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Minutes for June Zoom meeting

23 people participated in the June meeting.

The club has 2 new members: Anette Schrage and Linda Heimlich.

Anette is known to club members already because she recently gave a presentation of her work. Her subject is mixed media fine art and she has shown work at the Photosynthesis shows at Artspring.

Linda has recently moved to…

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May meeting minutes

There were 20 participants for may's zoom Club meeting.

The deadline for submitting photos to this year's Eclectic Visions virtual show has come and gone! It was May 15th but I'm sure there's still time to beg an entry if the dates slipped your mind.

On May 25th the Victoria Camera Club has organized a talk on macro photography with Don Komarechka. Kahsia highly recommends him and, since Macro is our next month's challenge, it is a pertinent subject to look in to. You…

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Minutes for April Club meeting

23 members on Zoom.

The meeting started with a presentation by Lynda Miller (from the Kelowna Photography Club) of CAPA. CAPA is the Canadian Association for photographic Art. It is divided into 5 Zones across Canada and Lynda is the director of the Pacific Zone. 

It is a non-profit charitable Association and has thousands  of individual members and around 90 clubs. It is for photographers of all levels, from beginners to advanced, and offers speakers, competitions and…

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Minutes for February Club meeting

Pierre opened the meeting at 7pm. 3 new members introduced themselves; JusteneTedder (who has been taking lots of photos in Africa ), Mahmoud Ray Abras (who is already posting on the website; check out his raindrop photo) and Ellen Vesterdal. Usha, not yet a member, was also present.

Exhibits:  Pierre has some canvas photos at Embe Bakery Sandwich shop and the Group of Six are still showing at Fernwood Cafe (new photos now) until the middle of March.

The Club's…

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Minutes for December meeting

Pierre presided and welcomed 3 members of Photosynthesis to the meeting - Amy Melious, Alane Lalonde and Kristina Heineman. Lois introduced her husband Ted to the Club.

We ate, drank and chatted and then held a short meeting followed by a slide show of our 'Wildlife in our backyard' photos.

Wendy addressed the January Lobby Show at Artspring. The show will be hung on Monday January 6th. Bring your photos to Artspring that day between 9.30am - 11am. Two photos per person…

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November meeting minutes

Pierre welcomed  Emma, a German student from Stuttgart, who had come with Jan Steinman to the meeting.

Shows:  Pierre is still showing photos at Embe Bakery sandwich shop and asked if anyone would like to replace him. There is room for 5 or 6 11" x 14" framed photos. Please contact Pierre if you are interested; pierre.mineau2@gmail.com

            The Group of Six are showing their work at Fernwood Café with an opening on Sunday Nov17th from 2pm - 4pm. Everyone is…

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October meeting minutes

Pierre was away in Washington DC talking to Congress -  about ecology, we think. Avril hosted the meeting with her usual grace and humour.

The Club members who were present thanked Judy, Ross and Kahsia for all the hard work they put into the Fall Fair photography section.  Kahsia, in turn, thanked all the club volunteers who helped over the weekend. It was very successful and had more photo entries than other years. Simon was one of the judges, putting in 10 hours at least, and many…

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Minutes for September meeting

Pierre welcomed two new faces; Pat McMahon, a retired architect, has been on the Island for two years and uses her I-phone to take pictures and enjoys manipulating the images with aps. Ellen Vestigal had heard about the Club just hours before the meeting whilst submitting photos for the Fall Fair. She has been on the Island for 8 days and is married to the new minister of the United Church.

Avril is showing photos at Fernwood Café.

Kahsia is showing bird images at the…

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minutes for July Photoclub meeting

Eclectic Visions:-  Pierre announced the winners of the People's Choice Award.

  Kahsia and Bruce McPhee tied for first place for their hummingbird and Deer (Taste Test)  photos.

  Kim Stewart came second for her Seahorse (the old tugboat) at Dawn image.

  Simon came third for his 'On Guard' image of an owl blended into a rocky shoreline.

Wendy would like an image of each of these photos to include in her update of the Photofest website - showing…

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Minutes for June meeting

Pierre welcomed the Club's newest member, David Tabb, who lives in California and Salt Spring - 6 months in each.

Photofest: -  Wendy reported that all the venues and the photographers are on the Photofest website. Jana has worked on a map that is now up, showing the 35 participating venues. Pierre suggested that in coming years we could work on a passbook and a stamp. Everyone is encouraged to visit the sites.

