RCPS Press Report 14th April 2016

Whilst the formal aspect of the Society’s programme dips into a lull over summer, save for occasional informal meetings at the Golden Lion, Allhallowgate and impromptu outings, the work of the Committee goes on regardless. Following the Annual General Meeting the Committee met and proposed the following officers for the 2016-17 season: President: Geoffrey Blackman; Vice-President, Angie Willis; Immediate Past-President and Yorkshire Photographic Union representative, Richard Littlefair; Secretary, Bill Swan; Treasurer, Norma Littlefair; Webmaster, Emma Littlefair; Competition Secretary, John Elvin; Deputy Competition Secretary, Stuart Ward; Press and Publicity secretary, David Uffindall and Committee member, Iain Cairns.

Thanks were expressed to RCPS Life Member, David Morland who stood down from the Committee after many decades during which time he has taken on almost every role within the Committee. He played a leading part in resurrecting the Society in recent years and, thankfully, will remain a member and still be able and willing to share with everyone his vast reservoir of photographic knowledge and experience. Recorded also were thanks to Ian Kendall and Ericka Green, both of whom had left the Committee during the year and to retiring Committee members, Derek Hodson, Carol Morrison and Andy Dobbs. Andy has agreed to retain his role as Speaker-liaison officer and Derek and Carol as, along with Tim Nichols, the key people responsible for arranging the Annual Exhibition. All three will work outside the formal Committee but report to it from time to time via Vice-President, Angie Willis. In addition, Stuart Ward agreed to support the Exhibition sub-committee with a view, hopefully, to taking on this role in the future. These proposals will need to be ratified at an Emergency General Meeting that will be incorporated into our first night back on the 26th September. On this occasion also, members will be invited to exhibit up to three prints or digital images under the title ‘Summer’ and say a few words about them. The first speaker of the new season, Nigel Heptinstall, will be visiting on 3rd October when entries will also have to be handed in for the first competition, simply entitled ‘Humour.’ Before all of this, however, there is the small matter of the Annual Exhibition scheduled for Saturday 3rd September, but more about this and other programme matters, later.