Eight members participated in last nights Zoom meeting and following image presentations by Dave, Andy and myself we had a general discussion in future plans for the club.
I had a meeting with the minister at Greyfriars two weeks ago and he was very positive about the club resuming meetings in the Church Hall. The cost has gone up but not as much as had been anticipated and should be around £13.50 per hour. The kitchen and toilet facilities have been greatly improved and the WiFi system is being upgraded and we will be able to use all facilities.
It is hoped to start the new session on 14th September and I have started to prepare our syllabus.
Last night at my proposal it was agreed that we should withdraw from the GDPU Image League for the session 2022/2023 and endeavor to build a better bank of potential images. We should however continue to take part in the GDPU and SPF Portfolios and in the local competitions with the Lanarkshire clubs.
It was also agreed that we should hold three internal league competitions and an annual competition.
External judges are becoming difficult to book and so far I have only been able to book judges for one league competition and next years annual competition.
It was agreed to continue with 'Theme' evenings and in that regard I would welcome suggestions for subjects.
I recently sent out an e-mail asking who would continue their membership of the club and other than those who have been participating in the Zoom meetings I have had no response from anyone.
We have had an invitation from Alba Photographic Society to join them in viewing Zoom Presentations from outside speakers. They have ten bookings between September and the end of the year and they are looking for us to share the cost. If we agree only those members who wish to participate will be required to contribute to this cost. I have not yet received details of the subjects covered in these presentations but will notify you when do receive them.
In terms of our club constitution we are obliged to hold an Annual General Meeting. This will have to be held on Zoom or delayed until our first or second meeting when we resume at the Church. What are your vies on this matter?
Meanwhile Happy snapping and take care,