General Meeting & Flower Competition, May 17, 2016


Meetings
General Meeting & Flower Competition: May 17, 2016
 
 
 
Douglas Wade, our President, welcomed 38 members to our General Meeting and Competition night featuring “Flowers” as the theme, and Winn Krafton as the judge.
 
Winn has been a member of S4C for about 25 years and has also been a member of PSA and The Pasadena Photochromers for many years. Winn’s photographic interests are quite varied and she is always searching for something interesting and challenging to photograph, and she competes in all of S4C’s photographic categories. In 2007, Winn won PSA’s picture of the Year. She says "I've mostly judged locally, but had the opportunity to judge an international competition in China in 2012, thanks to Joanne Stolte."
 
We had a total of 58 digital entries and 7 prints. For print entries, we had 7 Accomplished. For digita entries, we had 6 Novice, 15 Amateur, 18 Advanced, and 19 Master. Congratulations to all the winners!
 
LPA Members voted on the Slate of Officers presented by nominating committee for 2016-2017. President - Douglas Wade; Vice President – Shane Walter; Secretary Kathy Newman; Treasurer – Don Sullivan; Voting Board Member – Don Goeschl; Voting Board Member – Dale Taft. A motion of acclamation was made by Sue Craft “to accept the slate as presented”, with a 2 nd by Terry Dickerson. A vote was taken by a show of hands - 32 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstain, motion passed.
 
Member Recognition – Wayne Staley presented Sue Liberto with an LPA mug in appreciation for herdedication to the LPA as our photographer on meeting nights.
 
Upcoming Events/Announcements
 
Membership - See Bill to join LPA. July 1 starts a new LPA Year.
 
Programs/Workshops - Douglas Wade
  • May 24th - Video - “Finding Vivian Maier”
  • June 28th – How to Enter AV Fair Photography Exhibit - Douglas Wade/Kurtiss Humphrey
  • July 26th - How to Mount Your Photos for AV Fair Photography Exhibit - Douglas Wade/Kurtiss Humphrey
Competitions – Bonnie Matthews-Franke
  • June 21st, 2016 - End of Year Competition - Judges - Members Choice
  • All 1st places, and Excellence Awards (EA’s)’s can compete. All digitals are already entered. All prints will have to be brought to the competition to be eligible to participate.
  • July 19th, 2016 - Macro - Updated definition on website
S4C Report – Bonnie Matthews
  • June 4th - S4C Annual Installation & Awards Banquet, 11am-3pm at Almansor Court in Alhambra.
PSA Report - Nan Carder
  • See PSA report on LPA website
Friday Night Discussion Group – Glenn Olson
  • 2nd & 4th Friday of month, Denny’s Restaurant (Ave K & 20th St W)
  • Friday, May 27, 2016 6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
  • Friday, June 10, 2016 6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Sunday Breakfast - Dale Ware
  • 3rd Sunday of month, Patty’s Cafe, 43943 Sierra Hwy, #A @7:30am
  • Sunday, June 19, 2016 7:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
Library – Ron Yagi
  • Books and videos available for checkout
Newsletter - Douglas Wade
  • May 24th deadline for June newsletter
  • Please submit your contributions to the newsletter… photos, articles, etc.
  • Welcome input from all - trips, photos, adventures, etc...
AV Fair - Douglas Wade
  • Registration is OPEN
Announcements – Douglas Wade
  • Membership Chair Needed
  • Workshop Chair Needed
  • LPA Name Tags w/new logo order form on Website
  • LPA Meeting night photographer
  • Round Table with Angela attendee needed
  • Audit Committee (2) needed
Adjourn

General Meeting & Flower/Macro Photography by Noella Ballenger: April 19th, 2016


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Douglas Wade, our President, welcomed 27 members & guests to our General Meeting and Flower/Macro Photography Workshop with Noella Ballenger.

