Chet Tomczyk,

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Notes from the President and CE0 - December 2010


It seems like yesterday when we were concerned about the Y2K bug bringing down our computer-based world. While we were able to dodge that bullet, we were not able to avoid a tumultuous decade marked by terrorist attacks, natural disasters, wars, and economic meltdowns. Enough already! We surely deserve some peace in the new decade soon to start.

And that is what we at WTVP wish for you and yours this holiday season: Peace!

I know that I should be writing to you at year’s end telling you how important your continuing support is to WTVP, and that this is the last time this year you can use a charitable deduction to affect the amount of income tax you will pay for 2010. But you know all that, and I am sure you will continue to be as generous as you can because WTVP, your Public Television station, can certainly benefit from your continuing generosity.

What I’d rather spend the ink on is to thank you for your support throughout the year and throughout the decade, and the twenty nine years before that. Members like you have made it possible for WTVP to provide Central Illinois with worthwhile programming delivered through your televisions and computers. You have made possible the most exceptional children’s programming (and now the most accessed interactively via the internet); great performances by world class singers, musicians, dancers, actors and artists; unparalleled insights into the lives of plants, animals, humans, and even into the very origins of life and the universe; wise, unbiased, and always informative discussions on topics of interest and use locally, nationally, and internationally; and, insights and information on how to extend your own creativity through painting, sewing, travel, woodworking, antiquing, and more.

Without your continuing membership, WTVP would not be able to improve its technical capacity to provide the best pictures ever, and we certainly would not be able to retain the best public television staff in the country to serve you.

Thank you for hanging in with us over the past decade and allowing us to serve you through those very tumultuous times. Thank you for your financial support, your volunteer support, and for your moral support.

In addition to peace, our wish for you includes prosperity and joy. May the goodwill of the season remain with you and yours throughout the coming years.

And, may we always count on you as a friend and a member of WTVP.

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