Update from our meeting on Tuesday 16th October 2018
Good evening all,
I hope this communication finds you in good spirits. I’ve had a mixed weekend, ranging from the pleasure of riding a bicycle across the moors on Saturday to the mixed feelings of an Ikea trip on Sunday: on the negative side was the obvious turmoil of measuring with a paper tape and writing with an unfeasibly short pencil, but on the positive side there were meatballs for lunch. I hope yours was a good weekend with adventure in all its forms.
It’s time to let you know what’s happening in the world of Rochdale & District Camera Club, so let’s dive right in…
Last Week’s Meeting – POTY Round 4 2018
Christine Widdall was our very welcome judge to oversee our internal Photographer Of The Year competition, for the fourth and final quarterly round this year. A varied and excellent collection of photographs were entered, showing the wide subject inspirations of our membership and a huge variety of techniques too. Chris had a difficult job to do and did it well, offering great advice and feedback on every image presented.
In the end, David Hirst’s excellent image “Peregrine Feeding” took the Cup, a well-deserved winner among some very strong contenders. My commiserations to the runners-up, but don’t forget that your points go towards the overall POTY tally, with our ultimate winner being awarded the esteemed title of Photographer Of The Year at our Christmas Party.
This Week’s Meeting – L&CPU Folio
Tomorrow night we will review a folio of successful images from the Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the L&CPU, the Union is a collection of Clubs throughout the North West who compete with and against each other and share some common resources. Our Club insurance, for example, is dealt with by the L&CPU and they also hosted the Big Day and Novice Cup recently, in which we performed so well. The folio is a chance to be inspired by other photographers within the L&CPU, and to see what images are doing well in competitions this year.
In recent weeks, we’ve been lucky enough to welcome a few new members to the Club. This gives me an opportunity to say, first of all, a huge welcome from me and all the Committee members. Secondly and more importantly, it’s worth repeating that we consider ourselves a very democratic Club so if there is anything you’d like to mention, please do seek out a member of the Committee and have a chat. Or if you prefer, simply respond to this email and let us know your ideas and/or opinions. We hold Committee meetings throughout the year (our most recent was only last week) so any issues which can’t be addressed immediately are raised for discussion and decision.
Needless to say, this also applies to all our members, new and old!
On that note, I’ll bid you goodnight until I hope to see you tomorrow at our regular Tuesday night meeting.
Until then, my very best wishes as always,