Newsletter #78 – THE AGM 2016

SPECIAL THANKS

It was good to see so many of you turn up for the AGM. I want to thank everyone for turning up to have your say and in particular to those who either travelled some distance, or rearranged things to be there, like Mike Basham from Newport, to be there (the things he will do for a free cup of tea).


A big thank you to everyone who voted me in as Chairman. I will do my very best to live up to all of your expectations and to fill Graham’s big shoes. Which leads me on to a VERY SPECIAL thank you to Graham Shaw for all the great work he has done in his role as the Chairman, and for helping to establish this wonderful club. I hope he will continue to contribute to the club in the future.




Thanks to Sharon and Ian for all the effort they put in that helped in the smooth running of the evening, and the work behind the scene.

 


 

THE RESULTS

All officers had a large majority which reflects your confidence.
The new committee line up of:

Chairman …………………….. Tim Grimes
Vice Chairman ……………… Tom Hurst
Secretary ……………………… Sharon Stevens
Treasurer ……………………… Shaun Regan
Liaison Officer ……………… Ken Wewerka
Webmaster …………………… Ian Durston
Digital Officer ……………….. Brian Comer
Programme secretary …… Not Filled
Publicity Officer ……………. Not Filled




The meeting closed in an orderly manner allowing Tom Hurst a chance to continue with his “NEW TRICKS” presentation.


He showed us the Pros and Cons of the Digital SLR, with its bigger sensor. Plus advances in technology that have been put in to the mirror-less Compact Cameras. I found the in-camera editing features fantastic and has made me think about my next camera more. A job well done again Tom.


As Dave had stepped down from the committee in his role as Programme Officer, he was presented a framed copy of his last work sheet to cherish forever. Dave has put an incredible amount of time and effort in to making our yearly programme interesting and varied. Again, thanks Dave for everything you’ve done for the club in the last two years. We hope he can relax now and enjoy taking pictures again , even if it is with a SONY. Thanks Dave 🙂


Last THANKS I promise…….. Thank you to Brian Bateman who was the nominated club photographer, and to Mo, George Pope and Ian for the additional shots.

Tim