HomeTowne Television launched its 2012 Membership Campaign at a mid-September meeting of the Board of Trustees at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit. HTTV is a non-profit local access channel that relies on membership contributions and grants for a significant amount of its funding. HTTV broadcasts via Verizon channel 33 and Comcast channel 36 to Summit, Millburn/Short Hills, Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Springfield, Bernards Township, Chatham Boro, Chatham Township, Cranford, East Hanover, Florham Park, Hillside, Kenilworth, Livingston, Long Hill, Madison, Maplewood, Mendham Boro, Mendham Township, Morristown, Morris Plains, Mountainside, Plainfield, Roselle Park, Scotch Plains, South Orange, Warren, Westfield, West Orange and Union.
HTTV President Fred Honold underscored the importance of the new membership campaign, “HomeTowne Television invests all membership contributions directly back into our studio for the benefit of all local viewers. We continually look to showcase the events, people and organizations that make a difference in the lives of our families, friends and neighbors.”
Paula Mooney, Executive Vice President of Marketing, noted that membership in HomeTowne TV offers a number of benefits. “Most importantly, members of the HTTV family enjoy the satisfaction of sustaining their very own ‘Neighborhood Network.’ But members also receive our monthly program guide via email and are eligible to attend HTTV’s celebrated social events.”
Membership Co-Chair Roger Smith added, “Now it is easier than ever to support HTTV. Members can make their contributions via the internet as well as by traditional mail. Just go to our website, www.hometownetv.org and click on MEMBERSHIP on the home page. The MEMBERSHIP screen provides complete instructions for contributing to HTTV using PayPal. The website also offers a printable form for those who prefer to mail in their contributions to the station at 70 Maple Street, Summit, NJ 07901. Alternatively, you can call the station at 908-277-6310 and request that a membership packet be mailed to you. ”
Smith continued, “We are also happy to accept matching gifts from companies which employ our members. Members just need to fill out the necessary matching gift forms and send them with their contributions.”
HomeTowne TV has created several levels of giving: Individual - $35; Family - $50; Crew - $100; Producer - $250; Director - $500; Celebrity - $1,000; Star - $2,500; and Angel - $5,000. However, contributions of any amount are welcome.