Thursday, February 9, 2017

Minutes, General Meeting, 02/09/2017

Sun City Photography Club
Minutes, General Meeting, 02/09/2017, Desert Vista
Officers Present:
Norman Wright, VP
J Filangeri, Sec'y
Dennis Filangeri, Treas.
George Kertesz, Dir/

Absent: Jim Bird, Pres
Joel Lugavere, 2nd  VP
Dale Kavula, 1st VP

Norman opened the meeting opened at 7 pm.
Secretary's Report:
·         Membership: as of the start of this meeting.
·         Members present: 22. We welcome three new members, Robert Newton, Audrey Lewis, and Karleen Craig. We also welcome guest George Lagarde (whom we hope will join us).
·         J announced that going forward board and club business meeting minutes will be posted on the blog and members notified via email.
Treasurer's Report: We have $977.68 in checking, $41 in cash, and $16 in checks as of the start of this meeting.
Refreshments Committee (Sue Stevens): Sue brought refreshments this month (thank you, Sue) and passed around a sign-up sheet for future meetings. Marina J. agreed to bring refreshments next month.
Display at Mountain Shadows (George Kertesz): The Photo Club has the Mt. Shadows display case to promote the club in March. Club members were asked to bring 8x10 photos to this meeting, and many did so. Those who still wish to bring 8 x 10 matted photos for the display, bring them to the Photo Lab. George will be setting up the display on March 1st (Wednesday) at 9 AM. Several members volunteered to come assist. We decided to limit the photos to 8 x 10 because the consistent size looks better in a display.
Field Trip (Dianne Frankenfield): In Dianne's absence, Dennis showed pictures from the Sun Coast Chinese New Year field trip. About 9 of us met up at the SunCoast, where a separate area was set aside for us.  It was an excellent opportunity to experiment with flash/no flash, as well as motion. There is an album of photos from the trip on the blog.
Next month's field trip is Wildflowers, location tbd. Don Leheup has agreed to coordinate the trip. Details will be in the blog.
Break and voting on monthly theme picture -- CRITTERS
Theme Competition & Announcement of Upcoming Theme:
We had over 20 pictures of CRITTERS. The wealth of great pictures resulted in a three-way tie: George Kertesz, Jake Passer, and Kathy Kirby. Contributors were also asked to allow us to display their photos in the Photo Lab window.
March Theme: MOTION.
Tech Time (Dennis F.) – Dennis did a tutorial on adding pictures to the club’s online photo album. This tutorial, as well as last month's, is on the club's YouTube channel.
Techniques and Tips: J also downloaded two YouTube videos which we ran out of time to show. Both are available on the club's YouTube channel.
Cooperative of Photography 7 Smartphone Photography Tips & Tricks
Show & Tell – Members were reminded that they have the opportunity to bring RECENT (last 4 months) non-Theme photos for sharing, for critique, or as instructional material.

Respectfully submitted, J Filangeri, Secretary

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