ATTENDANCE: Judy Broesder, Stan Broesder, Charles Mize, Libby Mize, Heather Rontti, Janice Still

OFFICERS: Officers elected at the last meeting were President - Judy Broesder ; Vice President/ President-Elect - Joe Hughes; Secretary - Kathy Goodson; and Treasurer - Janice Still. Joe Hughes has asked that he be replaced as Vice President/ President-Elect. Judy has contacted another member of the Steering Committee about replacing Joe, but she has not received a response. In the absence of Secretary Kathy Goodson, the minutes are being taken by Libby Mize.

MEMBERSHIP: President Judy Broesder and Treasurer Janice Still have opened a club checking account. The opening balance is $216.00. There are eight dues-paid members at this time: the six persons in attendance plus Kathy Goodson and Russell Hull. Many others have shown interest and perhaps will be able to attend the meetings after the summer.

EXHIBITION: The Lincoln Photography Club will exhibit photographs in the entrance hallway of the Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton during the month of September. Each dues-paying member may exhibit 2 or 3 photographs. The photos – no larger than 8” x 10” - should be matted, but not framed. There was discussion on the best way to hang the photographs on the library wall, including nails in the metal strips, paper clips and pushpins, removable plastic hooks, and two-piece hook and eye fasteners. Members must bring their matted photographs to the August 24 meeting of the Photography Club, and these mounting suggestions can be tested at this time. There will be a sign indicating that the photos were taken by members of the Lincoln Photography Club. Since the display will be up during the library’s annual book sale during the Lincoln County Apple Festival, the public will be made aware of the club.

COMPETITIONS: Judy reminded the group of her e-mail about the Catawba Valley Camera Club’s Image-ination Competition. Information is on the club’s blog,
www.lincolnphotographyclub.blogspot.com. This photo competition is open to the public. This club has a monthly contest on an assigned subject, without prizes. Then they have a yearly contest for members, with prizes. Our club will decide in September the direction our club will go in regards to sponsoring competitions among ourselves or for the public.

AUGUST SCAVENGER HUNT: The club members suggested the following topics for pictures in August:
(1) VEGETABLE xxxxxx(4) OLD BUILDING xxxxx(7) ROCKSxxxxxx
(2) FRUIT xxxxxxxxxxx(5) A SIGN xxxxxxxxxxxx(8) CLOUDS

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (10) FRUSTRATION

SHARING THE JULY SCAVENGER HUNT: The last topic, “frustration,” was applied to a contrary laptop.
The club members took their flash drives to the library to share their scavenger hunt photos. It was fun to see the various interpretations of the month’s topic and the talent of our fellow members.

RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS: Invite people taking pictures to join the club. Put the announcement of club meetings in the newspaper. Call those who have attended and remind about the next meeting. Judy has had cards printed with her name and the club information. We can distribute some of her cards or make our own. Tell people about Flickr site and blog site. Be proactive about the club.


"Life in the Garden" - First Place Award-winning photo by Kathy Goodson published in Carolina Gardener Magazine in their June and July magazines. The magazine's website is www.carolinagardener.com/gallery/photocontest09.php.


Note from Kathy:
I have registered for the Nature Photo Class at CVCC this fall (the same one David took.) It meets on Thursdays starting October 8 through December 3 from 6 - 8 PM. Contact Cheri Toney at 828-327-7000 for more info and registration forms. Cost is $65.


Information from Kathy Goodson: There is a photo contest sponsored by NC Wildlife Magazine that club members may want to enter. Entries are submitted online. Deadline is September 15. Categories are Birds; Mammals; Reptiles and Amphibians; Invertebrates; Peaks, Valleys, and Plains; Wild Plants; Outdoor Recreation; Animal Behavior; Youth Photographer, 13-17; Youth Photographer, 12 and Under. There are cash prizes. Details are on the magazine's website -www.ncwildlife.org/contest/index.htm.


