We welcomed John Hungerford from the LaPlata Rotary Club of Maryland as a visiting Rotarian this evening. John provided an overview of his home Club and their annual Lobsterfest fundraiser. We shared our experience with our annual Golf Outing. It is always good to speak with other Rotarians to get a view of their Clubs' experiences. Click on the link for John's Club's website: http://www.laplatarotaryclub.com/
We also welcomed our speaker, Jay Thienel, who gave a talk on a Low-Power FM station that he is looking to start up in Vernon. This station, for which he has a provisional license, would just cover the Vernon area and be able to provide educational and community oriented programming of a non-commercial nature. The model used is the National Public Radio (NPR) model where underwriting is permitted. Click on the link for more information: http://vernonfm.org/
This is a great idea for Vernon and presents an exciting opportunity for high school students and others to learn about and experience the operation of a media outlet. It provides a way for residents and visitors to stay abreast of what's going on in our schools and local community, potentially in "real-time." Imagine being able to listen to a Vernon Vikings football game while watching your other child's basketball game.
We've invited Jay to come back to give us an update on how things are progressing. In the meantime, visit the website and send the link to others to increase awareness of this in the community.
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