September Announcements

Volunteer Opportunities

* Light the Night, Sun., Sept. 30, 5-8:30 pm until after the fireworks, Principal Park:
      Light the Night's mission is to bring light to the darkness of cancer through research
      and cures.  It is a series of fundraising campaigns benefiting Leukemia & Lymphoma
      Society's research.
* March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction, Wed., Oct 3, Iowa Events Center Grand Ballroom:
      This event helps fund research, education and support to prevent premature deaths
      during pregnancy.
* Contact Jerry Goedken - goedken@mchsi, or (563)219-1809 - if you want to volunteer or
   explore further

DMCC Events

* September 4 Meeting
     * Welcome
     * Introduction to the Des Moines Camera Club
     * Mentor tables
* Upcoming deadlines
     * Fun Fotos due to Diane Darnielle by Sept 6, 11 pm (dldarnie@aol.com)
     * State Fair 2018 Photos Displayed or Ribboned - digital file to Diane Darnielle by
        Sept 11.
     * N4C Prints due Sept 4 to Jill or Paul
     * N4C Digitals due to Diane Darnielle by Sept 10
* September 11 Meeting
     * Guest Speaker - Don Komarechka (virtual) - Macro Photography
     * Fun Fotos Photo Essay
     * Digital Images due by 11 pm
     * NO PRINT CONTEST
* September 18 Meeting
     * Digital Results
     * State Fair Photo Essay (send exhibited images to Diane Darnielle)
     * Judging Workshop
     * State Fair Photos - members bring "Displayed" or "In" from 2018
     * N4C Convention Review
* September 25 - Board Meeting     

Changes for 2018-19 Contests

  * Novice Print Entries: Novice may enter up to 3 prints, but at least 1 HAS to be black & white
  * Novice Prints do not have to be mounted.
  * Print judging will take place ahead of the third meeting, with one contest judged LIVE during
      the meeting.  This will give us time for other presentations/workshops at the third meeting.

Events

    * Grand View Gallery, August 25 - October 13 "Seasons of Iowa," by DMCC members
       Grand View University Student Center, Reception Thursday, September 6, 5:30-7:30 pm
    * N4C Fall Convention, September 14-15, Dubuque (visit n4c.us for more information)
    * Octagon Center for the Arts - Submissions were due July 6
        https://www.octagonarts.org/en/exhibits/
        Exhibit runs August 3 through November 10; Reception October 4, 5-8 p.m.

N4C Committee Opportunities

    * We will be recruiting members to help with the planning and execution of the 2019 N4C Convention.  Des Moines Camera Club will be hosting the convention at the Sheraton West Des Moines.

Fall 2018

     * Ryan Morrison - Tuesday, October 2
    * Roger Feldhans - Tuesday, November 6
    * Still Life Shoot - Tuesday, December 4

Housekeeping!

   * Rental of the Johnston Lion's Club bldg. requires us to leave it as we found it - clean and tidy
   * Please pick up any trash or water bottles before you leave
   * Push in, or put away, your chair before you leave (there should be 6 to a table)
   * If you bring any FREE items and they are still left at the end of the meeting, please dispose
       or take home them home

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.