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TMCC May 22 Minutes

May 22, 2018 minutes

Renee Walendowski (Secretary) called the meeting to order at 7 pm.  Dawn is absent due to oral surgery.   Renee is the lone Board member in attendance.  Lupe is stepping down as vice president.  John Barbier (Treasurer) is out of the country.

Old business – 

  • Treasurer report – none
  • Outing to Rifle Gap falls was cancelled due to lack of interest.  None are scheduled
  • Next competition theme is “Bicycles”.  Leader is Lori Curtis.  Entries are due June 1.

New business – 

  • TMCC has lost its non-profit status.  It will cost $600 and some paper work to regain.  Renee asked how many folks would be members next year to gauge the level of interest.  Cheryl Sweers has worked on the issue and has filed back paperwork for 2013-2017.  Club may not have enough money to fund non- profit , room rental and the same awards and food provided in the past, etc. without assistance.  Discussion ensued about the value of non-profit status, what do other similar clubs do, is it simpler to file annual tax return and pay taxes ?  Jeff Morse will research the options.  
  • With budget restrictions there is not adequate funds to make the initial payment for the Club calendar fund raiser, which made about $80 last year.  Club seems to support no calendar this year.  Board will decide if calendar fundraiser will move forward or not.
  • Lupe has moved out of town so the club needs a new VP, which comes with a lot of things to do including outings and helping the President plan for meetings.  Discussion included the need for more involvement from club members to plan/oversee Club meeting speakers, classes and outings.  Dawn cannot do it alone.  Discussion included how to communicate events.  Not every member is on Facebook.  The website is not consistent about emailing notices.  Emails may be the way to move forward.  Outings need to be somewhat flexible as plans change due to weather, car issues, etc.  Website updates may not be good to announce outing changes.  Discussion about the outings being both spur of the moment, just a few hours and local in addition to all day, more distant outings, which could be less frequent.  Lori Curtis volunteered to oversee emailing events to members.  Rifle Gap Falls planned outing had too little warning and was during the week, which limits participants.  No-one RSVP’d so it was cancelled.  Having 2 Facebook pages is confusing to some and discussion ensued about why we need 2 pages.  Safety in privacy for outings is one reason.  Members indicated this is a social club.  The restrictions of the bylaws may be problematic.  
  • Possibly the board will have a meeting soon and people interested in helping could attend or let board members know they are interested in helping.  The Board could assign interim chair persons or multiple VPs to get through this year.  Lori could oversee emails

Speakers

  • Jeff Morse discussed photo stacking
  • Jamie Zartman discussed i phone use and processing which made photos look like art
  • I phone competition photos were presented very quickly with no discussion as the meeting ran out of time. The results of the I phone competition: John Barbier and Cheryl Sweers tie for 2nd place, 1st place to Sharon Bradshaw with 24 pts.  We will go over these next meeting for discussion.

April minutes

Minutes from April 24th TMCC meeting

Dawn opened meeting. New business is calendar for next year. Send images to onamaedit@yahoo.com. 5.5 x 8.5 landscape format.  Photos due 5/15, submit no more than 2.  300 dpi. (now cancelled due to funds)May competition: cell phone photo.  Also edit with cell phone.  Due second week of may.June competition  Lori will be leading.  Theme is bicycles and due June 1.  May 8th camera setting class 7-9.

Lightroom class June 14th

Outing May 11th Walgreen parking lot in clifton going to Rifle falls.

June Outing: Wild horses either sand wash basin or Bookcliffs, to be determined.

June extra outing Take Part in Art June 16th at Lincoln park barn. 

Treasurer report:  Balance is 1359.28 and collected 211 last month.

Presenter: Jeff Morse 

Jeff gave demonstrations on how to resize photos properly. Do: Image and resize.  How to make in proper dimensions for our competition.

Renee gave presentation on making photo books. Other members brought in books and products created and discussed the process.   Discussion on making products.

PSA results from March:  Robert scored a 6, Marina scored 7, Amy H scored 8, John Dunn score 9, Annette score 9 and Renee 12 also honorable mention.

Tuesday April 24 meeting

I need  club members participation in the upcoming meeting on Tuesday night.  We’re having a discussion about Photolabs/Printers.  Please bring a photography product bought from a photo lab, print shop.   The point is to learn from each other where we might want to shop or not want to shop (for prints, books, products) and obstacles that we find along the way.  Its ok if we’ve already seen it before, it does not have to be new.  Please be willing to share price too.

