OCC Meeting Announcements – Sept 12th

The meeting was begun with a welcome to the membership with our President, Leif Petersen.

Topics Discussed:

Bursary

  • Discussion re future of the bursary last season
  • Board’s recommendation:  must be photography related; continue with a bursary for a Durham College student of up to $1,000
  • 2018/19:  use $500 left from last year’s 50/50 draw plus $500 from this season
  • Additional $500 from this season will go toward next year’s bursary
  • Leif and Randy will meet with college’s Photography Program Coordinator to set the terms
  • Student going into 2nd year
  • Durham region resident
  • Board’s recommendation:  must be photography related; continue with a bursary for a Durham College student of up to $1,000
  • 2018/19:  use $500 left from last year’s 50/50 draw plus $500 from this season
  • Additional $500 from this season will go toward next year’s bursary
  • Leif and Randy will meet with college’s Photography Program Coordinator to set the terms
  • Student going into 2nd year
  • Durham region resident
  • Rename the Bursary:  ‘Bill Peel Education Bursary’

Bursary Vote

  • Continue with the 50/50 draw to fund a bursary of up to $1,000, which will be awarded to a 2nd year Durham College student
  • $500 remaining from last season will go toward this year’s bursary
  • Disbursement of funds collected in 2018/19 season
  • $500 will go toward this year’s bursary
  • $500 will carry forward to next year’s bursary
  • 50/50 funds in excess of $1,000 will go into the OCC’s general income
  • Rename the bursary

Make-up of the Board

  • Officers:  President, Past President, VP, Treasurer, Secretary
  • Directors:  Program, Membership, Competition, Technical
  • Officers and Directors serve 2-year terms; could elect to go beyond 2 terms
  • President and VP:  2 year terms….no change
  • Past President
  • Will no longer serve as a voting member of the ExCom
  • Will not attend ExCom meetings
  • Will continue as the club’s OCCC Rep
  • Will be called on for advice
  • Other Officers and Directors
  • Serve 2 year term
  • Sitting Director can elect to serve additional 2 years in the same capacity for a max. of 2 consecutive terms (4 years)
  • If another member wishes to run for a position, there will be a vote by the members
  • Limits total number of years anyone can serve on the Board to 8 years….4 years as Director (2 terms), 2 years as VP and 2 years as President
  • Any exceptions, or special circumstances, will be discussed and voted on the by Board, then presented to the members for their support
  • Other
  • Managers will be asked to attend Board meetings as required
  • Since approx. 40% of OCC members are female, we will strive to achieve a similar percentage of gender inclusion on the Executive Committee, Managers and committee members

Ontario Council of Camera Clubs – O3C

  • Represent 29 Ontario camera clubs
  • OCC Announcements – Sept. 12, 2018
  • Ontario Council of Camera Clubs – O3C
  • Represent 29 Ontario camera clubs
  • OCC is well represented on the O3C Board
  • President – Bharat Mistry
  • Vice President – Leif Petersen
  • Secretary – Bob Wilson
  • Web Site – Doug Sluys
  • Competition Chair – Norm Ullock
  • Currently expanding throughout Ontario – potential of adding 30+ new clubs

O3C / NFRCC Competition – Saturday, November 10, 2018

  • Buffalo / Niagara Falls, NY area Spring Retreat – details to be announced
  • O3C / NFRCC Competition – Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • OCC entries selected from 2017/18 Annual Club Competition (ACC)
  • Buffalo / Niagara Falls, NY area Spring Retreat – details to be announced
  • OCC entries selected from 2017/18 Annual Club Competition (ACC)

Open Challenge – Inter-club competition

  • Deadline for OCC members’ print and digital entries TBA
  • Judging will be done over the summer
  • Capture Day / Awards Night
  • Historically a 1-day event held in April
  • Changing to a weekend event being held in the fall – Oct. 18-20, 2019

