VCC President’s Message – February 2021

By | March 2, 2021

We are now two-thirds of the way through the current Club season, and what a season it has been so far. Although it seems like we still have some time to go, our AGM will be coming up before you know it, and this means we need to start thinking about the new executive for the upcoming year.

Some of us may decide we would like to continue for another year while others will step aside to allow new members to step forward. All of the positions are available for members who would like to take one on for a one-year term. And if there is more than one member who would like to be, say, President, then there would be a member vote. Wouldn’t that be most exciting!

When I started on the Board almost three years ago, someone had said to me that the President sets the tone for the Club. That really made me think. Was I ready to handle that responsibility? Would Club members be okay with how I handled Club matters? Well, like I do with most things, I jumped in with both feet! There was a learning curve and a few bumps along the way, but I have loved every minute of my time as a Director. Working with the other executive members and interacting with Club members has been so rewarding. I am glad I jumped.

Now it’s time for other members to join the executive to make their mark on our fantastic Cub. If you are interested and would like to know more about what it entails, then please ask any of the current, or past, executive about their experiences. I know they would be happy to share them with you. For reference, our elected positions are President, two Vice-Presidents, two Members-at-Large, Treasurer and Secretary.

Looking at the calendar for February I am reminded of how much our Club does. Along with our monthly meetings, SIGs and Tuesday field trip groups, we have many workshops going on. There are several image reviews which are an excellent way to get feedback for your images and possibilities to improve them.

Ed Moniz is hosting another Fundamentals of B&W Photography workshop. If you’ve not had the opportunity to take this workshop, I would highly recommend you do. Also, at the end of the month, Cole Thompson will present his workshop ‘Why Black and White’. Both workshops will be a great starting point for you to try something new.

Teri VanWell, President