President’s Update – February 26, 2016

Hi everyone,

Committee have had a busy month behind the scenes with our inter-club entry into the Bledisloe, Wiltshire and Bowron Cups being sorted and entered.  These are annual competitions, with the winning club in each section being presented with the Cup at the National Convention in Queenstown April.  Judging takes place in Rotorua next weekend.

The sets are made up of:

  • Bledisloe Cup (print entry)
    The shearer – Meg Liscombe
    Hold me tight – Raewyn Connolly
    All hands to the board – Anne Riddle
    Sharing a joke – Jill Wong
  • Bowron Landscape Cup (digital entry)
    Coastal sunrise – John Ford
    Castlepoint – Meg Lipscombe
    Row the boat ashore – Adrian Hodge
    Holdens Bay – Mark Smith
  • Wiltshire Cup (digital entry)
    Robert – Meg Lipscombe
    Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned – Tracey Scott
    Sewing – Jill Wong
    Grandmother’s touch – Peter Graney


Local wildlife and macro photographer, Bryce McQuillan, is our guest speaker on Wednesday night.  Whether you like bugs or not, I’m sure there’ll be something for everyone as he’ll cover the basics of macro photography as well.  We’ll take registrations of interest after the meeting for a bug walk with Bryce a few nights later.

On Wednesday night we’ll also be announcing the winner of the Orpington Camera Club (UK) vs Rotorua Camera Club interclub competition.

As Anne mentioned in her recent message, now is the time to get your portrait (or open) entries in via the website.  You have until midnight Thursday 3 March.   Once you’ve locked them in, you’ll be able to start thinking about your ‘hands’ entries for April.

Committee are in the process of organising a calendar of field trips and workshops for the year so keep a regular watch on the website, or members-only facebook page, for updates.

The Club Handbook is now on the website.  It’s a living beast and still requires some minor tweaking, but the basics are there. It provides a wealth of information for new and current members.

Don’t forget subs are due and can be paid online or at a Westpac bank.  Payment details are on the website.

See you next week,



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