On Thursday, April 19th at CJMP’s springtime public gathering, Powell River Community Radio Society graciously accepted a $9,000 donation from the Cranberry Community Hall Association. Director Pam Brown (Brownie) spoke about how the hall is a legacy of Olive Devaud, who had donated the money to the Unitarians when they operated the space, as a contribution to the community. The Cranhall is a community resource offering low cost space rental for meetings or events. As PRCRS president Tony Colton told the group collected at this gathering, CJMP will use part of the donation to pay for a new audio console, with the remainder going toward research and development in ways to increase CJMP’s signal to at least 50 watts.
More detailed minutes to follow, but here is a snapshot of the meeting:
First of all, many thanks to those who attended (including at least three brand new people!) and to those who generously brought the delicious snacks and those who set up/attended to the CJMP t-shirt/sweatshirt (yes!) and membership table!
Other news at the gathering included some news from the Promotions-Outreach-Membership (POM-POM) Working Group, where team leader Caitlin Bryant announced that she will need to step down from leading the committee, but will be as active as she can. Caitlin, who has been instrumental to CJMP’s success over the past two years or so as a former director of PRCRS and as POM-POM leader, encourages anyone interested in fronting the team to contact the board of directors. There was also a sign-up sheet for various coming events including Prawn Festival (Sat. June 16), Diversity, Seafair, Blackberry Fest, and a series of shows in May at the Carlson Club held by The Music Room. If you are interested in helping with any of these events, please contact us.
Operations Director Angela LaFortune spoke about some aspects of her job, and asked if anyone was interested in being her “first mate”; Operations oversees the studio and technologies. If Interested, please contact us; you may also leave a message at the station (ph. 604.485.0088).
Two new directors were introduced: Dan Adaszynski (Secretary) and Lowell Boran (Communications Director) were introduced and each spoke briefly about some of the advancements they plan. Dan asked that folks email him at feedback(at)cjmp(dot)com, or click here; and Lowell said he will revamp the website to make it easier to navigate and to obtain memberships online.
Zoë Ludski, Programming Manager and programmer at CJMP, then took the stage to discuss various topics like the new volunteer and programmer contracts, the security of the station, content requirements and logging procedures. A programmers meeting was tentatively set at 6PM on May 23rd, 2012 (at the studio).