The planned outing for the January visit to the Niagara Butterfly
Conservatory has been cancelled. A substitute outing has been planned. See below.
REVISED JANUARY OUTING FOR SATURDAY JANUARY 27, 2018
Because it was necessary to cancel our visit to the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory we
decided instead to visit the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. For information about this
venue please visit their website at www.cambridgebutterfly.com. As usual those who
wish to offer a ride or share a ride will meet at Tim Hortons at Geneva St and the QEW. We should leave there about 8:30am and hope to arrive at the butterfly conservatory about 10:00am. It looks like an interesting site as it not only displays butterflies and plants but also birds and insects. Hope to see you there.
The New Sizing format
The new projector has been purchased and the new sizing format is now 1400 X1050 from the previous sizing of 1024 x 768. For best projection please ensure your images are the new sizing of 1400 x 1050. See Tutorial
Advancement levels for Diamond and Masters
There is an obvious interest in having the club function well, making sure the process is fair and yet presenting a challenge to 'reach' in our photography. To that end, the executive has suggested changes relating to requirements for advancement in levels from Bronze to Master. There were also changes made to encourage photographers to vary the categories in which images are submitted. Special Assignments were removed and a fourth Category was added to Clinics which offers the opportunity and challenge to sharpen skills in specific assigned themes and advance through the levels faster.
New Level Advancement requirements were presented to the membership at the AGM. It was requested that the Executive review and approve advancement requirements for Diamond; whether the advancement requirements should be 30 ribbons @ 25 points instead of the 26 points that was proposed. Advancement requirements for Master also need to be reviewed, (eg, 27 points for advancement at all Master levels). Executive approved Diamond advancement requirements at 30 ribbons at 26 points, Master requirements 15 ribbons at 26 points for each Master level 1 through 4. The executive wants to encourage Master shooters to continue to enter.
Bronze: 25 ribbons @ 20 pts
Silver: 30 ribbons @ 22 pts
Gold: 30 ribbons @ 24 pts
Diamond: 30 ribbons @ 26 pts
Master: 15 ribbons @ 26 pts for each level 1 – 4
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