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A very warm welcome to Whickham Photographic Club’s website. We hope you enjoy looking around the site pages where you will find members portfolios, our programme and a regularly updated calendar of events.
September 2018 sees the start of another new season for Whickham Photographic Club. It is also the 30th anniversary of when I first became a member, as well as my second season as President. My first year as president has passed by very quickly; it’s been quite eventful & above all highly rewarding. In many ways I have learned a lot along the way, been guided by past presidents and current committee alike who make the job more interesting, enjoyable and has kept flowing along nicely.
We have had a very full season with many highlights. My personal highlight was winning the Bob Paris trophy for the portfolio DPI competition which in the past I have strived to attain, and now feel proud of that achievement with the unique glass trophy on show in my home at last! What a bonus, that I also got 2nd place.
As usual we have had plenty of well known speakers giving us great entertainment and inspiration in equal measure.
The yearly auction was well attended with ‘bits and pieces’ donated, continuing to help boost our funds. One of my favourite times of the year is our May exhibition which this year was another huge success. Thank you to all who made a special effort to help get it all together for the preview evening and the actual one day event.
I have enjoyed the outings and the members’ nights too, which are always popular. Our season, from Sept ending in May, this year had an extra special meeting in July to celebrate Tommy Cook’s 90th birthday. (See images on our website). After he showed us his nostalgic DPI’s & prints from way back, up until the most recent times, we all shared in a huge birthday cake with some wine to wash it down.
Everyone had a good time and that is what I look forward to this coming season, good times with fellow WPC members & of course welcoming new ones.
Best Regards to all
Carol Stout DPAGB
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Wheel Chair Friendly, we meet most Fridays September to May 7:15 for 7.30pm in the main hall of the Whickham Community Centre.
Please see the Programme and Calendar Page 2018- 2019 thanks.