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PRESIDENT'S REPORT 2015

Thanks to everyone for your contribution to the running of the club. All efforts are appreciated.
 
The fifth-Invitational Competition- in 2015 was a success with 20 people participating and for the third time we continued the portfolio section with 8 entrants participating. The exhibition in January of this year was a success and very enjoyable with visitor numbers about 40. Perc Carter was invited to give an evaluation of the winning images and did so with his usual consummate skill and professionalism. Thanks to the judges some of whom came in at the last minute. Thanks to Roy Killen for his continuing support of the competition both as a participant and as a presenter. Many thanks to the members of our club who participated. I presented a talk on constructing an image and gave an overview of the last five years of the competition. Sadly I determined that this was to be the last of the Invitational Competition. Finding quality speakers and a quality theme has been difficult. The numbers participating had reached a low ebb, it was time to stop.
 
Last year's programme was basically a work in progress to satisfy the needs of the members and we are grateful that Stephen Donnelly gave a talk on sport action. The set subjects have been as usual a challenge for members. The workshop on still life seems to be a popular choice.
 
Our small, but growing, membership provides a more personal atmosphere with greater time to discuss the images during our Show and Tell and allow members to participate in the discussion. David Whiteman gave a great lecture on Lightroom.
 
The website continues to be improved. Many thanks to Ron Beckett. As a result of our presence on the internet we continue to receive enquiries some of which have resulted in new members.
 
Vivid festival of light is still a pleasant outing but it also has lost some of its appeal.
 
We have lost a number of members and gained a few more: the Waters family-Simone, Steven, Sarah, Dave Pearson, Alan Dunn, Sabina, Javed, Peter.
 
The 2014 Penrith Show was very successful with the quantity and quality of prints remaining high but the number of entries were down. 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 will be in the library for the month of September.
 
The judge this year will be Cees Thurmer. I have managed to retain the prize money to include some highly commended with a prize of $10. Sonja Breckenridge has given the Show some vouchers from her company, The Picture Framing Warehouse. I would encourage all members of this club to participate in the competition. The exhibition for the library is set in the library’s calendar.
 
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.
 
 
L VRANICH
20th July 2015

 
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