The History of the San Joaquin Valley Camera Club Council

1955 to 2014 compiled by Shirley Ward, FPSA, APSA.

Former Council Secretary Shirley Ward, FPSA, EPSA has compiled a brief history of the Council going back to it's founding in 1955.

You can download and read the pdf version: SJVCCC History 2014

HISTORY AND HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SJVCCC

Compiled from Council Minutes...................................................... Updated January, 2015

1955   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.

1956   Scribner Kirk, (Visalia) was President, Al Hilton Editor.  No other records available.

1957   Berdell Dickinson, (Bakersfield) President. Al Hilton, Editor.

Eight competitions with a December social in Porterville.  Nature slides were accepted.  Council now has 13 clubs, although the 3 new clubs were not identified.     Projector fund of .25 from each member collected prior to competitions.

1958   Sam Blakesley, (Merced) President, Al Hilton, Editor.  No other records available

1959   Henry Dillon, APSA, (Fresno) President. All Hilton, Editor.  No other records available.

1960   Hanna Barsam, APSA, (Fresno) President.  Al Hilton, Editor. No records except financial report.  PSA dues were $12 per year.

1961   Charles Harris, APSA. (Merced) President, Hugh Mays, Vice-president, Velma Harris, Secretary/Treasurer, Al Hilton, Editor.

 Twelve (12) clubs when  Madera Camera Club joins Council.  Mandatory 2 salon acceptances to enter Class AA.  Five competitions with 3 program/field trip months.  December social in Porterville. Modesto Camera Club High Points in Slides, and Fresno Camera Club High Points in Prints.

1962   Carl Benson, (Fresno) President, Andy Sturdevant, Vice-president, Glenn Corlew, Secretary/Treasurer, Al Hilton, Editor. Merced Camera Club agrees to handle the Nature Salon Show for the 1961 PSA Convention in San Francisco.  Al Hilton  purchased  and  presented  a trophy  to each  of the  past presidents in

the Council at the January 1963 Board meeting.  Trophies awarded in each       class to the one with the highest score.  Nature slides judged in separate division. Five  competitions, 2 program meetings, Foto Clave (November), social in Selma in December.  Slide and Print of the Year awards in each class started.

1963   Andy Sturdevant, (Modesto), President, Jeff Edwards, Vice-president, Velma Harris is Secretary/Treasurer, Al Hilton, Editor.

Council hosts the 1963 Foto- Clav in Fresno in November.  Carl Benson, Chairman, with Hanna Barsam, Pro-gram and Master of Ceremonies. PSA dues now $15 per year. Class AA added in each division and high point winners advanced to next class. Six competitions, with an April program.  The December meeting in Madera.

1964   Jeff Edwards, (Porterville) President.  Hugh Mays, Vice-president, Rosemary Edwards, Secretary/Treasurer, Al Hilton, Editor. Only record available was financial.

1965   Hugh Mays, (Taft) President, Elmer Wrightson, Vice-president, Josephine Mays, is the             Secretary/Treasurer, Al Hilton, Editor.  Council requires Bodily Injury and Property Damage Insurance to protect officers and members of Council.  Judges are presented a “JUDGE” ribbon as identifi-cation.  Lunches at host clubs shall not exceed $2.50 including the .25 cents for the projector fund.  Judges shall receive a fee of $5 for expenses if they are out of the Council area.  If a judge is within the Council area they will receive only lunch.  Six competitions, 2 workshops, and the December meeting in Porterville.

1966   Elmer Wrightson, (Selma) President.  Robert Lee, Vice-president, Helen Wrightson is the Secretary/Treasurer, Al Hilton, Editor.

Automatic advancement to next higher class for 3 or more merit awards received in one year. Trophies awarded for 1st place, and medals for 2nd place.  Six competitions, 2 workshops, December meeting in Porterville.

1967   Robert Lee, APSA (Turlock) President, Jack Boggess, Vice-president, Harriet Lee, Secretary/Treasurer. Al Hilton, Editor.

