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November 2018 club meeting minutes

TMCC meeting November 27, 2018 – Meeting Minutes by Bob P.

Meeting began at 7 pm with Dawn presiding.  Vera (VP) was the other club officer present.

The club elections for the 2019 Officers and committee chairs were conducted with nominations from the club attendees, motions seconded and a vote. The following represents the election results.

TMCC Officers for 2019

  • President – Dawn Morrow 
  • Vice President – Vera Mulder (interim until replaced)
  • Secretary – Debbie Tubridy
  • Treasurer – Amy Hudechek

2019 Committee Chairs

  • Competition – Jeff Morse / Sharon Bradshaw leading PSA
  • Publicity – Bob Peterson
  • Web site – Bob Peterson
  • Social media – Paul Gana
  • Scavenger hunt – Renee Walendowski
  • Exhibits – Dawn Morrow
  • Picnic – Renee Walendowski
  • Banquet – Sarah Miller

2019 At-Large Board volunteers (with no defined responsibility)

  • Randy Smith
  • Vicki Jones (part time possibly maybe)

Discussion included ideas for meeting formats and for increasing member involvement in the planning aspects of the club.  Generally there was only one nominee for each committee chair position and the 4 Board positions were difficult to fill.  The Bylaws allow for an officer to serve more than 2 terms if no other member is nominated/elected for the role.  Ideas provided by members: announce board member meetings to members; identify “at-large” members who might be more inclined to attend a Board meeting than a typical member; Have 2 members share an Officer position; have an agenda for club and Board meetings; have a Board meeting immediately before or after a monthly club meeting.

The photo activity for the month was suggested by Vera back in October: Provide a few photos to Dawn – Theme: “the little things that make life pleasant, things you are thankful for”.  Dawn provided a slide show of the submittals and members discussed photos and thankfulness.

Dawn provided THANK YOUs to all those who helped out during the year 2018.

Club calendars were available for purchase and members are encouraged to sell some to the public and come back for more.  $10 each or 6 for $50.

Sarah Miller, the Banquet Chairperson, announced the event will be on January 18, 2019 at 7 pm in the same building, room to be determined.  This is a Potluck with the club providing the meat. Dish assignments will be alphabetical TBD.

Sharon Bradshaw, PSA competition Chair, discussed the results for the November PSA judging, which are the photos submitted October 1, 2018.  The 6 photos with the highest scores will be submitted to the National Photographic Society of America club competition.  The top 6 photos were created by: Marina Schultz, John Dunn, Bob Peterson, Dale Rostad, Sharon Bradshaw and Sarah Miller.

The next PSA competition entries are due February 1 and then April 1, 2019

Meeting adjourned at 845 pm.

TMCC Board Elections and 2018-2019 Scavenger Hunt

The club is in need of more members who are willing to spend a little time with any of a number of ways: as an officer, committee chair, committee helper, Outing leader, speaker, etc.   Please be thinking of how you might want to get a little more involved in 2019.  Elections for 4 positions will be held at the  November meeting as well as volunteering for committee chairs.  Please check out the job descriptions under the “Documents” tab posted on the TMCC website.   Contact any current or past board member with questions or just post a question on the website.

Also, the Scavenger Hunt list of topics has been updated for the next Scavenger Hunt year.  See the Scavenger Hunt tab on the TMCC website.

PSA Entries due today

Please submit one of your REALLY good photos for this PSA competition.  The judges are not club members.  The top 6 photos are submitted to PSA and would represent TMCC in the national Photographic Society of America (PSA) club competition.  See the link on the TMCC website for information on submitting the entry.    email to contests@thundermountaincameraclub.org.

DEADLINE REMINDER !!

There are 2 submittal dates for Photographic Society of America (PSA) where TMCC competes as a club in the “Projected Image Division Group C.  check out their website psa-photo.org.    3 judges will review the entries and the top 6 point scores become the TMCC entries to the national competition.  This happens twice in the next couple of months.  No theme…   These should be your best photos of the year !!

By Sept 15, 2018 – submit 1 properly sized photo via email to

contests@thundermountaincameraclub.org

By Nov 1, 2018 – submit 1 properly sized photo via email.  same email

ATTENTION: Competition deadlines coming up

August 21 midnight – club competition – Theme: people or animal….. Leader is Renee…. submit via email to contests@thundermountaincameraclub.org

August 28 – Scavenger Hunt – Bring your scavenger hunt photo small PRINTS to the TMCC club meeting.  See website Scavenger Hunt tab for details.

September 15 – entries due for Photographic Society of America (PSA).  See website competition tab for details on how to enter your excellent photograph

ALSO, don’t forget to think about: what you can do for the club and what you want out of the club

we will discuss these at the club meeting.

have a great weekend !!

Minutes for July 24 TMCC meeting

TMCC Meeting July 24, 2018 – Minutes

Renee opened the meeting at 7 pm as the single board member present.

Speaker –

  • Terry Hancock, Director of the Grand Mesa Observatory in Whitewater, Colorado. He discussed the new facility, non-profit status, goals, staff, equipment.  It is available to the public including public viewing nights and will do tours. Community outreach and educational partnerships.  The next public viewing night is August 10.

Business meeting –

  • One member volunteered to complete the year as Vice President – Vera Mulder. The club members voted unanimously yes.
  • Homework assignment: Ask yourself what the club can do for you and what you can do for the club. To be discussed next meeting.
  • See Renee to sign up for drinks and snacks to bring to the meetings.
  • The August competition theme will be “Human / Animal” due date August 21.
  • Scavenger Hunt competition – 15 topics to photograph, bring 4×6 photos to the August meeting. These will be observed, discussed, voted at the September meeting.
  • Outing:Friday July 27, meet Dawn at 7 pm at the Mesa County Fair.  It is FREE. Bring tripod for time lapse of carnival
  • TMCC picnic potluck – Sunday August 5 @ 4pm at Marina Schultz’s place.  Check the website for directions.  Bring your dish to share and BYOB.  BBQ will be available for $5.

Photo discussion lead by Ed K. –

  • Members submitted 45 photos for discussion and questions, help.
  • Many folks submitted as well as participated in the discussions.
  • THANK YOU ED !!

Meeting over at 9 pm