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Next Meeting – Thursday 18th October – Print Competition

This will be the first Print Competition of the season, comprising Mono and Colour categories for the Club League and the Improvers’ League.

Members will have been advised by email about getting entries to the Print Secretary.

Next Meeting – Thursday 11th October – Practical session on Mounting Techniques

Peter Phillips and others will be demonstrating the equipment they use for print mounting and there will be the opportunity to practise for yourself.

Next Meeting – Thursday 4th October – Beginners’ Session

Next Thursday’s meeting goes under the title of “Beginners”, but this is a bit of a misnomer, since we know from previous occasions we have run this that many people with a variety of experience have found the information useful.

Chris Gibbins will be giving a presentation which will cover the function of the buttons and dials on your camera and how to use these to produce better results. He will also include aspects of composition, so that taken together, what you produce is less of a snap and more of a photograph! After a break for tea/coffee, if you bring your camera along (together with its manual) and have any questions about it, there should be someone around to help.

We start at 8pm and the cost to non-members is only £3.

Next Meeting – Thursday 27th September – Photo Challenge #1

This will be our first Photo Challenge and will be on the subject of Low Light Photography. As we outlined at the AGM, the aim of these challenges is for as many members as possible to take and show photographs in a non-competitive forum. We hope that members who don’t often show their work will want to take part in these challenges.
 
We suggest that members take some photographs in the town centre from about 7.30 until about 8.30, you might like to meet by the museum and perhaps work in pairs.
 
You will need:

a camera! Do have it set-up to take small jpegs 
tripod
remote release, or have the camera set-up on a timer delay
a flash gun, if you have one
a plastic bag, if it is wet, to keep your camera dry
your memory card- make sure this is empty
 
Aim to take 3-5 photographs. Then return to the hall for downloading onto our laptop and a cup of tea/coffee. After this break we will look at everyone’s images and talk about them.
 
We expect that most data cards will either be SD cards or CompactFlash. If you have a different type of card please let Chris know at cjgib62 AT gmail.com or bring a suitable card reader on Thursday.
 
These challenges are an innovation for us, and there will be several more over the year, so we hope this will be well supported.
 

Thursday 20th September – EGM, Rose Bowl Selection & 6×4 Judging

This meeting will be mainly concerned with selecting images for this season’s Rose Bowl competitions. What is needed are the best images you have taken in the last two years (and weren’t used in last season’s Rose Bowl!) In particular do look at your prints and remember to include any that did well.  It would be very helpful if you could send these to Peter Phillips (phphillips97 AT hotmail.com)  well before the 20th. 
 
Also on the 20th, in the tea break, we will have the judging for the 6X4 competition. Your panel/s can be brought in on the evening.
 
Prior to these events on the 20th, we will have an Extraordinary General meeting in order to make a change to the Club’s constitution.
 
The relevant parts of the Constitution are below:

8) Annual General Meeting

Once in each calendar year the Committee shall convene an Annual General Meeting of the Club, which all members shall be entitled to attend, for the purpose of:

  • receiving the Annual Report of the Committee and the annual audited statement of accounts;

  • appointing Honorary Officers of the Club;

  • accepting resignations of the Committee;

  • appointing a qualified auditor or auditors;

  • making recommendations to the Committee and

  • voting on proposals to amend this Constitution in accordance with clause 13 hereof whenever necessary.

13) Alterations to the Constitution

Any proposal to alter this Constitution must be delivered in writing to the Secretary of the Club not less than fourteen days before the date before the date of the meeting at which it is first to be considered. An alteration will require the approval of both:

a) a simple majority of members of the Committee present at a meeting and

b) a two-thirds majority of members of the Club present at a General Meeting.

Under paragraph 13, the Committee have agreed that the constitution should be amended so that we are not obliged to employ a qualified auditor to go through our finances.

So we propose to replace the phrase above, in red italics, with the phrase

  • appointing an independent monitor of the Club’s finances 

We need a two-thirds majority in a General Meeting to make this change.

 

We hope that this simple change meets with everyone’s approval and is passed.

Next Meeting – Thursday 13th September – PDI Competition

On Thursday, we have the first PDI competition of the season to be judged by Jeff Lawrence. As usual there will be two competitions, League and Improvers’.

 

Reminder that for league competitions we need images no later than Friday of the week before each competition.

 

 

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