May Meeting Minutes

MAY 24, 2016

The regular meeting of Thunder Mountain Camera Club was held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at Western Colorado Community College in Grand Junction, Colorado.

President Jeff Stoddart called the meeting to order. Visitors were welcomed.

Old Business

The minutes of the April 26, 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.

DUES ARE NOW PAST DUE! Please get your renewal forms and money in as soon as possible. If you do not pay your dues, you will not be allowed to participate in competitions.

The annual picnic will be on June 11 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Monument, at a shelter house located near the Saddlehorn campground. For those who do not have a park pass, please get with a member who does and hitch a ride so you don’t have to pay. Many members have passes so don’t let that be an excuse not to attend. A sign up sheet was passed around to bring side items and desserts. The club will provide fried chicken.

Treasurer Debbie Rudd presented the May Treasurer’s report. The ending balance from April was $1,099.96. There were deposits of $125.00 and expenses of $79.07 (postage and Secretary of State renewal fees). The ending balance is $1,145.89. The Treasurer’s report was approved as presented.

New Business

Mike Brown is starting the Photoshop class cycle over again on June 15 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Classes will be held at the Hilltop facility at 29 Road and North Avenue, Building 3. Classes are free to members. Members need to have a laptop loaded with Photoshop in order to participate as the classes are hands on.

Dawn Morrow announced the club has an opportunity to exhibit at First Friday in July. The space is being provided by Hummel Real Estate on Main Street (next to Dream Café). Bring 1 to 3 items per member. There is no commission and no insurance. If large pieces are being shown, floor easels will need to be provided (Rhonda does not have any for us.) Members interested in participating should let Dawn know by June 17 so they can be included.

Bob Ingelhart will be our guest speaker at the June 28 meeting. He will be speaking about stock photography.

Due to popularity of the first meeting, Ed Kunzelman has arranged another meeting to talk about prints. It will be held on June 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hilltop facility at 29 Road and North Avenue, Building 3. Bring any size print, any format, for discussion. Discussion only – not a competition.

The June competition is being presented by Sharon Bradshaw. It is open theme – anything goes (just keep it family friendly). Submit one image per member to:

Jeff announced that several club members had photos accepted into the 2017 Colorado National Monument calendar, and member Jamie Zartman made the cover! Congratulations to Jamie, and to Chris Eaton, Donna Fullerton and Angela Classen.

We still need a volunteer to bring snacks for the July meeting. Renee graciously volunteered. Thanks Renee!

Jeff asked if anyone was going anyplace special or had any announcements. Paul Huntington and Renee Walendowski are signed up for a photography workshop in the Tetons soon, and Renee had a photo selected for Colorado Life Magazine’s 2017 calendar. Congratulations!

Jeff next introduced our guest speaker, Christopher Eaton. Chris spoke about the challenges of shooting in slot canyons and showed us examples of what to do in his slide show entitled “Slot Canyons – Beyond the Classic View.” After the presentation, he announced he had his book, “This is Slot Canyons” available for purchase for $10 each, and he was donating 20% of each book sale back to the club. Thank you, Chris!

Paul Huntington presented the competition photos and led the discussion, including some of the judge’s remarks. There were only 9 images received this month. Images placed as follows:

1. Bad Boy – Renee Walendowski
2. (tie) Rule No. 1 – Play Nice – Ed Kunzelman
2. (tie) Jail Yard Beauty – Bob Peterson
3. Sensational Sunset – Robert Pratt
4. Look Maw, No Hands – Sharon Bradshaw

Our next meeting is Tuesday, June 28, 2016, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Western Colorado Community College. Dawn Morrow will provide the snacks, and Wayne Hopper will provide the drinks.

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

Dated: June 10, 2016
Angela K. Classen

Thunder Mountain Camera Club

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