralph!
Ralph (left) on the set of a recent episode of That Was the Week That Was
Our Field Producer K.P. Whaley recently left us for an exciting new position at Wisconsin Public Radio. He is now producing the long-running, well-reveared live call-in "Kathleen Dunn Show". For more information on the show and to listen to recent episodes, visit the show's website.
Here's a photo from our recent send-off dinner with K.P. on the patio at Willie's Dunn's in Ludlow.
After 2 years of planning & building, we are now moved-in and oeprating in the new space in the Ludlow Community Center complex. We still have plenty of work cut out for us (completing the TV & peformance studio, plus Phase 2 + 3 construction), but we have come a long way!
If you are around Ludlow, stop by and take the tour. 37C Main St. (Ludlow Community Center), next to Black River Good Neighbors. We are open Mon - Thurs 10am - 6pm and Fridays 9 - 4. Or call ahead - 228-8808.
We have been spending the last couple of weeks prepping the new space for our move. Thanks to hitting our fundraising goal of $15,000, we were able to complete the final tasks before occupying the new media facility. First, we hung the ductwork and cabling for the AV, phone, and ethernet drops. Then, our volunteer work crew cleaned and sealed the concrete floors.
Volunteer Floor Crew (from left): Board members TV Engineer Bill Marcinkowski installs ductwork.
Chris Saylor, Bruce Perry, Tesha Buss
We are pleased to report that we have reached our immediate fundraising goal of $15,000, thanks to a strong showing of support from the local community. The funds have enabled us to complete the Phase 1 build-out in the new facility. We are now in the final stages of that build-out, and will be moving in soon. This first phase is the largest , and by far the most costly, of the 3 construction phases. Thank you to all who have contributed.
This week the painting of the studio is being completed. Pictured above, the guys from Painting n' More put the final coat of black on the TV / preformance studio walls.
Thanks to an outpouring of community support in recent weeks, we are pleased to report that we have met the $7500 matching challenge. This means that we have met the immediate goal of $15,000, to complete the work on the studio and prepare the rest of the facility for moving in. We will be moving in and beginning operations in the news space in just a few short weeks.
Thank you all!