Welcome Evening 2016-17
- Written by Peter Sykes Admin
Thursday 1 September saw the first meeting of the new session. An impressive fourteen members altogether showed their work. So, with most submitting ten photographs, commentary on each was necessarily brief. It is always fascinating to hear the story behind an image. Some seriously stunning work was on show and we will no doubt see many of these images again in our competitions.
Treasurer Mathew was gainfully employed taking subscriptions with his impressive pre-printed receipts.
Along with a nice catch-up chat, it was a great start to the 2016-17 year!
Farne Island Trip
- Written by Peter Sykes
Due to a variety of reasons, the number of members and spouses who went on the trip reduced to only seven. Then because of the weather, the two island trip was amended to be only land on one (Health and Safety - slippy causeway).
Still that did not deter us from getting some fantastic shots of the birds and a few seals from a distance. Paul and Graeme have already posted some images on our Facebook page.
By gum those Terns are vicious little birds protecting their nest.
President's Evening 2016
- Written by Tom Heggie
The club ended its 2015-6 session on 26 May as usual with the President's Evening. Rais Hasan, our new President, stamped his personality on the meeting immediately by appearing in a very smart suit complete with collar and tie.
As part of the initial announcements, Rais revealed that the YPU has asked BPS to host the YPU Assembly in 2019 or 20. This set off much discussion and it was agreed to take a vote at the end of the evening. He also stated his targets for his two year tenure of the presidency to be:
· Improving the diversity of the Club
· 3 Members achieving LRPS
· Improving the members' health
together with greater sponsorship and grant support.
Next was the tea break enhanced, for the occasion, by an impressive variety of self-catered food and drinks.
The trophy presentation ceremony followed with sixteen trophies presented.