Mid-Michigan Photography Club November 2020 Updates

December Virtual Meeting

An online meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday December 2, 2020.  This will be a Photo Sharing Session. MMPC members and guests are invited to share images that they are willing to talk about with club members. During the Zoom meeting, participants will share their screens to display the images that they bring to talk about. If you are willing to share images, but are uncomfortable sharing your screen on Zoom, you can send the images to us at mmpclansing@gmail.com so that we can display them during the meeting. MMPC will send the online meeting information by email the Monday before the event. The online meeting information will also be posted on the MMPC Facebook Group.

MMPC has been informed that First Presbyterian Church plans to reevaluate use of the church when the current Executive Order is changed. The church does not plan to allow outside use of facilities until after the first of the year. The MMPC Board decided to hold virtual meetings because of the restriction on group activities under current health orders, the uncertainty of plans for activities at First Presbyterian Church, and our concern to prevent transmission of the coronavirus and to protect the safety of MMPC members.

November Virtual Meeting

Thanks to Ryan Latourette of Capital Drones (https://www.facebook.com/capitoldrones)  for a thorough and informative session on drone photography at the November meeting. It was good to see many members in the online environment. Ryan’s contributions are truly appreciated.

Annual Dues

At the September meeting we started collecting the dues for the year. We have kept the cost of being a club member to $35 again this year. Please understand that the dues have been used to defray costs associated with speakers, our venue and snacks provided at meetings and our annual holiday dinner. As a board, we have decided to obtain a Zoom account to conduct virtual meetings as the weather changes and this health condition continues. If you haven’t paid yet, you can send payments to:  Karen Towner, 10727 Keefer Highway, Portland, MI 48875.

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The A September theme is Street Signs. 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. The current and upcoming monthly themes for the photo challenge are:

  • November 2020 – Food and Drink
  • December 2020 – Holiday Ornaments

The MMPC Board has designated themes for each month through January 2021. The Board plans to discuss themes for 2021 at the December meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.  Your ideas for future themes are welcome. Send an email to mmpclansing@gmail.com or bielawp@gmail.com with your ideas or request the Zoom information for the December Board meeting where you can join our discussion. Your input is valued highly.