This, That & The Other 26-08-2017

Hi All,

This Tuesday sees the end of the summer programme, many thanks go to Mike Norton for organising the programme with an amazing shoot at Avoncroft Museum with the Ragged Victorians, some lovely local evening walks, a well attended BBQ with Line Dancing entertainment (still recovering) and a couple of meals at our favoured Chinese and Indian restaurants.

This Tuesday we have an Open Evening (7.30 pm) which serves two purposes, it’s a bit of a get together over a cuppa and biscuits (maybe some chocolate covered ones and may be a sausage roll or something) renew acquaintances and chat over what we have done or where we have been to over the summer.

The second reason for the evening is to show any potential new members what we do and the multitude of reasons for joining us. So we will have a display of members’ work on the walls; Colin Close will have a studio or two set up and will be there to explain how the lights work and camera setting when using flash; Adrian Butt will have a digital setup and will be happy to explain editing using Lightroom and Photoshop and I will be covering our “free to members” Foundation Course to be held during October. Anything else happening will of course be a bonus.

In addition, our new season’s programme will be available, as will membership renewal forms (also available off our web site) and we will even have someone to take your money or explain how to pay by bank transfer (see how we are moving with the times).

I will let you have further details later on regarding the Welcome Night on the 5th September (back to 7.45 for 8.00 pm start) however, one of the things we will be having is a “bring and buy” table followed by an auction, so start having a look through your gear and think what you have got surplus which could be someone’s new treasured item.

Finally we have organised and are financing the Bill Chambers Memorial Lecture at Bromsgrove School with guest presenter Des Ong, a master of nature photography, on Thursday 21st September. We are now opening tickets up to other clubs and general public.  This is a great way of supporting the Club and having a great evening as well, even if you are not particularly nature focused you will find Des extremely entertaining. The £2.50 ticket cost is to cover the tea/coffee break (makes our 60p look too cheap). What I am saying is get your tickets reserved from Jan Harris NOW before it’s too late ( I attach our flyer of the event so that you can forward it to someone you know who might be interested. For those quick thinkers out there, I don’t think the two hours spent in the Lecture Theatre of Bromsgrove School will qualify you putting on your CV “Attended Bromsgrove School”.

Hope to see you Tuesday,

Best Wishes,

Roger Lewis

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