Recent Winners

Competition Winners

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Poly Members at the Fair

(by Jim Mildice in “Poly Speaks”)

This year, the Poly members who competed in the “Exhibition of Photography” did very well.

First of all, Kim Signoret-Paar, was first in the “B&W Architecture or Cityscapes” class, and that image was selected as Best in Show. She also had a second and a fourth in “Color Scenic – Spring” and in “Cell Phone Photography.”

If you will allow a baseball metaphor, Michele McCain “hit for the cycle” this year. She won a first, second, third, and fourth in “Our Best Friend, Color Scenic – Fall, Color Architecture or Cityscape, and Color Scenic –Summer,” respectively.

Beverly Brock won a first place award in the “At the Fair” class; and also picked up two Honorable Mention ribbons. Jim Collier has a fourth place in “Color Nature – Flowers,” and two Honorable Mentions. Darlene Elwin was first in “Color Nature– Other Plants and Trees.”

Joan Harris got three third place awards in “Color Nature –Flowers, Macro, and Fair Theme,” and an Honorable Mention. Alan Haynes got a second and a fourth in “Color Scenic – Winter” and “B&W Scenic –Landscapes and Waterscapes,”and two Honorable Mentions. Diane Marinos has a first place in “Color– People,” and four Honorable Mentions.

A total of 19 Honorable Mentions were gathered by: (in alphabetical order)
Mary Anderson
Marietta Baginsky
Beverly Brock
Jim Collier
Jan Handman
Joan Harris
Alan Haynes
Diane Marinos
Dorothy Mildice
Rick Wiley

Building Hosting News

We still have a lot of holes in the building hosting schedule. We need members to step up and volunteer to host the Photo Arts building for a few hours. After the recent email blast about this issue, we filled this weekend’s date thanks to Aseem and Steven. Please don’t wait for another urgent email to volunteer.


Our next hosting dates are June 7th and 8th. We need four volunteers to fill those two dates. Please volunteer ASAP by contacting Alan Haynes.

New Hosting Coordinator

Speaking of volunteering, our hats go off to Diane Patterson. As of June 7th, she’ll be our new Building Hosting Coordinator, taking over from Alan. It would be nice if we could fill all the dates at least through the end of June before she starts her new duties.

Viewing the Schedule

A new page has been created on where you can find an up-to-date building hosting schedule. Visit the PAB Hosting Schedule page to see it. On that page, you’ll also find a brief description of the hosts’ duties. (Hint: There’s not much to it.)

From the PAB Hosting Schedule page, you can even save the schedule to your own computer if you’d like by clicking the download link below the schedule.

The hosting dates have also been added to our Calendar page, along with the names of the hosts.

To make it easier to see just the building hosting dates, use the “Categories” drop-down menu on the calendar page. If you choose “PAB Schedule,” you’ll see only the building hosting dates and a few other items relating to the building.

(TIP: The categories menu can also be used to view other categories such as “Competition Meetings.” Give it a try.)