The meeting of the Eclectic Visions participants will take place at 5:30 PM on May 10 at the Church of Latter Days Saints.  This is the same night as our regular meeting.  Bring your own food and drink and enjoy "dinner" as we talk.  By having the meeting the same night, we are reducing our meeting evenings to one.  We will meet for an hour plus and then take a break between meetings.  The regular meeting will start at 7 PM.  Also by having a 5:30 PM meeting, those who do not drive at night may still attend.



As of tonight, 17 members have signed up.  The majority have said that $75 is their limit.  At $75, we need between 25 and 26 participants in order to pay for the three rooms and cover the publicity and reception expenses.

Here are some options (and I am open to other suggestions)

1. Nine more members decide to participate.

2. We reduce the rooms to one.  This will get us below $75 each as we will also reduce our publicity and reception expenses.  If we have two rooms for two weeks, we would have no funds for publicity or the reception.

3. We can reduce the length of the show.  We could still have the three rooms as the club decided last year if the show runs one week instead of two. The dates could span July 1 and 4.

4. We could run a ten day show in two rooms if we reduce our publicity and reception expenses by $200.

5. We could all agree to pay more than $75.



I am hoping that your responses to this blog will point us in the right direction.  We should go into the May 10 meeting with: the # of participants established; the dates firmed up; and # of rooms to be rented.  All other decisions will then easily fall into place that night.


If you are now signing up to participate, please do so on the Sign Up Eclectic Vision Blog.


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Comment by Curt Firestone on May 12, 2011 at 9:26pm


Yes.  At the bottom of the Entry Form it has for the number of cards which you going to have for sale at Eclectic Visions and the sale price.  On the guideline sheet it advises that there will be card racks as supplied by Art Spring.

Comment by Wendy Rosier on April 29, 2011 at 11:23am
I should add that I think $75 is the right entry fee level - I just have a little extra from not having to frame that I can add to the kitty to make this work
Comment by Wendy Rosier on April 28, 2011 at 1:11am
I too am willing to pay more. My framing costs will be nil as I have a batch of already framed images that haven't been shown here.
Comment by Avril Kirby on April 27, 2011 at 10:23am
I'm willing to pay more, if the cap is $125.  Thanks for laying it out so succinctly, Curt.

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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