Meeting & Christmas Dinner, December 2008


We had a festive evening, enjoying the company of 78 members and visitors in attendance for a Lasagna dinner, listening to wonderful Christmas Carols on the piano by the talented Lisa Craft.


Rob Sheppard provided the program “Guaranteed Better Digital Photography,” which was outstanding for the novice through the advance photographer. After Rob’s presentation, he critiqued each Salon entry and then Sue Craft presented him with a Certificate of Appreciation.


Lyle Trusty arranged a Salon Show, where Master Photographers displayed a framed sample of their best work. All members were able to vote on their favorite photograph and Rob Sheppard announced the winner. Congratulations to Lyle Trusty for Members Choice Award.

Lyle Trusty presented a Service Award to JoAnne Stolte for all her work and her passion she shares with LPA. Lyle also presented JoAnne with A Certificate of Appreciation and Honorary LPA Membership.

The new name of the newsletter was voted on and announced. “Desert Exposure” is the winner and will now appear on LPA’s newsletter. Great Job Members!

We would like to thank Tylene Trout and Pat Ware who gave so generously of their time in the planning of the Christmas party. We would also like to thank all others who contributed to the night’s festivities. We had 78 people attend and approx 15 people made this event happen for everyone. Sometimes, we forget to say thank you, so… “to all those that made the evening a success—Thank you”

A special “thank you” to the Jung family for raffle baskets, pottery gifts, and the various other gifts they donated for the Christmas party. George is the “potter” in the family. The gifts were nice and everyone enjoyed them. Again…thank you. The Jung family has been taking care of the raffles for over a year and doing an excellent job!

Nola Zhang won the lottery for the Canon IPF5000 printer.



More Pictures Here




Next General meeting will be on January 27th, the 4th Tues NOT the 3rd Tues as the building will be closed.
Terri Garner reminded everyone of the Friday nights “Discussion Group” at 7-8:30pm.

The 50/50 of $82 was won by the Henry family

Raffles by the Jung family.



Article Bonnie Matthews
Pictures by Arley Clark unless otherwise noted

by Bonnie J Matthews-Franke

Bonnie has been taking pictures since she was a little girl, but she didn�t get into digital photography until about four years ago, just before she joined the club.

Matthews finds the club to be very beneficial to her. “The interaction with other members, being able to ask questions, the workshops and the knowledge that I take away from the club is phenomenal.”

She is very active, attending most of the workshops and field trips. She has missed only a few workshops the last few years and has attended about 70% of the field trips. The fall color trip is one she�s really looking forward to.

When asked what kind of photography she prefers, she said landscapes. She just finished a vacation trip to Oregon where she photographed lighthouses, old barns and covered bridges. “I really like old structures,” she said. She now loves portraits and has her own studio.

Matthews has a Canon 5D MKII and a variety of lenses and accessories. Her favorite lens is a 28-135mm ,70-200mm. & 100mm.

Matthews is our new secretary of the club and has made many changes – to help us grow. One improvement she hopes to make, however, is to archive the meeting notes she takes so new members can have access to them online.

“I�m really proud that the club is growing like it is, and that the workshops are so great.

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