BRIDGEWATER PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
DATE: May 14, 2013 MTG START TIME: 7:00 pm
Slideshows – March and April field trips
32 members were in attendance.
Minutes for last years Annual General Meeting can be found on the club’s website.
PRESENTER / WORKSHOP EVENING TOPIC:
Sara Harley / Photographs at the level of Honours and above
There will be 8 categories for competitions in the coming year. Competition and number of entries are: 1) Nature – 3 Digital and 1 print; 2) Floral – 3 Digital and 1 print; 3) Portrait – 1 Digital and 1 print; 4) Urban – 1 Digital and 1 print; 5) Travel – 1 Digital and 1 print; 6) Human interest/photojournalism – 1 Digital and 1 print; 7) Humour – 2 digital; 8) Creative – 2 digital.
President’s Report – after giving a small token to the head of each of the committees (rose for the ladies and card for the gentlemen) Derek thanked the contributors for their hard work and and determination. He also noted the 30% growth in the size of the club and commented that the challenge is to keep a varied and interesting program that keeps the club inviting and warm. There is a need for the club to advance and in the support of that thought the competition and judging formats will be modified. His parting thought was “The best photo is the next photo.” I am sure I speak for the entire club in saying that it has been a distinct pleasure to have him as our president.
Peter Stuempel move to accept the report seconded by Debbie Black. (passed)
Treasurer’s Report – presented by Marg Campbell. Teresa Alexander-Arab moved to accept the report seconded by Reg Archibald. (passed)
Score-keeper’s report – presented by James Campbell. Trevor Awalt moved to accept the report seconded by Susan McDormand. (passed)
Elections – Call for Nominations was completed and the successful participants are:
President Sara Harley
Vice President Teresa Alexander-Arab
Past President Derek Johnston
Program Director Nancy Johnston
Treasurer Marg Campbell
Secretary Doris Eagles
Program Committee – Nancy Johnston
Field Trip Committee – Julia Naas
Teresa Alexander Arab
Scorekeeping – James Campbell
Mary Ann Massey
Projectionist – John Burnett
Trevor Awalt (back up)
Teresa Alexander-Arab (back up)
Webmaster – Trevor Awalt
Publicity – Elizabeth Klaas and Elizabeth Nash
Refreshments – Karen Parnell Herrick
Rose Himmelman (back up)
Paulette Hudson (back up)
Host – Brenda Fitzgerald
Yearbook – Sara Harley
Proposal to obtain a new club laptop computer moved by Sara Harley and seconded by Teresa Alexander-Arab. (Passed) Discussion occurred on the potential cost of the laptop.
Proposal to spend up to $800 plus tax moved by Bill Jones and seconded by James Campbell. (passed with one nay).
Proposal to obtain a replacement projector moved by Sara Harley and seconded by James Campbell. This is motion is required so that if we have a problem with the old projector a new one can be purchased ASAP. (Passed)
Proposal to eliminate reference to “Preparing slides for Competition “ moved by Sara Harley and seconded by Elizabeth Nash. This will help modernize the by-laws as slides are no longer used. (passed).
The need to have a committee fully review the By-laws was discussed. Moved by Elizabeth Nash and seconded by Susan McDormand.
The caretaker Carl was presented with a gift for all the extra work he does for the club.
There will be a Member’s Choice field trip to the Aylesford Zoo at 10:00 am. Those wishing to travel together can meet at the Bridgewater Tim Horton’s at 8:30.
Derek presented the incoming President Sara Harley with a homemade wooden gavel.
Refreshments by Karen and Debbie complements of the Club.
Meeting ended at 9:40. Next meeting on May 28, 2013 will be the Closing Dinner.