General Meeting Minutes– November 15th, 2016


General Meeting Minutes– November 15th, 2016


Attendance # 92


Welcome – Douglas Wade welcomed everyone and reminded everyone to sign in. Also to place all phones on vibrate. He introduced Ken Sklute, a Canon Explorer of Light, as our speaker this evening.

  • During Ken’s 41-year professional photography career he has accomplished the title of “Photographer of the Year” in 32 out of 41 years in the states of New York, Arizona, and California. In addition, Ken has been awarded 14 Kodak Gallery Awards, the Kodak Gallery Elite award, WPPI Grand Award for Weddings and 15 Fuji Masterpiece awards, amongst many other awards. Ken is proud to be or have been a Kodak Mentor, an Epson Mentor, an Adobe Influencer, a Delkin ImageMaker, a Datacolor Expert and an NIK Friends with Vision member.

  • Some of Ken’s clients have been the National Hot Rod Association, U.S. Army, Sports Illustrated, Oakley, Associated Press, National Dragster, Epson, Kodak, Newsday, as well as most of the photographic industry trade magazines.

  • Tonight’s topic: “Capturing the Elusive Moment


Ken Sklute spoke on the different ways that you can improve your photography by planning ahead for the right light, the right equipment, and the right subject. Also he discussed the importance of telling a story with your images.


Welcome Visitors & New Members - Shirl Airov-Bieling

  • Any new visitors on the guest card


Membership/TreasurerDouglas Wade

  • See Don Sullivan to join LPA

  • Must be a current member to participate in competitions.


Following Items were not able to be announced as time did not allow. They will be in LPA E-News and Newsletter.


Honorary Fellows - Pat and Dale Ware (presented next week)


CompetitionsBonnie Matthews-Franke

  • 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

  • December 20th - LPA Holiday Party


Workshops – Shirl/Rebecca

  • November 20th, Deadline to upload photo and question

  • November 22nd, Travel Workshop w/Joanne Stolte


S4C/PSA Report - Nan Carder

  • Tonight, PSA Photo Travel Division Interclub Entries Close - LPA To Judge

  • November 25th - Entries Close, PSA Individual Portrait Competition 1st Round, Four Groups

  • November 25th - Entries Close, PSA Individual Creative Competition 1st Round, Four Groups

  • November 30th - PSA Photojournalism Interclub Entries Close


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, November 25th

  • Friday, December 9th


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

  • November 24th deadline for December newsletter

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

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



  • 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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