2017 September Notices

Club Nights in Focus – September 2017

Update: Message from the President – Tuesday the 26th September. 
AGM: Nominations: With a little over a week to go before our AGM the following nominations have been received for a position on the Committee. 

  • President: Stephen Wilcocks
  • Vice President: Dean Pine
  • Secretary: Geoff Howe
  • Programme Secretary: Trevor Waller
  • Competitions Secretary: Michael Barnes
  •  Member 1:  Trevor Waller
  •  Member 2: Dave Brown
  • Member 3: Vacant. Andre Vande Sande (updated 3rd October 2017)

You will notice that we remain short of one ordinary committee member and of course it is not too late to either nominate someone for any of the above positions, or to self nominate. If we have two or more nominees for one position we will have a  ballot.

Message from President Tuesday 18th Sept.
You will remember that we are organising a trip to The Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Heritage Railway on Sunday 1st October. Visit web site for full details and timetables https://www.gwsr.com/ I have picked this date as there should be two steam locomotives in action together with a dirty diesel. 

Transport will be by car with as much car sharing as possible, of course sharing fuel costs etc with the driver.
The plan is to meet up at Toddington Station GL54 5DT the first train leaves at 10am but there are plenty more. Travelling time from Cardiff is approximately 1hr 30min. My thoughts are to have a coffee and a look around, catching the next one if you want to travel.
Ticket prices for a Day Rover are £17 Adult £16 Senior, single tickets are available. If you buy on line you can get a few pence off.
So far the following have put their names down, and in an effort to have some form of organisation I have put their names next to those who have offered to drive.
If you now want to come along please contact me asap and we can try and organise transport. Likewise if you can’t make it please let me know.
Steve Willcocks (Driving)
Gavin Bray (pick up on route)
Jeff Howe (pick up on route)
Trevor Waller (Driving)
Jiping Bai
Anne Phillips (Driving)
Sue Page
Jen Cox
Lyn James (Driving will meet us at Toddington).
Departure from The G&W will be up to the individual teams, did I mean teams do I sense a competition coming on?

Message from President Monday 18th Sept.
Club Night: A good friend of CCC pays a return visit for our meeting on the 21st September. Dave Lingham FRPS will present his talk entitled A Retrospective Evening. For those of you new to the club, Dave continues to work with film. Lots to be learnt.

Committee Nominations:Don’t forget to get your nominations for committee to Vic asap using the forms sent out last week. Thanks to those who have already agreed to nomination, nominated themselves or are considering taking on a role, Amongst other roles the one proving most difficult to fill seems to be that of Treasurer. Some one out there must be able to count!

Club Expenses: This is mainly directed at committee members but applies to all Club Members. To assist the Treasurer the attached [an] expenses form must be completed and the receipts attached for any out of pocket expenses. The Treasurer will have hard copies of the form available for completion if you can not print them, yourself.

Message from Club Secretary 12th September 2017
Notice of AGM:Today I have issued the formal notice that the 120th AGM of Cardiff Camera Club will be held at the clubroom on Thursday 5th October 2017 at 19:30hrs. All club members should have received an email from the President with 3 attachments confirming this. These are the minutes (to be approved) of the 2017 AGM, confirmation of the committee positions which need to be filled  (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Programme Secretary, Competitions Secretary, Ordinary Committee members), and a nomination form. Members are also invited to submit any resolutions they wish to be considered but I need these by the 14th September 2017 please.  If you have not received this information for any reason please let me or Steve know. 

Message from Michael Barnes: 12th September 2017
Competition Places: The final competition places have now been collated and can be see here in the members only area. We congratulate all the winners and thank all those who took part. Thanks too to Jenny for organising the competitions and to all our judges.

Message from Michael Barnes:10th September 2017
Forest Farm:
Following a visit to Forest Farm today we were told by the rangers that ground work is to take place clearing the ponds every day next week – weather permitting. 

Message from Web Organiser:10th September 2017
Update of Learning zone: a page on ‘learning through the academic route’ has been added to the learning zone on the website here. Don’t be put off reading it because it provides a comprehensive update on some good learing opportunites including local workshops and family friendly courses. I am grateful to Tony for starting the ball rolling on this one. 

Message from Web Organiser: 9th September 2017
Can’t get to the exhibition ?
Why not take a look at our recent galleries page which now includes four new galleries. 


Reminder. Message from President: 7th September 2017 
Reminder of Photoshoot: 
Don’t forget the photoshoot planned for 1st October to photograph the G&W Heritage Railway . If you intend coming please let me know.

Message from Web Organiser: 7th September 2017 
A Big Thankyou:
May i thank all those who have sent me images for inclusion on the website. The response has been very encouraging and demonstrates a wide range of photographic interests across the club. I have been particularly pleased to see newcomers take up this request and hope this will encourage you to use your images to enter more club competitions. Please keep them coming in so we can refresh the website from time to time.  Why not establish a little portfolio of say 10-15 images which can then be uploaded to a personal gallery? 

Message from President: 7th September 2017 
Autumn Programme Kicks Off:
Margaret Collis kicks off our Autumn programme with a talk entitled ‘Indonesia & Pot Pourri’. Yep your guess is a as good as mine! For those who missed it there is a short summary of the evening on the home page.

Message from President: 6th September 2017 
Exhibition Opens: Our exhibition, kindly opened by Julie Morgan, Assembly Member and Cliff Emery, President of the Welsh Photographic Federation on the 5th September can be seen at the Pierhead Building in Cardiff Bay. The exhibition runs until Friday 27th September.

Message from President: 6th September 2017 
Website Proof Reading:
We still need a few more volunteers to do some proof reading of the website. If you have an hour or so free please email michael

Message from President: 6th September 2017 
Invitation to do a photoshoot on Saturday 9th September:
We have received an invitation to do a photoshoot at a basket ball event taking place this coming Saturday 9th September at Cardiff Met University (Cyncoed Campus) between 12:30 and 7pm which includes 3 exhibition matches. The main event being Wales senior men against Bristol Flyers. 
If any of your members would be interested in attending to shoot the event we would be happy to welcome them to the new arena. Basketball is a fast exciting sport to try and capture so if you know of any members who are into sports photography please feel free to let them know!
Note: if you intend to go please let Steve know before hand so that you can be covered by our public liability insurance.

Message from President: 4th September 2017 
September already and our Exhibition at The Pierhead was set up on Saturday with many thanks to the hard work of Vic Chambers, Tony Charles, Michael Barnes and Paul Williams. Oh and I hindered a bit.

Message from the President: 3rd September 2017 
Web Site:
Michael has been working away in a darkened room for last few months, refreshing our web site, and he has to be congratulated on a great job. There are still a few jobs to complete but you should now have received details of how to login to the ‘Members Only Area’ if not let me know asap. Please check out the content within the members area and if you can think of anything else you would like to see, let us know, we can’t promise but we can try.