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Welcome to the new website for the Barrie Photo Club.  We are non profit organization that brings all interested parties together to learn, share and educate in the field of Photographic Arts.  We meet once a month to learn and share common interests.

Well that was an interesting first. For those who did not attend, our speaker for July was Julian Elliott who resides in France. Something that can only be done with the technologies like Zoom. So as much as we would like to be at Southshore in person, Zoom has allowed us to continue with speakers we would not normally have available to us. Thanks to Greg we’ve been able to broaden our search for quality speakers.

 

At this point in COVID, we do not anticipate returning to Southshore this year. I’ll keep everyone posted if we hear any news from the town.

 

One thing I did hear from the town, the Rotunda booking for our annual Photo display has been confirmed for June 2021. I expect to see some great photos since we have an extra year to get some outstanding shots to display.

 

 

Although attendance was small, our 2nd mid-month open forum appears to have gone well. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend, but the feedback has been positive. At our executive meeting on Monday, we decided to follow the same sort of format and agenda  

for the next one on Thursday Sept 10. Again, we’ll reach out to you for photos that you would like to receive feedback or critiquing on. If anyone has an edited photo you want some suggestions on how to improve it or one right out of the camera and want some advice on editing it, bring it with you and we can have a discussion.

 

 

20201 Executive Elections………

It’s time to start thinking about elections for our 2021 Executive team. My 2 year term is almost up and Robert will ascend to the president’s role. A number of others are also moving on.  Here’s a summary of next year’s executive and the open positions we must fill to keep us going. In the absence of in person meetings at Southshore, we need to reach out to you electronically for volunteers. Plus we’ll have to figure out a way for voting.  Here’s a list of 2021 positions. As you’ll see, we have a larger than normal turnover this year. We desperately need some of you to step forward, please. Other than the Web support, none of the positions need any technical skills. And the Web support has been greatly simplified by Robert and the new template based website.

 

Please contact me if you want to volunteer or if you want to know more about what it involves.

 

president@barriephotoclub.ca

 

 

 

President…………………….Robert Trigg Gardiner

Vice President………………OPEN POSITION

Past President……………….Bob Dudley

Treasurer…………………….Brian Smith

Secretary……………………. OPEN POSITION

Director(Outings)……………?????????

Director(Memberships)……...OPEN POSITION

Director(Newsletter)…………OPEN POSITION

Director(Speakers)…………...Greg Taylor

Director(Web Site updates)….OPEN POSITION

Director(Training)…………...Cindy Kirsch

Director(Publicity)…………. OPEN POSITION

 

 Don’t forget to submit your photos to the slideshow.

 

 

Everyone,  please stay safe, practice your social distancing, wash your hands, wear your mask etc. Don’t forget that relaxed government guidelines, doesn’t mean the threat of spread of COVID has diminished. We want to see everyone back at Southshore when the time is right

 

 

“Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.”
— Diane Arbus

 

Looking forward to seeing you at our next monthly meeting, August 27.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Dudley

President BPC

 

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