Welcome to a New Year
As the 2021-2022 season begins, we would like to welcome our new members. We're glad you've decided to join us and we look forward to getting to know you as you become involved with the many activities our club has to offer. We would also like to welcome back our returning members and our Executive members who work tirelessly to provide you with a vibrant club, full of exciting and inspiring events, outings, workshops, speakers and competition opportunities.
Our Club serves members from Meaford, Thornbury, Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner and beyond. Local members are welcome to participate in all activities we have on offer and those members from further away are welcome to join us on Zoom in order to enjoy our many wonderful speakers. We welcome everyone who shares our love of photography. If you are interested in finding out more about our Club, please contact us through our Executive members detailed on the Contact Us page.
MEMBERSHIP - NEW & RETURNING
Returning members...the time is NOW to renew your memberships. In order to ensure all information is accurate and up-to-date, we ask that you visit the "Become A Member" button and follow the instructions or simply click on the button below.
New members - thank you for your interest in our Club. For those of you who are considering membership but would like additional information, please contact the Membership Director listed on the Contact Us page. If you already know you want to join us, or know someone who does, please find instructions and an application form by clicking the button below.
Executive positions are open for the 2021-2022 season.
We welcome your ideas and participation.
We need you to take an active role in planning and helping make our Club the best it can be!
We are looking for members to fill the following position for 2021/2022:
1) Vice President (does not require movement into the President position)
Please consider getting involved and playing an important role in running our Club. Your ideas and involvement provide a valuable resource so our club can remain vibrant and running smoothly. No experience is necessary for either of these Executive positions and inquiries may be directed to our President Jim Desmoreaux through our Contact Us page.
The latest newsletter is now available and is chock full of great information. Highlights include:
upcoming competition - leading lines & animals (Nov)
exhibition opportunities for your work
technology corner - manual vs auto focus
membership - the benefits DON'T MISS IT- you'll find it on our Member's Page
...and much, much more You'll also find archival copies from previous months
ONTARIO'S SPECTACULAR AUTUMN COLOURS…For those members interested in heading out to find some great colour, you may want to sign up for our October 16th outing (details on our Outings page). If you're wanting to go further afield to check out some of the best colour Ontario has to offer, you may want to review this valuable resource for the Muskoka area - https://www.discovermuskoka.ca/ontario-fall-colour-report/.
NEW THIS YEAR
MEMBERS' SHARED GALLERY & FORUM
Exciting News! All members are encouraged to share photos on our new Club Gallery. Anything goes (well almost anything) any category, any time, and any place. Fun, fabulous, cute, scary....anything you would share with your friends on Facebook, you can share with us! Go on, show off! Just keep it to one photo per day please.
The Forum area has been set up to provide our members with a space to post questions, ideas or thoughts. It’s a way of starting a conversation, about something important to you, that you hope other people will engage with and respond to. ie - want to discuss pros & cons about a potential new purchase or wondering if anyone is interested in a meet-up? Let's get lively...check back often to see what's on members' minds.
Beginning in November, anyone wishing to attend a meeting (via Zoom), must be a paid-up member. Guests are welcome to attend a meeting for free any time during the Club Year, however, must be a paid-up (dues pro-rated) member to attend any subsequent meetings.
Contact us if you would like to receive a complimentary invitation to your first meeting.
Picture of the Month
Autumn Colors by Stephen Bridgett