|Post 5 Member Remembered With Dedication|
A former WRAL Post 5 member will be remembered this weekend. Jared Meyers died tragically in a car accident a few years ago and now a computer center will be dedicated in his memory at the Longview Center in downtown Raleigh.
“Jared was the first person to my knowledge who successfully underwent training in our post with a ‘learning disability’,” said WRAL-TV Director/Producer Clarence Williams. “He went on to complete two years of education at NCSU in broadcasting before his untimely death.”
The Jared A. Meyers Computer Technology Center will be dedicated at a ceremony on Saturday, May 15, 2004, from 10am to noon at the Center. Donations may be sent to: DDSP, c/o Jared A. Meyers Memorial Fund, 118. S. Person Street, Raleigh, NC 27601.
“I learned a lesson about not pre-judging a person’s ability or drive” – Clarence Williams
WRAL-TV’s Clarence Williams wrote this memorial to honor Meyers.
Explorer Post 5
A number of our current employees started in the post…among them, Broadcast Operator Tommie Bland, Photographer/Reporter Rick Armstrong, News Photographer Keith Baker and Chief Photographer Richard Adkins. Members of the TV staff serve as advisors. Past senior advisors on staff include Armstrong, Baker, Williams, Adkins, News Photographer Ken Bodine, Director of Broadcast Operations James Farmer and CBC VP of Community Relations Paul Pope.
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Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Clarence Williams for this capcom story.