It’s been ‘interesting and challenging’ couple of months to end the season! Thank you to all members for your loyalty and determination enabling the club to continue through the on-line system of Zoom. No decision has yet been made for a return in September to our usual venue but we will consult with you before a decision is made.
Mike Perry has devised a summer program for us which he has already outlined and this will be emailed out to members. There will also be Zoom meetings to share what we have been doing so keep an eye of the website for dates and meeting links; the Coffee & Chat mornings will also continue through the summer.
The past season has been full of amazing images from members and the Club Championship was hotly contested. All the results are listed in our ‘Results’ section of Competitions so do take a look at all the names showing the range of strength within the club. If your name isn’t there this season, then it’s your goal to improve to make sure it’s there in a year’s time.
We congratulated members who had won top positons on the Winners on the Night competitions, unfortunately losing the third round of prints when the coronavirus truck. The other competitions continued, thanks to judges completing their task from afar, including a new competition for the ‘Best of the Best’ when all top scoring images in the Open rounds were pitted against each other
Close contenders for the title of Challenge Cup Winner were David Jones with 144 points, David Gibbs, John Timbrell and Kathy Chantler each on 146 points but Tami Nunley was our ultimate winner with a well-deserved 147 points. Winners of the Open Sections were Tami Nunley & Barry Coxon with John Timbrell winning the Themed sections. Our ‘Best of the Best’ winner was Steve Beckett. Very well done to everyone.
And finally to the Chairman’s Award which this year goes to Laurence Doyle for his unending patience, reliability, cheerfulness and his willingness to step in wherever necessary; he is an example to us all that our photography is as important for enjoyment and not just about high scores.
AND AT LAST…… THE QUIZ
Alan Taberer had devised a quiz for us so, after a bit of a chat and tucking into our party food and drink (self-prepared as Zoom is not good for sharing), we settled down for four rounds of questions. Personally, I did not do very well but some members scored almost full points and it was all jolly good fun. Thank you Alan for your jovial disposition and giving us such a good time.
So ends the 2020-2021 season for ImageZ Camera Club. We should all be very proud of what we have achieved and look forward to our next season.