Noella is a professional nature and wildlife photographer, a photography instructor, and has written many articles for various publications.  She currently writes the column “Image Talk” for Apogee Photo Magazine at www.apogeephoto.com and her website is www.noellaballenger.com

Noella sparked our creative thinking with her beautiful photo presentation as she reminded us of the elements of design, to follow the light, create a mood, tell a story, and to capture the viewer’s attention. Afterwards, Noella was available to offer one on one help for our flower/macro photography hands on workshop.

Upcoming Events/Announcements  

Nominations for 2016-2017

  • Bill Peake of the Nominating Committee (Bill Peake & Darren Cole) made a last call for nominees for the 2016-2017 LPA Board.  No new nominations.  A slate of recommended candidates was presented and includes:
    President – Douglas Wade
    Vice President – Shane Walter
    Secretary – Kathy Newman
    Treasurer – Don Sullivan
    General Board Member – Don Goeschl
    General Board Member – Dale Taft
    Past President - David Wilkins.
    Nominations closed.  Vote in your new board at the May General Meeting.

Member Recognition

●      Wayne Staley recognized Denis Lust for her service to LPA with his creative decorations at LPA holiday parties, the AV Fair Photography Exhibit, and for the painted backdrop for the LPA photo booth at the BooLVD.

Competitions – Bonnie Matthews-Franke

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

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

 

Programs/Workshops 

●      Tuesday, April 26th - Hutch Hutchinson – Photo Essays (ProShow Gold)

●      Tuesday, May 24th – Movie Night – Finding Vivian Maier


Field Trips – Christine Wilkins

●      Sunday, April 24th - Mentryville - Breakfast at Lucky Roxy's (405 W. Palmdale Blvd) 7:15 A.M - 8:15 A. M.

●      Saturday, May 14th - Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

 

S4C Report – Bonnie Matthews-Franke

  • Saturday, June 4th, End of Year Banquet
     

PSA Report - Nan Carder

 

Friday Night Discussion Group – Glenn Olson

●      2nd & 4th Friday of month (April 22nd & May 13th) - Denny’s Restaurant (Ave K & 20th St W) 6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

 

Sunday Breakfast Group - Dale Ware

●      3rd Sunday of month (May 15th) - Patty’s Café (43943 Sierra Hwy, #A) 7:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.

 

Newsletter - Douglas Wade

●      April 24th deadline for May newsletter

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

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

 

 Announcements –

●      Membership Chair Needed

●      Workshop Chair Needed

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

○      $7.50 including tax - forms on back table

  • Senior Center – new computer lab, looking for instructors, see Angela

 

Adjourn

 

General Meeting & Creative Competition: March 15th, 2016


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General Meeting & Creative Competition: March 15th, 2016
Contributed by:  Sue Craft

Douglas Wade, our President, welcomed 54 members & guests to our General Meeting and Competition Night with “Step into the Past” as the theme and Paul Speaker as the judge.

Paul is an active member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), has earned numerous degrees and awards, and is currently serving on the PPA Council. He is past president of the Inland Empire Professional Photographers and Videographers, and International Association of Panoramic Photographers (IAPP). His other memberships include the Southern California Council of Camera Clubs (S4C), the Photographic Society of America (PSA), the Photochromers, the Rancho Cucamonga Photo Club, and the Riverside Art Museum’s Photo Artist Network (PAN).

Paul provided informative critiques on each and every entry (69 digital images and 14 prints). He reminded us of a few key things to pay attention to when submitting entries for competition. Watch for hot spots, open up the detail in the shadows, eliminate halos, and use subtle vignettes when needed to help direct the eye to the subject. Congratulations to all the winners!  View the entries and winners on the LPA website under Competitions.

