Retzer Nature Center
December Meeting – Wednesday, December 4th, 2019, 7:00 PM
Program – Holiday Party: Our December meeting will be our annual Holiday Party. Spouses and guests are invited to join in this event, so make sure you invite them. This will be a good opportunity for them to meet your fellow club members and see some of the wonderful images our club members create.
As in the past, we will give members a chance to show off some of their best images from the year. This year each member may submit up to ten of their favorite images from 2019. Please include only images taken in 2019! We will put your images into a program for the evening. Images should be sent to Rick Vollbrecht (Rvollb@wi.rr.com). Please send them now to give us time to create the program for the evening! The deadline for submitting images is Monday, December 2nd. Please rename your images to include your name or initials at the beginning of the image name to make individual images easier to identify.
We will also be asking members to bring some light refreshments – cookies / bars, chips & dip, cheese & crackers, soft drinks, etc. Please send an email to Rick Vollbrecht ( Rvollb@wi.rr.com ) to let us know what you will bring.
2020 Club Programs:
Our 2020 programs and meeting dates are listed below. Our program chairman, Randy Scherkenbach, is looking for your ideas for programs for 2020. If you have a topic you would like to see presented, please let Randy know now. Please forward your ideas to Randy (email@example.com ).
2020 Program Schedule:
· January 1, 2020 – Happy New Year! – no meeting
· February 5, 2020
· March 4, 2020
· April 1, 2020
· May 6, 2020
· June 3, 2020
· July 1, 2020
· August 5, 2020
· September 2, 2020
· October 7, 2020
· November 4, 2020
· December 2, 2020
Membership Dues: Membership dues for 2020 may be paid to our Treasurer, Jim Edlhuber, at the meeting. Annual dues are $15.00/member or $25.00/couple. Our dues help to provide an honorarium to outside speakers and pay minor club expenses.
Photo field trips are a great way for us to share our common enjoyment of photography, learn some new techniques and share in camaraderie while getting to know our fellow club members. Our Outings Co-chairs, Elizabeth Whitcomb and Caryl Sedushak, are working on a schedule that will include some of our traditional outings plus a few new ones. They are always looking for your ideas of some places you would find interesting for a club outing. If you have any ideas of places you would like to have us shoot, please send your ideas to our Outings Chairperson, Elizabeth Whitcomb (firstname.lastname@example.org) Better yet, why not offer to coordinate a field trip. It's not hard - find a place you would like to go, pick a date and we can announce it to the club. Perhaps you have a favorite place for fall colors or winter scenery.
2020 Field Trips: None are scheduled at this time.
Our camera club now has a Facebook page! If you are on Facebook, simply put Retzer Nature Center Camera Club in the search box and you will find us. Click on the Join button and Elizabeth or Randy will approve you. This is a Closed Group and open only to club members. This means that anything posted here can only be seen by members of the group. You can feel free to share your work here without fear that someone outside the club will have access to it. Anything posted here is private, so feel free to ask questions – don’t be embarrassed or shy about it. The monthly Newsletter, meeting topics and outings will also be posted here. Check it out!
Future Events of Interest:
WACCO Photography Seminar by John Gerlach – March 7, 2020: Sponsored by the Wisconsin Area Camera Club Organization, this annual seminar brings in quality professional photographers at a very reasonable price. This year John Gerlach will cover topics including Wildlife Photography, Equipment, Close-up in Nature, Composition and Landscape Photography. The cost will be $50.00 for registration before 2/5/20, $75.00 after 2/5/20. For more information and to register, go to the WACCO website: www.wicameraclubs.org.
If you are aware of any events of general interest, please let us know so we can share them with the club.
Photo Contests and Exhibits:
Retzer Club Page on WACCO Website: The WACCO website (www.wicameraclubs.org) has pages for each member club to display photographs from club members. Check it out to see what our members and other clubs are shooting. If you would like to see some of your images on our club page, please send several of your images to Caryl Sedushak ( email@example.com ). The images should be 2100 pixels on the long side and no larger than 1 mb. Let’s see some of our great member photos on the WACCO site!
Wisconsin Public TV Garden & Landscape Expo – February 7-9, 2010: Entry deadline is December 15, 2019.This competition is in conjunction with the annual Garden & Landscape Expo. All photos must include plant material. Categories include Macro, Landscape, Food and Abstract. Additional information contest rules are available at www.wigardenexpo.com.
If you are aware of any photo contests or exhibits, please forward the information to Rick Vollbrecht at Rvollb@wi.rr.com
As a club, our members have a wide variety of subjects that we enjoy photographing. This newsletter can serve as an excellent way to share various photo opportunities with club members. If you know of interesting subjects or events that may interest other club members, please forward those to Rick Vollbrecht (Rvollb@wi.rr.com) so they can be included in future Newsletters. If you are interested in having others join you, that information can also be included. It is fun to shoot with a group.
Art’s Cameras Plus and Mike Crivellos Cameras have an extensive list of classes covering everything from camera basics to photographing in a variety of situations and use of Photoshop Elements. Check out their web sites: www.Artscameras.com and www.MikeCrivellos.com for updated lists of available classes.
If you are aware of other photography classes or seminars, please forward the information to Rick Vollbrecht
Websites of Interest:
Retzer Camera Club blog: www.RetzerCameraClub.blogspot.com
WACCO (Wisconsin Area Camera Clubs Organization): www.wicameraclubs.org
PSA Wisconsin: www.PSA.wisconsin.org
Friends of Retzer Nature Center: www.FriendsofRetzer.org
Jim Edlhuber’s blog: http://www.windowtowildlife.com/
Our club officers are:
Elizabeth Whitcomb, Caryl Sedushak
Members should feel free to contact the officers with any questions and suggestions they may have for the club.
Annual dues: $15.00 / member, $25.00/ couple.