Thanks to everyone for your contribution to the running of the club. All efforts are appreciated.
This year has been the sixth year in which we have used essays to give expression to who we are as photographers. It has been more successful than some previous methods of creating images. Not all members are comfortable in doing essays but hopefully more will take up the challenge.
This year for the second time we had a club exhibition in Penrith Library with the cost of the printing paid by the camera club.
We had an issue for our designated Portfolio night when the hope was to have an outsider give a talk on their photography journey. This did not come about and was replaced some members giving talks.
David Pearson gave a good talk on transition and many thanks to him. It took some pressure off me.
The judges this year were limited to David Whiteman, Phil Ramsden and we thank them for their contribution.
This year's Vivid outing was successful. The article I sent to members outlining some possible techniques proved to be very useful with a number of members learning new techniques.
The 2017 Penrith Show was very successful with the quantity and quality of prints remaining high and the number of entries also high. Thanks to all who participated and helped out. I hope you will continue to support the Penrith Show. The exhibition of winners and highly commended for 2018 will again be in the library for the month of September.
The judge for this year's Show will be Helen Walker a member of Belmont camera club and an artist in her own right. I have managed to retain the prize money to include some highly commended with a prize of $10. Sonja Breckenridge has continued to give the Show some money and this year will be allocated to the B/W section. The Henry Sports Club has also allocated money for the Show.
For club members I hope to introduce a new scheme that I hope will encourage more members to participate.
I would like to thank the following members who assisted in looking after the Show: Rina Fitzpatrick, Margaret Woolerton, David and Ros Pearson, Steve and Simone Waters and Scott Bailey.
Also thanks to the following members who helped at the judging of the prints: Scott, Simone, Steve, David and Ros.
In summary, on behalf of myself and the Henry Lawson Camera Club, I would thank the Henry Sports Club, The Penrith City Library, our valued sponsors, and our members for another successful year.