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Catering for the preview evening on friday 9th august

To all members of Chichester Camera Club.  Please bring from 5:30pm onwards on Friday 9th August ‘FINGER FOOD’ either savoury or sweet will be acceptable.  Find me in the Assembly Room on the ground floor.  I will have two long tables set up ready for the fine spread that you all kindly bring for our guests and ourselves to partake during the interval.  If you prefer, monetary donations will be accepted and I will purchase on your behalf.  Thank you for your support, much appreciated.

Annual Exhibition Setup and Preview Evening

As usual volunteers are sought to help with the set-up for the Annual Exhibiton. Key times and dates are:

Thursday 8th August – meet at Tangmere at 6pm to load all the display screens and other equipment onto John Howes horsebox. Once that task is completed we then go to Ann McDonald’s house in Oving to collect the metal stands and posts. These remain in the horsebox overnight.

Friday 9th August – meet at the City Council offices, North Street Chichester, at about 8:45 am to unload the horsebox, then take all stands, posts and display screens up to the Assembly Room to be assembled. All of that should be completed by 10 – 10:15 am.

Once all the stands are erected those who are coming to mount their prints on the screens should arrive at about 10am to set up your own exhibit in accordance with the layout design. If you are only putting up prints please do not arrive before 10am as this will enable the stands, panels and print numbers to be thoroughly checked. The whole task should be completed by 12 noon.

Exhibition Preview Evening – please arrive at 7 for 7:30pm. The Mayor of Chichester CIty Council is our Guest of Honour and he will present the cups and prizes to the winners of the various Awards. This event is for all members of the Club, their friends and family and is not restricted in any way to just Exhibition entrants. After the formal part of the evening, refreshments are available downstairs and the full Exhibition will be available for viewing. Please do try to come along to the Club’s main summer showpiece

Reminder – Pre-Exhibition Meeting Thursday 1st August

Just a reminder that the Annual Exhibition Pre Exhibition Meeting is coming up on Thursday – Tangmere Village Centre at 7.30pm as usual.  We are hoping for a good turn-out as we also need to hold a short Extraordinary General Meeting to address outstanding matters from the AGM in May, as well as addressing remaining arrangement for our Preview Evening on Friday 9th August and the Exhibition Week – Saturday 10th to Saturday 17th August.  Remember that the Preview Evening is a social occasion for all club members, their families, friends and invited guests.

I also want to remind everyone to bring their diaries/calendars, and their wallets.  The Exhibition Catalogue will be on sale, and we will be looking for donations (cash preferred) for the Preview Evening catering.

We also still need volunteers for Stewarding during the week of the Exhibition – plenty of spaces available.

EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING AND ANNUAL EXHIBITION PREPARATION

This is a reminder that an Extraordinary General Meeting will be held on Thursday 1st August commening at 7:30. The purpose of the meeting will be to consider all those items of a Constitutional nature that could not be resolved at the AGM on 16th May because the meeting was not quorate.  Currently the quorum figure is 35% of the registered membership i.e at least 51 members need to be present and on 16th May only 49 members attended.  It is most important that all outstanding matters are dealt with at this EGM so PLEASE PLEASE make very effort to attend.  The quorum for the EGM is the same as for the AGM i.e. 35% of membership – 51.

Copies of the Agenda and all the supporting papers to be considered can be downloaded from Dropbox using the link ‘here’ in the Newsletter of 8th July 2019

The second half of the meeting will be used to consider all outstanding issues relating to the preparation for the Annual Exhibition to be held from 10th to 17th August inclusive

PAGB Championship at Warwick – July 2019

This is the full report and result of the PAGB Championship at Warwick on Saturday 13th July, Chichester CC qualified by winning the SCPF Championship in March.

As you can see in the result report out of the best 36 Clubs in Great Britain Chichester achieved a creditable 19th which when considering 1200 in the PAGB we are in the top 20 PDI Club in GB not bad result.

Our best scores were:

Sheila Tester = Dalmatian Pelican Defending Territory 15 out of 15

Ann McDonald = Gannet Defending Space 14 out of 15

Ann McDonald = The Sawmill Foreman 13 out of 15

John Howes = The Scoundrel & the Scholar 13 out of 15

Jim Munday = Taking a pounding 13 out of 15

Images that scored well during the competitions were Black & White with a narrative. Nature images, good sport type of photographs, good environmental portraiture and amazingly dog pictures. These are my thoughts from Saturday, a very interesting day. The five pictures below are from the above photographers; see who is whose.

Peter Rocchiccioli Chair Selection Committee