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July 11th BBQ Mixer Sponsored by PVN and MCAI Now a Celebration in Memory of Larry Goldsmith!

From: Cynthia G.
Sent on: Saturday, July 7, 2012 12:26 PM
Come Remember Our Colleague With a Party! Bring Your Stories! Wear Hawaiian Shirts! Enjoy BBQ and Music! Celebrate a Life!


Upon hearing of the sudden passing of longtime PVN (Professional Videographers Network) and MCAI (Media Communications Association-International, LA/Orange Co. chapter) member Larry Goldsmith, who died early Monday morning July 2nd, the two organizations were ready to cancel their annual BBQ and Swap Meet Event on July 11. However, Larry’s wife, Olivia, supported the idea that it would be appropriate to use the occasion to celebrate our friend’s life.

So it’s still a party. You might say we’re re-purposing it. We’ll still be cooking up fresh burgers, dogs, etc. on the grill but we’ll hold the Swap Meet on a later date. Rick Sherman, of Sherman Sound Suite, will provide live music, so expect to have fun.

Everyone who knew Larry Goldsmith would agree his sense of humor and good nature—and his dedication to Aloha Shirts—made him memorable.  So, we’re asking everyone to wear a Hawaiian shirt and bring your best Larry Goldsmith story to share.

This will be a fun, casual gathering of media professionals and, as always, a great opportunity to make new business connections and connect with old friends. Whether you knew Larry or not, come and enjoy our celebration of friendship with a man who will be deeply missed.

Larry Goldmith, the owner of Starlight Video, based at the South Coast Media Center, has been a well-known figure in the OC Media Community for well over 25 years. A videographer, producer and editor, Larry was an important part of many of OC’s professional media associations, particularly PVN and MCAI. As the manager of the OC SoundStage, Larry made it possible for our organizations to use the studio for meetings and functions—including the one on July 11th! So, it’s the perfect location for a gathering in his honor!

All proceeds from this event will go to Larry’s family to help with expenses. So please pre-pay and Register online

The event is $12 with pre-registration, and $15 at the door. Members of MCAI and PVN are technically FREE. But please register anyway so we know how much food to buy! And if you choose to donate remember the money will go to Larry’s family.

Members of PVN should register at

NOTE: THE SWAP MEET and Business Meeting originally scheduled will NOT be part of this event!

EVENT: BBQ Celebration of Larry Goldsmith -- Sponsored by MCAI and PVN

DATE: Wednesday 11 July 2012

TIME: Event starts at 6:00 PM with networking and Food


17518 Von Karman, Irvine CA 92614

Just East of Main Street in the rear of the Von Karman Business Center. Free parking on site.

COST: FREE to MEMBERS of MCAI and PVN. All others pay $15 at the door or $12 online.


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