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Weekly News From the President: New ACM Members

New ACM Members

Welcome and Hello to all our new organizational members who joined ACM during our recent membership drive! Say hello (or hello again) to

City of Sheboygan (WI)
City of Charlottesville (VA)
South Washington County Telecommunications Commission (MN)
Westwood Media Center (MA)
Hastings Community TV (MN)
Kartemquin Films (IL)
CCPTV, Community College of Philadelphia (PA)
CATV, Erie (PA)
Princeton Community TV (NJ)
Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Access Corporation (NC)

It’s great to have new and returning organizations on board. In a couple cases, folks upgraded individual memberships to organizational memberships so that board members and other staff could take advantage of ACM member benefits!

We’re looking to continue to grow our membership base in 2018, so expect to see more efforts to reach out to our colleagues across the country in the coming year.

ACM Northeast Regional Weekend Retreat

My many thanks goes out to the ACM Northeast Region’s Board of Directors who took the time this past weekend to retreat to Brattleboro, Vermont to talk about directions for their region.

We spent Saturday at the Historic Latchis Theater to discuss projects for this year and beyond.  It was pretty inspiring to see the energy in the room.  I’m really looking forward to seeing what’s to come at the Northeast Regional meeting in Schenectady, NY at Open Stage Media on October 12 & 13.

Grassroots Scholarship Fund Update

And yet MORE thanks to all the folks who’ve come forward to support the Grassroots Scholarship Fund. We’ve received 20 donations so far and are only $500 away from our goal (hint hint – you could put us over the top with your donation!)

Go to our Grassroots donation webpage and help put us over the top as we support travel and professional education for our colleagues across the country!

See You at the NAB Show

Finally, if you’re at the NAB Show this week in Las Vegas, let me know via email at mwassenaar@allcommunitymedia.org.

I’m walking the show floor the next couple days and will be at the City of Las Vegas TV operations for their tour tonight at 5:00 pm.

I’m also checking out various happy hours and receptions of our partners Tuesday night (Tightrope at the Peppermill 5:00-7:00 pm and B&H later at the Marquee).

Mike Wassenaar
President & CEO
The Alliance for Community Media