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What Is Building Hosting?

photo by Josi Ross

The Photographic Arts Building (PAB) is Poly’s meeting place and provides gallery space for member images. It is provided to Poly as part of Poly’s annual dues to the Southern California Association of Camera Clubs (SCACC). 

SCACC has a lease agreement with the City of San Diego for a modest cost and is obligated to open the PAB to the public. After a long hiatus due to COVID, the PAB will be open beginning June 3 on Saturdays from Noon to 4:00 pm.  SCACC assigns each club the responsibility of hosting the PAB in proportion to the number of the club’s members. 

As a Poly member, you are required to host the PAB at least once each year —  from March through February of the following year. If you have not yet volunteered, please sign up now

Building Host Duties

Two members will open the building, put out a few signs inviting the public to come inside and answer questions about Poly and the other SCACC member photo clubs. Keys are provided by the building hosts coordinator who can also answer your questions. There’s a list of hosting duties in the desk drawer in the front room of the PAB. Most members find hosting an enjoyable experience.


To volunteer, click here to visit our Building Hosting Sign-Up Sheet


If you have any questions or trouble with your sign up, contact Poly’s Building Hosts Coordinator
(Note: This email goes to the club’s inbox and will be answered.
We are currently recruiting a coordinator. If you are interested, please contact the President.)