TMCC March 2018 minutes

March27 meeting minutes:

Dawn opened meeting.  New business:  Ona volunteered to head up the Calendar again this year.  Please submit your wildlife photos to Ona -Onamaedit@yahoo.com by MAY 1st.  Dawn and Jeff talked about March outing to Cisco,  Fisher Towers.  Town of Cisco has been bought. You do need permission to photograph there,  so please see the owner if you go out there.

PSA photos are due April 1st.  Category is open. Look at the PSA on the web go down to interclub competition to view the photos for an idea of what wins.

Lupe introduced Scott Folsom from Creative Tinkering.  Scott game a presentation on his digital negative process.

For the March competition Red, (and print),Ed did the commentary and presented the judges comments.  Ed gave detailed discussion on each photo.  The winners are First place Annette Collier, 2nd Vera Mulder, 3rd Ed Kunzelman, and 4th Vickie Jones.  For peoples choice – Renee Walendowski.

January meeting minutes

TMCC Jan 23 meeting

Dawn opened meeting. New business: Dog sled races is next outing on Grand Mesa, Jan 27.  Print meeting is Feb 28th 7pm. This is to help those for the March print competition. Ed said to bring something or idea that you want to accomplish this year (photography wise). The theme for March competition is Red.
Competitions coming up are Feb. -open which is PSA. March 1st- Club print competition is Red. April 1st-PSA -theme open. May 1st-Black and White.
Outings: In February we will have a snow outing TBA. March 24th Moab outing.
Sharon presented the PSA competition results: Jeff Stoddart got an award for 1st place PSA award. She explained how the judges score: 9 pts total, 3 pts for technical, 3 for impact, 3 for composition. The following were selected for PSA: Marina Schultz score 23.5, Sharon Bradshaw score 24, Cheryl Sweers 25.5, Joan Robinson 22.75, Lupe Herrera -her Red photo, Robert Pratt 22.5, And Ona Griffiths 24 pts.
Lupe and Sharon presented the Holiday Spirit competition results:
John Barbier -1st place, Jeff Stoddart- 2nd place, Annette Collier 3rd place, and Lupe Herrera-4th place.
Sharon gave a slide show of members best 3 photos of 2017. Jamie Hartman gave a presentation of video/slideshow he made in Valley of Gods, Utah.
Upcoming classes for February is 2/8/18 Product photography at 3575 G Road in Palisade 6 pm. Then for March on 3/9/18 Color proofing. 7 pm at 1000 N 9th St Suite 20.
Meeting adjourned.

TMCC November meeting minutes

Ona opened the meeting
Old business: Balance of 1116.30 has not changed since last month.
New business: Dale Rostad has a backpack for sale. Price is 35. Dawn introduced visitors. We have no meeting in December. The next meeting is our banquet which is on January 12, here at our regular meeting room. Sign up sheet went around to sign up to bring a dish.
Next we have officer elections. Dawn talked about the positions before we have volunteers.

Treasurer is John Barbier
Secretary is Renee Walendowski
Vice President is Lupe Herrera
President is Dawn Morrow

Sharon announced that Jeff Stoddart received a PSA award for his submission, I don’t have title here. Beautiful mountain and stream photo, and scored perfect. Way to go Jeff!
Sharon went over her club competition results for October open theme. 5th place is Sharon Bradshaw, 4th place Robert Pratt, 3rd place Lupe Herrera, 2nd place Renee Walendowski, 1st place Jeff Stoddart.
We viewed the PSA submissions for January. Sharon does not have the results compiled yet.
Next we talked about our next class coming up. Members would like a class on basic photography and depth of field. Dawn will help teach class which will be on Dec 14.
Renee gave results of Advertising photography competition (October). 3rd place Jeff Stoddart. tied for 2nd-Jamie Zartman, and Renee Walendowski. 1st place is Randall Smith.
Discussion about competitions and John Barbier wants to have next competition with a holiday theme. So he will lead this one and theme is holiday spirit. Photos due by Jan 5 contests@thundermountaincameraclub.org. See web site for info on contest rules.
Also for January meeting print out and fill out the application from our website and bring your dues for next year.
Then Dawn explained our Facebook page and the closed group. If you want to post outings, and don’t want whole web to know about it you can use the closed group to announce. Then only the club members can see.