Wednesday, April 21, 2010

KLRN Celebrates Our Volunteers

Message from William G. Moll, KLRN President:

The week of April 18-24, 2010 is National Volunteer Week. This year’s theme “Celebrating People in Action” truly represents the spirit of more than 2,000 volunteers who have given their time to KLRN’s events this year. Over the course of the last year, our volunteers have helped us with Membership Drives, Early On Family Fun Fairs, Kids Club Events, San Antonio Wine Festival, Kerrville Wine Festival, Laredo Women’s Health Conference and Blazing Gavels Auction and Office Support. The successful outcome of these events wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our community volunteers.

KLRN would like to take this week to recognize the team of volunteers who make it possible to continue our mission:
…to provide quality programs and services which advance education, culture and community to enrich the lives of people throughout South Central Texas.

Below, you will find a few photos from our past events — perhaps you will see yourself, a family member or friend. Next year, we hope our photos will capture our long time volunteers and new volunteers welcomed into our KLRN family.

Thanks for all you do to support KLRN and public television!

To join our fantastic team of volunteers, contact Sharon Sutton at 210-270-9000 or email her at


This isn't a rant against Kids these days who can't find anything to do with their time. Instead, it's a heads-up about how young folks are routing their creative energy towards something that inspired them, and may inspire you.

I'm talking about Fresh Cut, KLRN's yearly film contest for high schoolers. Working in conjuction with high school teachers, KLRN's Education Department collaborated with to give young people a specific creative outlet, and even a broadcast for their endeavors. At 8PM on Thursday, May 20th, we'll be broadcasting Fresh Cut, but you don't have to wait 'til then to see the winning entries.

Instead, why not go here to check out the videos, one-by-one, and vote on your favorite? Voting will be open only for the next week, and the winner will get the Viewers' Choice Award during our broadcast.

Kids these days! One of 'em may just be tomorrow's Steven--or Stephanie--Spielberg.