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Communications Committee

The Communications Committee facilitates communication within the RA Photo Club and plays a role in marketing the club to the National Capital region’s wider community of photographers.

The website, inarguably the most important deliverable of the Communications Committee, provides a calendar of events, and the ability to upload images for the competitions and showcases throughout the year.  In addition, access to the website allows the membership to reference club information, such as the makeup of the executive and committees, and allows easy access to the documentation of the club.

The membership of the Communications Committee extends unofficially to all RA Photo Club members, who are welcome to contribute to the Blog and the club’s Facebook Page.


Oct/22

Communications Committee - Leaders 2022 - 2023

Communications Committee Chair-Mike MacKay
Communications Committee Chair
Mike MacKay
Webmaster-John Elliott
Webmaster
John Elliott
Webmaster Assistant-Linda Johnston
Webmaster Assistant
Linda Johnston
Listmaster-John Elliott
Listmaster
John Elliott

Competitions Committee

Competition Information

The Competitions Committee, organizes the receipt, presentation and return of competition entries, arranges for contest judges, supervises the judging of competitions, arranges for the purchase and award of ribbons, plaques and trophies and prepares the competition input to the club budget submission.

Competition rules may be found here

Image Size Requirements:

Image Size: 1920W x 1080H pixels .
File Size: 3.2 Mb maximum
Colour Space: sRGB If you use Adobe RGB instead, your images will likely look washed out.

Standard test image

The club uses this image to help ensure correct projector adjustment. If you can see all of the whites and all of the blacks in this image and it looks good on your monitor, then your images should look good when projected with the club projector.

Sept/22

Competitions Committee - Leaders 2022 - 2023

Competitions Committee Chair-Bill McCloskey
Competitions Committee Chair
Bill McCloskey
Digital System Support-John Elliott
Digital System Support
John Elliott
Competitions Committee Assistant (Judges)-Elaine Hum-Sim
Competitions Committee Assistant (Judges)
Elaine Hum-Sim
Competitions Committee Assistant -Glenn Bloodworth
Competitions Committee Assistant
Glenn Bloodworth
Competitions Committee Assistant -Allan B Cameron
Competitions Committee Assistant
Allan B Cameron
CAPA Competitions Representative-Manfred Mueller
CAPA Competitions Representative
Manfred Mueller

Education Committee

 

The RAPC Education Committee organizes presentations, seminars, and workshops with the intent of informing and inspiring club members to develop their photography skills. The aim of the Education Committee is to provide access to a wide variety of learning opportunities from beginner to advanced level photographers. In recent years topics have ranged from essential photography skills, such as exposure and focusing, to specialized tools and techniques, such as astrophotography, post-processing workflow, or lighting a still life. Education Committee Learning activities support the focus of many of the RAPC special interest groups within the photo club (ex., Nature, Urban, Studio, etc.).

Each September the Education Committee surveys the club membership to determine which photography topics from a varied list of choices are of most interest. Based on the feedback from the annual survey, the Education Committee develops an annual schedule of learning events. There is usually at least one presentation, seminar, or workshop each month from October to May.

RAPC members can check the “Events & Program” calendar on the RAPC website and based on interest in a particular topic, click the “Events” and register using “Signup” under the drop-down menu. Upcoming presentations, seminars, and workshops are also announced at the regular RAPC Tuesday evening meetings. Often Educational Committee presentations and workshops are organized to complement an upcoming RAPC photo competition.

Usually, the presentations and workshops are delivered by club member volunteers who have specific areas of photographic expertise; sometimes external presenters are invited to share their knowledge. For most presentations and workshops, no fees are charged except in cases where there needs to be cost recovery for materials, such as a workshop on mat cutting, for example. Most presentations, seminars, and workshops run for an hour or two, with some extending to a half day or whole day events.

The Education Committee encourages you to visit the “Events & Program” calendar on the RAPC website and participate in one of its informative presentations, seminars, or learning workshops.


