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Walter Benzie HonFRPS

 
It is with great sadness that we learned that past President of the RPS, Walter Benzie, had lost his long battle with cancer. 
 
Glyn Edmunds remembers Walter, noting that a bright light has dimmed. 
 
“He was a very perceptive and popular judge who had visited the club on several occasions. Not that many years ago he was our Guest of Honour at the Saturday Dinner at North Mundham. I recall his comment about trying to improve the RPS, ‘there’s lots of blood on the floor, mostly mine!’ 
 
At two of our recent Annual Exhibitions in the Assembly Room, he came along to say a few words, open the exhibition and present the prizes. Being so local he was very happy to stand in for our Exhibition Selector who lived too far away to attend the Opening. 
 
He was an accountant by profession. Just when he was thinking about cutting back his partner, with whom he set up the practice, died suddenly in his fifties. 
 
Walter passed away quietly in a local nursing home. 
 
His cheerful persona and ready smile will be greatly missed from Tangmere. 
 
There are no details yet of the funeral arrangements.”
 
 
Walter Benzie  was our guest of honour at the Annual Exhibition in 2017 while he was President of the RPS 

Liz Boden

I called in to see Wojt over the weekend. He confirmed that Liz has had a second stroke but fortunately relatively mild. She has a slight loss of strength in her right arm and leg but she is recovering well and Wojt hopes that she will be fit to return home in a few days. I passed on the very best wishes of all of us for a speedy recovery

North Mundham Exhibition

This is a set of reminders for the North Mundham Exhibtion being held on 18th and 19th January.

Exhibition evening meal – Margret Preece is taking bookings for this so please get your names down on her list. The meal is a bargain with at least three courses plus wine and coffee at only £13.

Transport of screens and equipment –These will be collected from Tangmere and Ann McDonald on Friday 17th January with all helpers meeting at Tangmere at 2.45 to 3.00 on that date for loading up in the usual manner.  We have use of the North Mundham village hall from 4pm.  Members who  are not involved in the loading and setup of the screens but who are exhibiting work are asked to come to North Mundham after 6pm on the Friday to hang their prints

PDIs – Peter Rocchiccoili will be dealing with these.

Print Raffle – Ann McDonald has contacted all those who are donating a print for the print raffle.  The box wil be out again next Thursday 16th January so please bring in any outstanding prints. 

Print hanging fees – Will all print exhibitors make sure their hanging fees have been sent to David Harris as my earlier email reminder.

Friday evening timings January 17th – Arrival of equipment at 4pm. Screens etc erected in the New Hall by say 5.30pm and in temporary position in main hall by 6 pm. Those of you exhibiting prints but not involved in the general transportation and installation of screens, please arrive after 6pm. Obviously the entire exhibition has to be in place on the Friday evening ready for opening to the public on Saturday so we will need several helpers on Friday evening after 9pm to move screens to their final location in the main hall after the usual table tennis bookings have finished. Needless to say refreshment will be available throughout the evening to give additional fortification!

Other matters – Don’t forget we will have a sales table for used photographic equipment, books, etc. Please also bring any prizes for the Tombola table.

Catering – Sheila Tester will appreciate any cakes etc being donated for teas, coffees, etc.

Finally for any further enquiries, please contact the following:

Generally, print exhibition/ Iain McGowan
PDI imaging/ Peter Rocchiccioli
Audio Visual presentation/ Graham Sergeant
Publicity generally/Pete Bamforth
Publicity press and media/Rob Campling
Catering daytime/ Sheila Tester and Sarah Nicol
Catering evening meal/Iain McGowan, Joy Whiting, Ann McDonald
Exhibitors signs and Bios/ Stephen Marsh
Tombola/Carmel Lynch, Kim Tattersall and Mike Davison
Sales Table/ Iain McGowan and John and Joan Barham
Print Raffle/Ann McDonald

North Mundham Advanced Workers Exhibition 18th and 19th January 2020


1/ We need prizes for the Tombola to be held on both days of the exhibition. Any unwanted Christmas gifts, bottles of wine or spirits, chocolates etc would be very welcome. Please contact Lyn Owen or Carmel Lynch.
2/. There will be the usual Sales table for photographic equipment and associated items such as books etc. Please bring along any items no longer required. Should there be any queries regarding sales, please get in touch with myself. The amount of money raised for the club from this and the Tombola can amount to a surprising amount. 
3/ There will be the usual Saturday evening dinner at the end of the exhibition’s first day. This is open to ALL club members and helpers. The cost of this will be £13 for a three or four course meal including wine, Margret Preece will be taking bookings for this at club meetings in the new year prior to the exhibition. However it would be appreciated if those of you hoping to come to the dinner could let either Margret or myself know in advance by email etc to give us an idea of demand.
4/ Finally for those of you exhibiting at the exhibition, please send your bios to Stephen Marsh as soon as possible and certainly before Christmas.
Should there be any other queries regarding the exhibition, please contact me on iainmcgowanphoto@gmail.com or 01243 266094

Printer inks for sale

I have had my Epson Stylus Photo R2400 for 12 years and it did a fantastic job but it has now broken down beyond economical repair hence I am forced to purchase a new printer

Therefore I have 11 Epson Ultra Chrome K3 inks for sale

= T0591 x 2 @ £10 Each

= T0592 x 2 @ £10 Each

= T0593 x 1 @ £10 Each

= T0595 x 1 @ £10 Each

= T0597 x 1 @ £10 Each

= T0598 x 3 @ £10 Each

= T0599 x 1 @ £10 Each

I am giving the opportunity to any Club member to purchase them at this special discounted price before offering them to the general public on eBay.

My phone number is 02392467695

Peter Rocchiccioli

CHange to Published Programme

On 16th January 2020 Sue Sibley was due to give a presentation to us entitled ‘ My Journey So Far – Part 2’. Sue cannot now make that date and that slot will be taken by David Fletcher who will give a presentation on ‘Documentary Photography’. Sue will relace David when he is due to speak to us on 12th March. In effect each is doing a swap but keeping to the originally published titles of their talks