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AGM Reminder

The AGM will be held at 7:30 this coming Thursday 21st May. All the papers were circulated to members individually and the recent Newsletter of 5th May provided a link to Dropbox where all the papers are stored.

The quorum for the AGM is a minimum of 36 members and the access codes to log onto the Zoom meeting are listed under the ‘Programme’ part of the website. Please make every effort to log on.

I hope to see as many of you as possible on Thursday

Papers for AGM

Everyone should have received an email giving details about the AGM. This will be held via a Zoom conference call at 7:30pm on Thursday 21st May 2020. There are 9 papers for the meeting and these were all attached to the email sent to you yesterday.

Some members may find it easier to access this material via Dropbox and all the attachments can be found by clicking the link below –

Please make every effort to attend the Zoom meeting so that we meet quorum requirements and can take decisions on all the matters under consideration.

Login details to access the meeting will be sent out nearer the time.

Club Flickr Activity

The Club has had a successful of re-start to using its CCC Flickr Group page, with a number of members linking in and submitting images over the last two weeks. The first Fortnightly Photo Theme ended with some good wrap-up thoughts from the guest commentator, Jan Davis.
The 2nd Fortnightly Photo Theme round, “Bloomin’ Marvelous”, is now open for members to submit floral-related images, ranging from garden scenes to still-life of flowers, blossoms and so forth. Ideally, the images are from this year.
A new thread has been posted, called Creative Challenge. This round is “Photography Imitates Art”. The idea is for photographers to interpret one or more known pieces of artwork into a photogrpah of their own. The original and the member’s creation should be shown side-by-side for viewers to appreciate.  Creations can be serious re-interpretations to parody.  
Both threads will run in parallel for the next two weeks. 
No image on these threads is being judged — it’s for all friendly enjoyment!
Everyone has the choice to participatie in either one or both of them, and to share more than one image. 
For anyone who has not yet joined us on the Club’s Flickr site, you are very welcome to participate regardless of skill level. We see this as a very useful image exhibiting platform for Club members, especially during this lockdown period.Our site’s admin. team are available to help with any IT questions.

AGM 21st May 2020

The AGM will be held at 7:30 pm on Thursday 21st May. The original idea was to hold the meeting via correspondence but with all of us getting technologically competent with Zoom it will be held as a virtual meeting with full participation and discussion and the proceedings recorded. Papers will be circulated to members by the beginning of May at the latest.

There is provision within the Constitution for members to make their own proposals for inclusion in the AGM Agenda. All such proposals must be submitted to the Secretary in writing, not later than 21 days before the AGM date, duly signed by both proposer and seconder.

You will be aware that at the EGM held on 21st November 2019 it was agreed that the quorum for an AGM would be 25% of the registered membership (currently 37) so please make every effort to log in and attend. Further details to follow.

Revised Summer ProgrAmme

Many thanks to Mike Harris and Jeff Owen for putting together and delivering our first on -line full Club meeting yesterday. There were 46 Members who overcame the mysteries of Zoom to participate and discuss potential progamme subjects while we are all in lockdown and all were asked to consider and let us know if you have any other suggestions of what we might do. Mike reported on the detail of all this in the last Newsletter.

Mike has now been able to finalise speakers and dates for our revised summer programme and this will be as follows:

April 16th        Janey Devine,        ‘Celebrating British Life Today’.
April 23rd        Live Club/Inter PDI Competition – judge Daan Olivier

30th April John Bradshaw – title to be determined
May 14th        Glyn Edmunds        ‘From Analogue to Instagram with Huawai’.
May 21st        AGM
May 28th        Pete Bamforth        ‘O to be in Scotland now that Covids Here’.    

All will be delivered on-line through Zoom. This platform is being used extensively by many organisations as a cheap and effective way of conducting meetings on-line though there are some security and privacy issues that are raised from time to time. It is very important therefore that if you choose to participate in Zoom meetings that you ensure your computer system anti-virus systems are effective and up to date and specifically please read the new Security Notice found at the top of the Home Page on the Club website

In addition to main Club meetings on Thursdays we are also offering sub group meetings: a very successful PAGB group meeting was held on 6th April, Richard Ryder has written a separate post on the next Digital group meeting included in this Newsletter and further events are planned for the Print group and possibly others. Do participate to make the very best of this dreadful lockdown situation.

Digital Imaging Group online meeting 28 April 2020

This is our first online meeting so I do hope you will be able to join us.  Richard Corkrey will be showing us how he creates some of his lovely woodland images.  During this tutorial he will be showing us how he used Lightroom for his initial adjustments [also applicable to Adobe Camera Raw] before taking the image into Photoshop and making adjustments there and in DxO NIK collection.

Meeting details are:

Topic: Chichester Camera Club Digital Imaging Group Zoom Meeting
Time: Apr 28, 2020 07:30 PM London

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More Club SUccesses

Despite the Coronavirus, judging of the SCPF Leagues took place due to Jean Brooks efforts and are now published  and I am pleased to say that  Chichester CC did rather well:

We won the Print League: 1st place Chichester with 49 points; 2nd Southampton with 48 points; 3rd Basingstoke with 46 points.

The Club came 2nd in the PDI League: 1st New Forest with 60 points; 2nd Chichester with 55 points; 3rd Winchester with 44  points.

Well done to all those members who supplied images and to the Selection Committee for choosing the most appropriate images to maximise our chances of success.

Zoom Club Meeting Tonight 9th April 7:30 pm

Just a reminder that tonight we will be holding our first Zoom club meeting at the normal time of 7:30pm. Note that this is a Zoom online meeting, please so not show up at the Tangmere Centre!

There will be a brief introduction by Mick Harris, where Mick will explain what we have and are doing and the ideas we have for the programme.

At 8:00pm, we will take a 5 minute break so people can join in the Support the NHS event if they wish to.

We will then re-open the meeting and look for suggestions and comments from the members.

Meeting details are here (please join 5 minutes before). Please also see our SW Security Notice Page

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Zoom Club Night Thursday 9th April 7:30pm

Hi all, Mike Harris here your Chair for next year.

Firstly a great big hello to all of you and I sincerely hope you are all well and coping with the constraints of this horrible lock down. I’ve cleaned my car more than once, decorated what I was ordered to worked in the garden and made serious inroads into my wine cellar.

Anyway that’s enough about me. I wanted to contact you to update you on what the committee have been working on to try and put together some sort of programme for the rest of this season.

We have purchased a software application called Zoom. This application has allowed us to hold online meetings and so far we have had a one full management meeting and a couple of smaller meetings to try and finalise the way forward. Zoom has also been used successfully by the PAGB group and hopefully will be used by the other groups within the club.

We also have an existing Flikr account and one of our members has set up a discussion on Flikr with the theme of portraits. Here you can upload a photo/s that meet the theme subject and others can see it and comment should they so wish. I hope you will have a look at both of these applications as it will enable us to run different types of interaction for all to enjoy. Instructions on how to access and use both Zoom and Flikr are attached to this newsletter.

Finally, We will be running a Zoom meeting this Thursday at the usual time of 19.30pm and I hope that as many of you as possible will be able to join us. The purpose is to give you all an opportunity to see Zoom in action and to have a general discussion on any other areas you would like us to explore.

This is very difficult time for all of us and the more activity we can generate will not only help the time to pass but will enable us to continue our joint interest in photography.

Wishing you all the very best and stay safe.

Regards

Mike Harris

Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting on Thursday 9th April 7:30pm.

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