February 2024 Newsletter

February 2024 Newsletter

FEBRUARY 2024

Chairman's Chat

Dear Members

Welcome to Benoni Camera Club 2024!

We’ve had our first meeting for the new year and a few changes were apparent. We’ve had a prominent club member in Cathy Dooley leave not just the Chairmanship but also our club, and we’ve had a longstanding member in Shane Else join the Committee, upon request.

While everyone may have their opinions on the recent events, I would like to focus on a different aspect: our club’s ability to weather and even embrace change. We share a deep pool of knowledge and experience and a willingness to assist when required to do so. We are not the Chairperson or even the Committee, we are a group of friends with a shared passion.

In any group of people there will be differences of opinion, which is not bad in itself, but please reach out and above all, keep communication channels open, before deciding to give up on the club.

My wish for the year is twofold: firstly, enjoy the social aspects of photography with our outings and workshops and secondly, encourage continued growth, whether by Salon participation or improving our CERPS standing.

Here’s to a wonderful year of many awesome photos!

Regards, Anton
Acting-Chair

February 2023 Newsletter

February 2023 Newsletter

FEBRUARY 2023

Chairman's Chat

The time has come for me to step down from the Committee

Dear Members

The time has come for me to step down from the Committee.

I have served on the committee since 2015 and have served as Chairman from 2018.

During this time I have had the pleasure of seeing the club grow, both in members and quality of work. I have made friends with lots of interesting people.

I joined the club as a beginner with the sole purpose of having a place to go on outings with like-minded people..I still believe that Benoni is the best club on the Rand for outings and training.

Although I am stepping down from the committee, I have no plans to leave the Club … so look for-ward to seeing you all at Club meetinga and on outings.

I wish to thank the Club for allowing me to take the Chair for this time … it has been an honour.

Best wishes,
Shane

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