Next Meeting – Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018

  • ‘How to make Images Better’ – featuring the Competitions committee
  • Live Mock Judging – Images will be judged by accredited OCC Judges
  • Presentation by Vern Mossey – ‘Panorama’
  • Alex Robertson will be doing ‘headshots’ of new members at the next meeting….come early

FYI: Neil Ever Osborne Presentation & Workshop

Neil Ever Osborne

Latow Photographers Guild

with Neil Ever Osborne

A Visual Storytelling Workshop

at the Art Gallery of Burlington

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

10.20.2018

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Upcoming Workshop

From swimming with grizzly bears in the Pacific Northwest,to dropping a 6-million dollar robotic submersible down onto the Gulf of St. Lawrence seafloor, to sitting with an Inuit in the Canadian Arctic wind at -50℃, Neil Ever Osborne is a visual storyteller working on conservation campaigns that express the important link between people and planet. He’s even hiked through the heart of the Brazilian Amazon and didn’t get bitten by a snake, though he saw a spider the size of a dinner plate.

Hear more of Osborne’s misadventures and some fortunate successes as he gains insight from elders in Ecuador’s fragile rainforests, cod-kissing fishermen on the East coast, and a farmer who lives with penguins in his backyard. In their voices, Osborne reflects, “we understand a little bit more about how this crazy world works, and how inherently connected we are to the living planet.” Three nieces add a final touch of wisdom when he talks about his work closer to home, a place he will always want to protect.

Osborne’s work is deeply rooted in a documentary approach that bears witness to humanity’s ecological footprint – the human demand on nature. All the while, he uses visual storytelling to start a dialogue he believes is of the utmost importance: we’re not apart from nature, but very much part of it.

Whether you’re an entry-level photographer or avid Instagrammer, a committed enthusiast or a professional communicator, this visual storytelling workshop experience is designed to help you tell more effective stories with your images, but perhaps more significantly, it’s about a community dialogue.

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Latow Photographers Guild

at The Art Gallery of Burlington

Admission:

(limited space available)

$85 per person

RESERVE YOUR SPOT

For more information please visit:

www.neileverosborne.com

Participants

What’s Included

morning session on story-telling tools and planning

brief shooting session in nearby location (walking distance only)

select participants image share (voluntary)

tips and tricks

feedback and community discussion

coffee and snacks

seating

 

What’s Not Included

travel to and from workshop

workshop insurance/trip insurance

computer, laptop or digital camera are not provided

tables

lunch will not be provided

FYI: Photography Workshop At Haliburton Forest, September 29th and 30th 2018

Photography Workshop At Haliburton Forest, September 29th and 30th 2018

Lead by David Sweeney, participants will experience the beautiful sights of Haliburton Forest in the fall season. Your guide, David is experienced in the art of photography and is an avid explorer of the forest. He will lead the group to a number of his favourite spots including scenic lookout points, marsh areas, as well as picture perfect sunset and sunrise locations. All locations are easily accessible by foot and car. This weekend workshop is best suited for adults.

Please note that we ask participants to drive their own vehicle or carpool for the weekend.

Fee: $175.00 per person, plus HST. 
Includes: two lunches and one breakfast at The Cookhouse, entrance to the Wolf Centre as well as Haliburton Forest and a full schedule of photography opportunities. Packages including accommodations or camping are also available. At time of booking we will ask for payment in full in advance. Booking for accomodations/campsites can be added to your reservation.

Book your space today!

Stay at Haliburton Forest in our housekeeping accommodations for the weekend at the weekday rate and save $50.00! Two Bedroom Unit $125.00 per unit, per night, plus HST or a three bedroom unit $200.00 per unit, per night, plus HST. At time of booking we will ask for a deposit of 50% of your total cost for accommodations.

Camp at Haliburton Forest and save 10%! $44.00 per campsite, per night, plus HST. At time of booking we will ask for a deposit of $25.00 per campsite, per night. At time of booking we will ask for a deposit of 50% of your total cost for accommodations.

Discounts for Accomodations and Campsites will be applied upon check-in.

Contact Haliburton Forest:  1-800-631-2198