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

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