Club Evenings Now Online

Thursday club evenings are now taking place as live video conferences and are open to all members to join. See either the newsletter or the website blog for details of what’s happening each week.

Club night summary – 19th March

Because of the Coronavirus situation, we are no longer meeting at the community centre until further notice. However we are still running the club online. On Monday the committee had their first online run through, which showed great promise using audio/ visual communications.

On Thursday we had our first club programmed meeting, entitled ‘You be the judge’ where the members viewed, passed comment and scored Images that had been entries into the Portrait of Britain competition.

This gave an Interesting and Interactive evening, with the members discussing the various merits of each Image before reaching a score from the comfort of their own homes.
The online system was a great technical success with over 20 of our members using it and able to contribute to the discussion with ease. A big thank you to Stuart Craig who controlled and managed the event on the night.

Thanks to the enthusiasm and technical expertise of our talented committee, we Intend to complete the remainder of the published programme for this season, by using this online system.


Corona Virus Update

Unfortunate the Corona Virus situation has affected the club as our Community Centre has closed in accordance with the government guidelines.

In addition the Committee has taken the decision to suspend all club portrait events until further notice.

However the good news is we’re moving our Thursday club evenings online!

We’ll be using the “Zoom” video conference service, which is very easy to use. The Committee used it earlier in the week and it worked very well indeed across both Windows and Apple devices.

We’ll have to see how it works in practice, but as of now we intend to hold the published programme events as-is, except virtually instead of in the Community Centre.

Cat’s latest newsletter has the connection and setup arrangement for our first online club meeting this Thursday:. Read it here.

This Thursday Stuart is leading our first online workshop – Portrait of Britain – You be the Judge – Click this link to join!

Looking forward seeing you all there.


Club night summary – 12th March

More great Images were displayed in our final league PDI competitions of this season.

Martin Patten was the experienced judge visiting the club to critique and score the Images. A number of authors were very close on points in each of the league tables, giving extra edge on the evening for the final results to decide this years PDI league winners.

The competition contained both ‘open’ and set subject ‘closed’. The membership entries gave a good Imaginative Interpretation of the topics, giving the judge a difficult task to decide the winning scores.

Thanks to everyone who entered this years PDI league competitions, producing such a high standard for the club.

Congratulations to the ultimate winners who will be announced shortly.


Club night summary – 5th March

This week we held our annual spring social with a fish & chip supper followed by some excellent Quizzes (cleverly put together and presented by George, Mike Collins and Rod). As always great fun, with the members on the various team tables, (as with our photography competitions), competing to win!

Congratulations to the ultimate winners on the night named ‘mostly Canon’.
The evening was rounded off by a raffle with prizes donated by our members.

Thanks to all that attended and to the organisers of the event (George, Denise, Rod, Vanessa, Tom and Alan).