Be there! Our October competition meeting this Saturday – October 3rd, 2015 – will be a busy one. We have a lot of business to discuss prior to the competition.
For starters, we’ll be voting for new club officers. The nominating committee has been working hard to find candidates for two offices that will be vacated: President and Vice-President. Our Presidential nominee is Darlene Elwin who has agreed to move up from her current position as Vice-President. Our new Vice-Presidential nominee is Sue Cerise.
Both Aseem Gupta, our treasurer, and Jan Handman, the club secretary, have agreed to stay on for another year. We’ll vote for them as well.
New officers assume their duties as of the end of the November meeting.
Secondly, we’ll be voting on three changes to the club bylaws. The proposed changes include the amount of dues for next year, a provision allowing for a membership cap if it becomes necessary and, finally, a change to the year-end competition entry procedure.
Here’s a brief summary of each proposal:
For more information on these proposed changes, read the documents mentioned above. There is also some information and discussion on Poly’s Yahoo Groups site.
We’ll vote on a proposal made by Dorothy Mildice at our September meeting. She is proposing that image titles should not be read during the competition. This is similar to a previous proposal that was tried last year for a few months. After the trial, members voted to reject that propsal.
Darlene Elwin will announce the 11 project themes for next year. Remember that only images created after the announcement of the themes are eligible to be entered in the project competition. So, once they are announced on Saturday, you can begin creating new project images to be entered during 2016.
Come to the meeting prepared to vote. Of course, we’ll also have all of the usual agenda items such as workshop announcements and the like.
It’s Poly’s turn to hang our photos on the walls of the Photo Arts Building.
During September, we’ll be using the two walls in the middle room and the one in the front room. The front room wall is reserved for pictures that won an Honorable Mention in the San Diego County Fair, 2015.
Our gallery coordinator, Dorothy Mildice, will be handling the details.
She would like everyone who received an HM at the fair to participate so that we can fill the wall with 12 to 14 photos.
She will provide a sign identifying the photos as HM winners from Poly. She’ll also create a label for each image to identify the title of the photo, the location where it was created and the artist’s name.
To participate, contact Dorothy as soon as possible. We’ll be able to hang the photos at our September 5th meeting.
If you don’t remember which of your images won awards at the fair, you can view the official results as a pdf here.