JAMESTOWN – On Thursday, November 15, 2012, the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, CRCF, invited community leaders and local citizens to an open house in celebration of National Community Foundation Week. Featured was a selection of individuals representing organizations whose work has been advanced by grants from CRCF in the last year.
While guests mingled with CRCF board members, staff, and friend of the Foundation to learned more about the work of the organization, Jim Roselle, popular WJTN on-air radio host, broadcast live interviews from the offices of CRCF. Leading off the conversations were Executive Director, Randy Sweeney; Fund Development Officer, Bev Lubi; and CRCF Board President Jennifer Satalino, describing the work and goals of the Foundation for Jim’s listeners.
Among Jim’s other broadcast guests at CRCF were Darla Davison, representing the Special Olympics, and June Diethrick, Operations Officer at the Community Foundation, pictured above. Lyle Hajdu and Bill Evans, representing the Chautauqua Lake Management Commission, spoke about their work to protect and maintain Chautauqua Lake as an invaluable regional resource. Jim also spoke with Emily Kidd, 4 – H Youth Programming Director about their local development programs for the nation’s most valuable resource, our youth. Jim concluded his interviews in conversation with the Village of Sherman’s Mayor and Mrs. Patterson about the Yorker Museum and with Peter Lombardi of the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation.
Jamestown’s Mayor Sam Teresi, in attendance to congratulate the management and staff of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, called CRCF one of the truly “great organizations serving Southern Chautauqua County” and a valuable citizen of the Greater Jamestown community.