Volunteer of the Month:
Neighborhood: Park Slope, Brooklyn
T.A. Member Since: 1994
Why Joined: T.A. is directly involved in making NY a better place to
live. What better goal is there?
Volunteer Activity: I'm the unofficial T.A. Photographer. I co-ordinate
much of the photography for the newsletter, whether it's shooting events,
giving out assignments to others, or trying to tame the photo files in the T.A.
Philosophy: I'd encourage other professionals to think about donating
their services, whether they are photographers, illustrators or even lawyers.
If members don't have extra time to give, maybe they would consider donating
equipment. We currently need a film scanner, as well as a large size monitor
for the MAC we use to produce this magazine. Another 486 or Pentium PC would
also be a boon to T.A. membership database maintenance.
Hours per week: It varies a lot depending on how active things are -
right now T.A. is hot and I could really use some help with shooting events
such as the upcoming NYC Century Bike Tour. I could also use a hand with photo
filing and labeling. And if anyone has a darkroom and can do some B & W
printing for us, there's a backlog of that too. We always need illustrators
who can do good; line art too! Maybe someone would like to start a comic strip
for the T.A. magazine...?
Upcoming Projects: I'm designing a t-shirt to raise money for the T.A.
Brooklyn Committee's Car-Free Prospect Park Campaign. For a project like that
to work, we rely on a lot of professional good-will. Hopefully, by the time
you read this we will be nearing production.