Minutes – Mar 11, 2014

20 03 2014

Minutes – Mar 11, 2014

DATE: March 11, 2104               MTG START TIME: 7:15pm

Sara opened the meeting by thanking several members who were stepping in to assist with tasks normally performed by members who were traveling at this time.

Charlene Morton and Kas Stone shared details about the upcoming exhibit in which the Bridgewater Photographic Society joins the Lunenburg Photo Club, the South Shore Council of Canadians, and Peer Gallery in recognizing World Water Day. Dates of the exhibit to be held in Lunenburg at Peer Gallery are March 16th, 20th, and 21st from 1-4 p.m. and on March 22nd from noon-3 p.m. Set up for the exhibit will take place on March 15th between 2 and 4pm. Community leaders have been invited to the official opening will be held between 2 and 3pm on Sunday, March 16th.

The March 11th meeting of the Bridgewater Photographic Society once again saw the members enjoy a pictorial visit to another part of the world. Peter Stuempel who has visited the Cocles area twice showed a slide essay, “Costa Rica, Our Life in the Rainforest”. The images of tropical scenery, wildlife, and beaches were accompanied by the music and sounds of Costa Rica. Peter passed along the hint that upon arriving in San Jose, one gets a better deal if one changes their money in the departure (rather than the ‘arrival’) part of the airport. He also noted how seniors were well-treated in Costa Rica, always being moved to the front of any lineup.

The second presenter, John Croft, who is also a member of the club, light-heartedly told the story of his adventure in his own yard. Organic gardening has become one of John’s passions. His guide is Eliot Coleman’s “The New Organic Grower”. Not only has John quite successfully become a grower of numerous fruits and vegetables, he also has recorded the process and produce of his work through amazing photographs. I’m sure John’s sense of humor which frequented his presentation has come in handy whenever he experienced crop failure and battled potato bugs.

Other Nova Scotia areas featured in photos were the Aviation Museum in Shearwater; and the Academy, St. John’s Anglican Church, and Ironworks Distillery in Lunenburg. These images were taken during two of the club’s field trips. Grant Dixon offered to put any of the images of St. John’s on the church’s Flickr site.

Competitions were held in the humor and creative categories with high scores going to
Darlene Awalt and John Burnett. Judges were Teresa Alexander-Arab, Richard Novossiltzeff, and Kas Stone.

Looking ahead, images for the Treasure Hunt are due this Saturday. It is recommended that anyone with a Sight & Sound essay for April bring it to the March 25th meeting so the compatibility of various software and computers can be checked. The next field trip will be on March 22nd, and begins in Petite Riviere. The next meeting is on March 25th.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:20pm

Submitted by Elizabeth Klaas

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