Forget Trump and Turnbull, the real election is over.
KPS held it’s Annual General Meeting last night and we now have a new President, Bruce Fullard, who has recently served as Vice President.
Alfred Zommers has stepped down and KPS thanks him for his contribution as President but also for his years of contribution to KPS as well as VAPS.
It is through people contribution their time and expertise that makes KPS such a good club.
Alfred’s 2015-2016 President’s Report follows.
Presidents Report 2015-2016
Over the last 12 months your committee, and other members assisting when called upon, have worked hard to provide you with a programme and facilities that any club would be proud of.
Outings throughout Melbourne, Victoria and even into NSW.
The regular Tuesday photo walks.
A total of 7 exhibitions, to show members’ great images, at 1812, Food Gallery Café and Immerse.
A new web site, chat site and members’ gallery.
A simpler newsletter and mini news distribution using Mail Chimp software.
The club has also been involved in several Council projects which certainly helps us in obtaining council grants. Recently we succeeded in getting a $700 grant for this year’s Bootcamp. Last year Bootcamp was run as a Masterclass and we managed to get Les Walkling, Andrew Chapman, Michael Silver and Jamie Mercia for that weekend.
Several members also have continued to run photography classes within the club and also at this primary school and at the Mountain District Learning Centre. These classes have helped a lot of people to improve their photographic skills.
The club has also participated in several Interclub competitions with reasonable success.
There are many tasks that need to be done for a club like ours to be successful. Key tasks include managing the web site, and creating a new one if required, writing the newsletters, organising monthly competitions and interclubs, responding to mail and other secretarial duties, managing the club’s accounts, setting up the computer and sound equipment every night, running photography classes, organising outings and exhibitions, applying for council grants and of course organising the supper so that we can have a cuppa and a biscuit and socialise at the end of each evening. If it wasn’t for the committee none of this would happen. In fact the club would cease to exist. Thanks to all of the committee members in the past and the present who have given and continue to give some of their free time to make this club run.
Finally a thank you to those members who are retiring from the committee.
Martin, Stewart. Kingshuk & Ray