Yes, we know that Winter is still blowing snow around our Rochester communities, but Spring and Summer are not far away. The warmer season brings us not only sun and fun; it brings us all of those great festivals the Rochester area is so well known for.
WXXI participates in many of these festivals and we need volunteers to help us out in our booth. Booth volunteers promote and explain the many ways WXXI supports our communities with music, art, education and health programs for people of all ages.
The festivals that WXXI will be participating in this year are:
Yes, it is radio drive time again! The drive begins on Friday October 16 and ends on Friday October 23.
We need volunteers for all shifts on every day. The shifts are 6AM to10AM, 10AM to 2PM, and 2PM to 6PM. The most important shifts are the early and late shifts as they are the "drive time" shifts. Shift times may vary on the weekend. We know that many of you work or have family duties during the normal shift time, so feel free to come in at whatever hours you can fit into your schedule.
Speaking of Women's Health, WXXI's biggest event of the year, was held last Thursday on September 17. It was a big success with over 1000 women participating in sessions on all aspects of women's health.
The attendees were able to see and learn about the newest in health trends, makeup, foods, exercise equipment and much more. They could even get a massage, an eyebrow wax or have various blood tests performed - at no charge!
Every family has the one special person everybody likes and wants to be with. The WXXI volunteer family has one of those, Judy Cutaia, our events and volunteer coordinator for these many years. Judy has been our leader, teacher, ultimate organizer and friend.
It is with mixed emotions that we recently learned that Judy has announced her retirement from WXXI and will re-locate to her little spot of heaven in Tennessee.
We know, as volunteers, how lucky the Rochester area is to have a modern, high tech public broadcasting facility like WXXI. The majority of our viewers and listeners have no idea of the services WXXI provides to the community: the national TV and radio shows that are produced here, the educational outreach programs that effect all of the region and the many community events that we sponsor or assist in sponsoring. Events such as The Jazz Festival, Speaking of Women's Health and booths at all of the many festivals held in Rochester throughout the year.
One of the most satisfying parts of being a tour guide, or docent, at WXXI is hearing the visitors say, "I had no idea that WXXI did that, produced that etc.".
The March 2009 TV Membership Drive will begin on February 27 and continue to March 18. WXXI will be presenting many great shows and specials during the drive.
Did you know that volunteering for the TV drive can help your company, group or club gain recognition in the community? Each group that brings 7 or more volunteers to answer the phones during the drive will be recognized by the on-air talent with a short description of the group and their logo will be shown on the screen. Snacks and drinks will be provided. What a great way to get some deserved recognition while volunteering your time at WXXI!
The Winter TV Membership Drive will begin on November 28 and continue to December 16. WXXI will be presenting many great shows and specials during the drive.
Did you know that the TV drive can help your group or club gain recognition in the community? Each group that brings 5 or more volunteers to answer the phones during the drive will be recognized by the on-air talent with a short description of the group and their logo will be shown on the screen. What a great way to get some deserved recognition while volunteering your time at WXXI.
This summer was certainly "eventful" for WXXI, their staff and the volunteers. We had events of all kinds: Festivals, On Stage live concerts, Speaking of Women's Health, the Open House in September and many more.