General Meeting Minutes – October 18th, 2016


General Meeting Minutes – October 18th, 2016


Attendance # 37


Douglas Wade welcomed the 37 members to our general meeting and Human Interest Competition. Diane Racey was the judge.


He reminded everyone to make sure to sign in electronically as we are no longer using a sign-in sheet.


Diane Racey was introduced by Bonnie Matthews-Franke. Diane Racey joined her first camera club in 1981 and was a school photography from 1982 until she retired in 2012. She has been a very active member of PSA since 1985, as well as an active member of S4C and their Vice President for approximately the last fifteen years. She started her photographic expedition in the darkroom with black and white, and then ventured into the digital world. She has a background in Fine Arts. Diane has over 3000 acceptances in PSA recognized exhibitions in all divisions except large prints and 3D (Stereo).


The competition had a total of 33 digital entries and 9 print entries. For print entries, there were 9 Accomplished. For digital entries, there were 9 Novice entries, 12 Amateur, 6 Advanced and 6 Master. All the winners are congratulated. We all learned from the great critiques that Diane gave. Ron Yagi took a picture when Bonnie presented Diane with a certificate and check. He also took a picture of all the winners.


Welcome from Shirl Airov-Bieling - there were no visitors but Jeff is new to the group.


Doug Wade reminded the group that you can see Don Sullivan to join LPA and that you must be a current member to participate in the competitions.


CompetitionsBonnie Matthews-Franke

  • October 16th, Human Interest – Judge – Diane Racey

  • January 17th, 2017 Travel Judge – Mel Carll

  • March 21st, 2017 Pictorial Judge – Linn Craft

  • May 16th, 2017 Desert Wildflowers & Scenes Judge – Nancy Varga


Programs - Shane

  • November 15th - Ken Sklute, a Canon Explorer of Light

  • December 20th - LPA Holiday Party


Workshops – Shirl/Rebecca

  • October 25th LPA 50th Anniversary Celebration

    • 4:00 pm – no host dinner at GH Café - head count of approx. 15.

    • 5:30 pm – social time at AVSC

    • 6:00 pm – program/celebration

  • November 22 - Joanne Stulte will be speaking on Travel photography and discussing the rules. Please send in travel images and questions for her to use in her presentation. See Shirl with any questions.


Field Trips

  • Saturday, October 29th 4:00 P.M. Day of the Dead, Hollywood Forever Cemetery - No Host


S4C/PSA Report - Nan Carder

  • Saturday, October 22, 2016        S4C Entries Open for entries

  • Monday, October 31, 2016        PSA- PJ Quarterly Competition

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2016        PSA Projected Image Division (PID) Interclub Entries Close

  • Saturday, November 5, 2016        S4C Entries Close -  Judging Remote

  • Saturday, November 12, 2016        S4C Winning Images,Delegate and BOD meetings/University of Redlands

  • The PSA Conference will be in Pittsburgh in the fall of 2017. Plan now to attend.

  • Christine Wilkins was given a Service Award for her dedication in catching up with the Membership Milestones. She has sent out over 2000.


Friday Night Discussion Group – Glenn Olson

  • 2nd & 4th Friday of month,  Denny’s Restaurant (Ave K & 20th St W) 6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

  • Friday, October 28th

  • Friday, November 11th


Sunday Breakfast Group - Dale Ware

  • 3rd Sunday of month, Patty’s Cafe, 43943 Sierra Hwy, #A @7:30am

  • Sunday, November 20, 2016    7:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.

Library - Ron Yagi


Newsletter - Douglas Wade

  • October 24th deadline for October 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


Adjourned at 7:30


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