November 16, 2023

Fontenelle Forest Photo Club Meeting Minutes

Location:Fontenelle Forest
Time:7:00 PM

Welcome by Kathleen Crawford-Rose

I. Old Business:

Open Positions: We are in need of volunteers for the Photo Club -President, Vice President and Photo Display Organizer.

  1. Please consider volunteering for one of the open positions. If no members volunteer the executive board will rotate conducting the meeting.
  2. November 4th Photo club morning @ the Zoo was very successful. Those members in attendance had a great time and enjoyed taking photos without the public present.
  3. The photo club now has two displays for photo club members: The Bellevue Library & Fontenelle Forest. The hallway display @ Fontenelle Forest was changes out today with the additional Raptor Photos. Please bring your “Fall @ the Forest” & Midwest Scenic” photos to the December meeting. Thank you to those who helped change out the display.
  4. Fontenelle Forest Exhibits: All photos for FF display must be taken at Fontenelle Forest or Neal Woods.

Raptor Photos are on display thru December. The next display exhibit for the FF will be Fall @ the Forest.” Please bring your photos to December meeting:

Bellevue Library Exhibits:

October/November/December: The Anything Green photos are currently on display @ the Bellevue Library. The next exhibit at Bellevue Library: “Midwest Scenic Please bring your photos to December Meeting.

Future exhibit: photos for the Bellevue Library & FF displays may be brought to the monthly meetings. You may also drop off prints @ Kathleen’s house, 123 Bellevue Blvd S. or Phil’s house, 621 S. 51st Ave

  1. Need ideas from members for Future displays @ Bellevue Library and Fontenelle Forest.
  2. Need member ideas for future Speaker/Programs for February, March and April 2024
  3. The technology room is being updated in January with new flooring, so January photo club meeting will be at Camp Brewster.

II. New Business:

  1. Members voted to have the December Photo Club Potluck. A sign-up sheet was passed around side dishes and desserts. The Photo Club will supply baked and fried chicken. Please let Kathleen know if you didn’t make the November meeting and plan to attend the potluck. Please send 3-4 photos to Phil for the December member photo night to the following address:
  2. Speaker: Tonight’s Program-Aaron Frey, Manager @ Rockbrook Camera, shared new camera equipment, accessories and gadgets with club members.

3. Attendees: 22

4. New members: no new members

III. Input from current officers and committee members and helpers:

Open Positions: We are in need of volunteers for the Photo Club

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Photo Display Organizers

Photo Display OrganizersIn need of volunteers to take over photo displays.

Treasurer- Kathleen Crawford-Rose: Treasurer’s report: Income from dues $56.00

Expenses: Display items: $19.41

Balance as of November 16, 2023 $895.14

Secretary- Mary Headley:Passed around sign-up sheet for December Potluck for side dishes and desserts. Please indicate the number attending in your party on the sign-up sheet.

Photo Contest Organizer- Donna Gray: Donna received an email from Emily Prauner @ the FF, thanking those members providing photos for the “Feather Our Nest” fundraiser. They raised $1962.00. Thank you to all members that provided photos.

Member at largeAndrea Kuhn

Webmaster- Phil Mininni: Phil asked if members are receiving emails when items are posted to the website. Please work with Phil if there is an issue. Phil also reminded members they can post comments on the photo club website.

Phil promoted the Zen Photo Albums on the website to members. This is a Club Photo Gallery where each member can create their own album to share with other club members, family and friends. This will probably replace the portfolio area on the website. If you are interest in displaying your photography, please contact Phil for more information.

Please send 3-4 photos to Phil for the December member photo night to the following address:

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

IV. Speakers/Programs:

November 16: Speaker-Aaron Frey from Rockbrook Camera-New equipment, accessories and gadgets from Rockbrook

December 21: Potluck- Members Photo

January 18, 2024: Camp Brewster- Allen Kurth will discuss his workflow and post processing of his photography.

February 15, 2024:

March 21, 2024:

April 18, 2024:

May 16, 2024: Raptor Shoot

June 20, 2024: Photo Contest Presentation

Treats (brought by): Larry & Margaret West and Brent & Mary Headley

Submitted by Club Secretary: Mary Headley