The LBPC AGM was finally held on Wednesday 30 September 2020 via Zoom conferencing, having been deferred from June because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Full minutes will be made available in due course.

In the meantime, here are “the news headlines”.

Election of Officers

The following club Officers were elected:

  • Chairman – Mike Kitchingman
  • Vice Chairman – Dave Gillow
  • Treasurer – Graham Meers
  • Vice Treasurer – Sally Kitchingman (for 2020-21 only)
  • Secretary – Sue Brinkworth
  • Programme Secretary – Mike Kitchingman (for 2020-21 only)

Election of Committee

The Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Vice Treasurer, and Secretary all serve on the Club Committee ex officio. Additional club members were elected and the membership of the Club Committee is as follows:

  • Mike Kitchingman
  • Dave Gillow
  • Graham Meers
  • Sally Kitchingman
  • Sue Brinkworth
  • Tim Gould
  • Paul Needham
  • Wendy Taylor
  • Malcolm Guy
  • Philip Ede

Appointment of Voluntary Positions

The following members were appointed to Voluntary Positions:

  • Print Co-ordinator – Graham Meers (no duties required this season)
  • Deputy Print Co-ordinator – Vacant
  • Print Handler – Vacant
  • External Print Competitions Co-ordinator – Graham Meers (no duties required this season)
  • External Print Competitions Assistant – Vacant
  • External PDI Competitions Co-ordinator – Vacant
  • External PDI Competitions Assistant – Wendy Taylor
  • Rosebowl Competition Co-ordinator – Mike Kitchingman
  • Rosebowl Competition Assistant – Sally Kitchingman
  • Projectionist/Zoom and PDI Competitions Co-ordinator – Paul Needham
  • Website Manager – Paul Needham
  • Projectionist/Zoom, PDI Competitions, and Website Assistants – Tim Gould, Sally Kitchingman, Wendy Taylor, Rob Delahunty, Mark Eve, and Malcolm Guy, Paul Kirkham (distribution of duties to be determined in due course)
  • Website Technical Administrator – John Terry
  • Facebook (Private Group) Administrators – Tim Gould and Martin Wood
  • Club Reporter – Patrick Linford
  • Public Relations & Marketing – David Marlow
  • Weekly Refreshments Organiser – Vacant (no duties required this season)
  • Social Events Organisers – Hilary Clarke and Roger Clarke (no duties required this season)

Subscription etc

Annual subscriptions remain unchanged this season.

Programme 2020-21

All our meetings this season are being run online using Zoom conferencing because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Details of this season’s programme of meetings can be found in the Programme.

Internal Competitions

All Print competitions are suspended for the 2020-21 season, also because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Subject to that, the club will continue to run the customary internal competitions:

  • The Digital Image Championship
  • The Digital Image Portfolio Competition
  • The Howard Morris Memorial Trophy (PDI for the 2020-21 season)
  • Digital Image of the Season

In addition, there will be some “less formal” competitions including Chairman’s Challenges and PDI Knockouts.

As usual the league-style Digital Image Championship (with Section One for advanced photographers and Section Two for beginners and improvers) will comprise six competition evenings in the season, three of which will be Open and three of which will have set subjects.

For the 2020-21 season, the set subjects are At Home or Garden, Pairs, and Reflections. (Dates for the competitions, and definitions of the set subjects, can now be found in the Programme.)

For the 2021-22 season, the set subjects will be Weather, Something Weird, and Minimalist.

Rules for the club competitions are set out on the club website.  Internal Competitions, Rules for Entry 2020-21

External Competitions

The club and/or members will also be able to enter a variety of external digital image competitions, including the CACC Rosebowl, the Bedfordshire Invitational InterClub 2020, and the Two Hemispheres Challenge Competition. External Competitions,

If you didn’t know, you can also post your comments at the bottom of the page. Engage with other Members and share your thoughts on the entries and judging. 

NB: Members can watch the recording of the meeting in full on the ‘Members Only’ section of the website.