Bill McCloskey, as Chair, bidding members adieu
Clark Hall, RA Centre
May 20, 2014
So here we are, another year of the RA Photo Club is ended. That’s not true of course. The formal stuff is over, but we’ve made friends and we’ll be meeting them throughout the summer for photography and other things.
The last formal event this year was the Annual Year End Awards Dinner. Bill McCloskey, as Chair, said farewell to us in his usual brief and concise way. He would be succeeded by Perpetua Quigley, Vice Chair.
We sat and scarfed down our Roast Beef and told tall tales about the shots we made and the ones that got away. We lingered over our coffee and chocolate gelato. Denis Duchesne is always up to providing an amusing game as an after dinner treat. His take on 20 questions (or was it 25?) kept us arguing for a while. Who knew that Ansel Adams had his nose broken in an earthquake at the age of 4? And what’s the Oxford Dictionary’s 2013 Word of the Year? (Answer on this page.)
Of course the Awards were the main purpose of the dinner. If the Club is only as good as its volunteers, then we are a good club indeed. We honoured some of our best ones. Photographic Awards were of course eagerly awaited. We are a photo club after all! Click on:
Fall Challenge Awards
The evening ended with a showing of the always anticipated Fall Challenge AV show. Actually, it didn’t quite end that way. Some did stay and chat while others engaged in silliness. One table spent an inordinate amount of time taking selfies and discussing whether we should have an award for “Best Selfie of the Year”!
Best wishes for a great summer, and we hope to see you all back next year.
Izabel Dabrowski and the rest of the Social Committee
To see MORE PHOTOS from the dinner, click on the one below:
Word of the Year: Selfie (photo: Mike Giovinazzo)