Remi Jones, pictured here, proudly displays his Youth Member of the Year award, as treasurer Steve Sillari looks on.
CCTV held its annual meeting on April 25, and over 60 people were in attendance. Awards were given to the following:
Trainers of the Year: Garabed Setrakian & Diane Andronica
Interns of the Year: James Belding, Erik Brown, Jeanne Mansfield & Beryl Lipton
Volunteers of the Year: Simon McDonough & Adelyn Lee
Youth Members of the Year: Remi Jones, Jose Negron & Wilgens Metelus
The Rudy Award for Service Above and Beyond the call of Duty: CCTV President Aubree Lawrence
Producers of the Year: Pete Septoff, Susana Segat & Saul Tannenbaum
David Avellone Award for Most Technical Improvement: Susan Chasen
Organization of the Year: Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation
Business of the Year: Simon Shapiro & Mardi Moran from TAGS Hardware, Chris Vance, Vassilios Valaes & George Metzger from HMFH Architects
Sakey Award for Development of Access to the Media in Cambridge: Deputy City Manager Rich Rossi, Assistant to the City Manager Nancy Schlacter & cable consultant Sue Buske
Artman Award: Lynette Laveau Saxe
An election was held for available seats on the Board of Directors. Successful nominees for 2-year seats were incumbents Aubree Lawrence and Steve Sillari. Susana Segat and Simon McDonough took the 1-year Member Representative seats.
Members also voted on a proposed amendment to the by laws:
For a number of years, an elected Members Advisory Committee served as liason between the membership, Board of Directors, and staff. In 2011, prior to the Annual Meeting, MAC representatives and the Board
determined that the structure of the MAC was no longer functioning as it had been intended, and assumed responsibility for developing a new structure to better serve the needs of members.
Over the course of many months, the Board of Directors developed this plan:
• that two Member Representatives be elected to the Board for one-year terms,
• that the staff and Board would engage in significant member feedback efforts to solicit feedback directly from members no fewer than 4 times per year, and
• that the Board of Directors would conduct a town hall style meeting to solicit feedback and ideas directly from the membership.
The by law amendment passed.
Thanks to Merton Flemings, Erik Brown and Hasson Rashid for their service on the Board of Directors in the past year.