Vocal Point 28/10/2019

Hi all

1. Just a follow on from the information on our presentation tomorrow with Damien Demolder. You may have received an email from Jan (Programme Secretary), advising you that Damien will be running a Street Photography Workshop on Wednesday. This will take place in Birmingham. It is open to any of our members, regardless of experience. There is a limit on the number of places, but I am pleased to say there is still a small number of places available. You don’t even need to take a camera, equipment will be supplied by Damien. The cost of the workshop is £99

Street Photography Workshop
This is a practical hands-on day of learning how to improve your street photography through seeing in new ways. Damien demonstrates a range of principles around using light, finding backgrounds and working in public areas, and then helps the group to find their own way at their own pace. It’s a day suitable for all levels of experience, and is certain to change the way you see and shoot – no matter what subjects you are usually interested in.
Cameras and lenses will be provided, so you only need to bring your imagination.

Participants will meet at in the Old Joint Stock Pub, 4 Temple Row W, Birmingham B2 5NY at 10am on Wednesday. This is a super chance to learn from a master of the genre and to try out some equipment in the process.

2. Tea rota. Most of you will know that we have implemented a tea rota for the first time – this avoids the same people doing the refreshments week after week. The new rota seems to be working well and has been well received by participants and the membership as a whole. It is hoped that most members will participate, however, there will be an exemption for anyone with mobility or other significant issues. The current rota was put in place to the end of this calendar year. In the next few days I will be putting out the rota for the year from January onwards. With the membership that we have it only means doing this on one evening in the club year. Thanking you in anticipation.

3. There is a vacancy for a Membership Liaison Officer on the committee. The role includes –

Acting as a communicator between the membership as a whole and the committee

Acting as a point of contact for members to discuss any problems or worries in confidence

Previous holders of the post had very little to do – maybe to deal with 2 to 3 issues in the course of the club year. Needless to say it helps to be a good listener.
If you feel that you would be perfect for this role, please let me know.

See you all tomorrow.


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