Agenda for December 2015



President, Renée Zernitsky

Vice President, Jay Beaumont

Treasurer,John Strobl                                                                                 Meeting Tuesday, December 8, 2015

                                                                                                                                                    7:00 PM


Annual Holiday Party - Photo Contest & Slideshow




Holiday Party and “End of the Year Photo Contest” - Arrive early


We will have food and refreshment’s. If you are on the list to bring something please remember to

do so and if you’re not, bring your favorite something to share.

Slideshow: Clif will have a slideshow running of images sent in or brought in by members. Bring in an array of images you’ve been dying to share all year.

There is no theme or specific topic.  But, if you have images from our monthly themes, this year’s

Fieldtrips or group event suggestions are always welcome. Please share them with us.


7th Annual End of the Year Photo Contest Criteria:    (Jay will be our official)


•   Bring in your best images – you decide – no theme or topic

•   First, Second and Third Place selections. 

•   Two images per person – Any subject, in color or black and white, landscape

Portraiture or macro.

•   Printed 8 x 10 or larger – with or without matting can be framed.  (No names visible)

•   Voting is done by our members and will be calculated by Jay.


December’s Theme is “Culture”

January’s Theme is “Cold”


Indoor events to take advantage of for indoor and outdoor Shoots

Bronx Botanical   Gardens - Train show

OCCC- Holiday Display

Orange County Arboretum Lights

Hill Hold Museum Holiday Events and open house

Grey Towers, Pa. Holiday Tours of the estate

Roosevelt Estate Open House for the Holidays  

Historic Sites along the Hudson

Landscape opportunities for Black and White Photography

Vanderbilt Mansion Hyde Park

We will have several outdoor filed trips over the winter – So stay in formed



A note of Thanks:


A special thank you to Greg, for his continuous effort and the relentless hours he spent helping us to become better photographers.


I want to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday Season and thank you for your continued support. We are looking forward to another great year of sharing photographs, techniques and friendships. We have walked away with something we learned from our meetings and field events. Your photographic skills have improved as we have seen in the photos you share with us.


Thank you, to Jay for his continued support and impeccable minutes. And Thank you Aaron and Clif for always making sure the projector was available for our meetings. 


Thank you, to Carl for the many wonderful guest speakers we have had and for helping with the field trips. And to our web site builders: Aaron, Roxanne and Dorrel.


Our Exhibit Committee: Jack, Tom, Pete, Sheila and Mary, for all your help getting our exhibit ready.  John, our Treasurer, for taking care of the clubs treasury and assuring we always have a place to call home at St. James’ Church.


To Linda, for making sure everyone received a warm welcome to our club. And, to our Board of directors, Sheila and Ron, for your support and wise input that helped this club stay on its feet.


I’m looking forward to another year of exciting photography with you all.

Have a very Happy Holiday Season