LPCTV would like to thank the Ludlow branch of People's United Bank for its recent $1000 donation towards the new building project. This donation comes at a very critical time in the timeline of the project. "With the donation from People's, we are one-step closer towards meeting our goal for this first phase of construction", said Executive Director Patrick Cody. "I am personally impressed with the bank's continued support of community organizations", he added. In terms of total fundraising, LPCTV is closing in on the $100,000 mark, and we need $125,000 to make Phase 1 happen. Phase 1 includes all the HVAC, the electrical, insulation, sheet rock, one bathroom, and the enclosure of the studio.
(pictured above: George Thomson, LPCTV President; Barb Lemire, People's United Bank Ludlow Manager; Patrick Cody, LPCTV Executive Director; photo by Sharon Bixby ).
Steering Committee Meeting
Monday, August 15, 2011
4:00 PM at LPCTV
I. Review Capital Campaign Timeline & Overview (10 minutes)
II. Review Updated Construction Schedule (10 minutes)
III. Discuss 9/14 BBQ (15 minutes)
- 10th Anniversary Celebration / Awards night - need coordinators
IV. Personal Solicitations (15 minutes)
V. Opportunities for Businesses (15 minutes)
VI. Grants (15 minutes)
VII. Video Production- Awareness Building (10 minutes)
- update on new cooking show
- video testimonials
- production crew needed for show on building project
VIII. PR / Publicity (10 minutes)
- weekly e-newsletters
IX. Other Business (5 - 10 minutes)
X. To Do List: split up tasks, point people, set deadlines, set next meeting
Board of Directors Regular Meeting
Monday, July 25 at 5PM
I. Call to Order
II. Public Comments & Communications
III. Review / Approve Meeting Minutes
IV. Financial Reports: FY12 / Building Project
V. Building Project Update & Presentation from CVA Architects
VI. Discuss Leases with School & Town
VII. Capital Campaign Update
VIII. Planning for 10th Anniversary BBQ & Awards Night, 9/14
IX. Other Business
X . Adjourn
LPCTV Board of Directors Regular Meeting
Thursday, April 7 at 5:30PM at LPCTV Studio
I. Call to Order
II. Communications- Comcast, VAN
III. Review Minutes (1/26, 2/24)
IV. Financial Report- Review FY11 budget report, Capital Campaign Budget
V. Capital Campaign Progress Report & To-Do List
VI. $1K Challenge Grant Proposal
VII. May 7th Kentucky Derby Day Event
VIII. Building Project Update- Architectural, Mechanical, Insurance
IX. Other Business- Plymouth Selectboard, Lease, New Hire, Historical Society work
X. Confirm Date for May Meeting
Thanks to a recent grant from e-Vermont, via the Ludlow Community Broadband project, LPCTV has 3 new digital video camcorders for community use. New cameras were long-needed and will replace the Canon GL1 cameras that have been in constant use since 2001.
The new additions are Canon VIXIA High Definition cameras that record onto internal hard drives. They can also record onto solid state flash memory cards. Bye, bye tape!
While the cameras are available for community use now, they also will be an integral piece to the enhanced training opportunities in LPCTV's planned new facility. Plans include a "Digital Learning Center" classroom, where group workshops in digital video making will be provided, from "concept to completion".
"The cameras we purchased with this e-Vermont grant help us stay current with where the industry is and where it's headed, so there can be more value to the training we are able to provide", notes Executive Director Cody. Fundraising is well underway for the renovation project. For more information on LPCTV's expansion plans, contact Patrick Cody.
For more information on e-Vermont and the Ludlow Community Broadband project, visit e4vt.org.
Thank you Brian Jewett, Lisa Schmidt, Fred Marin, & Michelle Stinson for working out in the cold, building & painting LPCTV's winter carnvial snow sculpture.
Notice anything new with the coverage of the Black River basketball games lately? Volunteer cameraman extraordinaire Bruce Perry has been joined by Bruce Schmidt, who is doing play-by-play commentary. We put a call out, trying to get Mr. Perry some support out in the field, and Bruce Schmidt rose to the occasion. Team Bruce & Bruce is helping to keep the community connected to Black River sports through LPCTV.
And we certainly appreciate it the effort, boys.
Cavendish Water Emergency UPDATE (as of 5PM on Monday): There is a broken water main in Proctorsville and repairs will continue on Tuesday morning. Please conserve your water use.