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Minutes March 14,2018

Photo Club Minutes

March 14, 2018


Opening: Avril Kirby opened the meeting... about 25 folks came out to play... and learn about scanography from Janet Dwyer... a woman outstanding in her field...

The gathering was lovely full of chatter and laughter... always a good sign... it really sounded like a group of…


Added by Margaret C. Benmore on March 24, 2018 at 9:54am — 1 Comment

Nov 8 2017 meeting minutes...

Photo Club Minutes

November 8, 2017


My apologies... but life/time have been blasting by at warp speed... in a good way mostly... so the notes slipped under incoming things to do...  MCB...   sorry G&C... lots of hugs...


Opening: Another amazing turnout... there must have been 35-30 friendly folks... the room was a humming and lots of new faces... and young faces too... it was…


Added by Margaret C. Benmore on November 22, 2017 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Jan 11, 2017 Meeting Minutes...

Photo Club Minutes

Jan 11,2017...


Wow... where did all these folks (35’ish) come from... I walked into a room that was buzzing... lots of new faces... lots of conversation and laughter... lots of old friends too... it was wonderful...  


Make 2017 wonderful for you and those around you...


Meeting/business/housekeeping part was presented by our esteemed President Wendy…


Added by Margaret C. Benmore on January 17, 2017 at 9:26am — 2 Comments

Photo Club Minutes Sept 14, 2016

Photo Club Minutes Sept 14, 2016


Opening... Welcomed by Curt Firestone extraordinaire past president in is own style he scrabble to cover for Wendy who was lost on the way.... who then zoomed in in a knick of time to save the day... what a team...  about 22 people were in the rowdy crowd making Curt’s dance even more interesting... a lively crowd indeed... fun...


New Members... We welcomed new members and some new faces who…


Added by Margaret C. Benmore on September 21, 2016 at 8:29pm — 1 Comment

Minutes for March 9, 2016

Photo Club Minutes

March 9, 2016


Opening: It was a Dark and Stormy night... a few hardy souls managed to swim their way in...  a small but significant group... Man was it ugly out there... Wendy has a new bell for calling order... it’s pretty cute... but who could get order with this group.... think herding cats, noisy cats... lovable cats...   Bigger Bell !!!!


New Members: no new…


Added by Margaret C. Benmore on March 13, 2016 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

February 10th Meeting Minutes...

Salt  Spring  Island  Photography  Club   Meeting   February  10,  2016  MINUTES

(minutes  written  by  Colleen  Barnes  
​in  Margaret  Benmore's  absence)
Wendy  Rosier,   announced  three 
and   a  tenth  …

Added by Margaret C. Benmore on February 14, 2016 at 4:02pm — 1 Comment

January 13th Meeting Minutes...

Photo Club Minutes

January 13, 2016


Opening: Another amazing turnout... there must have been 30-35 friendly folks... the room was a humming and lots of new faces... and young faces too... it was great...


New Members: Gary Blake, Bruce McPhee, Ann Holt, Halanna Bradley, Giz Blazeka, Lindsey Patterson...   Oh we are looking to getting to know you and your work... show us what…


Added by Margaret C. Benmore on January 21, 2016 at 8:48pm — 2 Comments

Meeting minutes, Dec 9 2015

Photo Club Minutes

December 9, 2015


Opening: Wow, what a crowd... it must have been the food... tell them there will be food and they will come... Wonderful... there were about 50 people enjoying the Christmas cheer and endless goodies...  Thanks to all who brought and thanks to all those who added to the festive evening... chat & munch time was a great opportunity to meet some new folks...…


Added by Margaret C. Benmore on December 17, 2015 at 7:58pm — 4 Comments

Minutes... Nov 11, 2015

Photo Club Minutes

November 11, 2015


Opening: a happy but disorderly crowd gathered at Harbour House for our meeting... Wendy herded us into out seats and announced a whole whack of stuff....


New Members: we welcome Larry Citra to this fantastic group of Individuals... I am sure he will find it interesting and fun, when he gets to know us... welcome…


Added by Margaret C. Benmore on November 17, 2015 at 9:05pm — 4 Comments

Send SSI Folks and Visitors a Seasonal Greeting.... and have a Seasons Greeting party...

Hi all - We have wonderful opportunity to send SSI folk and visitors a Photographic Seasonal Greeting from the SSI Photography Club... 

I would like to collect an array of framed photographs... any size, any content, any frame (the more decorative the better) that you like...  Please let me know if you are interested and would like to participate ( mcbenmore@saltspringcom )  --- so that I will have some idea of the # of images we are working with and whether or not I will have…


Added by Margaret C. Benmore on November 2, 2015 at 5:53pm — 1 Comment

Min. Oct 14, 2015

Photo Club Minutes

October 14, 2015


Opening:  again a couple of dozen people... it is fun to hear the buzz in the room before the meeting... everyone catching up and swapping tales...

