Our first meeting of the season is rapidly approaching, so I would like to remind everyone that if you have not yet paid your subscription of £61 for the year then please do so as soon as possible. Your membership will officially expire on 14th September. Cheques will be gratefully accepted at the meeting or you can pay on-line using the bank details that were sent to you earlier.
If you are not intending to join us again this year then please, please let me (Linda Bullimore) know as we still have a couple of people on the Waiting list who would be grateful of a place this year.
As we approach the latter part of the summer I hope we are all eagerly awaiting the new camera club season.
It would make my job as Membership Secretary so much easier if we could have all subscriptions paid before the first meeting so that I don’t need to be chasing people up. As a reminder the new subscription is £61 for this year.
So far less than half the membership have paid and I would be extremely grateful if anyone who is not intending to renew his/her membership lets me know as soon as possible.
Details of how to pay were sent out earlier in the summer; payment by bank transfer, cheque sent to me or cash to David Harris or myself is acceptable. If you have lost the bank details then please contact me.
The time of year has come when I need you to renew your membership of Chichester Camera Club by paying your annual subscription.
This year the subscription will be £61, an increase of £1 as agreed. If you have set up a Standing Order for payment then please remember to make this change.
I have sent an email to all club members with details of how to pay but if you have any problems with this please feel free to contact me. The email also gives details of the new “Consent To Use Your Images” process; this is for information only.
As this is my first year as Membership Secretary I would really appreciate your cooperation in making your payments in good time, preferably before the Annual Exhibition, so that we have an idea of numbers for next year, and in any case by September 14th when your membership will lapse.
Please let me know if, for any reason, you will not be renewing your membership this year so that I am able to offer your place to other people on the waiting list. We often get people interested in joining at the Annual Exhibition so I would be grateful if you could let me know your intention before then.
Following close scrutiny by the Selection Committee, Guy Partington’s image “Harriet” was judged to be the overall winner of the Small Print Competition for this season. Guy was a well deserved winner having entered every competition this year despite being away for a long period. Seven of his images featured in the final fifteen and he also achieved a third place position with “Maori Greeting”.
In second place was Gary Howes’ image “Eagle Eye” and he also achieved a Highly Commended for “Kingfisher”. Gary is a new member this year so I am sure he will continue to feature in next season’s competition. Mike Busby and Simon Jones, also new members, are to be congratulated for having photos selected for the final fifteen.
Thanks are also due to all the other photographers who entered the competition during the year, namely: Nikki Holden, Lynn Painter, Jo Tricklebank, Stuart Whyte, Tim Crabb and Stuart Heir.
Let’s continue to make this a keenly fought competition next year.
The February round of the small print competition will be the last one for this season, so make sure you are in with a chance of making the final ‘cut’ by entering your three prints by 15th February. If you haven’t entered before, then now would be a good time to take the plunge.
The winner of last month’s competition was Gary Howes with a delightful portrait of a young girl. In second place was Mike Busby and in 3rd place was Gary Howes. These images will now go forward into the Grand Final which will take place on March 8th.
Entries for the 4th round of the Small Print Competition are requested from Club Class Members please.
Up to three 7″ x 5″ or 6″ x 4″ prints should be submitted by next Thursday 11th January for judging on 18th January. If you have been out and about over Christmas it would be lovely to see your images.
Now that we have finally eaten are last festive meal after Christmas and the New Year, it is time to turn our minds to the next ‘foodie’ event. For the benefit of new members I would just like to explain that at the North Mundham Advanced Members exhibition we offer teas, coffees, cakes and lunches for sale. This means that we need help in the kitchen on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th January from members of the club, including Intermediate and Club Class. This is a useful way to raise funds and the jobs vary from washing up to serving etc.
The rosters as they stand at Jan 2nd are attached below and as you will see there are still some gaps to fill on Saturday, and Sunday is very sparse. If you can help with any of the available slots then please let Sheila Tester know asap. There will be an opportunity to sign up at the club meeting on Thursday 4th January, but time is getting short so any help will be greatly appreciated.
Congratulations are once again heading Guy Partington’s way. His portrait of ‘Harriet’ was given 1st place in this month’s competition. 2nd and 3rd places went to Mike Busby with his first ever entries into the competition; ‘Final Furlong’ and ‘Dark Secret’. Well done.
It would be lovely to see more new club class members like Mike entering January’s competition on 18th January. There will be lots of opportunities over the holiday season to get out and about with your cameras so no excuses. Images should be with me by 11th January please. Following that the February competition will be the last one for this season before the final selection of the overall winning images for the year.
A quick reminder to all club class photographers that entries for the December Round of the Small Print Competition are due in by next Thursday, 30th November. Up to three small unmounted prints can be given to me at the meeting next week. I would encourage new members to enter the competition as it can provide private feedback on your images with advice as to how they might be improved.
Patron: The Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester. Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.