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ANNUAL EXHIBITION NEWS

It is five weeks until the opening of the Annual Exhibition, so here are a few reminders of what will be happening and what we still need to do.

Thursday 1st August – the Club Members’ Pre-Exhibition Meeting.  This is at Tangmere Village Centre, our usual Club venue at the usual time of 7.30pm.  Please bring your diary/calendar and your wallet.  The Exhibition Catalogue will be available at the end of the meeting – still only £1, and there will be posters and flyers for you make a nuisance of yourself with.

Sheila Tester will also be asking for contributions either in cash, or in kind for the Preview Evening buffet supper.  We will also be appealing for home-made cakes that we can sell by the slice during Exhibition week.

Stewarding – volunteers for stewarding are needed for various dates throughout Exhibition week.  I will have the Rota Sheet at the Members’ Pre-Exhibition Meeting on 1st August.  I realize that some people are working and/or have other daytime commitments, but if you have images in the Exhibition, please try to help-out with the Stewarding.

Friday 9th August – Exhibition Set-Up Day.  All Members should attend on Friday morning set up their own exhibit in accordance with the layout design.  If you cannot get there, other people may be willing to help with this, so please ask.  There will be plenty of help on hand for those who haven’t done this before.  We don’t really want people to arrive much before 10am so that the stands, prints and panel numbers etc can be properly distributed and checked.  If you arrive earlier, you may be standing around for a while. 

It may be helpful to bring a tape measure, a small level, some string and some tape to simplify the job of arranging the prints on the panel.  The Club does carry some of these items that are available for you to use if you do not have your own and the Club will be providing the Velcro pads used to attach the prints for the display boards.  And, thanks to Jeff Owen and Ray Thurgood, the Display boards are all now in good shape.

Friday 9th August – Exhibition Preview Evening.  All Members, their families and friends are invited to attend the Exhibition Preview Evening.  We also welcome invited guests from other camera clubs. We aim to gather from 7pm for 7.30 start.  After the preliminaries and Awards’ ceremonials, there will be our traditional buffet (Sheila Tester will be looking for helpers) and a chance to view the exhibition before it opens to the public the following day.  This is a usually a really enjoyable, social evening, so even if you didn’t submit anything for the Exhibition this year, please do come along.

Saturday 10th to Saturday 17th August (closed Sunday) the Exhibition is open from 10am to 5pm each day, with coffee, tea and cake available.  There are some 293 prints form and 149 projected images on show.  Members who wish to have their own greetings cards on sale can do so – with a 15% commission to the Club.  Please bring these along on the Friday.

Saturday 17th August – 5pm – Exhibition Take-Down.  Again, all Members should try to attend at the end of the Exhibition to take down their prints, or make an arrangement with someone else to do so.  Some prints may be requisitioned by the Selection Committee for consideration and use in external competitions next season.

EGM and Pre-Exhibition Meeting – 1st August

All members please note that on 1st August commencing at 7:30 pm at Tangmere we will be holding an Extraordinary General Meeting required as a result of the recent AGM not being quorate. The meeting will consider the election of Officers and Post Holders and proposals relating to revised dates for the Club’s financial year and a change in the deadline date for payment of subscriptions. We need to get a quorum on this occasion to determine these matters properly

The second half of the evening will be our usual pre Exhibition meeting when details of the cup winners and certificates of merit will be announced, final preparations for the Exhibition will be made and copies of the Exhibition Brochure and programme for next year will be available.

Further details will be circulated at the beginning of July but please put the date in your diary and make every effort to attend

LONDON SALON MEDAL FOR Lorna Brown!

I’m delighted to announce that Lorna Brown EFIAP, has won a Salon Medal at this year’s London Salon of Photography. Over the years only five Chichester Camera Club members have achieved this rare distinction, Lorna now takes this number up to six!

In addition to her medal Lorna has had two images accepted at the salon. This is a significant achievement in a salon where only a very small number of submitted prints are accepted for exhibition. All of the accepted images may be viewed on the Salon website here http://www.londonsalon.org/2019-salon/4594634346

Congratulations Lorna!

NEST © Lorna Brown which won a London Salon Medal at this year’s Salon Exhibition.


FIAP DISTINCTION SUCCESSES FOR CHICHESTER CAMERA CLUB!

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 four Chichester Camera Club members who have gained new FIAP distinctions.

Lorna Brown EFIAP

Chris Gledhill EFIAP

Jim Munday EFIAP

Ann McDonald EFIAP/Silver

Very well done to everyone for a terrific result!

The image featured above is Nubra Valley Landscape © Chris Gledhill.

Wreck of the Helvetia © Jim Munday
Hearth and Home © Lorna Brown.
A Woman’s Work © Ann McDonald

1st August EGM

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

Misinformation about Adobe Lightroom

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

Potential summer activities

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 michaelmikehancock@gmail.com and I will include that in one of the periodic Newsletters.

Digital Group 28th May

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.