Club News
Beer & Skittles: Friday 3rd August 2018
Summer is well and truly here, so what better way to enjoy it than with your friends at the annual Beer & Skittles evening. Once again, we've booked the skittles alley at The Jolly Farmer, Blacknest, GU34 4QD on Friday 3rd of August.
The cost is the same as last year at 13.50 per head (payable on the night) which covers the cost of your basket meal and the hire of the room.
Please feel free to bring friends and family along.
The meal choices are as follows:
  1. Falafel and spinach burger (V)
  2. Battered cod
  3. Chicken, ham & leek pie
  4. Whole tail scampi
  5. Pork & chorizo burger
.... all served with chips, in a fryer basket
Could you please let know, as soon as it is convenient, and at latest by Friday 20th July, if you're interested and able to join us, plus the names of any guests you would like to bring along, together with your menu choices.
Enjoy the weather/football/holidays/Le Tour or whatever else you're doing and I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you on Friday 3rd.
If you have any questions, please email .
GDPR: Introducing our Privacy Policy
You can't have failed to have seen that every organisation has had to make changes to because of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).
Our policy can be found on the Constitution page.
If you have any questions, please email .
Presentation Evening 2018, Steve Gregory
Presentation Evening 2018
Members enjoyed a fine dinner at the Alton House Hotel on Friday the 27th April. Trophies were awarded by our Guest of Honour Peter Rocchiccioli ARPS EFIAP BA (Hons), President of the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.
The chairman would like to thank all those that contributed to the evening to make it a great success: Mike Beaumont, Geoff Corbett, Steve Gregory, Shirley Lowes, Kelvin Perry and Eric Bennett APAGB.
Photograph by Steve Gregory.
Proposals voted on at AGM, 2nd May 2018

Revise the league awards to Monochrome, Colour and Overall

Background: Currently a monochrome competition is run within the league competitions requiring at least 4 of the images submitted to be in mono, the overall league winner is awarded the colour trophy even though a majority (or all) of the league submissions could have been in mono. It also means that people entering mono images can currently win two competitions, whereas those entering all colour images into the same competition can only win one. The aim of this proposal is to correct this imbalance.

Proposal

That both Print & PDI leagues have 3 possible winners:

  • Highest scoring 4 mono images (Norman Rogers Cup for mono prints & Shirley Finden Cup for mono PDIs)
  • Highest scoring 4 colour images (ACC Tankard for colour prints & The Joyce Vincent Memorial Cup for colour PDIs)
  • Overall winner of each league (all 8 images) irrespective of whether they are mono or colour (Certificate or trophy)

This would ensure that colour and mono images are treated equally, using a certificate for the two overall league winners would potentially incur no additional cost.

Proposer: Kelvin Perry, Seconder: Phil Thomas

Unanimous for

Challenge competitions

Proposal

Retain the new style challenges which replaced Children In View and Homes & Gardens this season as a one-year trial. This affects the 3 PDI challenges and the print challenge. Themes to be chosen by member submission/vote 6 weeks prior to the competition date. All challenge competitions including the portrait print competition must be new work (not used in the leagues or other challenges).

Proposer: Clive Chater, Seconder: Ian Bailey

Unanimous for

easyfundraising
Alton Camera Club has signed up to the easyfundraising site. This means that if you go via our page on their site when you are shopping online the club will be able to receive a donation, at no cost to you. As we're approaching Christmas you may well be thinking about buying presents online, but the site also works the rest of the year, from your weekly grocery shop, to holidays, insurance, and utilities, and each time the club could benefit with the money being used for guest speakers, equipment replacement, etc.
There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's - it doesn't cost you a penny extra!
This link for Easy fund raising will generate an extra £1 bonus each time it is used for the first time. https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/2UGYBS/
  1. Head to easyfundraising and join for free.
  2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
  3. After you've checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges and the club will be really grateful for your donations. If you have any questions please contact the treasurer.
Nine members of Alton CC attended the enjoyable, if frustrating, day; you might be interested to see how our images fared.
Alton will be hosting this event in 2020.
Pre-cut Print Window Mounts
Pre-cut print mounts at the regulation 500mm by 400mm dimensions, white and black, A4 and A3 are available at club meetings. These are very popular; price is just £2.50 each.
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What's on elsewhere?
Viewfinders of Romsey Annual Exhibition
at King John's House, Romsey;
17th-15th July
Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 11am-4pm Admission free
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017
at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich;
until 22nd July
Admission free