September 15, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Fontenelle Forest Photo Club Meeting Minutes

Location:Fontenelle Forest
Date:9/15/2022
Time:7:00 PM


  1. Welcome by President emeritus Phil Mininni.
  2. The club needs volunteers for President and Vice-President. Please consider volunteering.
  3. Phil shared the Fontenelle Forest 2022-2023 Partnership Agreement with club members. There were no complaints from those members present. He will post the agreement on the photo club website. https://www.fontenelleforestphotoclub.org. Emily Prauner, Director of Donor and Visitor Services at Fontenelle Forest, has asked that the agreement be acknowledged by the end of this month.
  4. Phil shared the Speakers/Programs for the year. (See in minutes under #10)
  5. Members shared 3-4 favorite photos @ tonight’s meeting for a group slide show. Members discussed their photos with club members.
  6. Kathleen Crawford-Rose collected membership dues for the Photo Club @ tonight’s meeting. Dues are due in Sept. $12.00 for singles and $20.00 for family membership. Kathleen reminded photo club members to check for a valid Fontenelle Forest (FF) membership. Members of the photo club must be members of FF. She will provide an updated membership list to FF October 1st.
  7. Attendees: 35
  8. New members:

Barb Rimel- enjoys photographing wildlife

Guest~ William Targy- enjoys nature photography and animals

  1. Input from current officers, committee members and helpers:

VP-Kathy Holm: Kathy has resigned as Vice President of the club.

Photo Display Organizers- Judy and Frank Dye

  • The new exhibit of Fountain photos is up at the Bellevue Public Library.
  • Members turned in their photos: Animals of Fontenelle Forest for next month’s display.
  • Next display for Bellevue library: “Anything Old” please bring your photos to October meeting.
  • Future exhibit: Monuments and Anything Green.

Treasurer- Kathleen Crawford-Rose: Treasurer’s report: July 31st Balance $987.75. Summer activities:

+$24.00 in dues

-$75.00 Contest Judge

Secretary- Mary Headley:

Passed around members roster to confirm member information. Please update as needed.

Passed Sign-up sheet for Treats for Club Meetings (October 2022-June 2023)

Photo Contest Organizer: Donna Gray with help from Terry and Donna Turner:

Going forward Donna Gray will be the Photo Contest Organizer.

Thank you to Terry and Donna Turner for organizing the photo contest this past year.

Webmaster- Phil Mininni:

Phil will continue as webmaster for the club.

Brent Headley (helps webmaster and with video at meetings and other volunteering):

Brent will continue to assist as needed

  1. Speakers/Programs:

Sept 15: Member’s slide show

Oct 20: Steve Reese- Mervin Reese Photography, Portrait photography

Nov 17: Rockbrook Camera- What’s New (Camp Brewster)

Dec 15: Potluck/slideshow? (Members will vote on Potluck @ November Meeting)

January 19: Albert Rhea- Subject matter TBD

Feb 16: Brad Williams Photography, Subject TBD

Mar 16: TBD (Possible Nebraska Land Magazine)

Apr 20: TBD

May 18: Raptor Shoot (Camp Brewster)

June 15: Photo Contest (Bellevue University)

Treats (brought by): Dick Keefe and Kathleen Crawford-Rose

Submitted by Club Secretary: Mary Headley

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