Sue Craft our President welcomed 62 members and guest to our July Pictorial Competition and General meeting this evening.
We started our evening off with Helen Henry introducing our judge for the evening, Mel Carll, from the Santa Clarita Camera Club. Since our theme was "Pictorial" this month our members entered a variety of different pictures for our viewing. Mr. Carll critiqued each and every picture entered in the competition. We had a total of 30 prints, 56 digitals, and 14 slides for the competition and thank Mr. Carll, and all the volunteers who assisted, and made the evening happen. Great participation and wonderful pictures entered by all!
David Wilkins our Vice President gave his report on the upcoming programs. Aug 17 – The American West by Greg Russell. Sept 21 – Landscape Photographer by Micheal Gordon. Nov 16 – Nature & Landscape Photog by Dan Sniffin. Dec 20 – Holiday Photo Contest & Dinner.
Douglas Wade our Workshop Chair announced the upcoming workshops. They are: July 20th Framing Photos – Glenn Olson; Aug 24th Wordpress for Photographers – Douglas Wade.
Helen Henry our Competition Chair reminded us of the upcoming competitions. The schedule is: July 20th Pictorial, Oct 19th Prime Desert Woodlands, Jan 18th or 25th 2011Portraits, Mar – Open, May – Step Into The Past and June – “Best of Year” competition – Judged by membership.
Bill Sutton our Fieldtrip Chair announced the following field trip calendar. Be sure to mark your calendar and watch the website for more information. Jul 24 & 31 – Junkyard Photography – Glenn Olson; Jul 31 – Tropico Gold Mine – Arliss Dawson; Aug – Aquarium of the Pacific – Bill Sutton; Sep 24-25– Alabama Hills – David & Chris Wilkins; Oct 3 – Acton Rangers Gymkhana – Sue Craft; Nov – Vasquez Rocks w/ costumed horses/riders – Bill & Leslie Sutton; and Nov – Tejon Ranch – Christine Wilkins.
Bonnie Matthews, our Secretary, spoke about the Release of Liability Forms. We are having all members complete updated information sheet as well as sign a Waiver of Liability and Assumption of Risk. This document is usually required for private property events and after speaking to other clubs since we are working diligently towards our non-profit status, we are choosing to follow their lead. In acting so responsible, there could be other benefits the board will be looking into once we can prove the general membership is compliant with the waiver. For those attending the Tropico field trip this must be signed before attending the field trip as it was a requirement from the owners in order for us to schedule the trip.
David Wilkins is still doing the newsletter while seriously looking for someone to take over the editor’s position, so if you are interested, please contact David or Sue. David will teach you and work with you and the members supply the pictures and stories to print. You can download a copy of the newsletter from our website.
Dave Anderson gave his fair report. IT IS APPROACHING FAST!!! There is a sign up on the web site, we need clerks, monitors, helpers for decorating, take-in day etc. Please help. AV Fair Kick Off Dinner July 30th-DON’T FORGET!!!
Lyle Trusty gave his report on the Lakes & Valleys Master Salon Gallery, July 2010 – Lyle said Helen Henry received Best of Show and a 2nd, David Wilkins received a 3rd, Pat Ware and Lyle received a HM.
Nan Carder gave her PSA report. The 72nd Annual Conference will be held in Charleston, SC form Oct 3 to Oct. 7, 2009. PSA will offer many fieldtrips, workshops and classes during that time. Congratulations Anita Kratofil. Her picture Sunrise Glow will be part of the 2010 Honorable Mention Images from all of the competitions. These images will be included in the 2010 BOB Best of Best -DVD that will be presented at the PSA conference in October. The Lancaster Photography Association ended up 17th out of 31 clubs in the CPID “D” Group. Congratulations Nan Carder won her PSA Editorial Bronze Star and to Sue Craft for an Honorable Mention in the 3rd PSA Nature Interclub Contest for her Yosemite Valley View. The Lancaster Photography Association ended up 12th out of 26. In the EID (Electronic Imaging Division) Interclub Competition Diana Edgel (Yellow Iris) received a HMs. We need your help getting pictures this year for the PSA Interclub Competitions. Pictures need to be 1024 x 768. Lancaster Photography Association will be judging the PSA Nature Interclub contest between May 1-15th. This year PSA competitions start October 1, 2010. George Glennie awards to David Wilkins (Merit) and Sue Craft (Merit and Gold Medal).
If anyone wants to donate to the Library, please contact Cheryl Ross. If you would like to check out books, magazines or items in the Library, please contact Cheryl. Items available for checkout can be found on the LPA website, under the Members Only section.
Everyone is invited everyone to attend the Friday night discussion group which meets every Friday night, 6:30pm at Denny’s, 20th West and K, Lancaster. Everyone is welcomed regardless of knowledge and all subjects covered.
Congratulations to all the winners!!
By Bonnie Matthews
Unless otherwise noted, webpage, photos and photo reproductions by Lee Garner
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