ICRC Satellite - Spring 2009


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ICRC Satellite - Spring 2009

  1. 1. Satellite SPRING ICRC 2009 COMMUNITY this issue ICRC Staff Recognized P.1 Cable TV Options P.2 DTV Conversion P.3 Upcoming Events P.4 Serving the ICRC Staff Recognized for Outstanding Service Communities of: Occasionally, we come across people who are Clovernook hosts an awards banquet to publicly recog- Amberley Village never satisfied with just doing their job. These nize individuals and organizations that are committed to Arlington Heights rare individuals go above and beyond what- improving the lives of people with visual impairments. Columbia Township This year, they have elected to give one of their highest ever is expected of them and too many times Crosby Township honors, the Founder’s Award, to Jen Otten. are overlooked and underappreciated. Deer Park Jen recently produced, taped and directed a promo- Elmwood Place Fortunately, this is not the case with the ICRC’s own Jen tional documentary on Clovernook to aid their market- Evendale Otten and the organizations that she works with every ing program. Anne M. Maxfield, Vice President of Fund Fairfax day. Jen was recently recognized by two prominent Development & Community Relations had Glendale organizations for her outstanding video produc- “It was this to say about Jen: “All of us at Clovernook Harrison Township tions and the dedication she has shown in helping clear that Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Harrison them communicate their own missions. Indian Hill Jen took thank Jen Otten for the stellar job she did Lincoln Heights The Sharonville Chamber of Commerce recog- an interest with the agency video. It was clear that Jen took an interest in our mission -- listened to Loveland nized Jen at their Annual Recognition Awards in our Ceremony for her contributions to their monthly those she interviewed -- matched the right Milford mission ” cable access program “Business Talk.” Jen soundbites with the correct footage and Mason spends hours each month visiting the businesses to be music. What resulted is a fantastic tool that the team at Mariemont featured on the program. She collects video footage in Clovernook Center can use to promote our organization Mount Healthy the field to be edited into the program after the guests to the Greater Cincinnati Community. Thank you, Jen!” Reading are interviewed in the studio. When presenting Jen with Saint Bernard The ICRC is proud to have Jen as one of many staff this award, Chamber President, Rich Arnold is quoted Springdale members that go the extra mile. If you would like to as saying “She does this with a smile and she’s not look- Silverton hear more information on what the ICRC has to offer ing for any kind of reward. She truly does it because that Sharonville your organization, call Pat Stern at 513-772-4272. is the type of person she is.” Symmes Township Terrace Park Intercommunity Cable Arnold’s sentiments are shared by the staff at Clovernook Woodlawn Regulatory Commission Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Each year,
  2. 2. STAY CONNECTED Do You Have New We are always looking Cable TV Options? for new and improved ways to keep in touch Cincinnati Bell is expanding with the residents, elected officials and services with cable TV in three leaders of the communi- ties we serve. Consider ICRC Communites. Is your signing up for the fol- community next? lowing programs to keep up to date on all the lastest news regard- For decades, the ICRC has Unfortunately, Cincinnati Bell programming on every cable ing the ICRC. been hoping to see the day is not providing public access system in our service area. when consumers would outside Lebanon at this time. If you live in one of these EMAIL have a choice in selecting We have met with them and communities and would like SUBSCRIPTIONS a cable television provider. we are committed to working That day has arrived for more information, contact Send an email to with other local providers of residents of Mason, Mt. Cincinnati Bell at (513) 933-7201. melissa@icrctv.com community based programming with the word Healthy and North College Hill. to share costs in accomplishing Pat Stern “SUBSCRIBE” in the our goal of having local Executive Director Cincinnati Bell has purchased subject line to start the municipal cable system receiving our quarterly Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission built by the City of Lebanon Combined Statement of Assets, Liabilities & Fund Balance newsletter as well as All Enterprise Funds and is expanding it into other For the Year Ended December 31, 2008 the minutes from the ������ communities in the greater board meetings sent to �������������� ���� � ������� you electronically. You Cincinnati area. Programming ����������������������� ������ �������������������� ������� can expect approxi- packages range from Basic to ������������������������������� mately 10 messages a Digital levels allowing even the ���������������������������� ������� ��������������� ������� year and your contact smallest of budgets a choice. ���������������������������������������� ��������������������������� ������� ������� information will remain Subscribers opting for the �������� ��������������������� ������� ������� confidential. Deluxe or Digital packages can ��������������������������� ������� ��������� ����������������������������� ��������� also choose between digital, ������������������������� ��������� FACEBOOK HDTV or DVR/HDTV receivers. ������������ Do you have a profile ������������������������������� ������������������ ����� ����� on Facebook? Click in Cincinnati Bell has informed ������������ � ��������� the search box and type us that that they are hoping to �������������������������� ������������������� Intercommunity Cable provide digital television service ������������������� � ������ ������������������������� ������ Regulatory Commission throughout Hamilton County ��������������������� � to find our page and within the next year. Glendale, ����������������� ������ become a “FAN” Check Loveland and Symmes Township ������������ ��������� back often for event should be among the next �������������������������������� � ��������� schedules, videos and few communites to be added. This preliminary and tenative statement was prepared by William B. Morand, CPA the latest news.
