minutes of September 14th, 2017 Meeting held at the Lions Hall

Salt Spring Photo Club Minutes September 13th, 2017

7:00 pm - Lions Hall

14 members present

Wendy welcomes members present and new member Karen Olender Kipnis

Wendy thanks all members for support for her and Bob in the last few months.

Bob's uncle has visited and taken some of Bob's belongings back with him. The rest of his stuff will be sold and a bench will be purchased and placed on the dock where the float planes come in, near the new covered waiting room.

Doug McMillin's 'Street Photo Options' are up at Country Grocer

'Life in the Streets'  at Gallery 8 featuring Curt Firestone and Bob Fenske up until September 15th.

Start thinking about January Lobby show at Art Spring.  Photographers choice.  More info to come regarding amount of photos from each member.

Margaret C. Benmore's 'Photography Treasure Hunt' exercise was this month's 'Guest Speaker'

moderated by Avril. 

7 people participated Avril, Bernadette, Elizabeth, Judy, Sylvia, Marcie, and Wendy.

Good exercise, lots of discussion and interesting photography.

Next month's Challenge:  'RECOVERY'

adjourned at 8:30

 

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Comment by timothy gibbon on September 18, 2017 at 1:28pm

thanks for the minutes. sorry to miss the presentations.

Comment by Avril Kirby on September 18, 2017 at 8:27am

Thanks Judy, and I think next month's challenge is renewal, which could be recovery, too. Or new...

Comment by Curt Firestone on September 15, 2017 at 3:03am

Sorry that I missed the meeting.  Thanks for minutes.

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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