Club News

Tonight the club held the second competition of the 2017-2018 club year, and the theme was "Water".  The club welcomed back Janice Barton CPAGB BPE3 from Warrington Photographic Society to judge the images. There was a good volume of entries, especially prints, and Janice gave lots of feedback on the images - sadly not many of the authors were able to attend and the turnout was quite low for a competition night.

Points scored count towards the Photographer Of The Year competition. The winners and placings were as follows:-

As announced at the club last night, the results are in, as follows. We currently have 31 paid up members, all of whom cast a vote, so a 100% turnout.

Option 1 - Remain at Grappenhall and increase fee to £55 per year - 6 votes

Option 2 - Remain at Grappenhall, keep fee same, introduce additional per session fee - 3 votes

Option 3 - Remain at Grappenhall, keep fee same, amend programme structure to cut costs - 5 votes

Option 4 - Cut costs by moving to Winwick, keep programme and fees the same - 17 votes.

Therefore a clear majority in favour of moving to Winwick. We have a couple of issues to iron out with 100% certainty before we commit to move, but it is anticipated that these will be addressed in the near future, and we could look to move venues in August / September. You will of course be kept up to date via the website, newsletters, and at club nights.

As those who were present at the last club meeting will know we are trying to get more involved with community activities. The idea behind these activities is two fold 1) it assists the community groups involved and 2 ) it is part of the main criteria for obtaining community funding. Making a funding application is definately the only way we are going to be able to replace our aging projection equipment in our current financial situation.

Tonight the club held the first competition of the 2017-2018 club year, and as ever the first of the year was an "open" category, inviting a broad selection of subject matter. The images were judged by Brian Dunsheath ARPS.

Points scored count towards the Photographer Of The Year competition. The winners and placings were as follows:-

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.