Funding:  -  Judy, Jana, Avril, Anna, Derek and…

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Minutes for May meeting

Shows:   Bernadette is showing mixed media work about the clear-cut logging that happened last year near Beddis Road, a subject close to her heart.

A bench to commemorate Bob Rogers was installed on the dock by the float plane shelter in Ganges. A small ceremony took place on the dock on Saturday and Photoclub members and Bob's uncle ate and drank and took photos of each other sitting on the bench. This bench will be much enjoyed by people who can now wait for their plane…

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A bench for Bob

Bob Rogers' family wanted a memorial bench to be installed somewhere on Salt Spring. The perfect spot has been found, down on the dock in Ganges where the sea-planes come and go. Bob used to love taking photos of these planes and now fellow photographers and travellers will have a place to sit in the sun while waiting for their plane ride or contemplating the perfect shot. Wendy has, of course, been instrumental in making this happen and it is going to be installed today, Thursday 9th, at…

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Minutes for November Club meeting

Pierre welcomed returning member Nate Poetker, new member Paul McElroy and checking-us-out visitor Meriel Galloway. Meriel is looking for help downloading and maybe editing her photos from a trip to Africa.

Kahsia is showing photos of South East Asia at Country Grocer this month. Doug will be collecting names soon for 2019 - the café walls are available for Club members to show their work every second month. In the past some people have shared wall…

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Minutes for October meeting

Avril stood in for Pierre and opened the meeting. The group sat in an informal circle as the educational part of the meeting was given over to a discussion about the future direction of the Club.

Marcia Jeanne's friend Olivia (from France) was a guest at the meeting and she told me afterwards that listening to the discussion was good practice for her English comprehension.

Bernadette has two pieces showing at Artspring as part of the Painters Guild's…

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Minutes for September meeting

Pierre opened the meeting by welcoming our newest member, Merv Anderson.

Since the summer some people are not getting Club emails and Doug suggested looking in our spam boxes and, if they are there, adding them to favorites so that they are re-classified. Wendy will chat with Ning about this problem.

Doug show at the library continues until Sept. 29th.

Evelyn Smith's photos are showing all month at Country Grocer.

No report yet on the…

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Minutes for August Meeting

A group of 14 Photoclub members met on August 8th and arranged the chairs in a more informal semicircle.

There are no new members. Doug was thanked for 9 years of tireless service creating and showing the monthly slideshows at the meetings. In those 9 years he missed just one meeting, for which he apologised! He is passing the torch to Derek Wilkinson who had his debut slideshow after the break.

There was some talk about how to handle getting the key from the Lions Club to open…

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Minutes for the June Photoclub meeting

Pierre started the meeting by welcoming our two newest members. Maureen Clarke, who has already posted two photos on the website, and Derek Wilkinson.

Anna McColm gave a brief update on the REVolutionSS show , June 22nd - 24th. Please bring your photos to the barn (at the Farmer's Institute) on Friday 22nd, 9am - 11am as the show will be hung on Friday. Please pick them up on Sunday at 2pm. If you can't get there to pick them up get in touch with Anna (annagarika@hotmail.com) and she…

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Minutes for May Photoclub meeting

Pierre broke through the chatty rabble and started the meeting.

He welcomed two new Club members - Richard Dick (who was at the meeting) and Caleb Huntington (who has something ready for the Electric Vehicle show already). He also welcomed Ann, a visitor.

Anna McColm has taken on the position of Secretary and Gwen, Margaret Benmore and Colleen Barnes have all offered to take the minutes if Anna is away so the position is well covered.

Jana gave the Club an update on the…

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Minutes for April 11th Photoclub meeting

Avril opened the meeting and welcomed Gwen and Curt back from Mexico.

She introduced Julian Bruce, our newest club member, to the group. Welcome Julian.

New Business:

                      Judy reminded everyone of the artist's sale at Mahon Hall April 21 - 22. This is organized by Amy Melious; 20 vendors will be selling left over studio equipment, brushes, mats, frames etc. as well as some original Art. Mahon Hall 10am - 4pm both…

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Minutes for November meeting

Our second meeting at Harbour House.

Curt welcomed our two newest members - Jean Panepinto and Mark Lauckner - and two guests, Brenda and Rebecca who were 'sampling the Club'.

1st item on the agenda: whether to raise the annual dues from $15 to $20. Bob Davidson proposed raising it to $25, to give the club a financial cushion, but after some discussion the club voted to settle on an increase to $20.

Pat (treasurer) reported that the club has $2,780 before dues…

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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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