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

TMCC Mar. 26, 2019 Meeting Minutes

The meeting was started shortly after 7PM by Dawn Morrow, President.  In Amy’s absence, it was announced that the TMCC balance is $1,201.73.

Please remember to submit your dues, membership forms, and Liability Release forms to Amy Hudechek as soon as possible.  Remember:  No non-paying member may compete in Club or PSA Competitions.

Sharon Bradshaw, PSA Competition Chair, went over the results of the March 2019 / PSA #3 Competition.  There were 20 submitted images.  The images that were passed on to PSA on behalf of TMCC were:

Amy Hudechek                            Guardian of the Forest

Debbie Tubridy                            Frosty the Snow Bear

John Barbier                                Bikes Amsterdam

Paul Gana                                    Too Cold to Boat

Robert Pratt                                 Nectarivore

Tom Tubridy                                 Freedom Rocks

Dawn announced that the PSA Website was corrected and now shows ALL images that either won an Award or an Honorable Mention from the PSA #2 Club PID.  Congrats again to Marina Schultz (Award) & Amy Hudechek (Honorable Mention).

Rich Briggs and Vera Mulder gave their Member Spotlight presentations.  Reminder to sign up for future installments of Member Spotlights.

Jeff Morse, TMCC Competition Chair, presented the People TMCC Club Competition entries.  He first shared them with the attendees who then gave each image a score of 1-10.  He then presented the results from the judges.  There were 15 entries.  

1st Place  Randy Smith

2nd PlaceMarina Schultz

3rd PlaceRenee Walendowski

Congrats to everyone.

Remember that all recent (within 3 months) images will receive an extra bonus point, with the goal of getting out and shooting.

New TMCC Competition:  “Find Your Independence” – take a photo of Independence Rock (Colorado National Monument) between now through Oct. 1st.  Image will be due on 10/1/19.

The last PSA (entry for the PSA Calendar Year) is due 4/1/19 by midnight.  Please be sure to submit.

Next TMCC outing will be on April 13th at Lyle Nichols’ residence at 511 35-1/2 Rd in Palisade, CO.  Be there at 9:30  AM.

Note:  No public posting prior to May 1st!  It’s OK to post on the Member’s Only TMCC Facebook page.

Next Meeting:  April 23rd, 2019      It will be open to the public, so feel free to invite others.

Speaker:  Brian Merry (photographer from Banff area)

Next TMCC Competition:  Monochrome . B&W / muted colors (prefer 2 colors using monochrome to highlight the subject.  Due May 1st!

May TMCC Outing: Street Photography & Social   Date & Time:TBA

Just a reminder:  all TMCC & PSA competition images should be submitted to:  contests@thundermountaincameraclub.org

Meeting was adjourned at 9:10PM.

TMCC February 26, 2019 Meeting Minutes

The meeting was started shortly after 7pm by Dawn Morrow, President.  Amy Hudechek announced that the TMCC balance is $816.73.

Anyone who hasn’t done so yet, please get in touch with Amy to pay your dues.  Only current (dues in good standing) members will be allowed to enter photo competitions.

Jeff Morse, Competitions Chair, announced that there 4 PSA competitions per year.  Jeff presented all of the PSA submissions (from 2/1/19) and a nice discussion ensued by the members.  These images are still being judged.  It was also announced that the previous competition awarded Marina Schultz an Award for her “The Bride” image;  Amy Hudechek’s “Black Bear” was given an Honorable Mention.  Congratulations to them both.

The first TMCC club competition, which is themed “People” is due 3/1/19.  Remember that it’s preferred that the images be recent (within the last 4 months).  If not, no worries, but they will be not be eligible for the bonus point that the current ones will receive.  Jeff also announced that he’s willing to help with Photoshop if anyone wants help, reminding us that order in editing does make a difference.

Board members were asked to present images that give the members a bit of an introduction as to them, but also what they like to photograph.  Starting next meeting, up to 3 members will get a chance to do the same.  Remember to sign up for this great opportunity to share.

Randy Smith, Paul Gana, Amy Hudechek, Debbie Tubridy,  Jeff Morse, Bob Peterson, and Dawn Morrow shared their images with the club.

Visitors were introduced:  Shanti Maxwell, Lynda Carpenter, Mark Prouty, and Jerry Bristol.

