On a sad note I must inform you that we have lost a very talented Shutterbug member. “Skip” Shepard passed away on July 4. I have
included his obituary in our newsletter. A memorial service has been planned for 11 a.m. Monday July 22nd. Details are in the newsletter.
This month’s Newsletter is short. I have been burning the candle at both ends so to speak. Hopefully in a couple of weeks things will
settle down and I can continue on with normal production.
Our next monthly meeting will be this Wednesday. It is a Member’s Night Meeting and you are invited to submit up to three (3) images for this meeting. We are asking that you submit them directly to me no later than noon, Wednesday so that I can upload them into my computer prior to our meeting. You may send your images to me directly at: email@example.com Please include Members Night in your subject line.
Your Board of Directors at our last meeting spent many hours reviewing our needs and planning for our future. A lot of effort was spent
addressing some of your concerns and offering suggestions so that we can address our needs and plan for the future. They are to be complimented for their dedication, time and effort in helping make our club one of the best in Tidewater. Please take the time to thank all that have served this past year.
One issue addressed was the need to bring our club into compliance with the By-laws as they pertain to our elective process. I accept full responsibility for the delay. At our next meeting we will open the floor for nominations and conduct a vote for establishing our Board of Directors for the coming 2013 – 2014 year.
Big changes are in order with the f-64 Challenge this year. One major change will be to allow images to be submitted into the Challenge that have been taken within one year of the current monthly Challenge. That means that in this month’s contest, an image may be submitted that has been taken on or after July 1, 2012. Members that have already submitted images for this month’s Challenge may submit a replacement image if they so wish. Essentially we are allowing submissions taken within one calendar year to be submitted. Another of these changes will open the vote up to include an opportunity to cast a 4th ballot for Honorable Mention. Finally we will be posting the Challenges in advance so that you can plan your shots for coming Challenges. We hope to coordinate some of these challenges with field trip opportunities during the coming year. We will keep you posted and hope to have an updated list to all
of you within the next 30 days.
Don’t forget that our Annual Dinner Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21st. Details have been provided on Page 2 of our Newsletter.
Late Flash…Mike Brown has just informed me that one of Flo Womack’s photos was displayed on Good Morning America. A sunrise shot from Chic’s Beach. Congratulations Flo!
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