Thursday, 19 November 2015

Minutes of Meeting Wed Nov 11th

General Meeting of the Yea Camera Club Inc. in the RSL hall on Wednesday 11th.November @ 7.00pm
Present: Phil Glowaki  Kerry Gouldthorpe  Joy and John Clayton  Kim Wyllie Ann Potts   Andrew Potts  Ann Anstey  Mary White  Sue McGovern  Pauline Roberts  Alan Cole
Guests: Caitlyn Bennett and mother  Stuart McLennan  Michael Minter   Debbie Redding
The President welcomed members and guests.
“ Capture an Idea “ The president indicated that the committee would meet to revise the rules for 2016. A written suggestion for a next year topic was requested from each person present. In the meantime, the competition will start in Feb.2016 with “ Orange”.
This month’s entries on “ Reflect “ were judged – 1st. Michael Minter 2nd. Mary White and 3rd. Joy Clayton.
The room was divided into two groups for the quiz with a tie being the outcome.
The President canvassed the support for running the Photobook challenge again next year. This was agreed. For this year there will be 2 x $100 prizes – a novice and an open category. This year’s entries were placed on display before collecting and sending to a judge. Entrants expressed their frustration at less than perfect customer service from the various printers.
Recent Exhibition. Debbie Redding from Deb’s Delights, the sponsor, presented the novice prize for the People’s Choice Award to Kim Wyllie. 329 visitors had gone through the exhibition and nearly 80% of the raffle tickets had been sold. Unless there is a groundswell of support, the President has decided to call 2016 a lay year for the competition and exhibition, in order to allow the members to concentrate on their photography and grow the club .Pauline asked the reason behind the first show. Judy Hoffman had organised the first show and competition, from which seed had grown the camera club. Today the show supports the competition financially; it creates a new activity in town for the visitors and it promotes tourism to the town and local businesses.
2016 Programme status by Ann Anstey.
February – Ron Lidjens to give a talk and guided walk in the wetlands.
Several persons had indicated their willingness to give a presentation, but the dates had not been locked in:
Nigel Kenny – Colour Management
Kerrie Gerlach and Joanne Junor - talk on their work and Metallic Paper?
Vicki Moritz
David Norris – stars and night photography – presentation and practical.
Emma Gillette – Creative, textural post production techniques and vintage reproduction.

Wolf Marx- street photography.
Geoff Leslie and Robert Gardiner – bird walks.
Alan Cole suggested a talk on judging using the presentation left by Paul Robinson and the experiences of the members who had attended recently the VAPS workshop on judging.
Craig from the Whittlesea club has extended an invite to the club to attend their talk with Peter Walton.
Outings.
March – Lotus Farm
Judy Hoffman had made contact with “Clique” the Age photography club for tutors to come to Yea. Cost $300+
Benalla and Yarra Valley wished to have joint outings.
The members were supportive of our participation in the Yea Carnivale through our display in the Goods Shed.
Mansfield Zoo this Sunday – meet at the RSL at 9.30am
The Christmas meeting will be a social function in the Royal Mail Hotel on Wednesday 9th December. Those wishing to attend should give numbers to Ann Anstey.
Homework images of a feature tree and an image framed by trees were viewed as were members’ images of our models from last month.
Ann Potts extended an invite to members to join the Melbourne Photo Club in the Wetlands on 22nd. November @ 12.00noon

Meeting closed.      A thank you to Mary White for providing an emergency projector.

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