Mission Statement

A not-for-profit foundation that operates in the public interest to encourage a prosperous, sustainable future through education and experience in engineering, science, technology and innovation.

The foundation believes that technological advances should be driven by the needs of humanity and that an inspired knowledge of science, engineering and technology can positively influence quality of life, career options for young people, and the prospects of future generations.

Because life’s inspirations begin in childhood, the foundation will support children in their discovery, appreciation and enjoyment of science and technology by providing resources, experiences and learning opportunities.

Monday, June 29, 2009

GRLIC Technology Award Winner Announced!


On Saturday, June 27, 2009 during the graduation ceremonies at Roxbury Central School the winner of the technology award was announced. Jennifer Schuman, current President of GRLIC, introduced Mr. Guy Numann,RCS Alumni '49 and GRLIC supporter, who presented the award. This years winner was John Bolger of Roxbury, NY. John was presented with a I phone and a two year contract with the award total approximately $2500.00. John Bolger will be attending Clarkson University in the Fall.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

WIOX Radio

ON Saturday, June 20 a group of more that 45 people met to discuss the status of the radio station. This meeting included members of many organizations around the community. Participants were asked to record a Radio Station ID for future use on the radio station. This meeting was informational. There was a power point presentation by Joe Piasek and brief comments from Jenn Schuman, President of GRLIC; Dan Kelleher, Radio Station Engineer; and Lee Slonimky, chairperson of the Fund Raising Committee for GRLIC. Also in attendance were Peg Ellsworth, Director of Mark Project; Sue Kenny, Director of RAG and Representatives from Western Catskills Revilatization, The ARC and many other oranizations. The GRLIC Foundation was excited to host this meeting and looks forward to working with all that attended in establishing a successful relationship between community members and their community radio station. Please look for additional meetings to follow in the coming months.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Community Radio Information

Community radio
• Conveys information and entertainment in real time to residents and visitors.
• A place to engage in civil civic discourse.
• Communicates local/regional news, plays music and other entertainment of local
interest, and provides a local perspective and dialog on national and global issues.
• Educate/inform, entertain/enlighten, broadcast/promote local events
• Public meetings, hearings, and forums of critical concern.
• Immediate emergency and health communication, community alerts,
dissemination of breaking news.
• Music, live performances, poetry, radio theatre, humor, participatory and
interactive performance arts, etc.
• It’s free.
• It’s a place to get hands-on learning experience in digital arts, engineering,
technology, communications, production skills, journalism, audio, webcasting, etc.
• It’s “non-commercial.”

More info.

http://www.thedailystar.com/local/local_story_168073054.html?keyword=topstory
This is the link to the story in today's edition!

In the news again!

GRLIC & WROX are in the news again. Check out the Daily Star to see! The details of our meeting this Saturday and information about the organization are listed in today's edition. Check it out @ www.thedailystar.com Get involved and join Saturday at 10:00 am.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

GRLIC makes the News!

the Bright Side: Radio station aims to benefit young residents
By Patricia BreakeyDelhi News Bureau

ROXBURY _ A noncommercial educational FM radio station will soon be broadcasting from the hamlet of Roxbury.
The radio station is the first initiative of the Greater Roxbury Learning Initiative Corporation, a new science and technology foundation for the region's young people.
GRLIC will hold a community forum from 10 a.m. to noon June 20 at the old Masonic Lodge at 2335 County Highway 41, Bridge St., in Roxbury. The meeting will be on the second floor above Jane's Dancing Bear Auction.
The nonprofit foundation dedicated to science and technology for youth began with start-up funding from former Roxbury resident Guy Numann. The group plans to support engineering, science and technology initiatives for youth in the region and eventually establish a media technology center.
"There's a natural synergy here, centered on experiential learning, between the new science-tech foundation and Roxbury's new radio operation," Joe Piasek, GRLIC board member, said Friday.
Piasek has been working on the radio-license process and the launch of GRLIC.
"We are pushing back against techno-phobia," Piasek said. "We don't want the kids in the area to be left behind."
Piasek said the radio will serve the area from Delhi to Pine Hill, which he said is much underserved.
"The stakeholders include various institutions ... arts organizations and government including health and safety applications," Piasek said. "It is a work in progress, and we are hoping for a good turnout on June 20 of individuals with ideas to share."
GRLIC initiatives will provide students with resources and experiences in technological learning environments. The foundation plans to:
ä Facilitate participation in community media.
ä Provide educational materials and student scholarships.
ä Explore the connections of Roxbury's historic, rural region to the broader world and beyond.
The group's mission is to encourage a prosperous, sustainable future through the promotion of technological understanding, scientific discovery and innovative thinking.
"From the most technical parts of broadcasting to the most creative, from the wiring and signal transmission to writing and producing shows and publicity for school events, all of it will be avenues for student participation," Jenn Schuman, GRLIC board of trustees chairwoman, said in a media release.
Numann, who has a background in broadcast engineering, was able to provide a state-of-the-art radio transmitter tuned to 91.3FM, the WROX frequency.
Numann's sister, Patricia Numann, a retired surgeon and women's health care advocate from Syracuse, has joined the GRLIC board, which also includes Roxbury Central School Superintendent Tom O'Brien and poet Lee Slonimsky. GRLIC's other board members include Julie Bullock, Joan Riordan and Kellie Sullivan.
In June, the foundation will initiate the GRLIC Technology Award _ an Apple iPhone to a tech-savvy Roxbury Central School graduating senior.
For more information, go to www.roxburyny.com/grlic and click the link to the WROX radio survey. Piasek is encouraging everyone to fill out the survey to participate in the development of the radio station.

Originally published in the Daily Star Oneonta, NY
Patricia Breakey can be reached at 746-2894 or at stardelhi@stny.rr.com.

GRLIC Scholarship Award winner is selected!

GRLIC Scholarship award winner is selected. The award winner will be announced on June 27th during the Roxbury Central School graduation ceremony. This years award winner will receive a Iphone with a two year subscription. The winner was selected from essays submitted to the committe in response to a request for applicants. Join us at Graduation to see who the winner is.

GRLIC supports WROX Radio

GRLIC is hosting a community meeting for WROX Radio on June 20th starting 10 am.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A PUBLIC FORUM TO DISCUSS OUR NEW COMMUNITY RADIO STATION!
ALL ARE INVITED!
WHEN & WHERE:SATURDAY JUNE 20, 2009 10-00AM -12 NOON
2335 County Highway 41—Bridge Street, Roxbury, NY(at the old Masonic Lodge, 2nd floor, above Jane’s Dancing Bear Auction)
Find out about the time frame for going on-the-air Tour the broadcast studio (a work in progress!)
Discuss your ideas for programming and community service