Hi everyone,
I hope your summer continues to go well!
Our monthly meeting of the Photography club is scheduled for Monday evening (July 27th) at 7:00pm in the Library. Again, this meeting will be more relaxed with a time to share information and photos.
Charles is going to bring the projector, so if you have photos you'd like to share (particularly, the scavenger hunt photos), but don't want to print them out, just bring your flashdrive, and we'll be able to share them on the screen.
We will also discuss the upcoming club photography exhibit in the library. The director told me we can use the walls in the lobby and hall for exhibiting the photos, and gave us the month of September for display. At this point, we will collect 2 or 3 photos per club member (member = dues paid).
I'm still working on the logistics of hanging the photos. Please have the photos matted but not framed, and a maximum photo size of 8 x 10. The deadline for submitting photos will be the night of our August meeting (August 24th). There is no theme for this exhibit, just choose 2 or 3 of your favorite photos.
Last month we voted on officers: President - Judy Broesder; Secretary - Kathy Goodson; Treasurer - Janice Still and President Elect/VP - position open (Joe Hughes had to withdraw). We will discuss this position at the meeting also. Janice is collecting dues.
Again, dues are as follows: $36 per year per person or $18 for six months; $60 per couple per year or $30 for six months; and $18 per year per full-time student (high school or college) or $9 for six months. Our club year is running from July '09 to June '10.
Hope to see you all there. If you have any questions, feel free to email me or call: 980-241-0188

IMAGE - INATION Competition

Celebrating 62 Years - the Catawba Valley Camera Club presents
Image*ination Catawba Valley Camera Club 3rd Annual Photo Competition
in conjunction with the Hickory Museum of Art
Entry Deadline
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Winners will be displayed at the Hickory Museum of Art
during January and February beginning Friday, January 8, 2010.
For more information, Entry Rules, and Forms
visit the Catawba County Camera Club website at
Sponsors ASG Security Wink & Dennis Gaines Catawba Valley Medical Center Graystone Ophthalmology Associates, P.A. Charles M. Lail, Dentist Huntington House Inc. David Shawn Clark, Attorney at Law Viewmont Camera Elite Properties Inc.

Entry Form for Image-ination

Entry No.
To be assigned by Competition Committee

Please complete one entry form for each photograph entered (two photos per entry allowed).
Send form(s), entry, and $10.00 entry fee to Catawba Valley Camera Club, c/o Viewmont Camera, Inc.,
2155 North Center Street, Hickory, NC 28601.
Make check payable to Catawba Valley Camera Club.
Entry Deadline: November 14, 2009

Name Age (if youth entrant)

Address City, State, Zip

Phone E-mail Address

Title of Photograph Date Photograph Taken

Description of Photograph

Division (check one): o Amateur Adult o Youth (Age 13 – 17)

o Please return my photographs. I have included self-addressed, stamped envelopes

How did you hear about the competition?

o Newspaper o Radio o Octoberfest o From club member o Other

My signature below indicates that I have read and understand the entry rules of this competition and the images I have submitted are my original work.

By signing below I give permission for any photographs of my artwork on display at the Hickory Museum of Art (HMA) to be used for publicity purposes- including, but not limited to, media coverage of the exhibition Image*ination- and release HMA and Catawba Valley Camera Club (CVCC) from liability and demands for compensation, award or other consideration whatsoever arising from or related to the appearance in such material. HMA and CVCC will not use/reproduce the image in merchandise, for the collection, or for any other direct sale. All effort will be made to contact the artist before the image is used in any publicity.

Signature______________________________________ Date______________

By signing below I give permission for any photographs of myself taken during in conjunction with the exhibition Image*ination at the Hickory Museum of Art to be used for publicity purposes- including media coverage- and release HMA and CVCC from liability and demands for compensation, award or other consideration whatsoever arising from or related to the appearance in such material.

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For Official Use Only
Entry No. Division

Entrant’s Name

Title of Photograph Date of Photograph

Winner: o Best of Show o 1st Place o 2nd Place o 3rd Place o Honorable Mention


Photograph of Angel Oak by Jon J. Arrowood


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Hey everybody,
This is Joe Hughes from the Photography Club. I'd like to invite you all to submit your photos to www.gastonlincolnweekly.com for consideration in the Photo Of The Week section of this new web magazine. Each week, one photo will be featured as the Photo Of The Week on the site's home page, and can be linked to the photographer's personal web site, myspace, facebook page, or flickr photostream. We are working hard to get the site off the ground, and we would love to feature your photos. We can only feature one per week, so don't wait. Get your photo to us for consideration as soon as possible. Send submissions to editor@gastonlincolnweekly.com for consideration. Maximum file size is 3mb.
Photos must be family friendly. No nudity, profanity, or otherwise questionable materials will be considered. Photos may be edited for size constraints to fit the page and keep loading times low. Photographer maintains rights to photo, but grants Gaston Lincoln Weekly a limited license to show photo for the time period specified on the front page, and to maintain a low quality archive photo on an archive page.You must agree to the above terms to be considered. Submission of a photo indicates you agree to the terms as outlined above.