HTTV Board of Trustees with (standing) President Fred Honold and Executive Vice President Paula Mooney

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 Borough, Chatham Township, Cranford, East Hanover, Florham Park, Hillside, Kenilworth, Livingston, Long Hill, Madison, Maplewood, Mendham Borough, 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.”

Membership Co-Chair Roger Smith added, “Now it is easier than ever to support HTTV. Members can make their contributions online as well as by traditional mail. At our website click the Membership link on the left. The Membership page offers a button and instructions for contributing with a credit card via PayPal, as well as a printable mail-in form for those who prefer to contribute by check. 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 obtainable from their employers 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.