We had a very entertaining – and inspiring – evening last night with Sue Dunham and Ian Hutchinson from Southampton International Exhibition who presented a slideshow of PDI entries and award winners from this year’s exhibition.
Sue has worked with SIE for an incredible 25 years and is also an active member of Beaulieu Camera Group, and for this long service and immense contribution she has recently been awarded the APAGB that is given for ‘Meritorious Service’. As many Chichester Members are regulars at SIE and we have long enjoyed seeing work from the exhibition, we were pleased to add our congratulations to Sue. She reciprocated by presenting Ann McDonald with the SIE Chairman’s Medal for her mono print, Three Fishermen at Dusk! Ann certainly had a bumper year at SIE with 14 acceptances and a two certificates and it was good some of these during the evening.
Our season is of course drawing to its end now and next week sees the Annual General Meeting. Do please attend, it is an important part of our our fixtures and necessary for the good running of the Club, and is also one of the more social evenings during the year. Full details and papers are available on the website (and included in the 4th May and 12th May Newsletters). Apologies for attendance should be sent to Liz Boden, Club Secretary.
Over the summer we of course look forward to our Annual Exhibition, and yesterday the processing of entries began with all submitted prints being numbered ready for judging on 1st June with Alison Crawley. Key dates for all Members are the Pre Exhibition Meeting on Thursday 27th July (7.30pm at Tangmere) and the Exhibition Preview on Friday 4th August at the Assembly Room, Chichester at 7pm. There are still gaps in Stewarding for the Exhibition so do please let Wojtek Boden, Exhibition Secretary, know when you can help via the website posting.