Over 18 months ago LVCC committed to VAPS, to host the 2019 VAPS annual convention and exhibition, the 65th VAPS Convention. This week, we delivered an event which broke a few records - highest registered attendance, highest number of delegates to the convention, and a Friday night cocktail party attended by 96 delegates. With the assistance of a $5000 grant by Latrobe City and an official welcome by Cr Dan Clancy, our delegates were treated to a series of first class presentations and workshops, some of which we were able to hold outdoors in defiance of the predictions by the BOM. Over 40 people attended the dawn shoot at the Traralgon Railway reserve conducted by VAPS president Ian Rolfe, and if the photos I saw are an indication the early morning was very worthwhile - I’m sorry I missed it. Over the weekend, a great number of delegates approached me to compliment us on the quality of the event, and the helpfulness of our volunteers. Our team was also very proactive in running the event raffle which, through generous donations from local sponsors (including our own Darryl Whittaker) and Olympus Cameras who donated an Olympus camera and lens worth $2500, we were able to raise more than $1600 for our club. To our organising committee and the number of volunteers who pitched in over the weekend could I say on behalf of our committee - “Well done and thank you”
A couple of updates to this site which I think you will find useful.
First, I have uploaded a link to the home page called “What’s on at the next meeting”. Each month we will provide the relevant information of activities and gear to bring to the next club meeting.
Second, if you’re interested in high quality printing of your images I have provided a link to the price list and contact info for Homegrown Design. The process is very simple - you visit their web site, and use the upload button to send your images. This price list will let you choose the size and finish and number of prints you want. Homegrown Design will then post your images and invoice you for electronic payment. They provide excellent prints and good service.
We have been invited to join this activity. For info and expressions of interest contact Phyl Wright on 04000692216.
On 27 November 2018 we celebrated the end of another successful year for our club. Our outgoing president, Sharon highlighted in her annual report the comps, outings, guest speakers and workshops which kept us busy honing our photography skills throughout 2019. After three years as club president Sharon decided to hand over the reins. And what a great three years it has been - the members certainly expressed their appreciation for Sharon’s leadership and the new committee thanked all outgoing office bearer with a floral presentation - so thanks to Sharon, Shirley and Julie. We quickly moved to install a new committee on the basis of nominations received and with the endorsement of the members present.
The new leadership team:
President - Shirley Thorn
Vice President - Darryl Whittaker
Treasurer - Frances Westbury
Secretary/Web Site - Theo van der Meulen
Competition Steward - Colin Cook
Committee Members - Deniele Berryman, Keryn Gannon, Jen Matthews, Kelly Alexander, Di Stephens, Leonie Rogers, Di Stephens, Cheryl Walmsley
Our Photo of the Year competition produced some outstanding work with a number of recent member achieving awards. Results are located here.
Finally it was time to award Photographer of the Year (Shirley Thorn) and Club Member of the Year (Colin Cook). Join us again for a busy and exciting program in 2019.