Minutes for July 27, 2021 meeting

TMCC Meeting July 27, 2021 – Minutes

Dawn opened the meeting at 7 pm.  This is the first club meeting since COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020.  She was the only board member present.

Business meeting – 

  • Three of the four Board members (elected for 2020) have agreed to finish out 2021.  A Vice President is needed.  Contact Dawn if interested in planning photo outings.
  • Memberships have been prorated to finish out 2021 and should cover room rental and internet website fees.  $17.50 single membership; $25.00 family membership.  Forms were provided including liability waiver.
  • The current balance on the Treasury is $716, which should cover the bills until March 2022.
  • There were 11 attendees including 4 visitors, 2 were former members.  Several attendees paid membership and joined/re-joined TMCC.  Every attendee introduced themselves and identified their photography interest(s) and equipment.
  • Dawn asked for ideas for outings: star photos, night sky, unknown places, less photographed, wild horses, Crystal Mill Red Mountain Pass, Pictographs west of Montrose on reservations, street photos.  
  • Dawn will be in the Sand Wash Basin Aug 19-22 and please contact her (dawn@2morrowsmuse.com) if you are interested in meeting up with her near Maybell.
  • A sign up sheet was circulated to provide drinks and snacks to the meetings.
  •  Scavenger Hunt – 
  • John T. brought the submittals and mounted them on individual boards for viewing.  15 topics/words were provided in early 2020 to photograph.  Four members participated.  Thank you John for overseeing this activity, which was greatly affected by COVID-19 outbreak.  Future scavenger hunts will be discussed at a club meeting to gauge interest.

Photographic Society of America (PSA) competitions – 

  • Sharon B. presented the photographs that had been selected for entry into the PSA club competition for 2019-20 and 2020-21 PSA years.  Thank you Sharon.  
  • She discussed the low number of entries in recent competitions and the difficulty of getting judging.  She would like to utilize 3 club members as judges in the future.  
  • She also recommended TMCC participate in a second division, the Nature Division, in addition to the current Projected Image Division which has only a few rules about post processing.  The Nature Division will cost no extra and is more consistent with the types of photographs our members typically create.  
  • Sharon also stated that members should sign a release to allow PSA to be able to post their photograph on their website.
  • Deadlines for the next PSA competitions are tentatively: Oct 15, Feb 1, April 1.

Bob Clarke presentation of bird photos on his recent trip to the Texas Gulf Coast including several sanctuaries and wildlife areas.  Thank you Bob.

Submittal Request

  • Dawn requested members to submit 5 – 10 photographs prior to the next club meeting.  The photos should present some of your efforts during COVID-19, be of small size and emailed to Dawn (email shown above).  These photos will be compiled by Dawn and shown/discussed at the August meeting.

Meeting over at 9:15 pm.  Next meeting is August 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm.

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