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St. James’ Camera Club

Tuesday, February 8, 2019 

February Meeting Minutes 2019

Renée called the meeting to order at 7:07

  • Renée called the meeting to order at 7:00.  We were all happy to see John Strobl feeling better. Welcome back John.

  • A new Member sign up last night as well, Melissa Canfield. Welcome to our group Melissa

  • The jurying for Warwick Exhibit took place during the regular meeting. In the Chapel Hall, Diane Bollen, professional portrait photographer was our judge.  Over 43 images were submitted to be judged. Diane made written comments about each photo for everyone to preview after the judging was over.  Diane did not ask for a fee for this and it was decided we would get her a gift card to a local restaurant as a thank you.

  • Warwick Library Exhibit Hanging is 3/1 from 12 to 4PM.  Reception is Sunday 3/10 from 1 to 3.  Takedown is on March 29th at 9:30 AM Renée passed a sign-up list for help with the Warwick Exhibit hanging and for refreshments for the meet the artist reception.

  • Renée passed around a Member Contact information sheet for members to update their contact information ex: email address and phone numbers

  • Diane made us new name tags, as voted upon at our last meeting.

  • The Wallkill Town Hall Exhibit is up till February 28th. (A two Month Show). Judy Mc Gowan, Joseph Karaban and Ed Lewis sold photos. Congratulations.  Take-down will be Thursday, February 28th at 10:00 am

  • Renée participated in a one-day juried Pop-Up show at the Orange County Citizens Foundation in Sugar Loaf And a juried exhibit for the month of February at Roost Gallery in New Paltz. Great venue. Stay tuned for other open invitations to exhibit as an individual.

  • The Glen Arden exhibit take down will be March 15th at 10AM

  • The Noble Coffee Roaster Café Exhibit in June will be a non-juried exhibit. Please sign up.  Do we want a Theme?

  • The HV Photography Network Conference will be on May 11th.  Tickets are now on sale on-line via PayPal. Or by check, mailed to Tom Vallencourt. Please sign up early. Tickets are $39.00 with lunch.

  • Raffle tickets from last year’s raffle for the Conference will be reinstated to Mary and Joseph - It is undecided as to whether we will do a raffle for this year’s tickets next month or not.

  • Mary passed a sign-up list for the Sunrise field trip on Saturday March 9th at 6:45 AM to Little Stony Point in Cold Spring. Arrive in time for pre-dawn colors.

  • Sterling Forest MID Week Hike to Indian Hill. 11AM - 3PM open to the public. Reg required

Meet at Sterling Forest State Park Visitor Center, 116 Old Forge Rd, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987, USA Doc Bayne will lead a leisurely paced 3-4-mile loop hike featuring scenic views, massive stone walls and other remnants of life in years gone by.

  • Mark Kovner announced that PPNYS is having a convention at Villa Roma 3/2 thru ¾.  It is geared to the photography business.  There will be social media presentations and a trade show.

  • Renée announced that work has begun on the Club Calendar.  She has gotten printing quotes and samples.  The best deal is $432.20 for 50 copies. At $8.64 a copy. We need to decide how much we will sell each copy for. It was suggested we sell them for $12.00 per copy for a profit of $167.

  •  The idea is to sell them as a fundraiser for the Church. Members will submit images and from that pool 13 images will be chosen.  Seasonal type images suggested but not a determining factor for selection. We will make our selections in August, for an early Sept/Oct printing, to be ready in time for fall sales

  • Greg Miller gave an interesting presentation about his recent assignment of architectural photography that Greg was commissioned to do for Tuxedo Park. (An exclusive) Greg explained the difficulty in getting the light and indoor staged settings right before the shoot. It took several weeks and lots of editing hours to present over 1,000 photos for consideration for the publication of the book

  • Joe Brady will be our speaker next month. TOPIC  “Producing images with impact”



Minutes by Jay Beaumont  

Cc: President, Renée Zernitsky  

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