Sept/22


Education Committee - Leaders 2022 - 2023

Education Committee Chair-Ross Laing
Education Committee Chair
Ross Laing
Instructor-Robert Laramée
Instructor
Robert Laramée
Instructor-Reda Sedki
Instructor
Reda Sedki
Instructor-Manfred Mueller
Instructor
Manfred Mueller
Instructor-Brian Mazur
Instructor
Brian Mazur

Digital Resources - Leaders 2022 - 2023

Digital Resources Assistant-Bill Woodley
Digital Resources Assistant
Bill Woodley

Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee recommends members to the Executive to fill Executive and Volunteer positions.


Sept/22

Nominations Committee - Leaders 2022 - 2023

Committee Member-Manfred Mueller
Committee Member
Manfred Mueller

Awards Committee

RA Photo Club Awards

The Club holds an annual Volunteer Awards dinner in May .

The Awards Committee will send an email asking members to nominate Club volunteers.

Nominations form (pdf)


Below is the list of Awards:


Outstanding Contribution Award

Criteria for the award [pdf]

The Alice Gillies Award

Criteria for the award [pdf]

RA Photo Club Life Membership Award

Criteria for the award [pdf]

RA Centre Life Membership Award

Criteria for the award [pdf]

RA Centre President's Award

Criteria for the award [pdf]

Oct/22

Awards Committee - Leaders 2022 - 2023

Awards Committee Chair-Robert Macdonald
Awards Committee Chair
Robert Macdonald
Awards Committee Assistant-Bill McCloskey
Awards Committee Assistant
Bill McCloskey
Awards Committee Assistant-Lise Presseault
Awards Committee Assistant
Lise Presseault
Awards Committee Assistant-Manfred Mueller
Awards Committee Assistant
Manfred Mueller
Awards Committee Assistant-Izabel Dabrowski
Awards Committee Assistant
Izabel Dabrowski

Social Committee

The Social Committee normally organizes two events:

- The Christmas party is an informal, fun evening of entertainment, door prizes, “humour” and “best shot” competitions, and a cash bar. The Social Committee will send announcements by email with further details on venue and how to purchase tickets.

- The Annual Awards Banquet is held each May at the end of the regular club season. This is a more formal occasion offering a sit-down dinner, that includes the presentation of both photographic and volunteer awards and some fun activities. The Social Committee will send announcement by email with further details on venue and how to purchase tickets.


Oct/22

Social Committee - Leaders 2022 - 2023

Social Commitee Chair-Izabel Dabrowski
Social Commitee Chair
Izabel Dabrowski
Social Committee Assistant-Beverley Dawson
Social Committee Assistant
Beverley Dawson
Social Committee Assistant-Elaine Hum-Sim
Social Committee Assistant
Elaine Hum-Sim
Social Committee Assistant-Michael Ricco
Social Committee Assistant
Michael Ricco
Social Committee Assistant-Andrea Schlecht
Social Committee Assistant
Andrea Schlecht
Membership List Coordinator-Robert Laramée
Membership List Coordinator
Robert Laramée

Technical Services

When meeting in person, the Technical Services Committee provides a key service mainly in the from of setting up and running equipment to support presentations at club events.

This involves setting up our club projector, Mac Book Pro laptop, audio amplifier, microphones, and operating the lights. As a Tech Services volunteer, you can learn many valuable tips on how to run software and set up presentations.

This information can be helpful if you want to make presentations yourself, or help out at other events that you are involved in. Because many on the Technical Services Committee have experience with photography and software, they can be a helpful resource to those who might consider joining our committee.

Besides, to top it off we are the coolest bunch in the club!   Says who!?


