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What we have

 

Apr
21
Sun
Assignment Voting is Underway
Apr 21 @ 12:00 am – Apr 28 @ 11:45 pm

voteThis is a reminder to vote for the current assignment. Voting usually starts on the 21st of the month and continues until the 28th of the month. Vote in the member database and check the dates for the specific assignment.

Apr
26
Fri
Coffee Meeting
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Our coffee meeting is the last Friday of the month.

An email will let us know the location

Hope to see you.

May
1
Wed
May Meeting – Annual General
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Our Annual General Meeting night is on Wednesday May 1st.

Elections for our new management team will be held at this meeting. Kathy will offer her final message and we will hear from each of the management team. Our slideshows from the month of April will be run and then Kathhy will announce our photographer of the year and conduct the elections.

Remember that all positions are open, we are all volunteers on the board and we all welcome the opportunity for new members to join us and bring their new ideas.  Once the new team has been voted in,  announced and introduced we will have a social evening.

As a BC Society, we are required to review the rules under which we operate (check here). Take this opportunity to meet with the new group and discuss any changes that you think would offer improvements to any aspect of the club’s activities.

There will be coffee and tea at $1!

loonie for coffee

May
10
Fri
Monthly Management Meeting
May 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Monthly Management Meeting is normally held on the second Friday of the month in the boardroom of Qualicum Foods. If any members are interested in attending, please contact the club president.

May
18
Sat
May Field Trip
May 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

 

BUTTERTUBS MARSH-

Buttertubs Marsh is a bird and wildlife sanctuary.
There is a 2 km very easy loop around the marsh and a few observation decks and a tower perfect for photographing birds
The pathway is groomed so easy to walk on. Besides birds we may see spring flowers, shadows for our May assignment and so much more
We will be meeting at the entrance of Jingle Pot Road -1780 Jingle Pot Road

If you would like to or need to car pool please contact me

From Woodgrove Mall -Nanaimo, BC
Stay on Highway 19 S – 9.7 km
Turn left onto Jingle Pot Rd (signs for Jingle Pot Road/City Centre) – 750 m
Turn left to stay on Jingle Pot Rd – 95 m
Turn left – 43 m – Buttertubs Marsh Parking Lot

Lunch will be at Original Joes at noon
3280 N Island Highway

May
31
Fri
Coffee Meeting
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Our coffee meeting is the last Friday of the month.

An email will let us know the location

Hope to see you.

Jun
5
Wed
June 2019 Meeting
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our speaker this month is Nanaimo photographer, Judy Hancock-Holland.  Judy has presented to the club previously and we received excellent feedback about her spiritual approach to her photography.  Judy has a new presentation and we are looking forward to her visit.  Visit Judy’s website here.

We will be showing our favourites, field trip outing and the monthly assignment.

Bring your loonie for a coffee.

loonie for coffee

Jun
9
Sun
June Field Trip
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

 

Moorecroft Pond in Nanoose is a great gem on the island.  It was originally a United Church Camp but was purchased by the RDN in 2011.  It is being kept very natural and you will see so much with the logs and rocks that have been washed for so long by the ocean creating fantastic designs.  Lots of flowers, eagles, trees with very interesting fungus on them plus a pond full of bull rushes and trees.   There will something here for every kind of photographer. Walking can be as easy or a little challenging, there are trails but you can explore out  onto the rocks

 

Weather permitting we would like to have a picnic in one of the picnic areas in the park so pack a lunch and come and join us. We will meet at noon

There will be extra for those who forget

If the weather doesn’t cooperate we will be going to the Kicking Horse Pub

Jun
14
Fri
Monthly Management Meeting
Jun 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Monthly Management Meeting is normally held on the second Friday of the month in the boardroom of Qualicum Foods. If any members are interested in attending, please contact the club president.

Jun
15
Sat
IPW Workshop – John Barclay
Jun 15 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Club members Brad Powell and Inge Riis McDonald are principals of Island Photography Workshops and are bringing another talented international photographer to the Island for a seminar.

John Barclay is an award winning freelance photographer based in Bucks County PA. He is a passionate and enthusiastic workshop leader. His work has been published in a number of magazines and books and has been used by Nik Software, Topaz Labs and Lensbaby in their advertising campaigns. John is also an inspirational speaker sharing his program Dream – Believe – Create to audiences around the Country.

Look at the IPW site here for links to get ticket information and further information.