General Meeting & “Scapes” Competition Night: July 15, 2014


Douglas Wade our President, welcomed 52 people to our General Meeting and Competition Night featuring “Scapes” as the theme, and Noella Ballenger as a returning judge.

As professional nature and wildlife photographer and writer, Noella Ballenger's experience has included photographing some of the world's most pristine and spectacular locations. Traveling extensively, she has searched for pockets of beauty throughout the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Africa, Europe and the South Pacific.  Noella has lectured throughout the United States and New Zealand. She celebrates her 24th year of teaching photography and her 27th year as a member of the American Society of Media Photographers.

Noella has always been very impressed with the quality of photographs she judges at the LPA and wants you to start sharing them.  She is looking for outstanding examples of your work to be submitted for consideration in being published and critiqued in her monthly “Image Talk” on Apogee Photo.   Noella was offered an Honorary Membership to LPA.

We had a total of 61 digital entries and 11 prints.  For print entry participants, we had 4 intermediates, and 7 masters.  For digital entries, we had 12 novice, 4 amateur, 16 advanced, and 29 masters.  Congratulations to all the winners!

Welcome Visitors & New Members – Carol Moss welcomed one new member to the meeting.

Membership - July 1 was the start of the 2014-2015 LPA year.  A new chairperson position “Membership” was created by President Douglas Wade, and Kurtiss Humphrey was appointed.

Programs/Workshops – Rock Myers
Jul 22nd - “Photo Mounting Workshop for AV Fair” – Douglas Wade
Aug 26th – “Member Photo Sharing” – Upload your photos to the LPA website
Sep 23rd – “Time Lapse Photography” – Kurtiss Humphrey

Competitions – Bonnie Matthews
Oct 21st - Monochrome
Jan 20th - Photojournalism
Mar 17th - Nature
May 19th - Action

Field Trips – Chris Wilkins
Sep 19-21, Owens Valley/CARMA (Mike Carr/Kurtiss Humprey)
Dec 2-5 – Yosemite – Chris/David Wilkins

AV Fair – Douglas Wade & Sue Craft
July 19th, 2014 (Sat) – Registration Closes
July 22nd, 2014 (Tue, 6:00 PM) Help Mount Your Prints Workshop at the AV Senior Center
July 25th, 2014 (Fri) – Digital Image Submittal Opens
August 1st, 2014 (Fri) – Digital Image Submittal Closes
August 6th, 2014 (Wed, 9 AM - 8 PM) Print Take In Day

Call for volunteers – Sue Craft
July 23 – Deco Day – 9am – 2pm
July 23 – 9am or 7pm for Volunteer/Clerk Training for AVF
Aug 5 – 6pm - Volunteer/Clerk Training specific to LPA
Aug 6 – Print Take In Day
Aug 7 – Print Hanging Day
Aug 9-10 Judging Days (but must have attended clerk training/judging to help)

Passes provided for Entry/Parking based upon volunteer hours

S4C Report - Bonnie Matthews – See S4C report on LPA website

PSA Report - Nan Carder – See PSA Report on LPA website

Friday Night Discussion Group - Terri Garner

July 25th and August 8th (2nd & 4th Friday of month) at 6:30pm at Carrows (Ave K & 17th st W)

Sunday Breakfast - Dale Ware
July 20th (3rd Sunday of month) at 7:30pm at Carrows (Ave K & 17th st W)

Newsletter - Terri Garner
Deadline for August newsletter is July 24
Terri will be resigning as editor after the August edition, and 3 years of service

Recognition – Wayne Staley presented a “Certificate of Appreciation” to Bill Liberto for his outstanding work as Equipment Chair for the LPA.

Announcements –
Newsletter Editor needed
Librarian needed

Meeting Adjourned

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