Council agrees to co-sponsor the 1973 PSA Convention held in San Francisco.  Council hosts Foto Clave and Carl Benson is Chairman. October meeting Fresno International Salon in morning and workshop in afternoon. Six competitions, December in Selma.

1968   Jack Boggess, President, Fred Marcellus, Vice-president, Janie Boggess, Secretary/ Treasurer, Al Hilton, Editor.

Ekta-color and split-tone prints are acceptable, but hand-colored is ineligible.  New Portrait Division (human) is added to Color Slides on a trial basis.  Six competitions, two workshops with December in Porterville.

1969   Fred Marcellus, (Hanford) President, Theron McCuen, Vice-president, Eunice Hend-ricks Secretary/Treasurer, Al Hilton, Editor.

Portrait Division successful with 30 persons competing.  Humor Slide of the Year began. President’s Gavel engraved with all the past president’s names, and presented to the 1969 President for perpetual record.  Six competitions, two workshops, December in Porterville.

1970   Theron McCuen, (Tejon) President, Leo Becker, Vice-president, Eunice Hendricks, Secretary/Treasurer, Al Hilton, Editor.

Entry fees increased to 60 cents. Seven competitions with workshop in Fresno in November, and Porterville in December.  Foto Clave entries to be selected by a committee, instead of one person.

1971   Bill Bispham, (Madera) President. Mary Brun, Vice-president, Betty Bispham, Secretary/Treasurer, Al Hilton, Editor.

Theron McCuen Chairman for Foto Clave held at Modesto Jr. College.  Nature titles are read before being judged, and maker’s name after the scoring.   Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd Ingles host a PSA Nature Day at Fresno Museum in Fresno.  Six competitions, Fresno Salon in October, Council hosts Foto Clave in November, and Porterville in December.

1972  Mary Brun, (Merced) President, Fritz Rollins, Vice-president, Elaine Secara                          Secretary/Treasurer, Kathy Moulthrop, Editor.

Al Hilton retires as Council Editor after 21 years!  Fred Marcellus’s son designs the SJV Council Logo used on awards and plaques. The Articles of Incorporation were completed and Council insurance eliminated.  Lunch limit is $3.50.  December meets in Porterville.

1973   Fritz Rollins, (Visalia) President, Holmes Miller, Vice-president, Gwen Rollins, Secretary/Treasurer, Kathy Moulthrop, Editor.

Used equipment and swap sale workshop in October in Turlock.  No Foto Clave in October due to the PSA Convention in San Francisco.  December meeting in Porterville.

1974  Holmes Miller, (Tejon) President, Bud Worden, Vice-president, Eunice,      Hendricks Secretary/Treasurer,  Kathy Moulthrop, Editor.

New trophy:  Perpectual Plaque to the club with the highest total points of all divisions for the year, donated by Harold and Eunice Hendricks.  Discontinued  workshop meeting, and all eight meetings (February thru November) are competition, December in Porterville.  Any entry with a score of 8 or higher may not be entered in any other division competition.  Fresno Camera Club 1st high points club on Perpetual Plaque.

1975   A. H. Worden, (Tejon) President, Harold Hendricks, Vice-president, Maxine Worden, Secretary/Treasurer, Kathy Moulthrop, Editor.

1975   Bought new Council projector (Kodak 750), 9 carousel trays, and projector stand for a total cost of $285. All competitions held at host cities, with December in Porterville. Tejon (Bakersfield) Club with highest points.

1976   Bill Coston, (Kings) President, Charles Peck, Vice-president, Bonnie Coston, Secretary/Treasurer, Judy Peck, Editor.

Mailed bulletins to each club in bulk mailings, instead of to individual membersMonochrome prints changed to B (Beginning) and A (Advanced) Class.  Color prints judged as one separate class.  Council hosts Foto Clave in November at the Modesto Junior College. Tejon Club high points for 2nd year in 1976.  December meeting in Porterville.

