For me the recycling of digestible speeches and non-threatening quotes is patronizing. No, it is not existential anxiety, although it could be. I skip the few hours of songs, stories and speeches intended to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Wallingford’s Town Hall which I have attended thrice since 2002. It … Continue reading I Am Here For A Reason
The Basics Attend 6 meetings that focus on oversight and strategic direction of the organization. Participate in at least one committee: Outreach, Building, Nominations, Tech. Attend committee meetings and attend to the tasks identified by or for those committees. Preferably a three year commitment to increasing the postential for WPAA-TV to serve the community. Very … Continue reading What are the responsibilities of Board Members?
Contributed by Garrett Amil WPAA-TV reached the end of a ten-year journey that wouldn’t have been possible without community support. On Feb. 24, Nelson Ford, the oldest volunteer, and former board member, excitedly signed the final check to pay off the building, located at 28 So Orchard Street. The building was paid off two years … Continue reading Ten-Year Journey Ends With the Signing of a Check: WPAA-TV Reaches Major Milestone
SocialActionArt is art used to make a difference by what it shows and or how it is used. The photos of people in a street life let you look into the eyes of someone you would likely pass on the street. On Sunday afternoon March 31, friends and family of local photographer Charles Buzinsky and … Continue reading StreetshotZ SocialActionArt
If I had retired this week at age 65, would the world look different? A reflection by Volunteer Executive Director Susan Adele Huizenga A Different World – Most Definitely! So much of our lives is the returning of seasons, with subtle, incremental, by the playbook changes. To be able to take measure of our decisions … Continue reading Would the world be different?
Stories Need to be shared The life of an organization such as Wallingford Public Access Association (WPAA), intersects with and touches lives in unpredictable ways. Often, outcomes are not readily quantified for donors, but when they are shared with them in a story, the outcomes and results may be clarified, and perhaps stir us to … Continue reading Be the community story
I live in a rather conservative suburban community. Calling it my town does not land well on my ears. I prefer to be from Greater New Haven. It does NOT have the ‘walk for blocks and inhale humanity feel’ of communities like Portland or Providence, Boston or St. Louis. What it does have is hiking … Continue reading My Town, sorta
He is 22. His prospects for employment elsewhere are diminished by his capacity to focus. He tells me “I choose to work here in User Support because it makes-a-difference.” He will gladly chatter about how the shows he schedules to play as TV are important to watch until he is reminded: Yes, it is time to schedule … Continue reading I choose daily
Post election update: The Mayor Wallingford had in 1993 is still Mayor for 2018-19. Mr. Sullivan no longer has the privilege to serve on the Town Council. New members of the Board of Education may be open to reviewing how to deploy the Ed Channel for the greater good. Community TV (P.E.G.) in Wallingford is … Continue reading Election 2017 Holds Potential
I want to introduce myself because I have been anonymous as a public person for decades and most of my days are currently the embodiment of Freeman P Quinn, 1st – Free Speech Ambassador and outreach personae for WPAA-TV. These past few days I have been pre-occupied with winning. I really hope that WPAA-TV wins … Continue reading Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.