Synopsis of our face to face meeting on March 10th

Here’s our Chairman’s Chatter for the March 2022 meeting:

Thursday 10th March  – This was a first for our club as not only were we able to meet up face-to-face, after a very long time, but we also provided a link via Zoom for those members at home who were not able to attend. 

Our lecturer was Robert Falconer from Chesterfield who presented his lecture ” Derbyshire in Digital”. Robert told us that he has been doing photography since he was 12 and did 4 years study of photography after school. His first love was steam photography but landscapes and also nature have grabbed his passions. He has been all over the world but Derbyshire is still his favourite place. He has been a member of Clay Cross Photographic Society for 9 years after joining Bolsover Camera Club when he was 13.

Robert treated us to a wonderful evening; taking us all over Derbyshire and included all his photographic passions : landscapes through the seasons, natural, villages, towns, sport, Lancaster bombers and of course his excellent photographs of steam trains.  Here are five of the many images Robert presented:

The Zoom link worked well and it was a truly memorable evening, so many smiling faces, happy to be meeting up again (22 in the hall and 6 on Zoom) and of course Robert’s superb photography.

Subs – At the AGM the subs were agreed to remain at £30 – payments can be made direct into the clubs Bank Account (details below) or by cheque to John Sampson – you can obtain details of our bank account from Ann Smith OR within the body of Keith Brown’s email dated 1645 March 12th.

C&HVPS Exhibition – Ian Stanyon has circulated the Rules and Guidelines and if members do have their prints ready, you do not have to wait until the handing in date in May – contact Ian Stanyon or myself and we will receive the prints for mounting, if required. Thank you to Ian Ord for offering to mount prints in the pre-cut mounts only. The rules for this year’s Exhibition are shown as a separate header at the top of pour website

2021 Year Book.  The year book will be coming soon ; Roger has been very busy with the return to face-to-face teaching etc, so it’s running later than usual. Thank you Roger.

Margaret Swithenbank .  It is with much sadness that I pass on the news that Margaret passed away a few days ago. It was lovely to see her at our meetings with Jim and I know she got a lot of pleasure meeting us all and seeing the lectures. Our thoughts and condolences are with Jim and his family at this time.

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