May at BCTV
New Resources for Producers & Nonprofits, Sad News
Film Collaborative formed!
Jennifer Latham, a local filmmaker and BCTV member, has formed a networking group for local film and media professionals in southern VT/NH and western Mass. She invites any who are interested to join the Facebook group and attend the first quarterly meeting on Sunday, May 22 from 4 - 5:30 PM at Latchis Theater. You can reach Jennifer at for more info.
Digital Rights/Digital Responsibilities workshop for Nonprofits in Brattleboro on May 19
Lucy Bernholz, Senior Research Scholar and Founder of Stanford University's Digital Society Lab and internationally recognized leader on philanthropy and technology is coming to Marlboro College Graduate School to lead an interactive, half-day workshop for nonprofits in best data policies and practices. Click here to find out more from Common Good Vermont or register directly at this link. BCTV will be attending.
BCTV joins Brattleboro School Without Walls
Our summer camp is full, but now there are even more ways for youth to use BCTV to develop media skills. BCTV has become a partner in Brattleboro School Without Walls (or bsw2), a program of Oak Meadow starting this September in which high school students can earn credit for experience with a partner organization such as BCTV, the Brattleboro School of Dance, NEYT and many others. To learn more, go to
Farewell to Harald Holm
We recently learned that BCTV's long time Program Coordinator, Harold Holm, died peacefully at his home in the Bradley House on Sunday, May 8. Harald came to BCTV in 2001 as a volunteer. He was hired by then executive director Chaia Mide as Graphics Coordinator, where his attention to detail, graphic sensibility and technological facility was recognized with a national award for the bulletin board in 2002. In 2006, Harald took over the complex systems required to schedule our channels before the days of the broadcast server, taking on the title of Program Coordinator, which he kept until he retired in 2010. While the rest of the staff were often out on site for a broadcast, it was Harald who stayed at the office and made sure that everything worked as it should to get the program on air, on time, looking and sounding as good as possible. He was the backbone of the organization through years when BCTV was not known for its stability or reliability. We honor him and will miss knowing that he's in the world.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 21 at All Soul's Church in Brattleboro. The time has not yet been confirmed. We will post it on our Facebook page.
Harald at his desk with the dreaded TCD-IP scheduling interface that he alone could master. (2006)

Checking the picture quality of a Selectboard meeting on his monitor. (2006).

Staff pic with Vlasta Popelka and Roland Boyden (2007).
Celebrating his birthday in 2007. Left to right: Michael Billingsley, Ian Kiehle, Cor, Vlasta, Chaia Mide.
Pre-cell phone "selfie" celebrating 9-9-09 at The 99 with Cor and Frederic Noyes, Access Coordinator.
A familiar setting at BCTV- with Vlasta Popelka (2010).
Being recognized for his immense contribution to BCTV at our 2010 Annual Meeting at Latchis 4.
Upcoming Board Meeting
The next BCTV Board meeting will be Wednesday, May 25 at 6 PM in Room 305 of the Brattleboro Municipal Center. Meetings are regularly held on the third Wednesday of the month at 6 PM, and are open to the public. Please call 257-0888 to confirm. 
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