S4C April 2015 Board Report

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The March 2015 S4C Competition was held remotely on March 14th.  I’d like to congratulate the following images:  Level A- Rock Myers " Jet_Hawk_Jet_too "- HM and Level AA: Diane Edgel " Yellow_Iris "- HM.

Entries for the April Competition closed on April 4th. I’d like to thank those who submitted their images to me to be used for Interclub competition. Level A: Bruce Cable, Scott Shackelford,  Pam Vick, and Douglas Wade. Level AA: Sue Craft, Bonnie Matthews, Richard Wood, and  P. Dale Ware, Good Luck to everyone! This is our last competition for the 2014-2015 competition year.

Update-Bruce Cable received an Award for his “Blue Angeles Information.”

S4C competitions are held monthly between October of one year and April of the following year. They are either judged in person along with an S4C meeting (normally in November and April) or remotely (normally the other months). Be sure to mark your calendars!

Also, you can now start signing up for the fabulous S4C Annual Awards and Installation Banquet on June 6th at Almansor Court, 700 South Almansor Street, Alhambra, CA 91801. Go to http://www.s4c-photo.org/banquet/ to get your tickets.

We had our Delegates meeting and Stuart Lynn gave the following information during his Presidents report. *We have 30% club participation increase from last year. *Lee Garner will be taking over as Competition Chair at the end of the Banquet. *S4C Definition are mirroring PSA. *For EOY High Point, they take the top 12 images instead of 14.

LPA was given high praise for their website and their Facebook. Other clubs use us as a model and a reference guide. Good job LPA!

They had a Board meeting after the Delegates meeting which Nan Carder gave me this update.

S4C BOD 2015-2016 - after the S4C Banquet
David Wilkins, AS4C, S4C President
Lee Garner, AS4C BOD, Competition Chair
Nan Carder, EPSA, DFS4C BOD, Photojournalism Chair
Bill Sutton, AS4C – BOD, Interclub Chair and Bylaws Committee

For S4C Interclub and to participate as an Individual, you MUST have a UEN to enter. If you do not have one, please go to the S4C website and request yours today (just takes about 5 min)! When sending an image, please send me your UEN. If you have any questions about S4C or wish to send me images, please email me at bonniejmatthews@hotmail.com.

New Business:

I would like to see as a part of our Membership Process, we obtain the members UEN for them and in their Welcome letter include their new UEN number. This way every member will have a UEN but more importantly we can enter their images for Interclub for them and advise them as we are doing so. This can be worked out between the membership chair and the S4C Interclub Chair.

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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