May Announcements

Volunteer Opportunities

* Head for the Cure, May 20, Raccoon River Park 5K race
* Des Moines Art Festival, June 22-24
* March for Babies, May 5, 8-11 a.m., Ankeny DMACC Campus - benefits March of Dimes
* Contact Deb Shoning if you know of any volunteer opportunities

DMCC Events

* May 1 Meeting
     * Marji Guyler-Alaniz, FarmHer
     * Digital images due by 11 p.m.
     * Fun Fotos due to Diane tonight - SPRING
* May 8 Meeting
     * Dwight Tomes, Photo Essays
     * Digital results
     * Fun Fotos Photo Essay
     * NO PRINT CONTEST
* May 15 NO MEETING
     * Best of the Best will be judged - this judging is not open to members
* June 5 Club Banquet
     * West Des Moines Marriott
     * $25 per person - RSVP to Penny with payment
     * Cash bar begins at 5 p.m., followed by meal
     * Ty Smedes, Guest Speaker
     * Best of the Best Awards

External Events

    * State Fair prints due - Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17
    * Grand View Gallery, August-October 2018 - THEME is "Seasons of Iowa":
       Any member may submit a digital image to be displayed
       All digital images will be printed and mounted by University Photo
       Prices - 11x14 - $28; 16x20 - $45; 20x24 - $65
       Check your email for more information - submit as soon as possible
    * N4C Fall Convention, September 14-15, Dubuque (visit n4c.us for more information)

Gallery Opportunities - Individual

    * Polk County Heritage Gallery - Call for Entries, May 1 through May 18
      http://www.polkcountyheritagegallery.org/gdmxxiii/#iowa-exhibited-xxxii
      Exhibit runs June 4 through August 3, 2018; Reception June 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    * Octagon Center for the Arts - Submissions due July 6
      https://www.octagonarts.org/en/exhibits/
      Exhibit runs August 3 through November 10; Reception October 4, 5-8 p.m.

DMCC Board Opportunities

    * We have a few board positions open for the 2018/2019 year.  If you are interested in finding out more, please let Patty know.

Fall 2018

    * First meeting - Tuesday, September 4
    * Ryan Morrison - Tuesday, October 2
    * Roger Feldhans - TBD
    * Call out for speaker recommendations

March/April Announcements

Weather Cancellations

* This is a good time to remind members to check here (under News) for meeting
   cancellations due to weather. We will also post on Facebook and send an email.

Volunteer Opportunities

* Savor Des Moines, April 14, 6-9 p.m., Historical Bldg - benefits Variety-the Children's Charity
* Contact Deb Shoning if you know of any volunteer opportunities.

DMCC Events

* March 6 Meeting
     * Eric Williamson, Photographer's Day in the Wild
     * Digital images due by 11 p.m. (Digital Theme = Nature)
* March 13 Meeting
     * Paul Grillo, Thinking & Presenting Your Photos Artistically
     * Digital Results, * Fun Fotos, * Print images due, * Gear table
* March 20 Meeting
     * Live Print Judging
* March 27 Board Meeting, 6 p.m., location TBA
* April 1
     * Fun Fotos due to Diane Darnielle (Iowa Landscape)
* April 3 Meeting
     * 
Ryan Morrison, Adventure Photography (moved to October 2)
     * Digital images due by 11 p.m.
* April 10 Meeting
     * Larry Bever, University Photo, Printing & Mounting
     * Print images due, * Gear table
* April 17 Meeting
     * Live Print Judging
* April 24 Board Meeting, 6 p.m. location TBA

External Events

* Grandview Gallery, August 2018, Details to come

January/February Announcements

Weather Cancellations

* This is a good time to remind members to check here (under News) for meeting
   cancellations due to weather. We will also post on Facebook and send an email.

Volunteer Opportunities

* Pink in the Rink with the Wilds, February 10 - benefits Susan G. Komen
* Savor Des Moines, April 14, 6-9 p.m., Historical Building - benefits Variety
* Contact Deb Shoning if you know of any volunteer opportunities.

DMCC Events

* February 6 - Meeting - Larry Mendenhall, 90% Problem; Digital images due by 11 p.m.
* February 13 - Meeting - Paul Grillo, Panoramas; Print images due, Gear table
* February 20 - Meeting - Live Print Judging
* February 27 - Board Meeting, 6 p.m., location TBA
* March 1 - Fun Fotos images due to Diane Darnielle.  Topic - 'Red'

External Events

* ??

November / December 2017

Volunteer Opportunities

* Contact Deb Shoning if you know of any volunteer opportunities.

DMCC Events

* November 7 - Meeting - Dwight Tomes; Digital images due by 11 p.m.
* November 14 - Meeting - Cortney Kintzer; Print images due
* November 21 - Meeting - Print judging prior to meeting;Tony Sweet via Zoom @ 7 p.m.
* November 28 - Board Meeting, 6 p.m.
* December 1 - Fun Fotos images due to Diane Darnielle.  Topic - 'Fall'
* December 5 - Guest Speaker Jess Coffman - Time Lapse Photography; Fun Fotos essay
* NO CONTESTS in December; December 5 is the only meeting in December
* January Digital Theme - 'Altered Reality'

External Events

* Jan 26-Apr 7: Gallery Opportunity - Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames.  National All-Media Exhibit.  Deadline for entries - December 3, 2017 (www.octagonarts.org)
* Nov 1-Dec 31: Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge Photo Contest Exhibit in "Ding" Darling Gallery.  Several Club members received awards.
* Oct 16-Jan 6: Member Jerry Ranch Gallery Exhibit - "Somewhere, Across the Sea" at Grand View College Gallery.
* Nov 20-Jan 19: Polk County Heritage Gallery Exhibit.  Reception is Nov. 30, 5:00-7:00 pm.  Several members have images in this XXIV Exhibition.

September/October 2017

Volunteer Opportunities

* Keeping Promises Dinner, Thursday, Sept. 28, 6 pm - Susan G. Komen
* March of Dimes Chef Auction Wed, Oct 4, (Photo volunteers needed)
* Survivor Celebration Dinner, Thursday, Oct. 12, 6 pm - Susan G. Komen
* Race for the Cure, Saturday, Oct. 28, 7 am - Race for the Cure, Susan G. Komen
* Light the Night:  Saturday, Oct 21, 5:30 pm, Principal Park

DMCC Events

* Sept 26: Board meeting
* Oct 3: Willard Sharp, Storm chasing
* Oct 3: Digital entries due, N4C Prints due
* Oct 10: Digital Contest Results (Local Prints due)
* Oct 17: Print Contest
* Oct 28, 3-7 p.m.: Madison County Fall Tour (meet at Shopko in Winterset)

External Events

* Sept 21-24: N4C Convention, Rapid City, SD
* Oct 7: Bird Photography Basics (http://www.christianphoto.biz/classes--events.html)
* Oct 7: Kelby Worldwide Photowalk (www.worldwidephotowalk.com)
* Oct 16-Jan 6: Member Jerry Ranch Gallery Exhibit - Somewhere, Across the Sea at Grand View College Gallery.  Reception is October 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
* Nov. 12, 2-4 pm: Neal Smith Art Gallery Reception for Photo Contest entrants
  and winners.  Several Club members received awards.