Anyone interested in participating in the club display at the Mesa County Library should sign up, so that Dawn knows who’s interested and she’ll send the information to them directly.  March 7th is the date for the drop-off.  It will hang from 3/15/19 through 5/9/19.  All work needs to have a wire hanger.  Sizes are from 8X10 and up.

There will be an open Board Meeting on 3/11/19 @ 6pm at the Village Inn (off Horizon in GJ).  Everyone is invited.

March Outing:  3/16/19 @ 9:00 am … meet at Snooks Bottom in Fruita.  Theme will be Beauty and the Mundane.

April Outing:  4/13/19.  Details are being finalized as we speak.  Hear more about it at the March Meeting.

Next TMCC Member Meeting will be March 26th @ 7pm.

Meeting was adjourned at 9pm.

 

 

 

TMCC January 22, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Meeting was called to order by Dawn Morrow, president, shortly after 7:00 PM.

There were two visitors to the meeting.  Rich Briggs and Mark Prouty both introduced and shared a little bit about themselves.

Dawn introduced the 2019 board members:  Dawn Morrow (President); Vera Mulder (Interim Vice-President); Debbie Tubridy (Secretary) and Amy Hudechek (Treasurer).  She also introduced Jeff Morse (Competition Chair); Sharon Bradshaw (PSA Competition Lead); and Bob Peterson (Website & Publicity Chair).  She also thanked the outgoing members of the board and committee chairs.

Sharon was asked to explain how the PSA Competitions work.  She reported that PSA (Photographic Society of America) is a worldwide organization … members are either individual photographers or Photograhy Clubs who have decided to join and compete, which TMCC does.  She reported that TMCC moved up to Group B (from C) with this new PSA year (which runs mid-year).  TMCC competes against other camera clubs in the PID-Open (Projected Image Display).  There are 4 competitions each year.  We have deadlines established in advance and our members submit their entries to the club competition e-mail address (contests@thundermountaincameraclub.org).  Sharon stressed the need to format your file with your name and image title.  She then compiles the entries and arranges for judges to select the Top 6 images to go on to PSA for competition.  Judges are generally a photographer, an artist, and a club member (who isn’t competing in the contest).  Each member may submit only 1 image and each of the 6 chosen must be from a different individual.  The images submitted and those selected for submission to PSA are presented during club meetings.  Scores are also shared for the initial advancement of images with 1-9 for each component of judging (technical, impact, composition), with a max score of 27.   Once the images go to PSA, there are 3 different judges in which other clubs serve as judges.  Each club group (A, B, C, D, & E) has their own judging and awards (Awards of Merit, as well as Honorable Mentions).  There are 26 clubs per group.  Rules for image submission include it must be a .jpg file at 1024X768 pixels.  (See Competition Guidelines).  Since we’re competing in an “Open” category, there are no restrictions regarding subject matter and images can be creative.  All TMCC members are free to access the winning images at the PSA website.  Sharon encouraged everyone to submit their best work.  It was brought up that because the judging critiques should be a learning tool, if anyone wants their feedback, just include that request in your submission email.  Start working on your next submission for PSA which is due February 1st, 2019!

Jeff Morse discussed the TMCC Club Competitions for 2019.  There will be 4 contests this year (3 + Scavenger Hunt).  For the 3, the contests will be critiqued by a professional photographer, an artist, and a lay person.  Since the idea of club competitions and associated outings is to get members to get out shooting, all photo submissions should be new images with the date provided.  A penalty (1 pt) will apply to all images more than 60 days old.  Format and submission of the image will be the same as PSA.  Please remember to include your name in either the photo file or email.  Members who have specific questions are encouraged to email Jeff at jeffmorse348@gmail.com or text him at 970-549-6100.

The first outing for the TMCC will be on Feb. 16th at Palisade Park sharply at 10:00 AM.  We will be shooting people-centric images.  The first TMCC competition will follow on the theme of People… whether that be portrait or street photography.  It will be due March 1st!

Other important dates include:

Feb. 19th – Board Meeting at Dawn’s house at 6:00 PM.  Everyone is invited

Feb. 22nd – Homework:  Look at your photography progression from years back and compare a           similar subject matter now.  Hopefully, we will see the progress made and skill sets  improvement.  Submit these 2 images to Dawn (dawn@2morrowsmuse.com) and include what you have learned as well.

