On behalf of the PTO, I created a 25 minute slideshow with dynamic transitions, contemporary music with sanitized lyrics, a Benny Hill inspired time-lapse video, and a sprinkling of Photoshop wizardry and fun.
This was a large task that required soliciting photos by upload, email and prints for inclusion in the show from the approx. 100 families. I worked with the teachers to obtain favorite memories for every one of the students.
The show was displayed live in HD during the ceremony and I created a DVD that was replicated for every family. The DVD had a printed label and insert (see below).
I received fantastic support from the school librarian/resources teacher (Mrs. Debra Newhard) and I had an excellent experience with the printing and replication of the DVDs with AMP Recording & Duplicating Service. Great flexibility and quality and very fair pricing. The PTO were likewise extremely supportive.
I have transitioned from Treasurer to IT Chair on the Swim Club board and I am responsible for the maintenance and development of the web site and all other IT needs (Wifi, PCs). In the past 2 years we have transitioned the majority of payments and registration activity to online, with efficiency and control improvements. The site is functional and looks good. Credit is due to my predecessor, Vincent Zaffiro, for pushing forward with the forms and booking applications.
I had a great time taking pictures of all of the Parkland runners, which were made available to runners and parents for free download. What a beautiful and photogenic sport. What fantastic athleticism.
I provided photos for free downloading by swimmers and parents.
I provided event photography at two indoor meets and distributed the 800 best pictures through an online gallery for free downloading by parents. The pictures were also used on the club web site and in the newsletter.
Web site design and delivery from Soup-to-Nuts. I identified and registered the domain, implemented the site, produced the graphics (from actual PHS XC photos), created a google calendar integrated into the site. Check it out at ParklandXC.com
The site is built on WordPress for ease of transition, rich supply of third party applications and to facilitate other board members updating content. Much of the content and legacy information had been organized by Mrs. Daphne Newman who did an excellent job.