After five and a half years of service to the BATV community, BATV’s Programming Coordinator Kayla Creamer is leaving us to join the team at Cablecast Community Media (aka Tightrope). While we are saddened to see Kayla go, we wish her the very best as she explores the next chapter in her career.
Kayla joined the BATV team in December of 2015 and since that time, she has worked diligently with hundreds of BATV members and producers while continually striving to streamline BATV’s cablecast and web based operations. Kayla has not only been an asset to the BATV team, but has become a friend to us all. We will miss her smile, knowledge and genuine nature.
Kayla’s last day at BATV will be Friday, April 23, 2021. Due to the current environment, there will not be a gathering, however please feel free to send Kayla farewell wishes by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BATV is pleased to announce the results of the 2021 Membership Election, Board of Director
Election and Town of Billerica Appointee; all individuals elected and appointed will serve three-
year terms on the BATV Board of Directors.
We’d like to begin by thanking the BATV Membership for participating in the 2021 Membership
Election and for reelecting Helen Potter to serve on the BATV Board of Directors;
In addition to the Membership Election, the BATV Board of Directors held its elections during
the March 10, 2021 Board Meeting. Elected to serve on the Board were John Gagliardi, Douglas
Meagher, and Jim Woodside; congratulations!
Moreover and during this year’s election cycle, the Town of Billerica appointed Ellen Rawlings to
serve on the BATV Board of Directors; congratulations Ellen!
At this time, the current BATV Board of Directors include:
Ellen Rawlings – President
Douglas Meagher – Vice President
John Coyne – Secretary
John Gagliardi – Assistant Secretary
Pam Dalton – Treasurer
James Dangora, Jr.
Once again, we thank you all for participating in BATV’s elections and congratulations to all
those elected and appointed to serve.
Thank you for your continued support and commitment to BATV and local media.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BATV Board of Directors has postponed the
2021 Annual Meeting of the Billerica Access Television, Inc. Membership,
however, elections for the BATV Board of Directors will still occur.
At this time, the BATV Election Committee welcomes nominations for the one
Board of Director position to be elected by the membership. If you or someone you
know has the desire to fill the three-year term, please take notice.
As per BATV’s By-Laws, the Board of Directors shall have general power to
control and manage the affairs and property of the Corporation, and shall have
full power, by majority vote, to adopt rules and regulations governing the action of the
Board of Directors and shall have full authority with respect to the distribution and
payment of monies received by the Corporation from time to time . . .
Furthermore, and among other tasks, board members shall (as per BATV, Inc.
Policy Statement of Responsibilities for Individual Board Members):
How do I nominate an individual?
1. All nominations shall be made in writing and submitted electronically to the
BATV Election Committee. Please email your nomination to
email@example.com and enter “Nomination” on the subject line.
2. As per the BATV By-Laws Article IV, Section 6, “As a rule, no individual under
the age of eighteen (18) shall serve as a member of the Board of Directors as per
Massachusetts General Law Chapter 231, Section 85O.”
3. Independent nominations may be made by any member in good standing.
4. Your nominee need not be a BATV member, but must live in, or be affiliated with
an organization, school or business that serves Billerica.
5. Your nomination must include nominee’s bio (not to exceed 300 words) to be
posted publicly. Bios will be posted as presented (please proof your submittal).
6. The BATV Election Committee must receive your nomination and nominee’s bio
before 5:00 p.m., February 1, 2021. Nominations without bios will not be
If you would like more information regarding board member responsibilities, please
contact BATV Executive Director Sam Schauerman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To our BATV members, friends & families,
Wishing you happiness, health and peace this holiday season.
May you find joy, have blessed holiday celebrations, and embrace the natural wonder of the celestial gifts the season brings.
Stay safe until we can gather again to celebrate in person.
In the meantime, click below to invite the community into your
home, virtually of course, with the BATV Holiday Greetings.
It's BATV Holiday Greetings time again! Of course with this being a different kind of year,
BATV is offering a virtual Zoom Holiday Greetings Night on December 10th from 6-8 pm.
Drop-in anytime during those hours and BATV staff will be on hand to record your holiday greetings. Dress up in your favorite holiday attire, sing a song, read a poem, or just say "hi" to the community.
You can even just stop in to the Zoom meeting to say hi to staff and other members and/or simply watch. We will be editing and putting all of the Greetings together and airing them during the holidays.
If you can't make that date and/or wish to do a Holiday Greeting on your own,
they can be submitted here. If you opt to film a greeting on your phone, we recommend
filming horizontally, in a well lit, quiet environment. Be sure to leave a couple of seconds at
the beginning and end of your recording so we can transition the footage as needed.
Be sure to submit them before the end of the day on Tuesday, December 15.
Thank you and we hope to see you all at the Zoom Holiday Greetings!
You can join the Zoom meeting here. If prompted for a passcode, it's 704491.
Feel free to RSVP to the Facebook Event for reminders.
Congrats to Shruti Dudeja for winning the
"Entry that Best Captures the Season of Autumn" category
and Brian Henderson for winning the
"Entry that Best Captures Your Favorite Location in Billerica" category.
We had a lot of great entries for both categories.
Thanks to all who entered!
"To encourage and enable open extensive communication through BATV while promoting diversity and responsibility."
Incorporated in 1987, Billerica Access Television, Inc. (BATV) is Billerica’s designated private non-profit, non-commercial public, educational, and governmental access television corporation. (more)
Closures And Limited Hours:
BATV remains closed to the public until further notice. Curb service for field gear available with reservation.
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