End of Year Competition & General Meeting Night: June 16, 2015


Douglas Wade, our President, welcomed 44 members to our General Meeting and special “End of Year” Competition.  Also included in the evening’s agenda were the PSA Youth Showcase photos, Member, Board member & Chairperson Recognitions, Installation of Officers, and taking a LPA group photo at the park.

See images in the Gallery.

The 1st place digital winners and print EA winners (plus HM’s from July/Oct) competed for the 2014-2015 End of Year – Members Choice Awards.  The votes were tallied and a run off was needed for Master Digital and Intermediate Print.  View all of the entries and winners on the LPA website.        

While waiting for the results, Nan Carder shared a presentation about the PSA Youth Showcase program and photos submitted by our local high school photography students

Wayne Staley recognized 3 long time LPA members: Don Bennet, Bob Lion, and Lyle Trusty (absent). Both Don and Bob are Past LPA Presidents from the 1970’s and early 80’s. They shared a few stories that made members laugh, and expressed their delight in the longevity and growth of the LPA over the years.

A group photo was taken of all LPA Presidents, both past and present who were in attendance: Douglas Wade (2014-2016), David Wilkins (2012-2014), Sue Craft (2010-2012), Dale Ware (2002-2004), Bob Lion (early 80s?) and Don Bennet (70’s?).   

Douglas Wade presented Certificates of Appreciation to retiring Board Members Diane Cable and Kurtiss Humphrey.  Also recognized were our numerous LPA Chairpersons who all help make the LPA function so well!  Retiring chairpersons Terri Garner, Carol Moss, Kurtiss Humphrey, and Lee Garner were presented Certificate of Appreciation.  Lee Garner, LPA Webmaster & Tech Guru (2010-2015), was also recognized with an LPA mug and presented with a cake!

Sue Liberto, our LPA photographer kept busy taking all of the photos. Thank you!   

Before the awards were announced, the group migrated across the street to the American Heroes Park for a group photo taken by Rock Myers.  The frame was filled with 44 of 133 LPA member’s happy faces. Check out the group photo on the LPA website under the Join Us section.

Next was the Installation of 2015-2016 Officers – Past President Dale Ware installed the officers and new board. President: Douglas Wade, Vice President: Rock Myers, Secretary: Sue Craft, Treasurer: Bill Liberto, Voting Board Members: Bonnie Matthews and Michael Tanner (absent), and Past President: David Wilkins.  

And finally, announcement of the 2014-2015 End of Year Award Winners – Novice Digital: Thought by Kathy Newman, Amateur Digital: Chimp Chatter with Child by Diane Cable, Advanced Amateur Digital: Honey Bee by Bruce Cable, Master Digital: Portrait of a Vaquero by Holly Peskin, Intermediate Print: Salton Sea Sunset by Diane Cable, Master Print: Kensy by Holly Peskin.  Congratulations to ALL of the Winners!  Each received a certificate and will be awarded an acrylic plaque bearing the new LPA logo along with their name and title of their photograph.

Announcements – Douglas Wade
Annual Corporation Meeting July 14 after board meeting
July 1 - New LPA Year.  Please fill out a “Member Application” for dues renewal, update your information and sign a new Release of Liability
Membership Chair needed
Webmaster needed
LPA Name Tags w/new logo available.  Order forms on website. $7.50 each

Upcoming Programs/Workshops – Rock Myers
June 23rd - How to Enter Photography Exhibit for AV Fair
July 28th - Help you Mount your Prints for the AV Fair
August 18th - Piute Ponds - Wanda Deal
August 25th - Photo Sharing - 10 images (Website or Flash Drive)
September 15th - Introduction to Photography pt 1
September 22nd - Introduction to Photography pt 2
October 27th – “Under the Night Sky” – Pete Scifries

Upcoming Competitions – Bonnie Matthews
July 21st - Action, Judge - Ross Way
October 20th – Travel – Judge – TBA
January 19th - Creative – Judge – TBA
March 15th – Step into the Past - Judge – TBA
May 17th - Flowers, Judge - TBA

Upcoming Field Trips – Chris Wilkins
September – Date TBD – Street Architectural Photography, Los Angeles – Douglas Wade
February – Date TBD – Calico Ghost Town – Douglas Wade
April – Date TBD – Cactus/Flower Macro Photography – Diane Cable
Date TBD - Bristlecone Pines Night Photography/Camping – Eugene Duley
Date TBD - Petroglyphs on Naval Weapons Center Base – Eugene Duley
Date TBD - Mentryville & Rancho Camulos Festival

S4C Report – Bonnie Matthews
See website

PSA Report – Nan Carder
See website

Meeting Adjourned

AV Fair – Douglas Wade & Sue Craft
Registration is closing July 11th
Volunteer Signups on the back table (see scroll)

Newsletter – Douglas Wade
June 24th - deadline for July newsletter

Librarian – Ron Yagi
See LPA website for list of materials that members can check out

Friday Night Discussion Group – Glenn Olson
2nd & 4th Friday of month (June 26th & July 10th) - Denny’s 2005 West Ave K @6:30pm

Sunday Monthly Breakfast – Dale Ware
Sunday June 21st, 7:30am Patty’s Cafe, 43943 Sierra Hwy, #A Lancaster


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