  3. 3. Unresolved Cable Complaints If you are experiencing a prob- lem with your cable company that you can not resolve, let us help. Contact ICRC Executive Director, Pat Stern at (513) 772- 4272 or pat@icrctv.com IS your TV Ready for Digital? Public Service Announcements On June 12, 2009, television June 12, 2009, when full-power receive. If you currently receive will undergo the biggest change stations will stop broadcasting in your programming through a Is your non-profit organization since color was introduced in the analog. After that date, they will having a meeting or fundraiser? satellite or cable provider, ask Let us help you get the word out 1950s. That’s the date on which only broadcast in digital, so you your provider what equipment by displaying a small message analog broadcasting will end for will have to make some changes on the public access chan- full-power TV stations. if you watch free over-the-air TV you will need, if any, to nels in between programming. broadcasts on an analog TV with continue receiving your signals PSA’s can be submtted thru our Currently, most stations are an antenna. website at www.icrctv.com or by through the transition. For broadcasting in two formats - calling Gigi at (513) 772-4272. digital and analog. Those of us That doesn’t mean you need more information on the digital with digital television sets are to get a new television set. television transition, including already enjoying the benefits Buying a digital TV is just one Order A DVD information on a government of DTV. Those with the older option. There are low-cost coupon program for converter Copies of all ICRC produced analog sets are still getting converter boxes to change programs are available on DVD. programming as we always the digital signal to one that boxes, go to www.dtv.gov, or call Call Melissa at (513) 772-4272 have. But that will change on your current analog set can 1-888-CALL-FCC. for more details. This Quarter’s Q&A Editing Tip Volunteer I’m tired of using the same old Glow Effect? By stacking transitions Opportunities video transitions. Have any you can easily add a pleasurable The ICRC is a great place to ideas on how to freshen up my and professional feel to your volunteer in your community projects? project. A little creative effort in your and gain valuable video experi- transitions will go a long way! Try ence. We have opportunities Why not try “teaming up” a trusty dissolve it out and let us see it when you’re to work on sporting events, with another transition such as a fade to done. Kenneth Allen community events and studio white? Or how about a Gaussian Blur with a Production Specialist shoots. Email tim@icrctv to get started.
  4. 4. Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission 2492 Commodity Circle Sharonville, OH 45241 (513) 772-4272 Fax (513) 772-4354 www.icrctv.com Upcoming Events • Free Video Production Training. April 7, May 5 and June 1, 2009 @ 6:00 PM The ICRC offers free video production classes to all residents of ICRC Communites. This four week training session starts with an orientation class on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM and continues with camera and video editing classes the follow- ing three weeks. Contact jen@icrctv.com to register today. • ICRC Spring Meeting. April 23, 2009 @ 5:30 PM Quarterly meeting of the ICRC Board of Directors. Dinner will be provided, please make your reservation by emailing melissa@icrctv.com. • Blue Chip Cable Access Awards. May 13, 2009 @ 7:00 PM Join us at the 20th Century Theater in Oakley for this year’s award ceremony. Can’t make it to the show? Watch it LIVE on ICRC. Check out www.icrctv.com for channel and replay information. Satellite Spring 2009