Meeting & Competition, July 21, 2009


We had 39 members and 8 visitors attend our July Flower Competition and General meeting.

We started our evening off with our competition chair, Helen Henry introducing our judge Joanne Stolte, from PSA. Flowers was the theme for the evening and our members entered a total of 38 prints, 36 digitals, and10 slides for the competition. Great participation and wonderful pictures!

Tylene Trout our hospitality chairperson introduced visitors and new members.

John Shredrick reminded everyone he needs the members to sign up on the LPA website for various duties at various times on various days. Please check the LPA website for more information. Decoration day is Tues the July 28th. PLEASE, PLEASE members, sign up and support your club!!!!

John Shredrick gave his workshop report beginning with July 28 and Arthur Barnett, teaching Tabletop photography. Bring your tripod and cameras. John is asking for a new workshop Chair and will work with the chair until the new chair feels secure in handling the position.

Sue Craft gave her programs report starting off with August – Swap meet, (bring Photography related items to sell, swap or give away). Then moving to Sept- Noella Ballenger, Nature by Design.

David Wilkins gave his newsletter report. He encourages members to go out and shoot.

Lyle Trusty gave his S4C and PSA report.

Upcoming Field trips are Sep 18-19 - Mono Lake/Bodie Field(photographer’s day $50 Sat to get in before/after normal hours) Leader David Wilkins.

Helen Henry gave her competition report stating Ted Dayton will be the next judge. She said all members should go online (in the forum) and vote for the next theme for the October competition. It will be announced in August.

Glenn Olson the discussion group chairman invited everyone to come join the group every Friday night at Denny’s 20th W. & K at 6:30-8:30pm, stating everyone welcome.

Announcement made about the Fair kickoff dinner July 31 at the AV Fair grounds. Tables will be held for the members who received invitations for volunteering.

Please volunteer to bring snacks for the monthly meeting. You are reimbursed up to $30. Sign up on the LPA Webpage. We would like to thank Cheryl Ross for the refreshments this month.

Congratulations to Cheryl Ross, on winning $48.00 from the 50/50 drawing.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:10pm


By:  Bonnie J. Matthews

View the Digital and Print & Slide winners

Congratulations to all who participated!

Unless otherwise noted, webpage, photos and photo reproductions by Arley Clark




Digital Winners

Master Digital


Helen Henry
Red and Yellow
Lee Simmons    
Lee Simmons  
Golden Dalhia
David Wilkins  
Rose in the Rain
Helen Henry  
Calla Lilly


Advanced Digital


Sue Liberto
Fried Egg Poppy
Fran Marroquin  
Moonlit Hibiscus
Fran Marroquin  
Lotus and Friends


Amateur Digital

Diana Edgel
Yellow Iris
Sharon Martinez
Orchids 2
Sharon Martinez
Artichoke Blossom
Diana Edgel
Pale Pink Rose

Novice Digital

Lee Garner
Wayne Staley
Wayne Staley
Lee Garner
Live Fire



Print Winners

Master Prints

Helen Henry
Caught by the Wind
Lyle Trusty
Day Lily- Yellow
Michael Harris
Flower 1
Michael Harris
Flower 2
Sue Craft
Water Lily

Advanced Prints

Irving Bjorge
Glad 2
Fran Marroquin
Hawaiian Reg
Glenn Olson
Days of Wine and Roses


Amateur Prints

Arthur Barnett
Petunia Delight
Diana Edgel
Wet Iris
John Waterbury
White Beauty
Arthur Barnett
Floral Sunrise
Arthur Barnett
Lean Too Tulips

Novice Prints

Laura Atchley
Pink Flowers with Bee
Cheryl Ross
Cheryl Ross
Sunflower Trio



Slide Winners

Darlene Sprunger
Pretty in Pink
Darlene Sprunger
Bertha Plummer



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.

Share It

Login required to comment
Be the first to comment

Coming Up...


LPA Breakfast


General Meeting




LPA Breakfast

PSA & S4C News

Get your S4C UEN here

My Account