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Minutes of each TMCC 4th-Tuesday club meeting posted here.

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.

TMCC October Meeting Minutes

Dawn Morrow opened meeting. Treasurer report: begin balance 1197.66. Deposits 83.70. Dispersments 165. Ending balance 1116.36.
Old business: Outing was cancelled due to car issues and weather.
Class for November. Will be Nov 9 second Thursday.  Come with a list of what you need to learn about your camera, what you want it to do. Make list of what you need to know, the camera and manual if possible. 7-9 pm.
Vera gave out the scavenger hunt list: Funky, Cranky, Eternal, Rapture, Befuddled, Arrogant, Baroqued, Abserd, exaggeration, chirosocuro, interlude, capricious, haut, atavistic, In becomes Out.
Presentation by Our local young Millenial photographers: We had a wonderful photographic presentation by 4 local young photographers:
Matthew Dickey-owner of Capture Grand Valley. CaptureGrandValley.com.
Bobbi Jason-Auntie B Photo
Libby Holson-Libby Holson photo
Jeremy Poland- instagram@jerchannel.
Presentation 2: We had wonderful presentation of Paris photography given by Mel Morris and Cheryl Sweers They spent a month is Paris and shared a fantastic slide show of their trip. Thanks for the show!
Sharon then gave results of PSA competition: Photos selected to go to PSA are from Robert Pratt, Jeff Stoddart, Marina Schultz, Ona Griffiths, Sharon Bradshaw, Sarah Miller. Congrats to the selected photographers.
Next competition is our Advertising/sell something themed for November. Also for the January PSA photos are due Nov 1 too. So we have 2 to submit for by Nov 1. Same email, just please indicated which contest for which photo, so we can sort them out.

September Minutes

TMCC September minutes 9/26
Meeting began with voting on Scavenger hunt.
Jeff Morse opened meeting.
Old business: Renee read minutes of last meeting. They were approved.
Treasurer report: Starting balance 1165. Deposits 32.50. Ending balance =1197.66.
We have 40 calendars left. Cost is 5 dollars for the first 2 then 8.95 for additional ones. They will make great gifts so get some more.
New business:
Renee announced club competition, category is advertising photography. The job is to sell something, anything. Use imagination to sell a product, brochure photo, business, place. Think about what you see in magazine, brochure, billboard. Send your submission by November 1 to contests@thundermountaincameraclub.org. See website for details on sizing.
Also submissions for this months competition are due tonight 9/26. There is a PSA which is due on Oct 1.
Jeff led a discussion about locations that club members have been out shooting. Owl pass and Kebler not so good this year. Vail pass is over except some high spots. Grand Mesa is colorful in some spots.
We have agreed on a Connected Lakes outing. Dates are for Oct 21 3-6 pm, and Oct 24 same time, before next meeting. Ed is leading. Sign up sheet went around.

Ona presented results of the Scavenger hunt:
Faceless self portrait: Dawn Morrow.
Scene from a window: Cheryl Sweers
Street Lights: Cheryl Sweers
Angelic: Mel Morris
Smoke: Cheryl Sweers
Minimal: Bob Peterson
Wood: Renee Walendowski
2 of a Kind: Angela
Signs: Angela Claussen
Handwriting: Bob Peterson
Art: Ona Griffiths
Pop of color: Sharon Bradshaw

Congrats winners

Renee called for volunteer for the next years scavenger hunt. Vera Mulder volunteered for next years scavenger hunt. She promised it will be weird.

Jeff asked if class would like to have a class on how to do that thing with your camera that you don’t know. We will be holding his the 2nd thursday in November.  Bring camera and what you need to learn.

Jeff asked members to bring some halloween/fall photos for discussion next meeting.
Meeting adjourned.

July 2017 club meeting minutes

Meeting Minutes July 25, 2017

Dawn Morrow, President, called the meeting to order.  All other board members were absent.