1977   Charles Peck, (Fresno) President, Bill Hardt, Vice-president, Judy Peck, Secretary/Treasurer,  Charles and Judy Editors.

Motion passed to eliminate the 2 lowest scores in each division to help those who may have missed one competition.  Bob and Betty Potts, were instructors in the April field trip for the wildflowers in Kern Co.  PSA dues increased to $20. Judge’s fee increased to $10 for their mileage.  Tejon Club high points for 3rd year in 1977.  December meeting in Porterville.

1978   Bill Hardt, (Porterville) President, Dick Dorroh, Vice-president, Lois Hardt, is Secretary/Treasurer, Judy Banta, Editor.

Photo Travel Division added in competition, and Portrait transferred to the Pictorial Slide Division. Dropping 2 lowest scores continues for another year even with some upsets in the final scores.  December meeting in Porterville.  Fresno Camera Club high points.

1979   Dick Dorrah, (Modesto) President, Royce Blood, Vice-president, Beth Dorroh, Secretary/Treasurer, Judy Banta, Editor.

Discontinued dropping the two lowest scores, and all scores counted.  December meeting in Porterville.  Modesto Club high points for 1979.

1980   Royce Blood, (Fresno) President, Burt Shofner, Vice-president, Myrtle Blood, Secretary/Treasurer, Judy Banta, Editor.

Judge’s fee increased to $20.  Council hosts Foto Clave, with Dick Dorroh as Chairman, in Fresno Hilton. December meeting in Porterville.  Porterville Club high points for 1980.

1981   Burt Shofner, (Kings) President, Eunice Hendricks, Vice-president, Ethel Shofner, Secretary/Treasurer, Judy Banta, Editor.

Blue Ribbons given for Merit awards, cards for Honor awards. All competitions held at Cedar Lanes in Fresno.  December in Porterville, with Porterville Club high points.

1982   Judy Banta, (Porterville) President, Eunice Hendricks, Vice-president, Bertha Pedersen is Secretary/Treasurer; Norma Mastin, Editor.

Visions Unlimited (Tulare) joined Council.  Council purchases new projector.  All awards are placed on one plaque to reduce costs. December in Porterville. Tejon Club high points.

1983   Eunice Hendricks, (Tejon) President, Louise Stull, Vice-president. Edna Nelson, Secretary/Treasurer, Norma Mastin, Editor.

PSA dues increased to $30 per year.  Color prints divided into B and A Classes.  Fresno Camera Club hosts seminar in April by W.F. “Scotty” Scott, in place of a competition.  All competition meetings were held at Tropicana Inn, Fresno. Lunch is $6.  December in Porterville, Tejon Club high points for 1983.

1984   Louise Stull, (Fresno) President, Judy Banta, Vice-president, Bertha Pedersen, Secretary/Treasurer, Norma Mastin, Editor.

Judge’s fees increased to $30 for travel expenses. Photojournalism is new division.  Delano Images (Delano), and Images Unlimited (Fowler/Kingsburg) join council.  All competition meetings at Tropicana Inn. December in Porterville.  Porterville high points Club for 1984.

1985   Judy Banta, (Porterville) President, Dave Reynolds, Vice-president, Bertha Pedersen,  Secretary/Treasurer, Trudy Pasco, Editor

Council hosts Foto Clave in November at the Holiday Inn, Visalia.  Mary Brun Chairman. Changed meeting places to Holiday Inn, Airport, Fresno in October.  Lunch $8 with $1 for coffee only.  December in Fresno at Holiday Inn.  Tejon Club high points for 1985.

1986   Dave Reynolds, (Merced) President, Shirley Ward, Vice-president, Muriel Reynolds, Secretary/Treasurer, Trudy Ellis, Editor.

Entry fee increased to .75 cents.  Holmes Miller donated new 10 year High Point Perpetual Plaque, and Tejon received high points for year, and takes possession of the first plaque.

The Humor and Portrait Slide of the Year dropped.  All meetings at Holiday-Inn,  Airport, except for the  December meeting in Porterville.  Porterville high points club for 1986.

