Photographic Society

Published on April 4th, 2019 | by Content Admin


Photographic Society: AGM April 2019

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On Wednesday the 3rd April The ADDPS held their 12th AGM in the Apricot Room of The Cartwright Hotel, Aynho. The meeting started at 7:30pm. and was well attended with about 35 members present. The Chairman, John Prentice opened the meeting, reporting that we have had a successful year, with the membership now standing at 56 with 12 new members. The minutes of the last meeting were presented and passed as correct with no matters arising. The committee then presented their reports on the previous years’ activities to the members. The Treasurer, Martyn Pearce, distributed copies of the Society’s audited accounts and bank balance, and reported that the club is financially sound. He also stated that the annual subscription would continue be held at £30 as previously. John Cavana then gave a detailed report on the program of successful presentations and speakers the society had enjoyed during the year. He then outlined the proposed speakers for the program next year.  Khatia Bardy-Webb presented her report on the progress of the workshops and photoshoots. Workshops have been well attended, and very popular photoshoot visits to Slimbridge, Ottmoor, and Stowe had taken place and proved very productive. The workshops run by our own members have been well attended, and experienced members were able to pass on their knowledge to others.

The election of committee members then took place. Three members, Gail Girvan, Paul Brewerton, and Khatia Bardy-Wood had decided to step down from committee this year. Four new members, Diana Saville, Maureen Robinson, Lindsey Smith and Meriel Flux, were proposed, seconded, and elected to the committee. The chairman then declared the AGM meeting closed.

Following a short break Activities continued with our usual “What Is It” quiz. Members are invited to submit close-up photographs or pictures taken at confusingly odd angles. The audience then try to guess what they are.  In the first pass fifty-three very imaginative pictures were displayed, ranging from domestic kitchen equipment, car parts, to the massive anchor on an aircraft carrier. The members noted their answers on the answer sheet. The larger full images of the puzzlers were then displayed. This enjoyable quiz provided lots of amusement, puzzlement and comment from the floor. The next meeting will be on 1st May at 7:30 in The Apricot Room of The Cartwright Hotel, Aynho.  All are welcome, come along and see what we do !

Paul Brewerton.


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