  • Wildflowers are blooming in the mountains !!  Next outing led by Renee is July 27 meeting at Lake Irwin, near Crested Butte, at 8 am.  Some folks may camp and do night photography as well.
  • Website is being looked at by the Board and a consultant to improve functionality.
  • August outing, TBA, for night sky photography lead by Paul Gana
  • National weather service can provide a class on spotting severe weather, if we have 10 attendees.  A show of hands indicated at least 10 interested members.
  • Scavenger hunt photos should be brought to the August meeting.  details are on the website.
  • Dawn discussed mentorships teaming experienced members with newer members.
  • Print competition will be discussed at the August meeting.   July 31 is the deadline to give your print to Ed Kunzelman.
  • Space station visibilty was discussed, check the Nasa web site for details of locations and times
  • Sharon Bradshaw provided summary of Photographic Society of America results/scores.  Lupe was an Honorable Mention !!  scores were generally good for the club.
  • the next PSA submittal is due in September for the November competition.
  • Paul Gana did a presentation on night sky photography utilizing you-tube videos he had created.  Good information was provided.

Meeting adjourned

TMCC June Minutes

June 27 meeting minutes

Dawn Morrow opened meeting. Treasurer report: Ona said 789.23 to begin. Expenses were 48.82, Deposits were 65. Balance of 805.41
We have more calendars to sell. The first 2 are at 5.00, then after they are 8.95.
New business: Dale has old cannon Rebel with a lens/bag. Dio took offer.
Ed: Print competition: prints are due 7/31, see the guidelines.
Jeff Morse gave a quick lesson on making sure your camera is fully focused where you want it.
Renee Walendowski presented High mountain wildflower photography locations and gave handout of locations.
Dawn gave results of the portrait competition. Results were:
First place Dawn Morrow, Second place Debbie Rudd, Jamie Hartman took third.

TMCC April Minutes

Dawn Morrow called meeting to order.
New business: On May 13th will be our next outing. Meet at Dawns house for trip all day to see the wild horses in the Bookcliffs. Need a high clearance vehicle or arrange ride with someone going. Bring a sack lunch, drinks and sunscreen. This is sun only outing, if raining it will be cancelled. Email Dawn if you want to go and don’t have a high clearance vehicle.
Contact her for address, I don’t want to post here.
Dawn announced she will be doing competition for May. Read on for details.
Treasurer report: Begin balance: 1326.53. Expenses for 6 mo rent, web site, and calendar=691.05. Ending balance =730.48.
Presenters:
Debbie Rudd gave presentation on her outings with the Grand Valley Audubon Society, the owl prowl. On the canal trail in redlands they saw the Great horned owl. This trail is behind the Safeway in the Redlands. Then she visited the burrowing owl near the state line, Nice photos of these as well. Burrowing owls move around and if not disturbed for about 3 wks they will stay. They will live in prairie dog holes. On May 19th they will be banding Screech owls. She also visited a barn owl nesting by the Clifton ponds. They are declining due to development and are difficult to see, and they come out only at night.
Renee showed her homework assignment from Jeff’s 10 different shots.
Margie spoke about our Picnic. Tenative date is June 4th at the Riverfront Park in Palisade. Time is 3 to 7.
Sign up on sign up sheet.
Donna gave presentation on the TMCC calendar. Bob Pratt got the cover photo. Congrats to Bob!
Donna also showed some photos of her trip to Canyonlands at the Needles district. She advised that while parked there just for the day, a squirrel ate through hoses in her vehicle and they had to be towed all the way back to Junction. Beware of these critters if you go there and try to block them from eating your car.
Sharon Bradshaw presented the PSA submissions. They have not been judged yet.
Dawn announced the next competition for May-submit a portrait photo. Deadline is May 8th. To contests@thundermountaincameraclub.org. Thats coming up in one week photographers so find your pretty portrait.
Meeting adjourned.