1987   Larry Cowles, (Tejon) President, Shirley Ward, Vice-president, Virginia Iwaskiewcz, Secretary/Treasurer, Edna Nelson, Editor.  Meetings at Hacienda.

Fog makeup allowed for February and March only.  Commercial Prints accepted in competition. Humor SOY reinstated. All meetings at Hacienda, Hyw 99, Fresno.  Lunch is $8 with coffee only $1. December meeting in Porterville.  Tejon high points club in 1987.

1988   Shirley Ward, (Madera) President, Dewey Honea, (Kings) Vice-president, Mary Brun is Secretary/Treasurer, Bertha Pedersen, Editor.

Council moves to Picadilly-Inn, Airport, Fresno for all competition meetings. December is in Porterville.  Lunch is $8.50 with coffee only $1.  Tejon Club high points for 1988.

1989   Dale Smith, (Modesto) President, Shirley Ward, Vice-president, Mary Brun, Secretary/Treasurer, Bertha Pedersen, Editor.  Picadilly-Inn, Airport, Fresno.

Council hosts Foto Clave in November in Holiday-Inn, Visalia. Mary Brun Chairman and Jerry Hixson programs.  System of dropping the 2 lowest scores in each division replaced fog make-up.             This created several upsets in the final points.  Extra meeting in May for workshop, with December in Porterville.  Tejon Club high points in 1989.

1990   Dale Smith, (Modesto) President, Virginia Iwaskiewicz, Vice-president, Secretary and Treasurer divided into two separate offices.  Shirley Ward is Secretary, Betty LaCourse is Treasurer, Bertha Pedersen, Editor.  Picadilly-Inn, Airport, Fresno

4 C’s (Central CA. Camera Club in Visalia) was accepted into council for competitions and all responsibilities. Scoring reinstated to count all points, with no make-ups. May workshop Jerry Hixson’s home in Fresno.  December in Porterville, with Tejon high points in 1990.

1991   Virginia Iwaskiewicz, (Delano) President, Jerry Hixson, Vice-president, Secret-ary, Shirley Ward and Treasurer, Betty LaCourse. Bertha Pederson, Editor.  Picadilly-Inn, Airport, Fresno.

Entry fees increased to $1.  Entry fee waived for Chairman  (own division only) to offset report  and postage costs. Multiple awards on single plaque if one award is a first place. December meeting in Porterville.  Tejon and Fresno Clubs tie for high points for 1991.

1992   Virginia Iwaskiewicz, President, Jerry Hixson, Vice-president, Shirley Ward, Secretary, Betty LaCourse, Treasurer. Don Lumis, (Tejon) Editor.  Picadilly-Inn, Airport, Fresno

1992   Commercial Print Class divided into B and A, and any size up to 16X20.  Plaques given for first (1st) places only, and second (2nd) place will receive certificates. Slide and Print of the Year will receive plaques for first places, with ribbons for rest of awards.  Council dues increased from .50 to $1 per club member.   December meeting in Porterville. Lunches are $8.50.  Fresno Camera Club high points for 1992.

1993   Jerry Hixson, FPSA (Selma) President, Leroy Lambright (Fresno) Vice-president, Shirley Ward, Secretary, Doyle Weece (Tulare) is Treasurer, Don Lumis, Editor.

Picadilly-Inn.lunch increased to $10, with coffee discontinued due to the cost.  May workshop at Jerry Hixson’s home in Fresno. A short “How to...” presented prior to competition by Council members.  December in Porterville.  Tejon high points for 11th year and keeps the plaque.

1994   Jerry Hixson, FPSA, President, Leroy Lambright, Vice-president, Shirley Ward Secretary, Doyle Weece, Treasurer, Betty Killian, Editor.  Picadilly-Inn, Airport

Three (3) points given to a slide entered, but not fitting Nature definition, rather than a disqualification.  Council hosts Foto Clave in Visalia.  Mary Brun, Director, and Jerry Hixson Trustee for programs.  December awards meeting in Fresno at Picadilly-Inn, Airport, with each Council Club giving short program.  Madera high points for 1994 on a new plaque.

