9th July AGM

your-club-needs-youThis week is the Society’s AGM where we get together to elect a new committee and discuss how the members would like the Society to move forward. The meeting will start at 8:00pm.
If you have anything you want to discuss at the AGM, please email Andy Fox with the details.

A new committee will be elected, so please get your nomination forms in to Andy as soon as possible. If you are not sure what to do and you would like to join the committee, please email any of the committee.

There is also the chance to choose the remaining competition theme. Ideas will be gathered on the night and picked in a blind ballot by Terry. Don’t forget that if your subject is chosen, you will have to construct the rules for the competition (with guidance from the committee).
Please try and come if you can as we would like all the members to have their say on the direction the club will take in the future.

Well done to Sam who won the Print of the Year Competition last Thursday. Thanks to all the members who entered an image and those who just came along to score.

Royston Arts Festival 2015

RAF-logo_smallThe Art’s Festival is fast approaching so please can you email Sarah back to let her know if you are able to submit an image (or 2) this year and if you are available to help out over the weekend?  Please email by Friday 10th July.

Save the date…… the main Royston Arts Festival 2015 weekend is Saturday 26th September and Sunday 27th September, with the theme set by the Arts Festival being “Illumination”.  We are supporting this local event by putting on an exhibition of our work which will be in-line with the theme Illumination…what a perfect match for photography! 

The exhibition will be held at the Royston Town Hall (upstairs in the Hardwicke Hall) – last year we welcomed over the two days 528 visitors and we sold 12 images.

But as ever, we need your help to make this event successful, so:

1)     Can all members submit at least one mounted image in the exhibition.

2)      Please can as many members help out with setting up and dismantling the exhibition and to help “man” the exhibition during the weekend.
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25th June – Flower Photography – Thaxted

The speaker we had recently, Barry Kaufmann-Wright has invited us over to see his meadow and take photos of the various orchids.
He is incredibly knowledgeable about wildlife and flowers and can give a brief intro on what to see, when we arrive and before we take our photos. It should be a good trip out.
Could anyone wishing to go please contact Sue Sanders so she can get some idea of numbers.

Directions to meet Barry Kaufmann Wright
DO NOT RELY ON SAT NAV ONLY FOR HIS ADDRESS, IT IS MISLEADING SAYS BARRY!

From Saffron Walden head out along the B184 towards Thaxted.
There is a sign on the left saying Tye Green but just continue along Thaxted Road and go through Howlett End. The next turn (a track) on the left goes to Elms Farm, but stay on the Thaxted Road approx one hundred yard until on the right you will see a couple of buildings. ‘Pandemonium’ is where Barry lives but we continue just a little further until you see a sign saying ‘Walk and Talk’. That is where Barry is meeting us.

We are all invited back for a cuppa after our foray.

(However, his postcode is CB10 2XP which only directs you to Elms Farm and not his place.)

I have arranged for us to meet him at 7.45pm

It is probably best if you can car share. If anyone wishes to go with Sue from Barkway,She has room for two passengers.
Please conract Sue directly