September 2012 Blog Posts (8)

Bill Gardam

Kudos to Bill.  He did a wonderful job today of hosting the Cowichan Valley Camera Club on our behalf.

The whole day went smoothly.  Our guests were both pleased and thankful.

Fifteen SS club members are now looking forward to visiting Cowichan Valley in two weeks.

Added by Curt Firestone on September 22, 2012 at 10:27pm — 1 Comment

Minutes of September 10, 2012

SSI Photo Club

Sept. 12, 2012  - Minutes

 1.  Opening remarks:  Curt (El Prez) gave a wonderful big pat on the back to the membership (that’s us) - for all of the member’s activity over the summer --- we were showing everywhere and the images were commented on favourably by locals and visitor’s alike.  Our work even inspired many to pick up their camera’s again to play…. Mission accomplished all….. well…


Added by Margaret C. Benmore on September 19, 2012 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Show your work at Mahon Hall

The Salt Spring Arts Council is currently accepting applications for Showcase Exhibitions 2013. Application deadline is 30 October 2012.   Applications are due at the end of October.

Sam Lightman of the Club showed his work this way last year.

Added by Curt Firestone on September 16, 2012 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Country Grocer Exhibit for October

October is our month to exhibit at the Country Grocer, and as previously published, Margaret Benmore had requested the whole show for her images, she is scheduled to do that. I have planned to do the hanging on Sunday , September 30, 2012 at 7:00 PM and will be there to assist, as always.  

Added by Cliff Kelly on September 16, 2012 at 7:06pm — 1 Comment

Raptor Center

I had planned a trip to the raptor center for interested members but unexpected events have prevented me from doing this. I also noted that some members that had shown an interest have gone on their own anyway. Visiting the center is very simple and there is no actual "special benefit" to a "group" visit other than the wonderful camaraderie we have with each other, but I encourage anyone who wants to visit there to just do so. If I get a chance I will go, and communicate that with a blog,…


Added by Cliff Kelly on September 16, 2012 at 6:57pm — 2 Comments

another gallery website

check out the photography on this website:


Added by Patricia Page on September 7, 2012 at 10:14am — 1 Comment

Ernie in the Driftwood

Check out the wonderful article about our own Ernie Westlund in this week's issue of the Driftwood.

Added by Curt Firestone on September 6, 2012 at 7:48am — No Comments

Two shots in one evening.

My secret tonight in getting two shots in our site was to put the first one in about 5 minutes to midnight and the second one in about 5 minutes after. I still need to witness someone do it the other way.

Tomorrow should be another day for photo ops in the harbor - don't miss it!

Added by Cliff Kelly on September 2, 2012 at 12:24am — 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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