By Norm Anderson
From the Club Facebook Page about the special meeting on the 23rd of October, 2014:
A special thanks to John Thomas for the fabulous presentation last night on Astrophotography! He went above and beyond to share his knowledge. The printed booklet he did is such an excellent resource. Thanks also goes out to Bob Brown of the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center for allowing the use of the theatre for John’s presentation. I am sure there were many people, like me, that went away last night so ready to try their hand at the many things we were tempted with – stars and constellations, satellites, the Space Station, Milky Way, star trails, northern lights, lightning, sun dogs, halos and moon bows. You did good, John.
~Robyn Mehmke, Club President
Just a reminder that our meeting this Thursday is at the Lewis and Clark
Interpretive Center starting at 6:30 until 8:00 pm. The program for the evening is
on Astrophotography presented by John Thomas. Program is open to the public. We
will back at the Ursuline Centre on November 13th at 6:30 for our regular meeting.
Lots of things to do at that meeting!
Great Falls Camera Club Club Minutes – 10/09/2014
Robyn Mehmke (via phone)
Meeting called to order at 7:00 pm. Robyn joined
the group via her phone and gave us information regarding a Photo Expo at the
Hilton Garden Inn in Bozeman, Montana, October 18th & 19th.
Our photos for the contest/critique are due today. The subject for October is
“green”. Send the photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Ken, Robyn and several
others have just returned from the PSA (Photographic Society of America)
Convention and International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They
plan to share their photos later in the meeting.
Ken has information he would like to share with us about the PSA Youth Photography
Showcase. This is for 13 to 18 year old students in high school. Ken and Robyn
suggested we sponsor students
from the two high schools – GFHS and CMR and we start out small until we know
more about what is involved. There is no monetary cost to the GFCC, more time
commitment. The members present at the meeting felt that we should include
students from Central Catholic, Paris Gibson, Foothills, Treasure State, Great
Falls Christian Academy and Homeschooled. Several of the members asked that we
vote on this issue now, so a vote was taken, and the majority agreed that we
should include the above mentioned schools. Gary and I did not vote and told
the members we could not make a decision without discussing it with the other
board members. The executive board will take it under advisement whether to
limit the number of schools this first year until we see what all is required.
This is a big project and we want to do it correctly.
The Educational portion of the meeting is a presentation about PSA by Dennis
Hirning. Dennis is a member of our club and he and his wife JoAnn live in
Billings. It was an interesting presentation. We have several members of the
GFCC that are active members.
Unfortunately the photos from the Balloon Fiesta will not be shown tonight but at a later date
The next meeting on October 25th is Astrophotography by John Thomas.
John will present his program at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center,
4201 Giant Springs Road and its open to the public. The meeting will start at
6:30 pm and end at 8:00 pm. Admission is free. Hope to see everyone there!