|Annual General Meeting and Presentation of Awards||15 May 2018|
|Club Chairman Richard Watson LRPS gave a warm welcome to about 26 members and guests to the AGM and
Members were asked to approve the 2017 AGM minutes which had been circulated to members beforehand and there were no matters arrising.
Richard began with a huge thank you to the committee for their hard work over the The highlight of the year for Richard was the Charlie Waite talk. "To meet and hear from one of my
Richard said he felt that the programme has been stronger than ever this year, with a range of interesting speakers I would like to thank Pam for continuing to act as Webmaster and for the website which is an important
As she comes to the end of her term as Competition Secretary, Richard wanted to pay particular thanks to
Lynda has been a very accurate and
Frank continues to steer our competitions with other clubs
Steve has been a
Lastly to two of the less visible roles. Dave is a great Secretary, sending out regular emails to members
Richard said he hoped he was leaving the club in a good place with a healthy bank balance, a strong membership
He would like
He wished Steve Hardman well in taking on the Chair’s role and
Club Secretary, Dave Gray then gave his report saying that this year has been another busy one for the Committee. The Biennial Exhibition held in the Wiltshire Museum, Devizes, took some effort to organise,.
Robert Harvey - Programme Secretary reminded members of the many notable speakers that had given presentations during the season including Rachael Talibart and Guy Edwardes
He said that he 3. The policy of charging a reduced rate for those members joining late in the season was clarified.
4. A method of resolving a tie break in the Members Projected Image League was agreed.
Election of Officers
The club has a rule that no member may serve on the Committee for longer than four years consecutively in the same role.
Richard Watson was thanked for his leadership and all that he has done for the club over the last four years The Chairmanship was going to be handed to this years Vice Chairman, Steve Hardman.
Caroline Wright who has tackled the task of Competition Secretary brilliantly for four years is to be replaced by two or possibly three members as it is such a time consuming job.
Dave Gray stays on as Secretary as do Frank Collins as Battle Secretary, Lynda Croft as Treasurer, Robert Harvey as Programme Secretary and Craig Purvis continues with Publicity.
Coompetitions will be run by Steve Burgess assisted by Roly Barth.
Peter Tasker will assist the Treasurer and Caroline Wright will be Membership Secretary.
Mike Saunders continues to be an extremely useful committee member coming early every week to set out the hall and has also taken on the task of 'tea boy'.
The Auditor will be Eddy Lane
Presentation of Awards
After the refreshment break it was time for all 22 trophies to be presented by Richard Watson to those members who had won the various competitions or gained the most points in the three categories.
No less than ten trophies all went to one member who needed a wheeled bag to take them all home!
Many congratulations to Robert Harvey ARPS EFIAP for winning most of the trophies for which he was eligible. Robert won all of the Nature and Lanscape competitions as well as Advanced Print and PI of the Year and also had the most points in the Advanced section Prints and PI's.
Other members presented with trophies were Sue Wadman, Steve Hardman, Kyra Wilson LRPS, Craig Purvis, Caroline Wright, Roly Barth, Bruce Chappell and Pam Mullings.
Very well done to all. See Club Awards for all the details.
The next club meeting will be after the summer break on Tuesday 4 September.
There is an interesting line up of speakers for you to enjoy as well as practical sessions and of course all the competitions.
The 2018-2019 Programme will be shown on this website soon and also the dates of the competitions so don't forget to get out with your cameras and get lots of photographs ready for the start of the season. As well as the Nature, Landscape, Mono, Creative and Open competitions there will be an Audio-Video Competition, so think up some ideas and get cracking getting some images together.
Members can keep in touch during the break by joining the DCC facebook group and the Landscape Group will be meeting up from time to time during the summer.
Enjoy your travels and see you all again in September. PM