NUPG May 2018 Meeting Report

This month we had to leave the cameras behind and address the running of the group with our AGM. A number of members sent their apologies, some already in exotic locations, others about to jet off. For those able to attend we would like to thank you for your input, our best way to improve is by sharing ideas.

After a curry, we headed upstairs where Yo-Han gave an update on the year as a whole and his experiences of being chairman during this year of transition. In addition to the usual annual splash-in in North Wales, Yo-Han talked about the success of the Newcomer’s Splash-In at Capernwray and the positive feedback about our stand at The Great Northern Dive Show, which was made possible by the help we received from our willing volunteers on the day. Our secretary, Maggie, was unable to be there in person, so she sent us a message with her thoughts and experiences on her learning curve. She thanked everyone for their help since she took over the role of secretary and was keen to get feedback from the wider group to help ensure we can make things fun. Alex then provided us with an update of the finances before running through the roles that make up the committee and the tasks we have to complete. Current committee members were all happy to let other members take a turn or continue, the members present at the AGM confirmed they were happy for the current committee members to carry on in their roles, so we will endeavour to make this an interesting year for the group. As always, if there’s something we’re not doing that you would like us to think about, then please do let us know.

The committee members for the next year are :

Chair : Yo-Han Cha
Secretary : Maggie Russell
Treasurer : Alex Tasker
Members without Portfolio :
Elaine White (All round helper out)
Michelle Gillian (All round helper out and Secretary’s helper out)

We rounded off with the monthly competition. The theme was ‘Symmetry’. This month our compact camera users shone, with our winners and runners-up in both the Open and Compact categories being won by images taken with a compact camera.

The winner in both the Open and Compact categories was Keith Major.

The runner-up in the Open category was Maggie Russell.

In joint third in the open Category we had Glynn Phillips and Justin Beevor.











Congratulations to you all, we had some lovely photos.

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