Meeting Minutes of the
New Braunfels Photographic Society
January 12, 2016
   
The New Braunfels Photographic Society convened for its monthly meeting on January 12, 2016, at the Comal County Senior Citizen Center.
 
The meeting was called to order by President Linda Knox, who welcomed the attendees.
 
The minutes from the previous month’s meeting were approved.
 
Treasurer’s Report
The Treasurer’s Report was presented by Dale Wood. The club has a current balance of $865.89 which includes $225 received from members paying their annual dues at the meeting. The Treasurer’s Report was approved.
Dale reminded the attendees that the membership fees for 2016 are due.
 
Old Business
Sandy Gilbert provided an update on a year-end competition:
  • Likely to happen in October
  • Still looking for a place to show the photos and host a reception
  • Darryl Patrick and Mary Hulett have volunteered to assist Sandy.
 
Linda reminded the attendees about the new web-site and asked that anybody who may encounter a problem with the site or has suggestion to email Linda about it. The cost for the site is $120 for the first two years which was donated by an anonymous benefactor.
 
Program
Jørgen Høg presented a program about bird photography.
 
New Business
Darryl Patrick mentioned an opportunity for the members to participate in the annual Dinner with the Arts of the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council/New Braunfels Art League on January 24.  The cost is $35 per person and tickets can be obtained from Darryl.
The Society will have a table for displaying photos at the event. Ralph Nordenhold offered to print and mount photos on 8x10 foam boards for a cost of $5 per photo. Members who are interested in this should send their photo(s) to Ralph.
 
Jørgen reminded the attendees about the Texas Night Sky Festival Photography Contest which has a deadline of January 23. Information about this contest can be found at http://hcphotoclub.org/tnsf.

The National Audubon Society’s annual contest has a deadline of February 19; refer to http://www.audubon.org/photoawards for details.
 
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation has a monthly contest throughtout 2016; refer to http://www.tpwf.org/ for details.
 
Mary Hulett proposed that members submit photos for the month’s assigment throughout the month on Facebook, Flickr or another suitable medium for feedback from the other members.  After some discussion it was agreed to set up folders on the Society’s Facebook Group page for each month, so that we can post assignment photos throughout the year.
 
Linda proposed a 3 month membership drive and encouraged that members bring friends to the meetings, and promote the Society through their social media.
 
Viewing Assignment Photos of the Month
We reviewed this month’s photos. The assignment was “Signs”.
 
Open Discussion
Nothing to report.
 
The meeting was adjourned.
 
Respectfully submitted
Jørgen Høg, secretary.