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AGM minutes: 2013-2014

Knaresborough Camera Club, AGM minutes 2013-2014



Members present – 24

Meeting opened at 8pm, 9 April 2014

Apologies for absence received from – Karen Noble, Christopher Coupland

Minutes read, proposed by Graeme Glass, seconded by Mervin Straughan.

The Chairman delivered a brief report thanking the membership for their continuing support, particularly with the Secretary’s illness. The Chairman also commented on the enthusiasm of the membership and the variety of interests expressed by the membership.

No secretary's report – Mervin reported on Steve's welfare and the work he has done in the background. It is beholden to us to maintain the club and not let Steve down.

Treasurer's report – main change – highest membership, so much higher members income reflected in figures. Compensated for reduction as no bring and buy sale – not something the membership appears keen on.

See accounts regarding changes in refreshments, models/speaker expenses. Still looking for new projector – Peter Turnbull looking into this.
  • Purchased new lighting equipment.
  • Planned expenditure this year on DVDs and portable WiFi session.
  • Membership to stay at £40 per adult.
  • YPU fees on sliding scale depending on no. of members.

The Committee was elected by the club membership as follows;
Position
Nominee
Proposer
Seconder
Chairman
Richard Bryant
Roy Smitten
Sue Evison
Secretary/Media Rep
Mervin Straughan
Sue Evison
Graeme Glass
Treasurer
Graeme Glass
Wendy Ferguson
Richard Bryant
Comp Sec
Andrew Munden
Richard Bryant
Mervin Straughan
Comp Sec
Mike Wood
Richard Bryant
Mervin Straughan
Committee Member
Janet Tankard
Graeme Glass
Sue Evison
Committee Member
Mike Morley
Richard Bryant
Mervin Straughan
Committee Member
Sue Evison
Richard Bryant
Mervin Straughan


The membership suggested that we organise a tutorial session on how to size and prepare images for competitions.
It was proposed that we hold an evening looking at Social Media as a photographer.

  • Clarification of the competition entry form is needed.
  • Check out Age Concern/ Manhatten Club etc – free rooms with wifi.
  • Knaresborough House


Suggestions for new competition titles were proposed by the membership including;

  • Iconic images competition
  • No dogs/cats


It was suggested that we consider a two-year cycle for competitions. Members commented that some of our competitions are too eclectic and difficult to interpret.

We should consider writing a section for the website with basic settings for each type of competition image

It was proposed that experienced members to buddy up with novices for evening practicals.

This year’s competition titles were decided as;

Open, Portrait, Monochrome, Annual, Close-ups

Mervin gave a brief overview of the summer programme and winter programme.

AOB – Twitter – 767 followers, 27 camera clubs. Pinterest site now active.
Web – 150 hits/week – 2/3rds new visits.

Next AGM 25 March 2015

Meeting closed at 9.27pm



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