General Meeting & Creative Competition: January 19th, 2016


General Meeting & Creative Competition: January 19th, 2016
Contributed by:  Sue Craft

Douglas Wade, our President, welcomed 35 LPA members to our General Meeting and Competition night featuring “Creative” as the theme, and Norma Warden as the judge.

Norma Warden is an avid fine art photographer with over 20 years of experience in creating photographic images.  She is the President of the Santa Clarita Artists Association, Treasurer of F-Stops Camera Club, and Treasurer of Valley West Camera Club. Norma is also the Chairman of the Creative Photography Division of the Southern California Council of Camera Clubs. She has received many awards and recognition for her work and currently has work on exhibit at La Galeria Gitana in San Fernando, CA.  Her work is also in many private collections. Please visit her website at

Norma provided informative critiques on each and every entry. There were 43 digital images and 7 prints. Congratulations to all the winners!  View the entries and winners on the LPA website under Competitions.

Upcoming Events/Announcements  

Competitions – Bonnie Matthews-Franke

●      March 15th, 2016 - Step Into the Past - Judge - Paul Speaker

●      May 17th, 2016 - Flowers - Judge - Winn Krafton

●      June 21st, 2016 - End of Year Competition - Judges - Members Choice


Programs/Workshops – Rock Myers

●      January 26th - "Craftsmanship in Landscape Photography" with Greg Russell

●      February 16th – Hutch Hutchinson Photo Essay

●      February 23rd - Photo Sharing

●      March 22th - Dan Holmes

●      April 19th - Flower/Macro Photography with Noella Ballenger

●      April 26th - Hutch Hutchinson


Field Trips – Christine Wilkins

●      February 5th & 6th - American River in the Winter with Lewis Kemper - Don Goeschl

●      February 14th – Calico Ghost Town – Douglas Wade

●      March 19th & 20th - Lancaster Air Show - No Host

●      April – Date TBD – Cactus/Flower Macro Photography – Diane Cable

●      Mentryville & Rancho Camulos Festival – Date TBD


S4C Report - Bonnie Matthews

PSA Report - Nan Carder


Friday Night Discussion Group – Glenn Olson

●      2nd & 4th Friday of month (January 22nd and February 12th) - Denny’s Restaurant (Ave K & 20th St W) @6:30pm


Sunday Breakfast Group - Dale Ware

●      3rd Sunday of month (February 21st) - Patty’s Cafe, 43943 Sierra Hwy, #A @7:30am

Library - Ron Yagi


Newsletter - Douglas Wade

●      January 24th deadline for February newsletter

●      Please submit your contributions to the newsletter… photos, articles, etc.

●      Welcome input from all - trips, photos, adventures, etc...


 Announcements –

●      Membership Chair Needed

●      LPA Name Tags w/new logo order form on Website

○      $7.50 including tax - forms on back table




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