A very successful Welcome meeting for some 20 new members was held last night. Many thanks to all those Group leaders and Mentors who came and to the full Selection Committee for assessing new members work in double quick time. All those bringing work have been graded for competition purposes and this year we have a very good mix of experienced photographers as well as some for whom Chichester is their first Club. Several were graded as Advanced with a good mix in the Intermediate and Club categories. Several are choosing to join us from other local Clubs with the motivation of hoping to progress more rapidly to achieve photographic qualifications and generally to be ‘stretched’. I am sure this group will make a significant contribution to our activities. All have their usual blue badges so please make an effort to talk to them in the coffee breaks and elsewhere to make them feel really welcome.