Activity Summaries

The April 23rd meeting was a field trip/shoot at La Crosse Floral.
It was hosted by John Zoerb.

Meeting Summary
4/9/13
The pre meeting program was given by John Zoerb. John gave some tips about photographing flowers.

The next meeting will be held at the La Crosse Floral greenhouse. It will be a shooting workshop.

John Zoerb presented the educational program. He gave a talk about black and white photography and illustrated it with some prints. He mentioned that the black and white category also includes pictures that are toned.

About 35 members attended the meeting.

Peder said that that the last meeting, on May 28th, would be a field trip to Norskedalen. He noted that thee would be an admission fee.

Peder announced that the year end banquet would be at the Days Inn in June.

Elections will be held in April.

Meeting Summary General Meeting February 26th

Pre Meeting: John Zoerb presented a program on Landscape Photography.
He gave many tips about landscapes and prhotography in general.

Meeting: John reported that we have $4,692.86 in the treasury.

Group was reminded about the polar plunge. A representative from Special Olympics handed out badges and parking passes.

Jerry Bonsack mentioned that PSA for our region would meet in Cresten, Iowa in October..
Springbrook will be in April, also in Iowa.

March 12th Meeting

35 members attended

Pre Meeting:
The pre meeting program was given by Mike Early. Mike ran a slide show of his work and gave many tips about nature photography,

Meeting:
Peder asked the group if there were any preferences for the year end dinner.
It was decided that we would have better options with a Sunday because of weddings.
Peder said that he would check on some options.

The meeting was an evaluation of the March Competition

For the pre-program, Mike had a slideshow / talk on photographing animals.

We had a short business meeting:

A representative of the Special Olympics came in to pass out packets to those photographing the Polar Plunge this weekend.

John gave the treasurers report.

Shirley asked if anyone was judging in the TC contemporary competition and wanted to carpool.

Kristi welcomed the new members.

Jerry talked about the upcoming Polar Plunge for Special Olympics. He then told us about the N4C fall convention featuring a Canon Explorer of Light in October and Springbrook, which is the last weekend in April. Also, Spring Break is the first weekend in April.

Pre Meeting
Doyle & Shirley Gates presented a program of taking pictures of people and animals. They gave many tips about taking pictures at events and situations where the photographer does not have control of the envirnment. They discussed the difference between snapshots and competitive photographs. They also discussed the difference between formal portraits and human interest pictures of people. They also gave adice about photographing domesticated animals. There was a slide show of examples.

Pre Program
Jon Lee presented a slide show on the toic of creative cropping.

Program
Jenny Miller started a discussion about the holiday party.
Joe Becker said that he lived at the River Place Apartments. He said that they had a free party room that we could use for a potluck. The members voted to follow up on this ideas for a party on Saturday, January 12th at 5:00.

Present: Peder Schoenfeld, Terry Zalewski, John Zoerb, Sue Retzlaff,
Jerry Bonsack, Marti Sullivan, Mike Earley, Toni Paisley, Debbie Abraham, Kristi Olson, Shirley Gates, Owen Johnson, Michelle Cox & Jerry Weigel

Memorial: A motion was passed to contribute $100 toward a memorial for
Paul and A.J. Petras. A collection was taken for flowers.

Heider Center: Terry will work with them and report to group.

Program: Peder will work with UWL Photography Dept. for a February program.

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