TMCC March minutes

Dawn Morrow opened meeting and made introductions, welcomed visitors.
Donna Fullerton gave her presentation of her photo walk with the National Geographic Staff in Yellowstone. She shared some of her photos. Congratulations Donna on being selected and the wonderful work you did while there.
Representative from Colorado National Monument came to briefy talk about the calendars available. This coming year they also plan to make different calendars as well. They will be having some walks and talks coming soon so stay tuned for announcements.
Upcoming outings: April 22: Mt Garfield hike with Jeff. In May (date to be determined) we will be going to the wild horse area.
Treasurer report: Ona reported that for last month begin balance was 971.53. 0 expenses. Ending balance is 1326.53.
New business: Ona wants to raise money for the club by doing a Calendar and selling them. Theme is flowers around the Grand Valley. Handout:
Our idea is to showcase member photos of flowers in or around the Grand Valley (Western Slope) in a calendar. We are asking members to submit 3 of their favorite flower shots to Donna Fullerton @dnote627@gmail.com by April 10. The photos submitted will need to be sized to 5.5 x 8.5 “ 300 dpi in landscape format. There will be space for 12 large and 36-48 smaller spaces.
If we are able to get it put together and submitted to printer very shortly the cost of each calendar would be between 3-5 dollars per calendar. We are looking for this as a potential fund raiser for TMCC. The club would pay for the initial cost of printing. The calendars would be available to club members at a nominal cost. Any remaining calendars would be able to be sold at a higher price to the public. It would also be good publicity for the club.
Other new business: Dawn is planning a yard sale this spring with some camera gear.
We also are planning a booth at Farmers Market. This is at a non profit price so anything sold there has to go to the Club.
April 14th is the deadline for next PSA.
Sharon Bradshaw gave presentation on the last PSA photos. Winners were Dawn Morrow, Sharon Bradshaw, Ed Kunzelman, Lupe Herrera, Ona Griffiths, and Marina Schultz. Congrats to the winners.
Dawn Morrow wants ideas for classes that you would like to have. Next week is the last photoshop class with Mike. Email Dawn if you have an outing you would like to have, classes you want to see, or if you have presentation for club.
Jeff announced that this Saturday he will be hiking the Palisade Rim Trail.
Ed Kunzelman did presentation on Jeff’s homework assignment of 10 different shots.
Ed announced that on April 7th there is Critique of Art at the Colorado Art Center from 7-9. This is the first friday in April.
Jeff is planning another homework assignment so keep tuned to the Facebook page.

November Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF
THUNDER MOUNTAIN CAMERA CLUB
November 22, 2016

The regular meeting of Thunder Mountain Camera Club was held on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at Western Colorado Community College in Grand Junction, Colorado.

President Jeff Stoddart called the meeting to order. Jeff welcomed our visitors.

Old Business

The secretary (finally!) got the September and October meeting minutes finished and posted on the club web site. A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes and as there was no discussion or corrections, the minutes were approved as published. (Jeff also “fired” Angela, effective at the end of the year!)

Mike Brown is having Photoshop classes on December 7 and January 4 at the Frame Depot (529 Bogart Lane – to the west of Sam’s Club). Please use the north entrance. Class starts at 7:00 p.m. You will need a laptop loaded with Photoshop (not Photoshop Elements). There is instruction and hands on work. If you do not have the textbook yet, e-mail Mike (ph7ham@gmail.com) and he will e-mail it to you for use in the class.

Our banquet is scheduled for January 13, 2017 in our regular meeting room at WCCC from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The club will provide the meat, and members will bring the side dishes and desserts. A sign up sheet is being circulated tonight (if you are not at the meeting, contact Cheryl Sweers or Mel Morris to bring something). Please sign up and come to the banquet – lots of great eats and fun times! We’ll install our new board and hand out our annual recognitions and awards.

Treasurer Debbie Rudd presented the November Treasurer’s report. The ending balance from October was $661.61. There were no deposits and no expenses paid, making the ending balance the same – $661.61. The Treasurer’s report was approved as presented.

Apparently there are again issues with notification e-mails being generated when a post is made to the club web site. Since this is our last meeting of the year, this issue will have to be investigated by the new incoming board.

New Business

Jeff opened up the floor for nominations for board members for 2017. As there was only one nominee presented for each position, rather than elect each position separately, the entire slate of board nominees was presented as follows:

President – Dawn Morrow
Vice President – Jeff Morse
Secretary – Renee Walendowski
Treasurer – Ona Griffiths

A motion was made and seconded to approve the slate of officers as presented. The motion was approved. Congratulations to the new board! They will officially take their positions at the banquet.

Sharon Bradshaw next presented the PSA entries. Unfortunately, there were only six this month so there really was no need to vote. We did view and comment on the images. Those selected were from Bob Peterson, Sarah Miller, Paul Huntington, Sharon Bradshaw, Ona Griffiths and Angela Classen. They will be submitted for the January PSA competition. (Since we don’t have a meeting in December, we must select them in November to meet the deadline.)

Ed Kunzelman then presented the “fall colors” slide show, which was compiled from member images created in this past fall. What an amazing collection of colorful images!

Our next regular meeting is Tuesday, January 24, 2017, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Western Colorado Community College.

There being no further business to come before the meeting, Jeff adjourned the meeting. Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! See everyone at banquet!

Dated: December 7, 2016
Angela K. Classen

Secretary
Thunder Mountain Camera Club