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Summer News Update

This is a strange year for everyone.  Like everyone else, we in the club have been badly affected by the Covid 19 virus pandemic.  Club meetings and outings have been suspended since early March.

However, the Committee have kept our POTY running, with entries being submitted on the normal dates.  They are being judged in the normal way, with the same judges. Committee member John O'Neill is putting together a short video with the judges' comments and results and this is put up on the website on the Monday nights that we would normally have a meeting.

We are coming up to our summer break.  The final POTY entries for the first half of the year have been submitted and the results will be posted on the website on Monday 25th May.

In a first for the Club, we had a Zoom talk by guest speaker, Bernard Geraghty last Monday night, 11th May.  Bernard is a full time professional photographer, running photo tours and workshops all over the world.  He spent about an hour and half showing some of his images, primarily from Ireland and other parts of Europe.  About 25 members tuned in for what was an excellent talk.  Club member Tudor made contact with Bernard on behalf of the club.

The results of our Summer Flower Panel competition will be posted on the website tomorrow night, Monday 18th May.  There should be some cracking images in.

 

Night Outing

We had a very successful outing around Waterford City last night, Wed 29th January. Approximately 25 members turned up, on a dry but cold night. We met at the Tower Hotel, had the group photo and then headed down to the Quay for light trails.  The group moved on down to the Plaza and then up the small sides streets to the Viking Quarter.  As is the nature of outings like this one, the group split up into smaller groups which bumped into each other as they moved on.

Along the way, we met a frozen RTE newsreader who was parked on the pavement outside the Tower, without as much as a woolie hat.  We also met stray Cats, vagabonds, Ladies of the Night and Silhouettes. 

As always, thanks to Norma for organising a great evening out.  Also thanks to Tom Tyler, who did an amount of producing and directing on the night.

Suir Valley Challenge

Waterford Camera Club had a fantastic result in the annual Suir Valley Challenge today, Sat 7th Dec, held in Carrick on Suir.  We won the competition, comfortably beating off a stiff challenge from Clonmel, Carrick on Suir and Dungarvan.

As usual, the entries were of a very high standard.  Along with the precious points, the judges had very positive comments to make about the images.  

Waterford Camera Club won the inaugural Suir Valley Challenge five years ago.  There was a change of sponsor for this year, with the Pat Power Perpetual Trophy being awarded.  We have won that inaugural award as well.

Huge thanks to our selection committee of Mags, Aldo, Pam and Patty.  Also huge thanks to Tom Quilty for doing a wonderful job printing the images.  Also huge thanks to all club members for submitting images for consideration for the competition.

The attached photo shows the members present in Carrick today, with the Pat Power Perpetual Trophy.

Club Exhibition Raffle Winners

During our recent very successful Exhibition in City Square, we ran a raffle in aid of Pine Grove Day Care Centre in which visitors voted for their favourite image.  The winners of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd favourite images were:

1st - Old Boot by John O'Neill - Winner: C. Cunningham

2nd - Strawberry Moon by John O'Neill - Winner: Louie Power

3rd - Stag by Tom Quilty - Winner: Ciara O' Connor

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.  If you haven't been contacted please contact us by email at wcclubcommittee@gmail.com

Club Exhibition

During our recent very successful Exhibition in City Square, we ran a raffle in aid of Pine Grove Day Care Centre. Visitors voted for their favourite image. We raised the fantastic sum of €1265.  Patty and Norma had the unenviable job of counting through over 1000 votes, to find the winning image.  

The winning image, by popular vote, was "Old Boot", by John O'Neill.

At our Club meeting last night, Norma presented the proceeds of the raffle to Anne Marie Veale, nurse manager of Pine Grove.  Mao is also pictured, holding the winning image.

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