You are receiving this as a former member of MCAI. My business partners and I —like thousands of other MCAI Alumni— always appreciated the professional connectedness MCAI provided both on the national and local levels. So, we've made it our business to build and maintain the MCAI 'Legacy' website www.mca-i.org through our online service, RoundTable.Media. We'll continue to try to keep us all connected both through www.RoundTable.Media and the MCAI Legacy Site.
Meanwhile, we want you to know that many of the former MCAI Chapters (see partial list below) have reconstituted themselves into new nonprofit organizations to continue serving their professional members. You'll see that when you visit the Legacy site, www.mca-i.org
An Important Legacy
Yes, after 50 years the MCAI (and its predecessor, the ITVA) is truly gone. However, you will be happy to know that we went out with our heads high, closing down responsibly by paying all our bills and leaving no one holding the bag. The last board, under the direction of President Brian Page, made sure that the pride we had in our organization would not be tarnished and could continue despite the economic necessity to shut down.
Interestingly enough, though we ceased operations last August, the paperwork needed to close a nonprofit corporation has continued beyond the first of the new year. Sharon Pertzborn-Jensen, MCAI's last Co-Executive Director, has been dealing with the lawyers and accountants all while keeping the final all-volunteer board appraised. We all owe her a big Thank-You for her efforts. Sharon, like so many other former MCAI members, is a dedicated professional, the kind you want to work with. In that regard she represents one of the most important reasons for us all to keep in touch.
When it's all said and done MCAI (like ITVA) will be nothing more than a fond memory in 2017. But taking its place are a number of healthy, vibrant, brand-new nonprofit associations risen from the old MCAI. These orgs are serving working professionals in all walks of media on a local and regional level. We hope you'll check them out and join one if it's in your area—as well as register on www.RoundTable.Media (it's FREE) to keep in touch with old MCAI friends and make new professional connections as well!
Keep In Touch
Join us with a new year's resolution to re-establish business connections with other MCAI Alumni for friendship and profit!
Look for the next MCAI / RoundTable Newsletter in a few weeks when we will report on some major developments among the new Media orgs (formerly MCAI Chapters.)
In the meantime, if you do not want to hear from us anymore you can unsubscribe below.
RoundTable.Media is a new, free networking site for pros working in all areas of media. Use it to stay on top of industry news and developments, Connect with old friends and potential clients, make new connections and promote yourself and your business by posting videos, blogs and social media.
When you register on RoundTable, (its FREE) fill out your social profile so other pros will want to connect with you, then join the MCAI Alumni group and start a conversation!