By Joyce Mitchell
Sacramento Region Vice President
Most people in TV believe it’s a privilege working in the industry. Because a career in television is like no other, television people tend to stick together because they understand each other. One of those watering holes, gathering spots – is Sacramento’s Valley Broadcast Legends (VBL).
VBL has a dedicated group of professionals, either retired or still working, that attend monthly meetings – now via Zoom. People pay annual dues and also buy tickets for drawings. Money collected from the raffle tickets are always put to good use.
This month, VBL Treasurer Ron Middlekauff had the honor of donating 500-hundred dollars to a deserving school. Called opportunity drawings, the money is used to help shore up community programs. In this case, the funds were donated to Dyer-Kelly Elementary School.
“Last week, being treasurer and board member of VBL, I delivered a 500-hundred dollar check to Dyer Kelly Elementary School,” said Middlekauff. “It is the poorest school in all of Sacramento County. Almost 99 percent of the study body is on a food assistance program.”
Now, thanks to the kind and generous donation from VBL, received by Dyler-Kelly Principal Gianfranco Tornatore, the school is purchasing two “Elmo” image projectors. The document cameras will allow teachers to include print materials in their Zoom feeds, a vital tool for distance learning.