PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - Summer 2017
I don't know about you, but I'm melting! It feels like AUGUST! Hopefully the worst of the heat is over,.... a girl can dream! Be sure to stay cool and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Speaking of dreaming...this is the time to relax a little, dust off those creative projects you've been working on - and see what comes to mind.........
We're working on the website over the summer so stay tuned in for that - we will be reaching out. We're forging ahead with our work with the Palm Springs Cultural Center, beginning the process for the WIFTI Summit to be held here and formulating our plans with SAG-AFTRA and COD.
BookPALS reaches more kids each year and Tere is our tireless lead on that! Bravo on another stellar year- and thank you to all the readers!
We had our End of Season Mixer at Mitch's on El Paseo - and we sincerely want to thank Mitch and Milissa because they went above and beyond! If you were there - and many of you were - you know how great the food was - and always is! Lots of great wine - and members having a wonderful time mingling - but the delight of the evening was with Kelly Hall, the confirmed new DEAN of COD who spoke and introduced Laurilie Jackson, the new Head of Film/Journalism/RTV/Mass Media Studies for COD. The programs they are building are very exciting for our community - and all the potential work that can come here now - plus all the new work that can be CREATED from here!
It's what we dreamed of 16 years ago when we began - to build a collaborative community base and highly trained crew so the industry can come here.........and today we see this everywhere - with DIGICOM, with DATA, with COD, with Indio and the East Valley! It is happening - and it is wonderful!
So, take a few deep breaths this summer, relax and enjoy, and get geared up for an outstanding new season!
Dreams do come true!
See you in September!!