Upcoming Events/Announcements  

Competitions – Bonnie Matthews-Franke

  • May 17th, 2016 - Flowers - Judge - Winn Krafton
  • June 21st, 2016 - End of Year Competition - Judges - Members Choice

Programs/Workshops 

  • March 22th - Dan Holmes – “The Elusive Landscape”
  • April 19th - Flower/Macro Photography with Noella Ballenger
  • April 26th - Hutch Hutchinson – Photo Essays (Pro Show Gold)
  • May 24th – Open – Looking for suggestions or volunteers

Field Trips – Christine Wilkins

  • March 19th & 20th - Lancaster Air Show - No Host
  • April 2nd – Cactus/Flower Macro Photography – Bruce & Diane Cable
  • April 15th – 17th – Valley of Fire / Las Vegas – Eugene Duley
  • April – Date TBD – Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont – Christine Wilkins
  • Mentryville & Rancho Camulos Festival – Date TBD

S4C Report – Bonnie Matthews-Franke
 

PSA Report - Nan Carder

Friday Night Discussion Group – Glenn Olson

  • 2nd & 4th Friday of month (March 25th) - Denny’s Restaurant (Ave K & 20th St W) @6:30pm

Sunday Breakfast Group - Dale Ware

  • 3rd Sunday of month (March 20th) - Patty’s Cafe, 43943 Sierra Hwy, #A @7:30am

Newsletter - Douglas Wade

  • March 24th deadline for March newsletter
  • Please submit your contributions to the newsletter… photos, articles, etc.
  • Welcome input from all - trips, photos, adventures, etc...

 Announcements –

  • Nominating Committee for 2015-2016 (Darren Cole and Bill Peake) appointed by Douglas Wade
  • Membership Chair Needed
  • Workshop Chair Needed
  • LPA Name Tags w/new logo order form on Website
  • $7.50 including tax - forms on back table

Adjourn

 

General Meeting & “Travel Photography” February 16, 2016


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“Travel Photography” by David & Christine Wilkins

Douglas Wade, our President, welcomed 48 LPA members & guests to our General Meeting and presentation on “Travel Photography” by David & Christine Wilkins.

LPA Members David and Christine, world travelers and exceptional photographers, shared their National Geographic-type images of Greenland and Africa. They offered logistical tips on how to make the experience more pleasurable, such as allowing extra travel time to adjust for time zones, airline choices and possible delays, vaccinations, and passport requirements. One great tip was that if you plan to go on photo trip to Africa, ask how many photographers the photo jeep accommodates. Photographers require a lot more space! We were entertained with stories of their colorful interactions with the indigenous people they encountered and greatly enjoyed the evening.

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

  • February 23rd - Photo Sharing
  • March 22th - Dan Holmes – “The Elusive Landscape” 
  • April 19th - Flower/Macro Photography with Noella Ballenger 
  • April 26th - Hutch Hutchinson – Photo Essays (Pro Show Gold)

Field Trips – Christine Wilkins

  • March 19th & 20th - Lancaster Air Show - No Host
  • April – Date TBD – Cactus/Flower Macro Photography – Diane Cable
  • April – Date TBD – Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont – Christine Wilkins
  • 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 (February 26th and March 11th) - 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

  • February 24th deadline for March 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 

Adjourn

General Meeting & Creative Competition: January 19th, 2016


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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-warden.pixels.com.

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

 

Adjourn

 

Holiday Party: December 15, 2015


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Holiday Party: December 15, 2015
Contributed by:  Sue Craft

Douglas Wade, our President, welcomed 45 LPA members & guests to our annual Holiday Party.  Our wonderful volunteers transformed the senior center into a party atmosphere, with tables covered with runners topped with fresh cut springs of pine, cones, and sparkly snowflakes. Holiday music filled the air, photos of creative holiday entries from years past along with S4C winning images were projected, and friends joyfully mingled in their holiday attire. 

The delicious Mexican dinner was catered by El Pollo Loco and included fire roasted chicken, enchiladas, rice, beans, corn, cole slaw, salad, chips and salsa. The colorful desert table was potluck style and worthy of photographing. 

