General Meeting & Portrait Competition: May 19, 2015


Douglas Wade, our President, welcomed 42 members to our General Meeting and Competition night featuring “Portraits” as the theme, and Dee Hunter as the judge.

Dee Hunter is the owner & photographer of Hunter Photography, located in Antelope Valley, CA.  She specializes in children and pets, but also shoots everything from aircraft to weddings. Dee’s favorite thing to do is to create unique and custom works of art that her clients will display and treasure in their homes and offices for many years.  Dee has been doing award winning photography since 1977.  Dee enjoys entering her work in the Antelope Valley Fair every year, where she has won numerous awards including Best of Show 4 times.

We had a total of 51 digital entries and 7 prints. For print entries, we had 7 Masters. For digital entries, we had 24 Novice, 0 Amateur, 18 Advanced, and 9 Master. Congratulations to all the winners!

Vote on Slate of Officers for 2015-2016 – Dale Ware presented slate: President - Douglas Wade, Vice President - Rock Myers, Secretary - Sue Craft, Treasurer - Bill Liberto, Voting Board Member - Bonnie Matthews, Voting Board Member - Michael Tanner, Past President - David Wilkins. A motion of acclamation was made by Dale Ware “to accept slate of officers and vote by a show of hands”, 2nd by Sue Craft, vote, 38 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstain. All voted in.

Member Recognition – Wayne Staley presented Rock Myers with an LPA mug in appreciation for his dedication to the LPA as Vice President, and for putting “life” into our programs and workshops.

Welcome Visitors & New Members – None

Membership - See Kurtiss or Bill to join LPA. July 1 starts a new LPA Year. Please fill out a new “Member Application” for dues renewal. Update your information and sign a new Release of Liability form that will be valid for as long as you are an LPA member (instead of one year).

LPA Name Tags with new logo are available. Download form on LPA website under Members Only.

Member Recognitions for Photos in Magazines – Douglas Wade
Popular Photography Magazine – Photo Challenge Contest - Photo by Ramon Rosario
AV Lifestyle Magazine May 2015

  • Animals 2nd place “Ibis’s at Piute Ponds” by Rock Myers

  • Nature/Scenic 1st place “Yosemite Falls Moonbow” by Anita Kratofil

  • Nature/Scenic 3rd place “Nesting Great Egret” by Holly Peskin

  • Travel 2nd place “Reflections of Our Nation’s History” by Dick White

  • Dean Webb Memorial Award winner - Ron Pinkerton

  • Article “Behind the Lens”, Photographers Invited to Join LPA - Douglas Wade


Upcoming Events/Announcements

Programs/Workshops - Rock Myers

  • May 26 - DSLR Video - Chris Seguin - Greenhouse Café at 6pm (5pm for dinner). $2 tip request for use of banquet room.

  • June 16 - Year End Competition, Installation of Officers, PSA Youth Showcase entries/winners from AV High Schools

  • June 23 - How to Enter Photography Exhibit for AV Fair

Competitions – Bonnie Matthews-Franke

  • June 16, 2015 - End of Year - Members Choice Awards

  • All 1st places, EA’s and print HM’s (July-Dec) will be participating. All digitals are already entered. All prints will have to be brought to the competition to be eligible to participate.

  • July 1, 2015 – Action - Judge - Ross Way

Field Trips – Christine Wilkins (absent)

  • May 30 – British Polo Day at Will Roger’s State Park, Noon – 5pm, led by Holly Peskin

  • June 13th - Mounted Shooters, Vincent Hill Equestrian Center 9:45am to late afternoon

S4C Report – Bonnie Matthews

  • June 6th - S4C Annual Installation & Awards Banquet, 11am-3pm at Almansor Court in Alhambra, $25 each, EOY awards are presented, High Point Awards, S4C Honors, Incoming Board of Directors are installed, Service Awards presented, incoming President lays out new year for us.

  • Bonnie available to help members get UEN on LPA nights

  • See S4C report on LPA website

PSA Report - Nan Carder

  • Recognitions and Awards presented to LPA Members

  • See PSA report on LPA website

Friday Night Discussion Group – Glenn Olson

  • 2nd & 4th Friday of month (May 22nd & June 12th) -Denny’s 2005 West Ave K @6:30pm

Sunday Breakfast - Dale Ware

  • Sunday June 21st, 7:30am Patty’s Cafe, 43943 Sierra Hwy, #A Lancaster

Library – Ron Yagi

  • Books and videos available for checkout

Newsletter - Douglas Wade

  • May 22nd (Friday) - deadline for June newsletter

AV Fair - Douglas Wade

  • Registration is OPEN

  • Volunteers needed. Signup on the back table (see scroll).

Announcements – Douglas Wade

  • Mounted prints for Senior Center – In storage until center is refurbished. Rock Myers asked if anyone is interested in helping to photograph the players in the Senior Center pool room.

Meeting Adjourned

Photos by Sue Liberto

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