During the last 12 months and longer, we have been very fortunate to have continued our scheduled weekly meetings over Zoom and lucky to have them ably led by our Chairman, Audrey.
Much has happened in that time, including an online AGM, the results of which can be seen in the table below, showing the current committee members and the positions they hold.
Election of Officers 2021-2022
Position Current holder 2021-2022
Chairman Audrey Couchman
Vice Chairman Nigel Reader
Secretary Dave Rawlings
Treasurer Nigel Reader
Assistant Treasurer Jeremy Richardson
Competition Secretary (Internal Comps) Sue Biggart covering for Sue Abbott
Competition Secretary (External Comps) Robin Couchman
Programme Secretaries Keith Norrington and Martin Griffiths
Publicity Officer Barbara Turner (Co-opted)
IT Officer Ian Johnston
Website Officer Andrew Bradbury
Days Out Organiser Pat Catlin
Social Secretary -Vacant-
General Committee Member Al Haden
Congratulations to Ric Harding and Malcolm Styles who have both had images selected for
the 2022 Worcestershire Wildlife Calendar. Ric has a Foggy Morning landscape image selected for October and Malcolm has a picture of Fungi for November. What a coup to have two members of Droitwich Camera Club having their images chosen!
Use the dropdown arrows on the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust website to view their stunning images.
Julian Rouse is also to be congratulated on the recent publication of his book, Antarctic Memories, details of which can be seen on the DCC public Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=5830350617007616&set=a.391085337600865
Julian was also successful with his image of the ‘Four Stages of Lockdown’
Follow the link to have a look.
Some of our members have been using lockdown time to work on achieving some very worthy photographic qualifications. Many congratulations to the following people.
Al Haden ARPS
Mark Chambers and Audrey Couchman DPAGB, CPAGB
Robin Couchman and Mark Chambers EFIAP
Ric Harding EFIAP Gold
Robin Couchman BPE 4
Ric Harding and Mark Chambers BPE 5
In our end of year DPI cumulative points awards for Advanced and Standard classes, we had an unprecedented situation where the trophies were won respectively by father and daughter, Al Haden and Laura Standen. This has to be a first for our club! Well done to both.
Laura Standen and her father, Al Haden
You may be aware that St. Richard’s Hospice have created an ‘Elephant Trail’ around Worcester, as part of their fundraising campaign. There may well be some interesting photographs to be had. Details of the trail can be found on the St. Richard's Hospice website – link below.
Thanks to Julian Rouse for these images of elephants.
Finally, keep your eyes posted for information about our Weekly Programme for 2021-2022.
Barbara Turner (Publicity Officer)