The LBPC AGM was held on Wednesday 2 June 2021 via Zoom conferencing. 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 – Dave Gillow
  • Secretary – Sue Brinkworth
  • Programme Secretary – Tricia Meers and Carol Curd

Election of Committee

The Club Officers 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
  • Sue Brinkworth
  • Tricia Meers
  • Carol Curd
  • Tim Gould
  • Paul Needham
  • Wendy Taylor
  • Malcolm Guy
  • Philip Ede

Appointment of Voluntary Positions

The following members were appointed to Voluntary Positions:

  • External PDI & Print Competitions Co-ordinator – Graham Meers
  • External PDI & Print Competitions Assistant – Tim Gould
  • Rosebowl Competition Co-ordinator – Mike Kitchingman
  • Rosebowl Competition Assistant – Sally Kitchingman
  • Projectionist/Zoom and PDI Competitions Co-ordinator – Paul Needham
  • Projectionist/Zoom and PDI Competitions Assistant – Geoff Hawkins
  • Website Content Author/Editor – Paul Needham
  • Website Assistants – Tim Gould, Sally Kitchingman, Wendy Taylor, Rob Delahunty, Mark Eve, and Malcolm Guy (distribution of duties to be determined in due course)
  • Facebook Administrators – Paul Needham, Tim Gould and Martin Wood
  • Club Reporter – Patrick Linford
  • Public Relations & Marketing – David Marlow

Subscription etc

Annual subscriptions remain unchanged for the 2021-22 season.

Programme 2021-22

In view of the current Covid-19 situation, it is not yet practicable for the Club to hold physical meetings at Greenleas School. Accordingly, from the start of the coming 2021-22 season on 8 September, the Club will continue to run meetings online using Zoom Conferencing.

The situation will be reviewed every three months with the aim of getting back to physical meetings at Greenleas School at some point if circumstances allow.

Internal Competitions

All Print competitions will continue to be suspended for the foreseeable future. Subject to that, the Club will continue to run the customary internal competitions:

  • The Digital Image Championship
  • The Digital Image Portfolio Competition
  • The Landscape Cup
  • Digital Image of the Season

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 2021-22 season, the set subjects will be Intimate Landscapes, Something Weird, and Minimalist. (Dates for the competitions, and definitions of the set subjects, can now be found in the Programme.)

For the 2022-23 season, the set subjects will be Weather, Negative Space, and Long Exposure.

Rules for the club competitions are set out on the club website.  Internal Competitions, Rules for Entry 2021-22

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 2021, and the Two Hemispheres Challenge Competition 2022. 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.