I am delighted to announce that I’ve just heard from Dave Coates that ALL the applications for FIAP Distinctions from Chichester Camera Club have been successful. Congratulations to the following Chichester Camera Club members who have gained their distinctions.
The next scheduled meeting for the whole Club is at 7:30pm on Thursday 1st August at Tangmere for the Pre-Exhibition meeting – more details to follow. This will be combined with an Extraordinary General Meeting which will take up the first part of the evening.
The EGM is necessary because the Annual General Meeting last Thursday was not quorate so the key issues of a proposed change in the financial year and a proposed change in the deadline date for payment of subscriptions could not be approved. The meeting voted 49 to nil in favour of the 2 proposals but this cannot be confirmed and actioned without a quorum. Similarly, the election of Officers and Post Holders could not be ratified though those presently in post are carrying on regardless as we assume that is what the members would wish.
It is very important that we have a meeting with at least 51 attendees to make up a quorum to approve these matters so please make a SPECIAL EFFORT TO ATTEND ON 1ST AUGUST.
The Agenda and appropriate papers will be circulated to all members in early July
Joy Whiting has advised me that some websites are circulating misinformation about Adobe Lightroom. In fact: the Photograpy Plan prices have not changed; Adobe is not threatening to sue its’ customers; there are recent updates to the Programme incorporating new features. If you are interested, further detail on all of these issues can be found in the latest Lightroom Newsletter
I was asked last night by a new member if there were any organised Camera Club activities over the summer. The answer is no for whole Club activities (the next meeting is on 1st August – see later post) but if anyone wants to organise something themselves and would like to test whether other members might be interested please send me an e mail stating what, where and time to email@example.com and I will include that in one of the periodic Newsletters.
Contrary to the information in the programme Blue book, the Digital Group will not meet on Tuesday 28th May. The group programme is now closed for the summer but will re-open on the 4th Tuesday in September under the guidance of Sheila Tester and Richard Ryder.
Thank you for your considerable support over the past seasons.
The time has come once again to renew your membership of the Camera Club for next season.
In an attempt to maintain a consistent number of members I would like to ask everyone to pay their subscription a little earlier this year. This will then give us a clearer idea of how many spaces we might have for new members to join us in September. This was discussed at the AGM and the view of the people present was that this would be a sensible way forward. If you weren’t able to attend the meeing and would like to have more details of the reasoning behind this then please look at the recent papers for the AGM.
Membership renewal this year is £62 and I would be extremely grateful if you could make your payment by July 15th. You should receive an email with the details of how to pay by Bank Transfer in the coming days. Cheques can still be sent to my home address which will be on the email, however I shall not be at the last meeting of the season for any more cash payments. If you have a Standing Order set up for later in the year please make sure you amend it for both date and amount as I am sure you would not want to pay twice!
If you do not intend to remain a member for next year then please let me know so that I can start the process of inviting people from the waiting list.
Thank you for your co operation in this matter, it will make my job and that of the Treasurer so much easier than previously.
Just a reminder to those who have not yet voted that these cups, the Coath Cup for the Photographer of the Year and the Edmunds Cup for the club member who has preformed services for the club over and above the call of duty, are in the gift of club members and you are asked to be sure to cast your vote as you think fit.
There are only 2 more club evenings and 2 special interest group meetings on which you can cast your vote. Please make sure you don’t miss out.
This is the final call for cups to be returned in preparation for the Annual Exhibition judging which will take place in the near future.
I will be available to accept beautifully cleaned cups on Sunday 12th May at the RPS Documentary Meeting, on Tuesday 14th May at the Print Group or on the 16th May at the club AGM. That should cover everyone!
The AGM will be held on 16th May commencing at 7:30. The papers are available to download from Dropbox using the following link and contain an update of the Agenda paper showing named proposers and seconders in addition to the Management Committee
Please take the time to read them and print them off before the AGM.
Please pay particular attention to Appendices 2b and 3b as these
documents contain proposals to help with the smooth and efficient
running of the Club. Each of these proposals, if approved, will require
a small change in the wording of the Constitution so it is most
important that the meeting is quorate.
Please make a special effort to attend.
Patron: The Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester. Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.