The end of a fun filled year is near and we will be celebrating at our annual
Minutes of the 52nd Annual General Meeting of the Pittwater Camera Club Inc
held on November 20th, 2017 at Pittwater RSL, 82 Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale.
Present : Peter Squires, Bill Roberts, Ron Grimes, Mike Fisher, Takis Pallas, Deborah Alcock,
Brian Smith, David Naar, David Hipsley, Patricia Roe, Sue Kleverlaan, Mark Godfrey,
Marie Windred, Bob Hunting, Elaine Hartman.
Apologies : Ray Chappelow, Robyn Aldridge, Ben Copeland, Alan Purnell, Ruth Purnell,
Margaret Stanton, Mike Maher, Richard Bryan, Brian Halls, Fenella Clarke.
The meeting commenced at 7.30 pm.
The minutes of the previous meeting were acknowledged and accepted by Mark Godfrey and seconded by Bob Hunting.
There was no business arising from the previous minutes.
The Treasurer’s report was presented by David Naar.
The report was accepted by Mike Fisher and seconded by Bill Roberts.
Business arising from the Treasurer’s report.
David discussed our declining attendance levels and it seems that natural attrition and holidays are a possible reason. Membership levels remain steady.
Fees are to remain the same for next year.
Membership fees are to be paid by direct deposit.
David Naar will email invoices to all members .
The President’s report was read by Peter Squires.
The report was accepted by Bob Hunting and seconded by Marie Windred.
There was no business arising from the President’s report.
Election of Office Bearers.
Peter Squires declared all positions vacant, the chair was taken by Bob Hunting and the ensuing election of officers was as follows.
Position Nominee Proposed by Seconded by
President Peter Squires Marie Windred Sue Kleverlaan
Vice Presidents Bill Roberts Marie Windred Sue Kleverlaan
Brian Smith Peter Squires Bob Hunting
Treasurer David Naar Bob Hunting Takis Pallas
Public Officer David Naar Bill Roberts Peter Squires
Acting Secretary Brian Smith
FCC Delegates Peter Squires
Program Coordinator Bill Roberts
Social Media Coordinator Takis Pallas
Publicity Officer Elaine Hartman
Digital Committee Mike Fisher
Social Committee Takis Pallas
Web Master Mike Maher
Points Score Stewards Bob Hunting
Selection Committee Mark Godfrey
Newsletter Editor Bill Roberts
There was a general discussion regarding the decline of images presented in competitions, especially open competitions which are generally favoured by members.
Other than poor attendance due to members away or illness there was no conclusion to this issue.
The possibility of holding a Northern Beaches Interclub competition between Pittwater, Dee Why and Manly Warringah was discussed and the Management Committee will discuss this further.
To help the Selection Committee select prints for external competitions ( FCC Interclub, Hornsby Heights Interclub etc ) high scoring images as judged in monthly competitions will be recorded and the relevant photographers will be requested to submit their images for selection purposes.
Reminders will be posted in the fortnightly newsletter.
Next years draft calendar was presented by Bill Roberts and received favourable response.
There is still a lot of work to do on it to finalise presenters, judges etc however the monthly competitions will remain as presented.
We will amend the rules for nature competitions to allow captive animals providing there is no apparent evidence of the hand of man.
Special interest groups will be promoted to encourage people to get together informally in small groups to explore and learn and help educate each other.
It has been suggested that these groups have a mentor style of person to help kick off the group.
We will encourage these groups to use the Pittwater RSL Club facilities to help with our sponsorship funding.
Members will be surveyed to find out what they want to learn so we can tailor these special interest groups to suit.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 9.45 pm.
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