Meeting Minutes - February 13, 2017

We met at Brooks Memorial Library. Bill Dixon facilitated.

Upcoming Events
● BCC Exhibit - Brooks Memorial Library (Winter - Date TBD)
● BCC Exhibit - May 1-12 Key Bank (more details to come from Kathy Carr)
● NECCC Conference - July 14,15,16 UMass Amherst
● BCC Exhibit - September Mocha Joe’s
● BCC Exhibit - November I-91 Visitor Center

1. NECCC 72nd Annual Conference July 14,15,16 2017 at UMass Amherst Campus
   Experience 3 days of workshops, lectures, photo ops, networking, gear testing/buying and knowledge to last a
   lifetime. NECCC Conference Details here.
   ● Courtesy Enrollment: One lucky NEW member has a chance to attend the conference FREE . Please
     submit your name to Bill Dixon by Feb 25 to be in the running.
   ● High School Student Guest Enrollment: Limited to 6 students across New England. If you know a High
     School student that would be interested in this please let Bill Dixon know by Feb 25 . In addition, complete
     the application form and send to Bill Dixon, 114 Morningside Commons, Brattleboro VT 05301 (application
form sent with notes).

2. Upcoming Photo Competitions:
   ● NECCC Inter-Club PRINT Competition - Open Category, No Entry Fee
(If you would like to submit a PRINT to this competition, deliver to Bill Dixon by Feb 25.)
   ● NECCC Inter-Club DIGITAL Competition - Pictorial & Nature Category, No Entry Fee
(If you would like to submit a DIGITAL IMAGE to this competition, email to Bill Dixon by March 10.)
3. Annual Year-End Dinner
   Monday May 15 at Grange Hall in Dummerston VT.
   Menu: Chicken/Fish/Ham/Veg ($15), Roast Beef ($18).Members who wish to attend, please pay by April 10
4. Meetup Group
   The BCC board is considering creating a meetup group to help get new members and increase participation in the
   club. Kathy Carr is researching this and more details will be forthcoming. Please reference the Quechee Area
   Camera Club's Meetup
5. BCC Meeting Location 2017/2018
   Update: Discussion from January meeting of moving the meeting to another location in town such as VCP, The
   Coop, Marlboro College. Many people wanted VCP as it seems a natural alignment with our club. The board will
   meet in June and decide on location. If you have any concerns please contact any board member.
Notes by Liz LaVorgna/Secretary

Photo Review
1. Monthly Theme: Doorways
   Images were reviewed for this month’s theme. See monthly themes here.
   Happy to report that participation has increased even more this month with 20-25 entries!
2. NECCC Interclub DIGITAL Competition
   Bill facilitated a slideshow of the images from 9 club members. Images will be evaluated by 3 judges and scored.
3. NECCC Interclub PRINT Competition (VCP)
   Review of images that were part of the Jan 23rd competition at VCP.

Main Topic: NECCC Color Print Competition
Roger facilitated our main topic for the evening by showing the print entries as the speaker gave thoughtful, positive and
creative feedback for each entry with a dash of humor. Honorable mention #2 goes to Roger Turner for “Old San Juan
Street”. Roger encouraged club members to vote for our top 3 and they were very different from what the speaker had
chosen as the top photo.

Next Meeting: March 13, 2017 6:30pm at Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro VT.
Topic: NECCC Digital Competition
Photo Theme: A river runs through it. Bring prints or send digital files to Bill Dixon by March 6.
Notes by Liz LaVorgna/Secretary