Dear NCCC Members,
I know we have all had a very different, at times difficult summer but we hope you have all been safe and well. The executive board has been meeting and we’ve been working hard to prepare for the 2021-2022 NCCC club year that is quickly drawing near.
In addition, Dave has stepped down as President but will remain on as our Digital Chairman. Vinnie Como has been named the Chairman of the Program Committee and will work with Steve Kessler as well. Pete Mirabella has taken over the position as Secretary. Steve Kessler has assumed the position of recruiting Judges and being the club’s liaison with PFLI.
Due to the ongoing pandemic and the Levittown Library being closed, for at least the first half, if not the whole club year, we will hold all scheduled meetings remotely via Zoom meetings, except for Oct 20th when we will be meeting at Camera Land in Bethpage. The Zoom competition meetings for the end of last year proved very successful with on-line attendance at these meetings stronger than many of our in- person meetings.
The initial 2021-2022 calendar is being worked on and will be posted on our club website shortly, so please periodically visit the site for details and ongoing updates to our calendar for the scheduled on-line presentations and competitions.
Please Note: All on-line meetings and photo due dates will be scheduled for Wednesdays. Here is the new 2021-2022 schedule – specific monthly dates will be listed on the website under calendar.
All on-line meeting times continue to be held at 7:30PM.
We are working on a variety of exciting, interesting and educational on-line Zoom presentations for our club members. The tentative first half schedule is as follows:
WED. SEPT. 1- COMPETITION ONE IMAGES DUE TO DAVE
WED. SEPT. 8- OPENING NIGHT – COMPETITION 1- JUDGE- JEFF MANTELL
WED. SEPT 15- NO MEETING – YOM KIPPUR
WED.SEPT. 22- ZOOM MEETING -ANATOMY OF A COMPETITIVE IMAGE- ALAN AGDERN PRESENTER
WED. OCT. 6- COMPETITION TWO IMAGES DUE TO DAVE
WED. OCT. 13- COMPETITION 2- JUDGE- JOHN BRUNO
WED. OCT. 20- IN PERSON AT CAMERALAND– LIGHTING WITH GODOX AND OFF CAMERA FLASH- JEFF MANTELL PRESENTER
WED. OCT. 27- ZOOM MEETING – TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY – JIM ZUCKERMAN PRESENTER
WED. NOV. 3- COMPETITION THREE IMAGES DUE TO DAVE
WED. NOV. 10- COMPETITION 3 JUDGE – GEN RUDOCK
WED. NOV. 17- ZOOM MEETING – TOPIC TO BE DETERMINED
WED. NOV. 24- NO MEETING- BEFORE THANKSGIVING
WED. DEC. 1- COMPETITION FOUR IMAGES DUE TO DAVE
WED. DEC. 8- COMPETITION 4- JUDGE- JOE PELLICONE
WED. DEC. 15- ZOOM MEETING – TENTATIVE TOPIC- BASIC PHOTO PROCESSING- TIPS AND TRICKS
WED. DEC. 22- NO MEETING – BEFORE CHRISTMAS
The first due date for photos to be sent to Dave Curtin for the September 2021 competition is Wednesday, September 1, 2021, with the first on-line competition scheduled for Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 7:30 PM. As we shared in past years, to participate in the first competition your membership dues must be paid in full before September 1, 2021. Any member paying dues after the 8th will not be able to participate in that competition, but will be provided a make-up opportunity once their dues have been received.
Dues remain at $50.00 for the new club year, and can be mailed to our treasurer, Helen Albano. Checks should be made out to the Nassau County Camera Club. Please allow enough time for the checks to reach Helen prior to the September 8, 2020 due date.
It is also important to keep me up to date on any changes you make in your email or telephone contact numbers.
As mentioned in Steve and Vinnie’s earlier 6/29/21 email, our second summer in-person camera club get together will be held at one of the Polo Matches at the Bethpage State Park. These Polo Matches are scheduled for Saturday afternoons. We are inviting all of you to meet up together and photograph the Polo Match scheduled for:
Looking forward to seeing all of you on-line very soon. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Secretary and Membership Chairman
Nassau County Camera Club