End of Year Competition & General Meeting Night: June 19, 2013


David Wilkins, our President, welcomed over 47 members to our End of Year Competition, S4C/PSA Photography Celebration, and Installation of Officers.   

The 1st place winners for the 2012-2013 competed for the Year End - Members Choice Awards.  All results for the competition can be seen on the LPA website.  Congratulations to ALL the Winners!  Each will received a certificate and ribbon, and will be awarded an acrylic plaque with their name, and the title of winning photo.

Thank you to Chris Wilkins and Wayne Staley, Competition Chairs for the past two years.  They will be notifying those of you who won your second LPA in your blue ribbon this year, in your level, as you will get to move up July 1.

Bonnie Matthews recognized the S4C Year End Award Winners.  In addition to verbal recognition, Bonnie had a nice presentation of winners listed, along with some of the photos. All LPA members are encouraged to participate in S4C.  The new competition year begins in October.  If you need help, please contact Bonnie.  Participation can be on an individual or interclub basis.

Nan Carder shared a photo presentation to recognize LPA Members who participated in the George Glennie Nature Salon, and PSA Interclub Competitions.  LPA did very well!  The PSA Youth Showcase  Photos and Awards, which featured our local high school photography students, was shown.  Thank you to Nan Carder and Tina Crowe for encouraging local high school photography teachers and their students to participate PSA.

As a thank you, a bouquet of flowers was presented to Terri Garner, on behalf of all those who sold at the Poppy Festival in April.  Terri gave up her entire weekend (which was a HOT one!), and took care of the record keeping through all the heat and sweat.

Thank you to Tina Crowe for bringing the jumbo sized cake from Costco, to celebrate!  There was only one piece left and we gave it to the guard.  LPA members love to snack.  Please consider providing snack for any LPA non-competition night.  The LPA can reimburse you for up to $30.  Sign up on the LPA website.

Announcements – David Wilkins

Membership Renewal Time – The 2013-2014 year starts July 1.  It’s time to renew your LPA Membership.

Annual Corporation Meeting July 9, after regular board meeting

Open Positions – Field Trip Chair and Hospitality Chair

Upcoming Programs – TBD

Upcoming Workshops – Rock Myers & Sue Liberto

June 25th – Douglas Wade – “Fair Entry Procedures & Mounting for AV Fair”

July 23rd – Douglas Wade – “Photo Mounting Workshop for AV Fair – Hands On”

Aug 27th – Ice Cream Social & Show N’ Tell Night

Upcoming Competitions – New Competition Chairs  - Tina Crowe & Bill Sutton

July 16th – Vehicles – entries due before midnight on July 9th.  Don’t forget to renew your membership!

Upcoming Field Trips – Douglas Wade

Need Field Trip Chair starting July 2013

June 23rd – Afternoon & Sunset photo at El Matador Beach

AV Fair – Douglas Wade & Sue Craft

Early Entry Registration open through July 6th

Late Registration open  July 7 – 23 ($5 late fee applies)

Next two LPA Workshops geared towards helping members and community entering photos for AV Fair

AVF Volunteer / Clerk Training Dates:  July 29, 1pm or 6pm, and August 6th at 6:30pm

Sign up on LPA website to volunteer for Photo Exhibit at AV Fair

Diamond Theme or Bling items needed for AVF Raffle Baskets.  Bring to July LPA meeting.  

Newsletter – Terri Garner, our Newsletter editor, wants to remind members that they can submit articles and photos to her for the newsletter by June 23rd.

Website – Lee Garner

Librarian – Bonnie Matthews

Friday Night Discussion Group – Terri Garner

2nd & 4th Friday night each month at 6:30pm at Carrow’s, Ave K & 17th St West

Sunday Monthly Breakfast – Dale Ware

3rd Sunday each month at Carrow’s, Ave K & 17th St West

Installation of 2013-2014 Officers – Past President (2002-2004) Dale Ware installed the officers and new board.  President:  David Wilkins;  Vice President:  Douglas Wade;  Secretary:  Holly Peskin (absent);   Treasurer:  Terri Garner;  2 Board Member Positions:  Rock Myers and Wayne Staley;  and Past President:  Sue Craft.  Thank you to Bonnie Matthews and Helen Henry for their service on the previous board.

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