February 17, 2022 Meeting Minutes

In one of my last posts there was confusion in what I said and what the meeting minutes provided by the secretary wrote. Someone thought the secretary wrote that some members were still a bit skittish attending in person at our club meeting. These were my words not the Secretary. Please observe the title of the section in posts that I submit to the website. On this post I have only included the minutes from the February meeting so there should not be any confusion.

If there are any changes or modifications needed, please comment below!

Phil

Fontenelle Forest Photo Club Meeting minutes

Fontenelle Forest Photo Club Meeting minutes

Location:Fontenelle Forest
Date:2/17/2022
Time:7PM
Attendees:Number in attendance-in person was 23 and on Zoom was 10. The meeting is being recorded to be posted on YouTube DUE TO THE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, WE HAD TRYING TO HAVE OUR SPEAKER DO HIS PRESENTATION ON ZOOM WE HAD TO CUT OUR REGULAR MEETING SHORT. THEREFORE, SOME OF THE CONTENT OF THE MINUTES WERE NOT ACTUALLY SPOKEN IN PERSON BUT WOULD HAVE BEEN IF THE NIGHT HAD GONE AS PLANNED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

Agenda items

  1. Welcome by President Phil Mininni.
  2. New members: None

Changes are being made at the Forest that may affect our photo displays. 1. They are remodeling. 2. The Baright gallery may be going away. 3. A place for our photos will definitely change.

The Forest wants to display only photos taken at the forest which may limit our photo taking. We took a small vote and about 19 members disagreed with this and about 3 members agreed. It isn’t easy for all members to walk the forest property due to physical limitations. Members suggested some of the following:

*This is an unreasonable request

*We do what they ask because they allow us to use the facility for free.

*We pick the subject for the forest display.

*If we can’t get many forest shots then in our display maybe highlight 3 photos of the forest within the other photos on display.

*Do a “four seasons of the forest” display.

*Display the photos of the Forest that were entered in our Photo contest whether they were a winner or not.

Maybe as members shoot photos of the forest or at our raptor shoots, create a folder on your computer and keep all forest pictures together so they are readily available when we ask for them for our display.

Judy and Frank: Accepted photos of sunrise/sunset for Library display. Holding off on hoof stock photos for the forest until it is worked out or understood exactly what the Forest wants displayed. Phil will set up a meeting with them again to discuss. Also, if you want to sell any of your photos that are on display there is a sign that says ask at the desk and then they contact the photographer with the buyer information.

The library is moving to the area of the corner of Cornhusker and Fort Crook Road amongst the businesses located there. No date yet on when the move is to occur.

Kathleen: Treasurer’s report: amount in Treasury is: $1464.67

Brent:

Sue: A member suggested to Phil that the responsibilities of the Secretary of the photo club are very lax in content. I try to record the information being provided and discussed. This is a small club with 57 members, all of whom do not attend, and sometime the content of discussion is very minimal and I will not apologize for how I do this task, but at any time if I have missed something or typed any content incorrectly any member is welcomed and encouraged to mention it for submission or correction. Thank you.

Donna Gray:

Kathy Holm: Kathy had sent Phil a suggestion on how to attract young people to join was to see if the Forest would have a lower membership fee for young people and maybe our club could offer a student membership rate.

Bellevue Times

We have our meeting info posted on the calendar in the Times. Thanks to Kathleen for working with the editor.

Forest partnership with the photo club

The forest is excited about the club’s potential participation in more of the activities the forest holds during the year.

  1. Walking tours
  2. Photographing events
  3. Giving photo hints to their members, i.e., on walking tours

Flora and fauna

Landscapes

  1. Possible night walks
  1. Our speaker tonight was past president and current member, Alan Kurth showed us some of his workflow of post processing photos using Lightroom and Photoshop. Unfortunately, it did not go as well as planned due to the technical issues. Maybe in the future Alan can present again in person at one of our meetings. Thank you, Alan, for your efforts.
  2. Thanks to Lorraine Feldhausen and Diane Kinney for the treats tonight.
  3. Our speaker for March will be past president Jay Davis on Architectural photography.

Submitted by Club Secretary:

Sue Mininni

2 thoughts on “February 17, 2022 Meeting Minutes

  1. Maybe the forest staff who wants to limit what we display to just the forest could be persuaded if they are reminded that all members have to purchase membership to the forest this we are bringing in members for them. Also, are all their ed. Classes and programs limited to just Fontenelle Forest or nature in general?

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