It is now less than three weeks until the close of our wonderful exhibition at the Novium – so not only is this a last call to get along to see it if you haven’t yet, but also gives important information on how to collect your work from the museum
The museum staff will take all the prints down on Monday 11th March and leave these ready for your collection, along with the title blocks if you would like to have yours. Please collect your prints from the museum on Tuesday 12th or Wednesday 13th March or arrange for someone to collect them on your behalf.
If you really can’t collect them, remaining prints will be returned to the hall for your collection at a later date, but we would be grateful if the very great majority are taken away directly from the museum.
The next meeting of the Developers Group will be held in the Small Hall on Monday 18th February starting at 7:30pm. All Club class members are welcome. In the first half Heather Buckle will lead a discussion on Black and White photography based on her superb images of ballet dancers and the recent image of the Tate Modern which got a 10 in the last Intermediate Print competition. The 2nd half will focus on night photography. It should be a good evening so do make an effort to attend
I’m very pleased to report that the Club’s extraordinarily generous collection for the Chichester Red Box Scheme was handed over to the Chichester and Midhurst scheme representative, Lynsey, at Chichester College last week.
Lynsey tells us that with such a generous donation of £205 cash and a large box of sanitary protection goods, they will be able to also buy underwear, which while not usually donated, is often required. The items will be distributed across the area, which includes Bognor Regis. Lynsey also tells me that this includes small red boxes at local primary schools, secondary schools and colleges.
We have card a card from Lynsey, and as you can imagine, the about we were able to raise has been very gratefully received. Can I also add my personal thanks to you all for making this such a successful collection.
The RPS subgroup will be meeting next Tuesday, 19th February, at 7.30 pm in the Small Hall.
Apart from our usual discussion of members ‘Work in progress’ we will also have a presentation of a recent successful Fellowship Panel from Daan Olivier FRPS who will tell us how he approached his Fellowship Project and what was involved.
I announced at the last meeting that we have been
considering possible changes to the procedures for issuing Certificate of Merit
certificates in both PDI and Print competitions. The current policy is that Certificates are
printed and distributed to all members obtaining marks of 9, 9.5 and 10 in both
PDI and Print competitions. They are
given to members publicly on the first Club meeting after the competition but
if recipients are not present they are then distributed informally at meetings
thereafter. The present review has been
actioned because many members do not seem very interested in picking up
Certificates at all (often up to one third are never claimed) and after one
recent competition the Print Secretary had to print 35 Certificates of Merit,
at least half of which were never claimed.
In considering this situation the Management Committee
appreciated that for some members receiving Certificates is very important,
recognising their considerable work and achievement, but for others it is of
little significance. The following alternative
options were suggested on which members views are now being sought:
That printed Certificates are produced by the
Print/PDI Secretaries and distributed only for those scoring 10 marks in both Print
and PDI competitions;
That Certificates are produced only for those
scoring 10s in Print competitions where they can be attached to the back of the
relevant print, but not for PDIs;
That Certificates be produced for all scores of
9, 9.5 and 10 electronically but be made available only on the Website so that
members who want them can print their own
That the current policy and practice remains
The Management Committee always seeks to manage in the best
interests of the Club as a whole and by supporting the majority of members’
views and priorities. I would be
grateful to receive members’ comments on these 4 options within the next 2
weeks and in the light of responses received the matter will be considered
further at the next Management Committee meeting on 11th March. Any changes would not be implemented until
the 2019 -20 Programme Year.
Next Thursday, 14th Feb, is the deadline for this season’s Small Print Competition so please bring your photographs to Club and give them to Guy Partington. This will be your last chance to enter. If you don’t enter this time, you will have to wait until October. (With apologies that this is also the deadline for the PDI competition). All the winning images will be judged on 14 March. Many thanks to all the Club class members who have entered their photographs this year. Best of luck. Cheryl Marshall
After last nights competition I think this year’s exhibition could be the best ever!! Now is the time for all Club and Intermediate members to register for the SPRING EXHIBITION 2019! You don’t need to know exactly what images you are going to use – most of us decide at the last possible moment!
The weather forecast for tonight is awful with a 95% chance of snow as the evening progresses. I have been contacted by a number of people to say they are not going to risk the weather so tonights Chair evening is CANCELLED. Alan and I will do the presentations on another evening in the future