The goal of San Joaquin Valley Camera Club Council is to encourage and develop Photography as a hobby in the Central Valley area. The council consists of camera clubs from Bakersfield to Modesto.
They are: Selma Chroma, Fresno, Madera, Merced, Modesto, Taft, Stockton, Tracy and Bakersfield. All members of these camera clubs are automatically members of council, and are encouraged to participate in the monthly meetings and competitions.
San Joaquin Valley Camera Club Council meetings are held on the second Sunday of each month, except June, July and August, unless otherwise posted. January is the business meeting and no competitions are scheduled. Each club hosts one meeting a year. December will be the Annual Awards Luncheon.
The meetings are held at the Ramada hotel on Shaw Avenue just east of Highway 41 in Fresno. A buffet lunch, coffee and donuts are available for $17. Council meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. and usually end around 2:00 p.m.
A workshop may be scheduled for one month and usually a field trip for another.
Meetings begin at 10:00 AM. However, members entering slides and prints are to arrive by 9:30 AM to allow the Division Chairmen time to process the entries. There is always a PSA qualified judge present to give commentary.
Al Hilton, APSA, (Porterville) called together delegates from the ten (10) valley camera clubs: Porterville Camera Club, Camera Vagabonds (Porterville), Visalia Camera Club, Taft Camera Club, Modesto Camera Club, Selma Camera Club, Merced Camera Club, Fresno Camera Club, Sierra Camera Club, and the Bakersfield Camera Club, to organize a separate Council from the Valley Division of 5-C. Hank Haines (Visalia) presented a Constitution, and By-Laws, which was approved. Al was elected President of the newly formed Council. Scribner Kirk Vice-President, H.R. Haines, Secretary/Treasurer, Al Hilton was the Council Editor. Hanna Barsam was a member of Fresno CC and attended meeting. The 6 monthly competitions were for black/white prints in the morning, and color slides in the afternoon. There was a field trip in June and a social in December in Porterville. Dues were set at .50 per member.
Clubs of the San Joaquin Valley Camera Club Council: