Post 5 Member Remembered With Dedication

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Jared Meyers
Jared Meyers

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
Post 5 operated as a Learning For Life career exploration program under the Occoneechee Council – Boy Scouts of America. This Post started in 1975 as an all-male Explorer unit. It has transitioned to what is now called the co-educational, Learning For Life program. It is designed to introduce student between the ages of 14 thru 21 to various career fields. Ours is of course broadcasting and is the longest continuously chartered post in the country.

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.

If you know a student that might be interested in exploring the broadcasting career fields through this program, contact the following.

Senior Advisor, James Farmer 821-8766 or jfarmer@wral.com
Senior Advisor, Clarence Williams 821-8525 or cwilliams@wral.com

Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Clarence Williams for this capcom story.

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