July Meeting Minutes

July 26, 2016

The regular meeting of Thunder Mountain Camera Club was held on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at Western Colorado Community College in Grand Junction, Colorado.

President Jeff Stoddart called the meeting to order. There were no visitors.

Old Business

The minutes of the June 28, 2016, meeting were previously published on the club’s 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.

The “Splash Class” held on July 14 was a success. Cheryl, Ona and Annette each had a different station set up with different types of water shots and people could try whichever ones they wanted. Annette’s was especially popular with water drops splashing down into a pan and she changed out the backgrounds/reflections for different looks.

There was also an outing to Farmers Market on July 21 for street photography.

Member Jeff Morse volunteered to lead the club outing up to Grand Mesa on August 6. Meet at the City Market on Orchard Mesa near the gas station at 9:00 a.m. The group will proceed up Lands End Road. Night photography might be a possibility depending on the weather.

Elections will happen in November. Members should start thinking about serving as either a board member or chairperson. Job descriptions are contained on the club web site. If you have questions about a position, e-mail a current board member.

Jeff will appoint next year’s Scavenger Hunt chair in August. If anyone is interested, send him or any board member an e-mail.

Scavenger Hunt turn in will be at the August meeting. Sheila will collect the photos and get them mounted on poster board so members can view and vote at the September meeting. Prizes will be awarded! Full contest rules are located on the club’s web site.

Treasurer Debbie Rudd presented the July Treasurer’s report. The ending balance from June was $846.61. There were deposits of $15.00. The ending balance is $861.61. The Treasurer’s report was approved as presented.

New Business

Ed will do a print talk on August 11 from 7:00 to 9:00 in our regular meeting room. Bring several prints, any type (paper, metal, acrylic, etc.), any size, or you can come without any prints. No competition or critique, just discussion.

Mike Brown is having Photoshop classes on August 3 and August 17 at the Hilltop building located at 29 Road and North Avenue (building 3). 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.

No members had any announcements concerning upcoming shows, etc. Sarah Miller said she was hoping to make it to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

Exhibit chair Dawn Morrow announced that Hummel Real Estate will be hosting First Friday events the remainder of the year. Dawn, Joni Beckner, Annette, Joan Robinson and Ona will be displaying in August. If anyone is interested in other months, contact Dawn. The United Way will also host club images September through November. There is space for around 12-15 photos. All must have a wire hanger. There is no commission. A diverse group goes through there every month so it is a nice opportunity to hang there. Contact Dawn if you are interested in participating.

James Payne presented the competition photos with the theme “Shapes and Leading Lines” and led the discussion, including some of the judge’s remarks. There were 13 images submitted. Images placed as follows:

1. The Break – Ed Kunzelman
2. (tie) Retired – Sharon Bradshaw
(tie) Round Barn Roof Interior – Angela Classen
3. (tie) Moravian Stars – Jesie Bair
(tie) Alien Dusk – Paul Huntington
4. Rustic Tough – Madeline Robinson

Ed next presented a short slide show of some of the images that were created at the July Splash Class.

Last, Ed presented a short slide show of his composition tips for shooting at the Colorado National Monument.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, August 23, 2016, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Western Colorado Community College. Darcy Johnson will provide the snacks, and Sarah Miller will provide the drinks.

There being no further business to come before the meeting, Jeff adjourned the meeting.

Dated: August 16, 2016
Angela K. Classen

Thunder Mountain Camera Club

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