Saturday, September 16, 2017

Club Meeting Minutes of September 14, 2017

Sun City Photography Club
Minutes, General Meeting, September 14, 2017, Desert Vista

Officers Present:
Jim Bird, Pres.
Norman Wright, VP
J Filangeri, Sec'y
Dale Kavula, 1st VP
Dennis Filangeri, Treas.
Absent: Joel Lugavere, 2nd  VP
George Kertesz, Dir/
Jim opened the meeting opened at 7 pm and led the pledge.
Members present:  15 plus 2 guests
Membership to date: 55
Treasurer's Report: Financial Cash and Checking Balance $1,276.79
Gain/(Loss) YTD $363.45.
Refreshments Committee: Kathy K. brought refreshments for tonight's meeting.
President's Announcements
·         PHOTO SHOW: Saturday, November 11th, 10AM-3PM at DV. All members are invited to display photos on any subject.  We will need volunteers to help set up/tear down. More info on photo display format and collection of photos will be sent out via email and will be on the website by the end of the week.
·         PHOTO CONTEST: Saturday, November 11th. Open to all Sun City Residents. Theme: Patriotism. Details are on the website. We had a flyer made up and will have it distributed at all the Sun City centers.
·         Officers for 2018. The Nominating Committee has agreed on the following:
o   President:     Norm Wright              1st VP:            Don LeHeup (tentative)
o   Secretary:     J Filangeri                  2nd VP:           Joel Lugavere
o   Treasurer:    Dennis Filangeri         Director:        George Kertesz
o   Director:        Kathy Kirby
If any other member wishes to run for any office, they are asked to contact Kathy.
·         CLUB VOTE ON DUES:  The proposed change in dues has been announced to members over the past two months.  MOTION to set dues for 2018 at $10 per person. Seconded and passed unanimously by all present.
Presentation on Reflection Photography: Dennis put together a composite of YouTube tutorials on taking Reflections/Mirror Images, which is the Theme for next month's photo contest.  Members were reminded that all such tutorials are available on our website.
Break and voting on Photo Competition: Transportation
Presentation of Theme Winner Certificate(s)  J won this month's theme contest.
Next Month's Contest: Reflections/Mirror Images
Field Trip Coordinator Report (Dale):
·         Upcoming events: We have a Photo Expedition planned for Saturday and Sunday, September 30-October 1. Saturday we'll be heading up to Caliente/Pioche, and Sunday, we'll go up to Ely.  Members are encouraged to get details and sign up on our website.
·         Scavenger Hunt: Diane F. ran a most entertaining photo scavenger hunt for all members on Friday, 9/7.  Contestants had to capture 12 specific photos. The contest was judged by 2 outside judges.  Three people managed all 12 images: Sue, Don, and J. The winner for "best photo" was Dennis.  The photos are all available on our website.
·         October Fieldtrip: Originally, we were planning to go the Civil War Reenactment, but that's been cancelled.  Instead, we're working on a trip to the Henderson Bird Sanctuary, on October 21st, leaving at 6 AM.

Respectfully submitted, J Filangeri, Secretary

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