Thursday 11 July 2019

Tuesday 9th July – AGM

WDPC is 10 years old.
The AGM was kept to a minimum time as all the various reports and been sent out to all members beforehand. The chairman repeated her thanks to all committee members for their hard work throughout the year, and extended this to all members who had helped with refreshments and those who came along early to help with setting the hall up.
Two committee members, Christine Alcock and Jan Murphy, were not seeking re-election and the chairman presented them with a small token of appreciation for their hard work over the past years. The Programmes had been most enjoyable and the coming year's continued in the same vein. Click here for the new programme.

The following officers and committee members were elected for the coming year:
Chairman; Francesca Shearcroft
Vice Chairman: Robin Orrow
Secretary: Andy Caws
Treasurer: Marnie Ball
Committee Members:    Di Jackson
                                    Christine Frost
                                    Graham Frost
                                    Jack Mitchell
                                    Roy Scrivener

After the official business of the AGM we were treated to two slide shows. The first was all the high scoring images throughout the year, including the images from IOTY. The Awards and trophies were presented at the appropriate places in the slide show. See here for a list of winners. The second was a slide show of the various events held throughout the year. It mainly showed those who had attended but also some images from the various venues. This was then left as a rolling slideshow as we all enjoyed some light refreshments.

The centre piece of the refreshments being the "10" Anniversary cake.

Wednesday 3 July 2019

Tuesday 2nd July – "Beautiful Light" Print presentation by Dr Jane Goodall

It is rare that you get a speaker who shows us beautiful images and also gives so much information about how to take them, how to plan, what to think about in terms of composition, and even how to process images.  All delivered with great enthusiasm, including demonstration of gear to keep warm and dry!!
One member whose main preference is wildlife was heard to say "I could be inspired now to take some landscape images", another said "best talk for a long time".
Jane is a great speaker and her talk was inspirational.  To see some of her images please check out her web site here.