Before dining, Dale Ware read an “Inspiration”, a moment to reflect upon this past year and our passion for photography.  It was originated by Joanne Stolte in 2009, and customized a bit for LPA.   

Rock Myers was emcee for the evening, and kept us all laughing with his jokes - You Might Be a Photographer If… Wayne Staley recognized Lyle Trusty for his outstanding contributions to the LPA and presented him with a personalized LPA mug. Mounted photos and greeting cards were collected and donated to the senior center to use for prizes for their special events.  After dinner, Carol Moss and her carolers led the group in festive holiday songs.    

Our evening program consisted of images from the past year’s LPA field trips and events.  Members were given the microphone to speak about their images if desired.  Beautiful images were displayed from trips to Downtown LA, Mounted Cowboy Shooting, Hank Morris Portrait Workshop, Huntington Gardens, LA County Air Show, Randsburg, Red Rock Canyon, Prime Desert, Senior Center Winter Ball, and the AV Fair.   

Upcoming Events/Announcements  

Competitions – Bonnie Matthews-Franke

●      January 19th, 2016 - Creative - Judge - Norma Warden

●      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 - Greg Russell

●      February 16th - Photo Critiques

 

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 8th and January 22nd) - Denny’s Restaurant
                  (Ave K & 20th St W) @6:30pm

 

Sunday Breakfast Group - Dale Ware

●      3rd Sunday of month (December 20th) - Patty’s Cafe, 43943 Sierra Hwy, #A @7:30am
 

Library - Ron Yagi

 

Newsletter - Douglas Wade

●      December 24th deadline for January newsletter

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

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

 

 Announcements –

●      Passing of Clen Hendrickson

●      Membership Chair Needed

●      LPA Board Meetings moving to 2nd Thursday of month in Senior Center Library 

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

○      $7.50 including tax - forms on back table

●      Denis Lust - Holiday Party December 19th, 2015

 

A big huge thank you to ALL who volunteered, brought food & desserts, decorated the tables and room, submitted images for the presentations, sang the holiday songs, and helped with clean up.  Your help along with $10 donations per person made for a terrific party! 

Check out the pictures from the party in the gallery

 

 

Creative Competition- January 19th, 2016


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Images for the January's competition (January 19th) can be submitted to the LPA Website from December 22, 2015, through January 12, 2016 ending at 11:59 pm. The judge for this “Creative” competition is Norma Warden. Ms. Warden is a photographer based in Castaic, California. 

You’re invited to join Norma for a no-host dinner at 4:30 PM at the Greenhouse Café, in Lancaster, before the Competition and General meeting.

Our competition Theme is “Creative” which is defined as altered reality that is apparent to the viewer. This definition includes alterations utilizing: colored lights and gels, black light, Mylar, sandwiches, projected images, double exposures, zoomed images, lithograph, birefringence, and computer manipulation. The image should have strong composition, pleasing quality, and color, texture, pattern, and/or tone impact. The appropriateness of the technique selected and pictorial merit is considered in judging. Small amounts of manipulating images (changing opacity, using filters, adding text, fantasy or textured backgrounds, etc) is NOT considered Creative. The content is unrestricted.

About Our Judge:

Norma Warden is an avid fine art photographer with over 20 years’ 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. Norma has received many awards and recognition for her work.  She currently has worked on exhibit at La Galeria Gitana in San Fernando, CA.  Her work is also in many private collections. Please visit her website at norma-warden.pixels.com. Residing in Castaic, CA Norma lives in a four-generation home with her mother-in-law, daughter and son-in-law, and four grandchildren.  She has another daughter, son-in-law, and grandson in Studio City.   

We have enclosed 2 of Norma’s creative images All Pink and Bird on Pipe Textured.

Note: Please make sure you know the new Rules, How to Enter, and Definitions. You will find all these on the LPA website under Competitions. Contact Bonnie Matthews-Franke your competition chair if you have any questions.