1995   Sam Shaw, (Modesto) President, Norma Mastin, Vice-president, Shirley Ward, Secretary, Doyle Weece, Treasurer, Betty Killian, Editor.  Picadilly-Inn, Airport

Doyle Weece replaced Jerry Hixson FPSA as FotoClave Director, Norma Mastin replaced Mary Brun, FPSA, as Trustee.  Carolyn Wells replaced Sam Shaw as Travel Chairman. December meeting at Picadilly-Inn, Fresno.  Madera Club high points for 1995 (2nd year).

1996   Sam Shaw, President, Norma Mastin, Vice-president, Shirley Ward, Secretary, Doyle     Weece, Treasurer and Editor.  Picadilly-Inn, Airport

All the names of the past presidents of Council transferred from gavel, to the Perpetual Plaque, with the cost donated by past presidents.  Council loses Holmes Miller, APSA (Tejon).  All meetings were in Fresno.  Madera Club high points for 1996 (3rd year).

1997   Norma Mastin, APSA (Madera) President, Lloyd Bever, Vice-president, Shirley Ward, Secretary, Doyle Weece, Treasurer and Editor.  Picadilly-Inn, Airport.

Cost of lunches raised to $11. May photo shoot at Jerry Hixson’s home in Fresno. Council loses Clyde Boughton, (Tejon) and Helen Snyder (Fresno).All meetings in Fresno. Madera Club high points for 1997 (4th year).

1998   Norma Mastin, APSA, President, Lloyd Bever, Vice-president, Shirley Ward, Secretary, Doyle Weece, Treasurer and Editor.  Picadilly-Inn, Airport.

Lunches raised to $12.  Titles will be read before the Pictorial Slides are judged. All titles are now read before any slide or print is judged.  Member Club programs continues at the             December meeting in Fresno. Council hosts Foto Clave in Modesto.  Council loses Carl Benson (Fresno).  Madera Club is high points for 1998 (5th  year).

1999   Lloyd Bever, FPSA (Merced) President, Jean Harris, Vice-president, Shirley Ward, Secretary, Doyle Weece, Treasurer, Tim Hieger (Madera) Editor.  Picadilly-Inn, Airport.

Tejon Camera Club dissolves, and gives check to Council.  Dale Smith replaced Doyle Weece as Treasurer, Jim Cunningham replaced Doyle as Pictorial Chairman, Shirley Ward replaced Mike Faubion as Photojournalism Chairman.  Computer prints will be accepted in Color prints. Council loses Bob Potts FPSA (Coarsegold), and also Howard Kessler FPSA (Sacramento).  Madera Club high points for 1999 (6th year), and keeps the plaque.

2000   Lloyd Bever, FPSA,  Jean Harris, Vice-president, Shirley Ward, Secretary, Dale Smith, (Modesto) Treasurer, Sam Shaw APSA (Modesto) Editor, Picadilly-Inn, Airport, Fresno.

Council loses Louise Stull FPSA in March. Lunches raised to $15.  Commercial print size limited to PSA size of 8 X 12 maximum.  To be eligible for awards, a member must enter 6 of the 8 competitions.  Dalton Valentine replaced Carolyn Wells as Travel Chairman.  Merced Club high points. Fresno Int. reinstated.

2001   Jean Harris, (Fresno) President, Jim Cunningham, Vice-president, Shirley Ward, Secretary, Dale Smith, Treasurer, Sam Shaw, Editor.  Picadilly-Inn, Airport for all meetings.

Lunch raised to $16.  Commercial print size removed, so any size (up to 16 X 20) may be entered.  A plaque will be given to the individual who achieves the highest total points in the slide division competitions, and one for the print competitions. Modesto Club high points. Council lost Bertha Pedersen. Shirley Ward takes over as Chairman of the Fresno Int. Salon.

