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Tues July 28 7:30 Special Meeting of the Portland Camera Club
Your Executive Board has been busy this summer. We have met monthly in June and July for 2 hours on each occasion. We have formed 2 adhoc committees: the Site Review Committee chaired by Mike Cullivan and the Endowment Expenditures Committee chaired by Rick Thompson. The 3rd committee is a standing committee, the PCC Presents, and is chaired by Ella Hudson. (This was formerly known as the Workshop Committee.) These committees have met probably 3-4 additional times to work and plan.
On Tuesday July 28, 2015 the Portland Camera Club will hold a special meeting at the Woodford’s Club (179 Woodford Street, Portland, Maine 04103 map). The meeting will begin at 7:30PM and is expected to last an hour. Parking is available in the parking lot next to the Woodfords club. If there is a funeral at the funeral home next door you may park in the parking lot of the Woodfords Congregational Church across the street from the Woodfords Club.
Members of the Executive Board will make presentations on 2 topics and bring a motion forward for a vote on each topic:
1.  That the Portland Camera Club will end its tenancy at the American Legion in South Portland, lease meeting space from the Woodfords Club in Portland and hold future weekly PCC Club meetings at the Woodfords Club.
2.  That the PCC sponsor a 4 hour “Iphoneography” workshop in October at the University of New England in Portland, in which Rad Drew would be our presenter. Please go to his website at www.RadDrew.com to see the amazing images he makes with an Iphone.
I will also ask for 4 or 5 club members to help spend a day cleaning out the storage areas at the American Legion location.
Whether or not PCC members vote to move from the American Legion in South Portland to the Woodfords Club in Portland we need to sort and throw out trash and items we have accumulated over the years. We need help cleaning out our trash and determining what is usable and historic memorabilia.
In the months’ ahead there will be progress to follow on these and other issues.
Please attend the special PCC meeting and get a look at the Woodford’s Club.
Steve Thomas
Other Summer News... To keep up on the latest club news over the summer, follow us on Facebook (PCC Facebook page), visit the club's Yahoo group, and sign up for our free online forum (www.pccforum.org).

  Mike Leonard reminds everyone of a great shooting opportunity in July, the Yarmouth Clam Festival Bike Race. Mike says "No club membership is needed and I would especially promote this to people with cameras who may be looking for a camera club to join come fall."
Come to the Yarmouth Clam Festival Bike race – work on panning! The race is Sunday, July 19th. Mike will be there to meet everybody at 7 AM at the Congregational Church on Main Street for the flapjack breakfast, then mosey on down to a place set aside for us to shoot the race. It is a great venue for practicing slow shutter speed panning of fast subjects.

The Summer Print Challenge!
  This summer's subject is Nightscapes.  The rules are simple: shoot images for the subject between May 11th and and the first meeting in September.
You may enter one print. Bring your nightscape print to the first meeting in September (try to get it there by 6:45 pm). All prints will be displayed and voted on by anyone present at the meeting. The winner will be announced, and we will have an informal critique session on winners and other prints as time allows.

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