Minutes 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 7PM- Minutes

(Meeting Date Changed due to weather) 

  • The Group welcomed 2 new members, Rich L. & Rich C


  • Fieldtrips: Mary – (Chairperson)

Croton Dam, March 19th - contact Mary for sign up.

Other suggested field trips from members:

Adams Fairachre Farms Flower Show, Philadelphia Flower Show, Bronx Botanical Gardens Orchid Show, Steel Mill in Bethlehem, PA., Waterfalls, Milford, PA.

Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, PA   Send us your suggestions for a great place to take the group.

  • Warwick Library Exhibit - "Photographer's Choice"

Submissions were juried by Greg & Jay - 53 photos were accepted

Exhibit hanging at 9:30 - 10 AM for March 1st Please be prompt dropping of your images

Exhibit participants need to get Bio’s to Sheila this week. Bio's needed from member’s who have not exhibited before  

Pete, Renée & Kathleen (Library Asst. Director) will be responsible for Press releases

Mary - Reception food and drink set up – Sign up to help - and for food you will be bringing

Ron – Has the voters box and tickets for the “people's choice award” for the exhibit.

Club brochures will be on the guest sign in table

Sunday March 5th is the Exhibit Reception 1-3 PM.  Help needed for set up and breakdown that day.

Exhibit take down, on March 31st from 10 -11:00 am - If you cannot get your photos please contact Robin or Renée


  • Photographic Event suggested by club member David DeSoto: 

Westchester Photographic Society presents:

Joe McNally, Commercial Photo Journalist and a Nikon Ambassador

Topic:  " The Light and the Life" 2/24/17 8PM at Westchester Community College, Tech Building room 107   FREE Admission   www.joemcnally.com   http://blog.joemcnally.com/


  • Clif ran the slideshow and open discussion of member’s images of theme's from

December, January and February: Spirals, City Streets and Still Life.

  • Renée will send out the current list of themes for the year – They are also posted on Facebook and our clubs web page

  • Greg Miller’s Workshop – “Preparing images for the internet”

If you want a printout of Greg’s workflow process from this workshop you can contact Greg.


Minutes by Tom M. for Jay B.

Cc: President, Renée Zernitsky    

January 2017

Meeting began at 7:18 pm by President Renée Zernitsky.


Renée announced that the annual dues of $12 are due now.  Please pay Treasurer John Strobl.  John prepared a summary of for the Treasurer's Report.  


Warwick Library Photo Exhibit.   The club will be showing photos at the Warwick Public Library during the month of March. Photo hanging will be either February 28th or March 1st.  The photos will be selected at the February Meeting by a jury of Greg Miller and Jay Beaumont.  Photos should be at least 8” by 10”.  Up to three photos may be submitted.  Framing is not necessary for the jury selection.  If you are unable to attend the February meeting, but want to enter a photo; please contact Renée.  The theme of the show is “Photographer’s Choice”. For uniformity, please frame the photos with a black frame and a white mat.   Kelly, volunteered to be the exhibit chairperson and will coordinate with the library staff.  Pete will run the ads for us. We have the Photographer Bio’s from last year.  If you did not exhibit last year, or if you want to update your bio, please send your bio to Sheila Almond 


Field Trips.  Mary reported that Storm King Art Center will be open on January 28 and 29 from 11 to 3.  May libraries had day passes for Storm available for free.  The NY Botanical Garden is hosting an orchid show featuring orchids from Thailand.  The dates are February 18 thru April 4.  Adams Fair Acre Farms of Newburgh will host a flower show from February 24 thru March 5. And the following month at their Fishkill location.  Mary, will check into eagle watching opportunities.  Members should check out Orange County Land Trust - OCLT.ORG for trail information. There is a new trail off of the Heritage Trail near the old Camp LaGuardia and Fuller Mountain Preserve in Warwick.


Renée will post the monthly themes,Agenda and Minutes on our club’s website www.sjccny.org.


Our Guest speaker was John DeSanto. John gave a very entertaining and enlightening presentation about his life as a photojournalist. Explaining the difficulties he encountered shoot everyday events for The Times Herald Record and Orange Magazine.


Respectfully Submitted

Jay, Vice President