Dawn shared the holiday images that were sent in by our members.

During the meeting break, Debbie passed around the TMCC Refreshments Sign-Up Sheet for 2019 for those who might wish to help by volunteering.  Also Amy was available to collect membership renewals and new member applications and Liability Release Forms.

Sharon then reviewed the PSA images that were last submitted to TMCC (PSA #2).  The images had been judged locally and results shared.  The 6 images selected for PSA submission include:  Amy Hudechek – “Black Bear”; Sharon Brandshaw – “Deer Crossing Colorado River”; Paul Gana – “Mount Peaking Clouds”; Marina Schultz -“The Bride”; Tom Tubridy – “The Coyote Trance”; and Debbie Tubridy – “The Great Horned Owl & The Hummingbird”.

Dawn gave a wonderful presentation on the Sand Wash Basin Wild Horses.  She shared lots of great tips and information for others planning to go, as well as some amazing images.  She was assisted by Debbie Rudd who knows the area wild horses quite well also.  Dawn announced that she will be returning to Sand Wash Basin Sept. 19 through 23rd, if anyone is interested, please get in touch with her.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 PM.

Next TMCC Club Meeting:  Feb. 26th, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

(Submitted by Debbie Tubridy)

 

 

 

 

 

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.

October minutes

Oct 23, 2018

Sharon B presented PSA submissions.  (Not judged yet).

Dawn opened meeting:

There are positions open for next year, we will have elections next month.

Vera will have submit and discuss next month.  Please submit photos representing what you are thankful for. Email to Dawn.

Calendars 2019 are available at Homespun in Clifton.  They are looking for more vendors if you have stuff to sell.

Club will be displaying at Mesa County building starting March 15 until May.  Drop date not announced yet.

Ed presented our fall photo submission with slide show.  Thank you ED.

PSA second round due Nov. 1

September 25, 2018 minutes

TMCC September 25, 2018 meeting:

Club member voted on Scavenger hunt photos.

Announcements:

TMCC will be able to display our work at City Hall October 8 thru Jan 7th, then move work to

County Jan7th thru April 8th. Please submit your items to Dawn by tomorrow.

Donna Fullerton presented her trip to South Africa. She gave a wonderful presentation/slide

show of her trip. Thank to Donna and Steve.

Vera and Dawn gave results of the Scavenger hunt:

Funky: Renee Walendowski

Cranky: Renee

Eternal: Renee

Absurd: Sharon Bradshaw

Rapture: Dawn Morrow

Exaggeration: Renee

Chirosocuro: John Truzinski

Befuddled: Robert Pratt

Arrogant: Robert Pratt

Capricous: Dawn Morrow

Baroque: Sharon Bradshaw

Haut: Renee

Atavistic: Bob Peterson

In becomes Out: John Truzinski

Interlude: Renee Walendowski

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

June 26 Minutes

June 26, 2018

Dawn opened meeting.

Sharon presented photos chosen for PSA round 4: selected were:

Great Blue heron – Dio Musquiz

Here fishy fishy – Scott Hudechek

Painted Lady on daisy – Sharon Bradshaw

Pretty prarie falcon flying – Robert Pratt

Summer in Colorado – Amy Hudechek

When I grow up – Debbie Tubridy

That’s the last PSA competition for this year.

The picnic will be at Marina Shultz house. August 5, at 4 pm.  

Marina 

941 19 1/2 Road

970-773-1186 text only please

Bring lawn chairs.  We will have brisket, bring 5 dollars for the meat.

Lori presented her competition results: The theme was bicycle, she had 5 judges.

1st place – Annette Collier

2nd place – Sharon Bradshaw

3rd place – Jamie Zartman

4th place – Bob Peterson

Dawn presented.  The bylaw changes were handed out, and Dawn made the suggested changes after Board meeting/interested parties who attended.  One of the changes is increased fees. Job descriptions have been revised. Dawn asked members to read over the changes and please email her before the next meeting.  We will discuss the proposed changes and vote.  We do not have money for scavenger hunt prizes.  Dio suggested that we have a white elephant exchange instead.  Please send your input to dawn@2morrowsmuse.com.

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.