AGM 2017 – Awards Presentation

AGM 2017 – Awards Presentation

IT was a night to remember for members who scooped trophies in the annual ‘Oscars’ and especially for one member, Ray Kilham.

During the annual meeting at Barton Village Hall on Monday 10th April Ray was elected the new chairman of the club, succeeding the much-missed John Currant whose death in January this year shocked club members.

Ray is acknowledged as one of the best natural history photographers in the club – his dramatic pictures of birds in flight have won him many awards – and during a short speech he said one of the most vital challenges facing SDCC was to attract new members, particularly young people who have a love of photography.

“My aim is to put Shillington back on the map and encourage young people back into the club,” he said.

One of his first duties after being elected was to present trophies to the competition winners of the 2016/17 year.

These are:

Club Outing: Prints, Valerie Elliott and projected digital images Gary Baker.

Monochrome Print Cup: Shirley Hollis and runners-up Ray Kilham and Christine Heycock.

Colour Print Cup: Irene Froy and runner-up John Currant.

Projected Digital Image Cup: Roger Green/Andy Cole and runner-up Shirley Hollis.

Landscape: Best Print, Roger Green and best projected image Greg Covington.

Grace Memorial Trophy: Gillian Chapple (awarded to the most improved new member).

Bedfordshire InterClub Best SDCC Image: Shirley Hollis.

Sarah Kelman of Swavesey, the judge for the annual Landscape Competition on Monday 20 March did an excellent job, judging pictures with enthusiasm and alacrity, while offering helpful advice about how to improve photographs.

“You have given me a fantastic array of images,” she said.

The Quiz Night on the evening of 3 April turned out to be a fun night which tested the photographic and general knowledge skills of members, and was ably put together with much humour by Colin Edwards.

The club season has effectively ended now but preparations for the annual exhibition in September will start soon and plans are well in hand for the annual Club Outing competition which this year is being held in the historic town of Stamford in Lincolnshire over the weekend of 8/9 July. Malcolm Lea is organising the weekend and he is supplying members with full details.

The start of the 58th season of the club is on Monday 18th September.

(Text provided courtesy of Paul Whiting).