Wendy tried to gain control of the unruly mob... ( JJJ )... she is so polite... thanks Wendy for doing the President thing... you are doing a good job....


New Members: Danelia Dino and…


Added by Margaret C. Benmore on October 18, 2015 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Minutes for Sept. 9, 2015 Meeting

Photo Club Minutes

September 9, 2015


Opening: (aprox. 15 warm bodies) Curt Firestone opened the meeting with some god awful pipe/whistle thingy… where does this man find these toys… Curt moved quickly and easily into his old post to relieve Wendy Rossier, who is in Toronto with a Show Opening (we are with you in spirit Wendy)… enjoy it…  


New Members: Peter Freeman, Dave Seifer – come on…


Added by Margaret C. Benmore on September 15, 2015 at 4:48pm — 2 Comments

August 12 minutes...

Sorry I am late again... I got all caught up in the KraftProjectPlay .... thanks everyone who voted for SSI... today we will find out... keep your fingers crossed... 

By the way if there is someone out there who would like to take over the  minutes duty... I would welcome the relief... it is fun...

Any mistakes are mine feel free to correct in the comments section... and check there before you believe anything... cheers...…


Added by Margaret C. Benmore on August 21, 2015 at 1:57pm — 2 Comments

Eclectic Visions 2015... Debriefing Notes

Eclectic Vision’ Debriefing

July 8, 2015


Quick Stats:





Days Run



Added by Margaret C. Benmore on July 21, 2015 at 11:45am — 2 Comments

June 8, 201 minutes...

Photo Club Minutes

June 8, 2016


Opening:  (approx. 20 good natured folks) already warmed up and no longer shy and reticent as the meeting was in full swing when Wendy again tried to call us to order… because of the EV15 debriefing... which had everyone talking ... 

New Members:  Colleen Barnes Horel, Marcia Jeanne and Elizabeth Dow… welcome to you all and are glad that you have found…


Added by Margaret C. Benmore on July 17, 2015 at 11:21am — 4 Comments

Minutes April 8, 2015

Photography Club Minutes

April 8th, 2015


1.  Opening:   (approx. 23 lively individuals).  It is such fun to walk into the monthly meeting at Harbour House… there is such good energy in the air… the buzz, the laughter and chatter…  it is so SaltSpring…

Wendy again tried valiantly to restore order… and managed to welcome 3 new members… Reign Ackerley, Dave Thompson and Marc Johnson… welcome to…


Added by Margaret C. Benmore on April 13, 2015 at 11:32am — 2 Comments

Minutes March 11, 2015

Photography Club Minutes

MARCH 11, 2015


1.  Opening:   Wendy opened the meeting trying to get the attention of the rabble… what a group (approx. 27) of enthusiastic and friendly people… it makes for a fun evening…

We welcomed another new member Patricia Calvert and had a young visitor… Reign Ackerley…  nice to have you come, we look forward to having you come and play with us…

Simon Henson our…


Added by Margaret C. Benmore on March 15, 2015 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Minutes of Feb. 11/15

Photography Club Minutes

February 11, 2015


1.  Opening:   Wendy opened the meeting to the hoots an hollers of all and the commanding whistle of Bob Davidson… such a well mannered group… Spring is in the air on SSI…

We have three new members: Dave Thomson, Olivia McDaniel and Laurie Sim, as well as our wondering member Ross MacLeod… looking forward to working/playing with you all…

This is going to…


Added by Margaret C. Benmore on February 19, 2015 at 10:59am — 2 Comments

Minutes Jan.14, 2015

Happy New Year !!!!!

Photography Club Minutes

 January 14, 2015

Happy New Year !!!


1.  Opening:   Wendy Rosier opened the meeting with a Happy New Year to all…

We have a new member Michelle Barszcz – welcome to our…


Added by Margaret C. Benmore on January 22, 2015 at 9:55am — 2 Comments

Dec. 10 2014 Meeting Minutes...

Photography Club Minutes

December10, 2014


My apologies for the delay in the minutes --- but just back, got the plane plague and had to do a Vancouver run… so here they are… with love… MCB


1.  Opening:   Wendy Rosier did a fabulous job of opening the meeting at Harbour House…  a new president, a new location and new hi-tech toys… what more could a club want… Boy lots has changed since I left you…


Added by Margaret C. Benmore on December 19, 2014 at 7:25pm — 2 Comments

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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