2002   Jean Harris, APSA, (Fresno) President, Jim Cunningham (Merced) Vice-president, Sam Shaw, Treasurer and Editor, Shirley Ward Secretary, Picadilly-Inn, Airport.

Council loses Elizabeth Franko PPSA in October.  Lunches raised to $17 at the Picadilly Inn, Airport.  Porterville withdraws from Council to leave only 7 clubs.  No competition in June. Jerry steps down as Foto Clave Director for 22 years and Sam replaces him.  Jim Cunningham replaces Norma Mastin as FC Trustee. Gold Rush and Yerba Buena Chapters sponsored a George Lepp Seminar in Modesto in March.  Merced wins the plaque for the highest scores for 2nd year.

2003   Jim Cunningham, (Merced) President, Cliff Hamby (Merced) Vice-president, Sam Shaw Treasurer and Editor, Shirley Ward Secretary.  Village in Madera.

New AAA Class in all slide divisions with a limit of 6 persons.  To remain in the AAA class they must have a higher score than the top person in AA Class. Only the 1st place person will receive an award and advance to the next highest class.  The three 10 ruling was discontinued for advancement. Council meetings were moved to the Village in Madera where the Chinese buffet was only $11.

PSA dues are $45 per year.  Council buys a new 8’ screen for judging.  Last Asilomar meeting due to increase costs and declining attendance.  Merced Club retains the High Point Plaque for the third year with 2035 points.

2004   Jim Cunningham (Merced) President, Cliff Hamby, (Merced) Vice-president. Shirley Ward Secretary, Sam Shaw Treasurer and Editor. Village in Madera.

Merced Club received Highest  Points (4rd year).

2005   Cliff Hamby (Merced) President, Tom Frazier (Merced) Vice-president, Shirley Ward Secretary, Sam Shaw Treasurer and Editor. Meetings at Village in Madera.

Council looses Mary Brun FPSA  (Merced) in May.  Jim Cunningham hosts a cattle branding (in May) to replace the June meeting.  Fresno International moves to the Village for judging.  Dalton Valentine donates speaker system to be used by the judge and Chairman.  Merced Club received High Points Plaque (5th year) with 2061 points.

2006   Cliff Hamby (Merced) President, Tom Frazier Vice-president, Shirley Ward, Secretary, Sam Shaw Treasurer and Editor. All meetings at The Village in Madera.

The B class was combined with the A’s in all slide (P,T,N and PJ) divisions. The AAA and AA classes are limited to 6 persons, and the one receiving the lowest score in AAA, at the end of the competition year will move back to AA, and from AA to A.  PJ class AA is limited to 4 persons.  Digital entries were submitted on a trial basis Edna Nelson resigns as Print Chairman and the Delano Camera Club is dissolved.  This leaves only 5 active clubs.  Merced Club received the High point plaque (6th year) with a total of 2061 points.

2007   Tom Frazier: (Merced) President, Craig Hadfileld (Fresno), Vice-President, Shirley Ward Secretary, Sam Shaw Treasurer and Editor.

All meetings were at the Village through June. October through December they were at Farnesis’s in Chowchilla.  Digital entries in all divisions began with Craig Hadfield as Chairman.  April was a field trip to Merced for the Indian Grinding Stones, UC Merced and a local animal farm. The Commercial and color prints were combined into one class.  The Taft Club becomes active with Herb Spencer as club representative, as he enters competitions. Merced Club received the High Point Plaque (7th year).

2008    Tom Frazier, President, Craig Hadfield, Vice-President, Shirley Ward, Secretary, Sam Shaw, Treasurer and Editor.

Meetings were held at Farnesis’ in Chowchilla until June then moved to the Ramada Inn, Fresno, Shaw and 41... Lunches $12. New wording on the print mat boards: “Prints shall be mounted on standard 1/16 mat board or on ¼ inch foam core material”.  Council purchases new screen. Merced retains High Point Plaque for 8th consecutive year.  April field trip to the New Idria Mine in the coast range of San Benito Co.  led by Shirley Ward, who lived there for many years.

