October 2019 MMPC Updates

October Meeting

The October MMPC meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI. The presenter will be Scott Shields of the Steam Railroading Institute (North Pole Express).

Annual Dues

Thanks to all who paid their annual dies at the September meeting. We have kept the cost of being a club member to $35 again this year. If you could not make the meeting and need to send in your dues, you can send payments to:  Karen Towner, 10727 Keefer Highway, Portland, MI 48875.

Gallery Show Planning

The annual MMPC Gallery Show will be held again at the Riverview Church – Holt Venue. The dates will be October 9, 2019 – December 16, 2019. All MMPC members are encouraged to enter. The pricing to enter will be $10 for up to two images. All prints must be matted, framed, or ready to hang format (with wire on the back of the frame, canvas or acrylic). The maximum outside dimensions of the mat are 28 X 32 inches. Minimum picture size is 8 X 10 inches. Members may offer their prints for sale, or they may choose to have it on display only. The following are the dates for the 2019 Gallery Show, to be held at Riverview Church, 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, MI

Setup – Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Reception and MMPC Meeting – Thursday November 7, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Take-Down – Monday, December 16, 2019 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The fee for participation in the gallery show must be paid at the MMPC meeting on October 2, 2019. There are two forms that must be submitted to participate. There is the Riverview Church Artists’ Agreement, and the Application for MMPC’s 2019 Riverview Gallery Show.

November Meeting

In response to requests from MMPC members to hold a reception for the Gallery Show, the November MMPC meeting will be held on Thursday November 7, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Riverview Church – Holt Venue, 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, MI. The meeting and reception will provide MMPC members the opportunity to view the photographs on display in the Gallery Show.

December Meeting

The annual MMPC Holiday Dinner meeting is scheduled for Wednesday December 4. 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI.

Big Cookie

Congratulations to the winners of the March Big Cookie: Diane Sanderson for people’s choice and Tammy VanderMolen won the judges’ choice. The judges were Joe Holley, Jim Leary, and Rich Wyllis. The theme for next big cookie is “MUSIC.”

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The September theme is Shapes. A gallery of the photos is on the web site at http://mmphotoclub.net/monthly-challenge/. If you do not use the Facebook group, send your entry by email to mmpclansing@gmail.com so that we can post it to the Facebook page. Discussion of the photos, beyond simply liking the picture, is encouraged. Note that the rules for the reward drawing have changed. To encourage participation and to not penalize a member that was unable to post in a given month, each member that posts in a month will receive a ticket in the gift card drawing. A member that posts in all 12 months will have 12 tickets in the drawing. Upcoming themes for the photo challenge are:

  • October 2019 – Barns