General Meeting & “Macro/Close-Up Photography” by Rob Sheppard: November 17th, 2015


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Douglas Wade, our President, welcomed over 56 people to our General Meeting.

Our guest speaker was Rob Sheppard and he presented Close Up Confessions: My love of the small and less seen. Rob is a photographer, author, naturalist, and nature photography, editor and videographer. He is a Fellow with North American Nature Photography Association, and many people also know him as the long-time, previous editor of Outdoor Photographer magazine.  Some of the books he has done: Landscape Photography:  From Snapshot to Great Shot, Macro Photography: From Snapshot to Great Shot, The Magic of Digital Nature Photography, National Geographic Field Guide to Digital Photography, and 6 Steps to Better Nature Photography. His website is www.joyofnatureandphotography.com , and blog at www.natureandphotography.com.

Wayne Staley continued recognitions for LPA members who are on the S4C board.   David Wilkins (S4C President) and Christine Wilkins (Delegates Committee Chair) were thanked for upholding a beneficial relationship between the two organizations, and presented LPA mugs.

Carol Moss arranged a nice send off for long time LPA members Scott and Marilyn Shackelford, as they are moving.  They were thanked for their contributions to the LPA and presented with personalized mugs. 

Membership - July 1 started 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. See Bill Liberto to join LPA. 

Upcoming Events/Announcements

Programs/Workshops - Rock Myers

  • November 24th – “Hands on Workshop” – Learn how to control Aperture/Depth of Field, Shutter Speed, ISO and Composition.  Bring your camera & manual.
  • December 15th – Holiday Party - $10 donation per person for Mexican Dinner – LPA Field Trip Photo Show (submit photos online or bring on a thumb drive)

Competitions – Bonnie Matthews-Franke

  • January 19th, 2016 - Creative – Judge – TBA
  • March 15th, 2016 – Step into the Past - Judge - TBA
  • May 17th, 2016 - Flowers, Judge – TBA
  • June 21st, 2016 - End of Year Competition, Judges - Members Choice
  • 2016-2017 competition themes are now on the LPA website

Field Trips – Christine Wilkins

  • February 5th & 6th, 2016 – Lewis Kemper Photography Field Trip - Photograph nature/wildlife along the Sacramento River. Organized by Don Goeschl  
  • February 14th, 2016 – Calico Ghost Town – Douglas Wade
  • March 19th & 20th, 2016 – LA County Air Show at Fox Field with Blue Angels
  • April, 2016 – Date TBD – Cactus/Flower Macro Photography – Diane Cable

PSA Report - Nan Carder

  • February 5th & 6th – PSA S4C Round Up Chapter Event at Crown Plaza in Costa Mesa
  • See PSA report on LPA website

S4C Report – Bonnie Matthews

  • See S4C Report on LPA website

Friday Night Discussion Group – Glenn Olson

  • 2nd & 4th Friday of month (November 13th & December 11th) -Denny’s 2005 West Ave K @6:30pm

Sunday Breakfast - Dale Ware

  • Sunday December 20th, 7:30am Patty’s Cafe, 43943 Sierra Hwy, #A Lancaster

Library – Ron Yagi

  • Books and videos available for checkout.  List is on LPA website, under Member’s Only – Library.

Newsletter - Douglas Wade

  • November 24th - Deadline for October newsletter.  Input welcome from all members.  Submit your articles, photos, stories, and items of interest.

Announcements – Douglas Wade

  • Membership Chair Needed
  • LPA Board Meetings now on 2nd Thursday of month in Senior Center Library 
  • LPA Name Tags w/new logo order form on Website -$7.50 including tax - forms on back table, or download on LPA website

Meeting Adjourned

 

Next Competition

Date:
28-Feb
Venue:
George Glennie Nature Competition
Theme:
Nature
Submission Deadline:
08-Feb
11:59PM

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