July 2017 Blog Posts (3)

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Added by Curt Firestone on July 20, 2017 at 8:21am — No Comments

tribute to Bob from Seth Berkowitz

I’m writing to the PhotoSynthesis group to let you know that Bob Rogers passed away yesterday (July 4th) at Lady Minto Hospital, though I’m sure many of you will have heard by now. 



Bob was an important part PhotoSynthesis, especially in the early days. As the facilities manager at ArtSpring he would arrive during the day of our setup, staying until the lights were focussed just right for us and helping with the hanging. Bob knew that we photographers were very…

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Added by Elehna de Sousa on July 5, 2017 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

To Bob from Maggie

Hi Friends

I was so saddened to read the email about Bob last night. I'm half way across the US, driving to Iowa to put our house there on the market.

The day I left SSI, I knew Id never see Bob again; I chose to send my love and admiration to him through the ether instead of seeing him one last time after EV came down because at that time, his life was a bit in flux and I didn't need to…
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Added by Curt Firestone on July 5, 2017 at 10:34am — No Comments

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August minutes

Pierre introduced the new team who will help shape the Club in the future.

Simon Henson

Larry Citra

Maggie Vancik

Roger Brooks

Maureen Milburn

Ellen Vesterdal

Justene Tedder

Plus returning executive members:

Pat Page

Kahsia Hartwell

Wendy Rosier

Anna McColm

This group will infuse some new energy and direction into the Club. Feedback from club members indicates that people would like more interactive educational activities (workshops, classes, small field trips etc.) and maybe a schedule of educational opportunities ahead of time so that people can plan to attend.

The Victoria Camera Club has an external speaker every month and are willing to share their list of speakers so we can participate, at a cost of $5 a person. The club has funds to cover this at the moment. This would require using the  Zoom format (which has worked so well during this Pandemic).

Club meetings will resume in October, giving this new group time to work out their ideas for new directions.

Some people are cautious about in person meetings (because of health issues) and others are ready and able to jump back in. Maybe in person meetings and Zoom meetings can co-exist. Something to talk about.

Maureen has offered to look into a monthly newsletter with, possibly, more coverage than the website offers such as emails, using facebook etc.

Avril would like to see an improved use of the website: more posts, more comments, more helpful critiquing. We might need a refresher course to remind us how to give constructive feedback.

Doug has a show about Covid in September at the library -  in the Community Program Room. He will give a talk on September 7th at Noon. This will be previously unseen material, not the triptychs we have seen on the website.

Photosynthesis has a virtual show coming up, starting on August 31st. Some club members also belong to this photography group.

There is no theme yet for the photography challenge in October but when that is decided it will be communicated to everyone.

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