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SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING 16TH DECEMBER 2020

The proposals under discussion were:

OPTION "A" - THAT FOR THE FORSEEABLE FUTURE ALL MEETINGS WOULD BE HELD BY ZOOM AND WE WOULD NOT RETURN TO THE CRICKET CLUB OR SIMILAR VENUE.

PROS
COSTS SIGNIFICANTLY CHEAPER AS NO ROOM HIRE FEES TO FIND.
ACCESS TO GOOD SPEAKERS FROM A WIDE GEOGRAPHICAL AREA.
NOT HAVING TO TURN OUT ON WINTERS' NIGHTS.
NOT HAVING TO SET UP THE ROOM AND MAKE ALL GOOD AT THE END OF THE EVENING.
MEETINGS COULD BE HELD ON NIGHTS OHER THAN WEDNESDAY WHERE NECESSARY.

CONS
LACK OF SOCIAL CONTACT ALTHOUGH THIS COULD BE ADDRESSED BY HOLDING OUTINGS IN SUMMER.

OPTION "B" - THAT WE RESUME MEETINGS AT THE CRICKET CLUB OR SIMILAR VENUE WHEN PERMISSIBLE.

PROS
SOCIALLY MEETING FACE TO FACE.

CONS
COSTS - FOR THE CLUB ROOM HIRE.
SPEAKERS WOULD HAVE TO BE LOCAL AND WOULD HAVE TRAVELLING EXPENSES.
TO BE VIABLE THE CLUB WOULD NEED AROUND 30 MEMBERS.

Around 17 members attended the Zoom meeting and the decision was unanimous in favour of option "A"


November 2020
Congratulations to the following members who had work accepted in the N&EMPF 2021 Exhibition

Julie Cavell
Digital Colour (2)
Digital Nature (1)
Total (3)

Mark Clayton
Digital Colour (1)
Digital Nature (2)
Total (3)

Alan Janaskek
Digital Monochrome (1)

Eileen Murray
Digital Monochrome (3)
Digital Colour (3)
Total (6)

Sharon Sims
Digital Monochrome (1)
Digital Colour (1)
Total (2)

Rob Turner
Digital Monochrome (1)
Digital Colour (1)
Total (2)


Well done everyone.


July 2020
Congratulations to Sharon Sims on earning her LRPS (Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society)
To become a Licentiate of The Society, applicants must show variety in approach and techniques but not necessarily in subject matter.
Entries consist of a panel of 10 images submitted according to a hanging plan.
Well done Sharon.

May 2020
Congratulations to Eileen Murray on earning her EFIAP GOLD Distinction.
This award can only be achieved by those with an extremely high level of photographic skill requiring the following level of achievement:-
To qualify you first have to earn AFIAP, EFIAP, EFIAP Bronze and EFIAP Silver.
You then need at least 500 acceptances from a minimum of 150 images in at least 15 different countries.
At least 5 of these entries then have to earn individual awards (such as Bronze, Silver, Gold medals) in 6 different countries and salons.
Well done Eileen, an excellent achievement.

Congratulations to Sharon Sims on earning her BPE1* Distinction 27/11/2019
Congratulations to Sharon Sims on earning her CPAGB Distinction 27/4/2019

Congratulations to Eileen Murray on earning her EFIAP SILVER Distinction.