Sept/22

Tech Services - Leaders 2022 - 2023

Tech Services Coordinator-Roger Miller
Tech Services Coordinator
Roger Miller
Tech Services Assistant-Jamie Johnson
Tech Services Assistant
Jamie Johnson
Tech Services Assistant-Andrew Fraser
Tech Services Assistant
Andrew Fraser
Tech Services Assistant-Alvin Choi
Tech Services Assistant
Alvin Choi
Tech Services Assistant-Glenn Bloodworth
Tech Services Assistant
Glenn Bloodworth
Tech Services Assistant-Sami Kandalaft
Tech Services Assistant
Sami Kandalaft
Tech Services Assistant-Andrew Mostowski
Tech Services Assistant
Andrew Mostowski
Tech Services Assistant-Ken Nixon
Tech Services Assistant
Ken Nixon
Tech Services Assistant-Olu Agboola
Tech Services Assistant
Olu Agboola
Tech Services Assistant-Jim Davidson
Tech Services Assistant
Jim Davidson
Tech Services Assistant-Pierre Gauthier
Tech Services Assistant
Pierre Gauthier

Program Committee

The Program Committee designs the content and arranges for the presenters at the Club’s weekly Tuesday evening program sessions.

Planning for next season generally starts in late spring with a discussion on appropriate subject balance, identifying potential speakers and striving for a balance between external speakers, member presentations and regular features such as Competitions, Inter-Club evenings, and special Showcases.

Once a draft Program Calendar has been developed, individual committee members take the lead on contacting external speakers or coordinating member presentations. The Committee generally meets about three or four times a year. Much of its work is done through email exchanges between meetings.

Club members are encouraged to provide suggestions for topics and speakers to the Committee at any time of the year.


Sept/22

Program Committee - Leaders 2022 - 2023

Program Committee Chair-Glenn Bloodworth
Program Committee Chair
Glenn Bloodworth
Program Assistant-Bill McCloskey
Program Assistant
Bill McCloskey
Program Assistant-Wilfred Oberthier
Program Assistant
Wilfred Oberthier
Program Assistant-Lise Presseault
Program Assistant
Lise Presseault
Program Assistant-Abigail Gossage
Program Assistant
Abigail Gossage
Program Assistant-Maureen Murphy
Program Assistant
Maureen Murphy
Program Assistant-Corry Berghout
Program Assistant
Corry Berghout
Program Assistant-Anna Nitoslawska
Program Assistant
Anna Nitoslawska
Program Assistant-Ross Laing
Program Assistant
Ross Laing
Slide Showcase Coordinator-Mike MacKay
Slide Showcase Coordinator
Mike MacKay
Summer Meeting Coordinator-Mike MacKay
Summer Meeting Coordinator
Mike MacKay

New Members Committee

The New Members Committee's goal is to offer new members support and provide introductions to the RA Photo Club’s many areas of activities and programs. By participating in the New Members Committee meetings, your knowledge of the Club will be improved and allow you to foster a friendship with other new members.

Regardless of your skill level, joining a photography club or returning after a period of absence can sometimes be intimidating. We intend to alleviate concerns that you might have by acting as a bridge to our Club. We offer a wide variety of opportunities that you can pursue to further your interest in photography. Regardless of your level of photographic experience, we hope to make your membership as rewarding to you as possible. As you learn, explore and contribute you will greatly benefit from being a member of the RA Photo Club.

Our New Members meetings are scheduled for one hour prior (6:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m.) to the RA Photo Club’s general meeting on a bi-weekly basis. (See the Home page, bottom, right corner for the meeting topics).  Typically a short free-flowing question and answer period is followed by the introduction of a representative who presents a particular facet of the Club. An example of this could be the Urban Group where their types of activities are outlined along with any scheduled events and showcases, and perhaps a display of works from previous outings, workshops or lectures. The representative would then be available for questions.


Oct/22

New Members - Leaders 2022 - 2023

New Members Committee Chair-Kipper Trevorrow
New Members Committee Chair
Kipper Trevorrow
New Member Support-Robert Laramée
New Member Support
Robert Laramée
New Member Support-Linda Johnston
New Member Support
Linda Johnston
New Member Support-Randle Wilson
New Member Support
Randle Wilson