The time has come once again to renew your membership of the Camera Club for next season.
In an attempt to maintain a consistent number of members I would like to ask everyone to pay their subscription a little earlier this year. This will then give us a clearer idea of how many spaces we might have for new members to join us in September. This was discussed at the AGM and the view of the people present was that this would be a sensible way forward. If you weren’t able to attend the meeing and would like to have more details of the reasoning behind this then please look at the recent papers for the AGM.
Membership renewal this year is £62 and I would be extremely grateful if you could make your payment by July 15th. You should receive an email with the details of how to pay by Bank Transfer in the coming days. Cheques can still be sent to my home address which will be on the email, however I shall not be at the last meeting of the season for any more cash payments. If you have a Standing Order set up for later in the year please make sure you amend it for both date and amount as I am sure you would not want to pay twice!
If you do not intend to remain a member for next year then please let me know so that I can start the process of inviting people from the waiting list.
Thank you for your co operation in this matter, it will make my job and that of the Treasurer so much easier than previously.
The end of the season is approaching rapidly and here are a few reminders and requests from the Membership Secretary:
Next year the annual subscription due is £62, an increase of £1 over last year, as was agreed. If you have a standing order set up please remember to change the amount.
If you wish to pay by cash please do so by 16th May. I am also able to accept cheques now or later by post. Details for bank transfers will be sent out to you later.
If you feel that you will not be able to join us again next year for any reason then I would ask you please to let me know as soon as possible so that new members can be invited to join in September. This is particularly relevant this year as we have larger than usual membership numbers and I would like to know how many people from the waiting list I can invite to join us.
Finally if your details, such as email address or phone number, have changed then please let me know.
To contact me you should email email@example.com
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.