The last Club full meeting of the current programme year will be held on Thursday 23rd May. There was some doubt about whether this meeting could go ahead given the potential clash with the European elections, if held. It has now been clarified that if the Centre is required as a polling station, that will take place in the Youth Hall so our RPS Panels evening can definitely go ahead as planned
The PDI of the Year competition is open to all members who have submitted images into PDI competitions during the 2018-19 programme year and 2 of those entries may be entered into the PDI Of the Year competition through the usual upload portal. Any images submitted must be as in their original entry i.e. no further reworking of the image is allowed
Papers for the AGM will be circulated in the next few days and will be available for a download via Dropbox. The single item Newsletter will contain a link to get to all the documents. No copies will be available on the evening so please download you own copy as soon as the Newsletter is received.
There are 2 proposals which have implications for changes to the Constitution and, if approved, will help the smooth and efficient running of the Club so it is very important that we have a quorum of members (minimum of 43) to deal with these issues properly. Please make an effort to attend.
Phil Shaw has revised and updated the Guidance Notes for Entrants for the Annual Exhibition in August 2019. The full text of the Guidance can be found on the Website under the ‘Exhibitions’ heading then drop down to the 3rd item where you will see the Guidance Note. The key points are that the closing date for entries is Thursday 16th May and all members may enter up to 6 prints, 6 PDI’s and up to 2 PDI’s for entry to the PDI of the Year competition.
Please read the new Guidance Note very carefully because a number of elements have changed for 2019. As usual, all entries must be uploaded through the Club’s normal up-load system – Photocomp in the same way as for Club competitions. Hopefully the Guidance is self explanatory but any queries may be raised with Phil at our regular Thursday night meetings
The next meeting of the Developers Group will be held in the Small Hall at 7:30pm on Monday 15th April. For the first half we will be reviewing the images taken at the night shoot in Chichester at our last meeting together with any other night photography shots that members wish to bring . You can bring either prints or PDIs or both.
For the second half Richard Webb will be giving a presentation on the use of masks to enhance images. It should be a fun and informative evening so do come along
The following prints have been selected for the display at Sage House: Peter Rocchiccioli – The Little Boat and Volcano at Dawn; Lorna Brown – Trees from the Wood; Sarah Nichol – To the Secret Garden, Cromer Pier and The road to Lindisfarne; Mike Hancock – Path to the Door and Jasna Lake; Ronnie Hall – Chichester Harbour at Sunset; Jean Brooks – Deer in Flight; Hilary Featherstone – Goodwood Balloons; Jim Munday – Evening Glow at Fairfield; Jeff Owen – Basin Eye View and Rainbow Umbrellas.
These prints are much appreciated by the residents of Sage House at a very difficult stage in their lives. Many thanks to all the contributors.
The next main Club meeting on Thursday 4th April will be the Print Panels Competition where those wishing to enter must bring their prints (between 3 and 6) on the night. The full rules of this competition are set out on the Club website under the main heading of ‘Competitions’ then on the drop down menu ‘Competition Rules Revised March 2019’ then scroll down to the heading ‘Print Panel Competition’.
John Howes will be placing an order for new Nomad boxes on Friday 29th March so if anyone else wants to purchase a box taking advantage of lower prices for bulk purchasing please contact John either at the Club tomorrow night or by e mail – jhowes.live.co.uk
Patron: The Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester. Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.