Welcome back Photo Club members!

September meeting is September 21 at 7:00 PM

This is a long post, as there is a lot going on. Please look over all of the information below.

Our theme for the night will be "Great photos of what we did this past summer."

Please email 3-4 photos to the webmaster of your best summer photos as soon as you can. webmaster@fontenelleforestphotoclub.org

And, see below about bringing prints of Anything Green for the next Bellevue Library display.

Election of Officers

We are still looking for a President and Vice President. The new President and Vice President will have complete support of the Ex, as well as the support of the board members.

EX-President Phil will no longer be acting as the de-facto president. He will continue as Webmaster.

Annual Dues are due

Annual dues will remain at $12 for an individual, and $20 for a family. Members must also be current members of Fontenelle Forest.

Sign up for treats for the upcoming year

A sign up sheet will be circulated at the meeting. Dick and Patrick Keefe, and Kathleen are covering the September meeting.

Two More Great Reasons to attend the September meeting

Prize Drawing for the September meeting

Phil, your Ex-EX-President, is donating a handmade cutting board as a prize. These are nice! Tickets will be handed out to members who pay their club dues the night of the September meeting.


see the our New photo gallery, currently featuring raptor photos. There were a lot of raptor photos submitted, so if you don't see yours on display right now, it will be rotated with the current photos.


Treasurer's Report and other comments from Treasurer Kathleen

Beginning and ending balance $591.83
No income or expenses this period.

The new raptor display looks GREAT! Please congratulate the members on the great photos they submitted. We have enough that we can exchange them in a couple of months.

Can’t remember if I mentioned that we received a nice thank you from the forest for our club donation to the Raptor Team.

Bellevue Library Displays

Currently on display: the winners of our 2023 photo contest.
Next up: ANYTHING GREEN. Please bring your printed photos to the September meeting.
And after Anything Green, MIDWEST SCENICS.

Upcoming meetings

October 19th meeting: Jay Davis is our scheduled speaker, and his subject is "From Camera to Print."
Jay is a professional Architecture and Commercial photographer, and past club member. https://www.jgdavisphotography.com/

November 16th meeting: Aaron from Rockbrook Camera will present our annual “great new equipment and gadgets from Rockbrook” meeting. Just in time to make your list for Santa. Thanks to Donna Gray for arranging this.

If YOU have any suggestions for future topics or speakers, please bring your ideas to the September meeting.

And Finally....

Speaking of Midwest Scenics, here is a short video "10 Fall Landscape Photography Tips." This was not shot in the Midwest...
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Fontenelle Forest Photo Club Meeting Minutes

Location: Fontenelle Forest
Date: 10/20/2022
Time: 7:00 PM

  1. Welcome by President Emeritus Phil Mininni.
  2. New Brochures for the Photo Club will be printed. Cost $250.00
  3. Please consider volunteering for President and Vice-President.
  4. Phil reminded everyone the November 17th meeting will be @ Camp Brewster. Speaker/Program will be presented by Rockbrook Camera, What’s New.
  5. Kathleen Crawford-Rose reminded members of club dues. Annual membership dues are due in September $12.00 for singles and $20.00 for family membership. She also reminded photo club members to check for a valid Fontenelle Forest (FF) membership. Members of the photo club must be members of FF.
  6. Steve Reese from Mervin Reese Photography gave a presentation on Portrait Photography.
  7. Attendees: 15
  8. New members: none
  9. Input from current officers, committee members and helpers:

    President and Vice-President- Open for Volunteers

    Photo Display Organizers- Judy and Frank Dye
    ⦁ Future exhibit: Monuments and Anything Green please bring to meeting. You may also contact Frank or Judy Dye @ 402-734-3627 or ⦁ jbdye46@gmail.com. You may also drop off prints @ Kathleen’s house, 123 Bellevue Blvd S. ⦁ katcr@cox.net or Phil’s house, 621 S. 51st Ave philo.pm51@gmail.com.

    Treasurer- Kathleen Crawford-Rose: Treasurer’s report: October Balance $1304.00.
    Secretary- Mary Headley:
    Photo Contest Organizer: Donna Gray:
    Webmaster- Phil Mininni:
    Brent Headley (helps webmaster and with video at meetings and other volunteering)
  10. Speakers/Programs:
    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): Terry & Donna Turner, Brent & Mary Headley

Submitted by Club Secretary: Mary Headley

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