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EGM and Pre-Exhibition Meeting – 1st August

All members please note that on 1st August commencing at 7:30 pm at Tangmere we will be holding an Extraordinary General Meeting required as a result of the recent AGM not being quorate. The meeting will consider the election of Officers and Post Holders and proposals relating to revised dates for the Club’s financial year and a change in the deadline date for payment of subscriptions. We need to get a quorum on this occasion to determine these matters properly

The second half of the evening will be our usual pre Exhibition meeting when details of the cup winners and certificates of merit will be announced, final preparations for the Exhibition will be made and copies of the Exhibition Brochure and programme for next year will be available.

Further details will be circulated at the beginning of July but please put the date in your diary and make every effort to attend

1st August EGM

The next scheduled meeting for the whole Club is at 7:30pm on Thursday 1st August at Tangmere for the Pre-Exhibition meeting – more details to follow. This will be combined with an Extraordinary General Meeting which will take up the first part of the evening.

The EGM is necessary because the Annual General Meeting last Thursday was not quorate so the key issues of a proposed change in the financial year and a proposed change in the deadline date for payment of subscriptions could not be approved. The meeting voted 49 to nil in favour of the 2 proposals but this cannot be confirmed and actioned without a quorum. Similarly, the election of Officers and Post Holders could not be ratified though those presently in post are carrying on regardless as we assume that is what the members would wish.

It is very important that we have a meeting with at least 51 attendees to make up a quorum to approve these matters so please make a SPECIAL EFFORT TO ATTEND ON 1ST AUGUST.

The Agenda and appropriate papers will be circulated to all members in early July

Misinformation about Adobe Lightroom

Joy Whiting has advised me that some websites are circulating misinformation about Adobe Lightroom. In fact: the Photograpy Plan prices have not changed; Adobe is not threatening to sue its’ customers; there are recent updates to the Programme incorporating new features. If you are interested, further detail on all of these issues can be found in the latest Lightroom Newsletter

Potential summer activities

I was asked last night by a new member if there were any organised Camera Club activities over the summer. The answer is no for whole Club activities (the next meeting is on 1st August – see later post) but if anyone wants to organise something themselves and would like to test whether other members might be interested please send me an e mail stating what, where and time to and I will include that in one of the periodic Newsletters.

AGM – Thursday 16th May

The AGM will be held on 16th May commencing at 7:30. The papers are available to download from Dropbox using the following link and contain an update of the Agenda paper showing named proposers and seconders in addition to the Management Committee

Please take the time to read them and print them off before the AGM. Please pay particular attention to Appendices 2b and 3b as these documents contain proposals to help with the smooth and efficient running of the Club. Each of these proposals, if approved, will require a small change in the wording of the Constitution so it is most important that the meeting is quorate.

Please make a special effort to attend.

URGENT – PRINTS/PDiS for sussex fed inter-federation exhibition

The Southern Counties PF next week will be selecting both prints and PDIs for the InterFederations Exhibition

Peter Rocchiccioli has asked if members whose prints or PDIs have scored well in Club competitions could bring in their prints tomorrow or send PDIs to him directly (1600×1200 jpeg). Peter’s e mail is

Thank You


Photographic Opportunities

I have received 2 requests for photographers in the Club to photograph outside events:

the first is from Richard Rundle one of our members who is involved in promoting a model railway show in Littlehampton later this month. If anyone is interested in taking some photographs please contact Richard on 01243 261641 to get further details.

the second is from Helen Tinner at Worthing Rugby Club this weekend. Further details can be obtained from Helen on 07985001534