September Update

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Here is a brief recap of the September 5th, 2016 meeting.

With 29 members present we introduced a new meeting format:

The new club year will see a minor change with two activities (one of these hands-on and educational, the other a presentation by a member or special guest) and announcements.
Please check out the website for details of upcoming events, programmes, workshops and outings/field trips. Consider signing up as a follower to get notifications as soon as they are posted.

The webmaster is once again asking members to submit for special member features, details on how to proceed is on this website under “how to contribute” drop down. (Check the upper left hand corner of the site now)

Our Annual Fundraiser Steak Night takes place on September 23rd, 2016. Tickets are $ 20/person. 50 % of the proceeds go to the club and the funds are designated to augment our educational programming.

PRPA  details to be posted soon
CAPA details to be posted soon

A Scholarship Programme for members has been proposed and was approved. It may be accessed by members in good standing. Details are finalized and will be introduced here shortly. Watch for a drop down page to find out more.

A suggestion was brought to the executive to make our Moose Jaw Camera Club Facebook page a closed group. This means that only paid up members will have access to this FB page. Current FB participants will have 30 days to become active/paid members. This proposal was presented and is further distributed on this website to keep members informed. The October meeting will allow for a short discussion of and vote of this proposal.

The World Wide PhotoWalk takes place on October 1st, 2016. It is important to sign up to participate. Participants are eligible to submit photos for prizes. We also need definite numbers so we can make reservations at the restaurant after the walk. Here is your direct link to sign up. Space is limited! Register soon!

Programme Director Jeff Shilling provided a info about about upcoming workshops and interest groups. Please check out the website with the information under “worskhsops” in the upper right hand corner. Sign up sheets will be in place at the meeting! Payment for workshops is due as soon as one signs up. Please sign up in person only! First come, first serve!

An announcement was made to inform members of Chrystal’s private workshop “Photoshop Teaser”. Please contact Chrystal in person to express interest and receive details.

A call for volunteers for the Bentley Open House September 18th was made by Rob.

Presentation I was made by Jeff Schilling covering the  The Sunny 16 Rule. Here is the sunny-16-rule in PDF form Jeff prepared for us. Just click and download for your convenience.

During the short break members had the opportunity to mingle and vote for the People’s Choice from images submitted by participants from the First Annual Retreat. Congratulations to Myrna and Colin for tying for first!

Presentation II: Festival of Words 2016 as seen from three volunteer event photographers. Rob Harden, Vaughn Taylor and Anna Hergert acted as event photographers in July. Rob compiled a slid show set to music to share some of the impressions of the Saskatchewan Festival of Words.

September 5th also marked the first MJCC Pin presentation to members. Myrna Forge has been busy for the past 12 months recording members’ volunteer time, participation during outings and entries to photo competitions. Eight of the nine members who earned pins were in attendance. The images in today capture the first group of members who earned their MJCC Pin. The tally continues; please ensure to inform Myrna when you have participated in MJCC related activities so she can credit points to your personal member page.

Thanks to Vaughn Taylor for organizing and presenting the submitted images of “Summer Fun”. Great selection of images – and so much fun to share and appreciate!

We look forward to seeing everyone on October 3rd at 7 pm.                    

Oct. 3rd Theme: Reflections – bring up to three (3) images on a USB stick and hand to Vaughn

Hands on Activity:                            Tricky Business – Cleaning the Camera Sensor. Bring your Camera to compare settings and take notes.

Presentation:                                      Candid Mexico – Medium Camera Portraits by Andy Hamilton, Professional Portrait Photographer, Moose Jaw.

Please renew your membership in October or at the Steaknight if you have not done so already!

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