North Central Camera Club Council (N4C)
"N4C is a non-profit organization dedicated to public education and learning in the science and art of photography. It is an organization of about 40 camera clubs in the North Central States area of the United States of America."
The N4C covers the following states: Iowa, Wyoming, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas. The N4C Bulletin is the newsletter of the N4C. The N4C also publishes a handbook that contains a wealth of information about the organization. More information can be found on the N4C website.
Photographic Society of America (PSA)
"The Photographic Society of America (PSA) promotes the art and science of photography as a means of communication, image appreciation, and cultural exchange. PSA provides education, information, inspiration, and opportunity for all persons interested in photography. The Society fosters personal growth and expression, creativity, excellence, and ethical conduct in all aspects of photographic endeavor."
The PSA is a worldwide organization for photography enthusiasts from amateur to professional. Membership is available for individuals, camera clubs, and councils. They offer a monthly magazine, photo and digital competitions, study groups via mail and the internet, how-to programs, an annual conference and more. If you'd like to see a sample of the PSA magazine, John occasionally brings his older copies to meetings to give to whoever wants them. More information can be found on the PSA website.