News

We currently have a problem with the website whereby the disk quota is being filled daily, requiring me to come one and clear some space to enable the website to remain active. It appears to be caused by the Flickr galleries caching hundreds of images to our server from the Flickr feeds.

As a result I have temporarily disabled all the external flickr galleries linked to from our website until I can determine how best to manage this cache of images. Normal service will be resumed shortly!

At last night's AGM, two new committee members were appointed - Adrian Battersby taking over the role of "Publicity" as a standalone role, and Kelvin Norton taking on two new roles of "Club Archivist" and "Club Librarian". More about these roles and how they will develop over time will be communicated at club events and through the newsletter/website.

I'm sure you will join us in wishing the two new committee members every success in their new roles.

Helen Greenwood who was previously responsible for publicity is now in the role of "Club Secretary". This is a defined role that the LCPU stipulate we must have (along with Chairman and Treasurer) so this change is to ensure we are compliant with LCPU requirements.

Please note, that following the AGM, and to ensure that the club remains solvent going forward, the membership voted unanimously to increase the annual single membership fee to £40 per year, and the annual joint membership to £65.

Given that we have 23 meetings scheduled for this year, this still remains at less than £2 per meeting which everyone present agreed was very good value.

In addition, as more than half of the club's income from membership fees is spent on the venue hire, the committee are considering relocating in order to minimise this expense to enable us to continue to pay guest speakers and models, which were agreed to be popular nights, but also are the most expensive nights to host. The committee are currently undertaking an feasibilty exercise to examine other venues. Any further news will be communicated at club events, through the newsletter, and on this website. 

For more details on what went on at the committee meeting, please keep your eyes peeled for the separate blog posting on the matter.

PLEASE NOTE - MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE NOW DUE. Please bring payment with you to the next meeting. The full pro rata schedule of fees for members joining part way through the year will be updated soon.

Andy Gilbert receiving the WDCC Photographer Of The Year Award

Congratulations to Andy Gilbert who has been named the Warrington District Camera Club "Photographer Of The Year" for the second year running. Andy was presented with the shield at the Annual General Meeting on 13th Feb 2017. There is an online gallery of all of Andy's images that received a placing (1st - 5th) over the 4 club competitions last year.

The full standings for the competition are also available.

The eagle eyed amongst you will notice a new menu item on the top - "BLOG"

The idea behind this is (at least initially) is to provide a retrospective overview in the days following each club event, essentially a review of the night, with photos embedded - primarily with a view of documenting what we do, but also enabling those who missed the event, or prospective new members to get a feel for what went on.

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The WDCC Facebook Group is now up and running. The group gives club members an online place to chat, share interesting articles and even sell unwanted bits of kit. 

Invites will be sent out via email soon, so keep an eye out!

The amended programme for the year is now published on the events page. Some events still need some details fleshing out, but the structure for the year is now set. You are safe to put these in your diary!

 

Ian and Bernard have managed to resecure the services of guest judges and speakers for new dates, so our programme is taking shape. You will notice the forthcoming events in the near future are now all settled and visible in the sidebar and on the events page. Over the coming days the entire programme will be rebuilt and visible on the website.

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The last scheduled committee meeting of the year took place on Monday 16th January. Top of the agenda was the aforementioned scheduling mishap. It appears as though when we were setting this years programme (12-18 months ago) we took a 3 week break over Christmas and New Year. This had the effect of offsetting our program by a week, causing a clash with the Art Club.

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