Thursday 14th May – our first ‘virtual meeting’

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Our first ‘Zoom’ online meeting

Lots of hard and effective work was dedicated to making our first ‘virtual’ online meeting such a genuine success. Many were involved in the planning and implementation of this meeting, but I’d like to draw particular attention to our Chair Joan, and our Chair Elect Roger. For the first time (and I suspect not the last), a goodly number of members joined Joan & Roger on-line. Many thanks also to Ian S, who’s given lots of support, and also provided the screen shot of some ‘Zoom’ attendees listening and watching intently:

Joan updated online attendees with the following news: 1. Due to Covid19 Hope’s Wake’s Week has been cancelled; thus we won’t be holding our Annual Print Exhibition. 2. Unless events change significantly, it also appears that our coffee morning, due to take place at the end of August, will be cancelled. 3. Ditto cancellation of our informal evenings at the Angler’s Rest. 4. Joan asked that members keep on submitting images relating to what we’ve been doing during Covid19. Submit these images to me – Ian O. Ian S said that he’d already received 67 digital images for our June competition, also reminding members that they have until midnight May 14th to submit their digital images. Competition guidelines and other relevant or important / information is usually shown as a ‘header’ at the top part of our website. Ian S (who’s worked hard and effectively) will send our digital competition images to Christine Hodgson BA(Phot) ARPS CPAGB. Christine will judge the entries and give feedback, online via zoom, on June 11th.

Joan handed over to Roger, who entertained us by displaying a range of images, and an Audio Visual with the theme Blue & yellow, If you’d like to listen to Roger’s AV, click onto

Roger is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society, but in my opinion the quality of his work is at FRPS level. Perhaps Roger will submit a panel of prints (may be on the blue and yellow theme) and apply for this distinction?. In the meantime I’ve included a number of Roger’s images, to illustrate how Roger entertained us with his work.