2009   Sam Shaw, President, Jennifer Doerrie, (Fresno), Vice-President, Treasurer, Jim Cunningham, Herb Spencer, Editor, Shirley Ward, Secretary, All meetings held at the Ramada Inn, Fresno, 41 and Shaw. Buffet lunches at $12, coffee extra.

Council membership changes to a flat rate of $10 per club, instead of $1 per club member. Digital files moved from 500K to 1000K. Digital workshop in September. Judges beyond 100 miles to be given $50 for mileage, up from $30.  Only one makeup allowed and scores will be an average of all scores in that class.  Print classes changed to A, AA. Merced Club again the highest points for 9th consecutive year.

2010   Jennifer Doerrie, President. John Greening, (Fresno) Vice-President, Shirley Ward, Secretary, Jim Cunningham, Treasurer. Herb Spencer Editor. All meetings at the Ramada Inn, 41 and Shaw, in Fresno. Buffet lunches increased to $15.

Slide competition discontinued…Digital competition successful. All End of the Year entries turned in at November meeting, not October. Council field trip in March to Homer Ranch east of Visalia. September is a Digital workshop. New paper entry forms to be taped on back of prints. Council looses Tom Lord, 95, of Fresno. Lunches are $15.  Merced retains Highest Points for 10th year.

2011   Jennifer Doerrie, President, John Greening, Vice-President, Shirley Ward, Secretary, Jim Cunningham, Treasurer, Herb Spencer, Editor. All meetings held at the Ramada Inn, Fresno. Buffet lunches still $15.

San Joaquin Valley Int. replaces the Fresno Int. Council purchases a new digital projector with a donation of money from the SJV Int. Per PSA rules HDR allowed in Nature and Travel.  AAA class, limit 6, in Color Prints. Digital workshop in September. Merced Club retains the Highest Points for 11th  year.

2012 John Greening, President, Dee Humphrey, Fresno, Vice-President, Shirley Ward, Secretary, Jim Cunningham, Treasurer, Herb Spencer, Editor. Sam Shaw, auditor. All meetings held at the Ramada Inn, Fresno.

Stockton Camera Club joins council making 7 clubs. SJVCCC hosts Fotoclave in Modesto. Merced Club retains the Highest Points for 12 th year.

2013   John Greening, President, Dee Humphrey, Vice-President. Shirley Ward, Secretary, Jim Cunningham, Treasurer, Herb Spencer, Editor.  Sam Shaw, Auditor.  All meetings held at the Ramada Inn, Fresno.

Council lunches at the Ramada Inn are still $15 to members, but actual cost to council is $16.  San Joaquin Valley Int. gave council $1,000.  Research found that the council does not need to carry liability insurance, according to non-profit status. Due to cancellation of a judge, council members may judge, but not their own entries. No council member may judge the End of the Year digital or print entries.  Motion carried that “once an image or print has been entered in any division, it may not be reentered in that division, regardless of score”. Robert Fryer retires as Nature Chairman after 27 years of service.  Merced Club retains Highest Points for 13th year, beginning in 2000, but Modesto got it in 2001.

2014   John Greening, President, Dee Humphrey, Vice-President, Shirley Ward, Secretary, Jim Cunningham, Treasurer, Herb Spencer, Editor, and Sam Shaw, as Auditor. All meetings at the Ramada Inn, Fresno.

The San Joaquin Valley Int. Ex. gave a check for $3,000 to council. Last Foto-clave was in November hosted by N4C.  Digital image size changed to 1400 x 1050 to conform to PSA internationals. Club dues to Council dis-continued. Council will pay for all plaques.  Council lost Hanna Barsam, APSA, in January. Shirley Ward retires with 25 years of service as Secretary, after the January 2015 board meeting. Fresno Club receives Perpetual plaque for Highest Points.

 

 

 

 

 

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