Welcome back to the Club after a very strange summer. I hope you all stayed well.

Just by way of reminder I’m repeating parts of the last Newsletter concerning our vacancy for our Executive Committee and the first three weeks of competitions.

The Executive Committee recently met and although the USC has opened it has been decided that we will continue with the Zoom meetings until Christmas, by which time it is hoped that a vaccine will be available and we can more or less go back to normal. The AGM which usually starts the season has been put back to January.

At the AGM we will have a vacancy on our Executive Committee, which would also include the role of Programme Secretary. The programme for 2020/2021 is in place and the current secretary  is willing to assist whoever takes on the role. 

Thursday 10 September

This will be the three groups of Summer Project presentations.

It is also hand in for the Covid Cup. This is a new cup for up to 3 images per member, selected by the member, from all their entries to the Zoom evenings. These images must have been entered into the various themed categories even if the member did not attend the Zoom meeting but their images were included in the slideshow on the night. None of the images should be edited, or altered, in any way from the way they were entered. Although Brian is holding all the images please resubmit the three images you wish to be judged to the PDI Secretary (pdisecretary@bromleycameraclub.org.uk) on or before 10 September. Late entries may be disallowed.

Thursday 17 September

Covid Cup to be judged by Paul AdamsARPS DPAGB FDPS

It is also hand in for the Panel Competition. You may remember this was planned for early in the year but because of Covid-19 it was deferred. This will now be a PDI competition. Your panel should consist of 3 to 5 images on the theme of “Elements” and you can enter more than one panel if you wish. This is a one-class competition. PDIs submitted to the PDI Secretary (pdisecretary@bromleycameraclub.org.uk) on or before 17 September. Late entries may be disallowed.

Thursday 24 September 

PDI Panel Competition to be judged by Gerald Kitiyakara LRPS

It is not too late to sign up to join the meetings each week you just need to download an app called Zoom Meetings.  You also need to let Greg (webmaster@bromleycameraclub.org.uk) have a note of your email address. What will then happen is that on Thursday Greg will email you with a meeting invite. If you accept this you will be patched in to all those others who have joined the meeting. You do not have to have your face on the screen, or have your voice heard you can just listen to what is said by the judge. If you would like more info about Zoom please do not hesitate to speak to Brian (pdisecretary@bromleycameraclub.org.uk) and he will be more than willing to talk you through the process. Start time is 8:00pm but you can log in at any time during the meeting.

It’s subscription time again.

It was agreed at a recent Executive Committee meeting that the subs would stay at the same rate as last year, i.e. £60.00 except for new members who have the reduced rate of £30 for the first year of membership. We have kept the rate at £60 because although we are continuing with the Zoom meetings until the New Year  we are still paying the USC the full rate for our hire of their hall.  

The other change to the subs is that they should be sent direct to the Club’s bank account. The Club’s Bank is NatWest Bank, Bromley Camera Club, sort code 60-04-02 – a/c no. 42292212. Please don’t forget to put your name as a reference when making payment.

What’s on soon

Fire Garden (Presented by Walk the Plank) Friday 11 – Saturday 12 September 8-10pm (last admission 9.15pm) – Thames Barrier Park

As dusk turns to darkness join us on a trail through a magically transformed riverside park landscape in Silvertown, a place with many historic connections with fire. In this atmospheric and enchanting experience there are echoes of local stories, whilst trees glow with fire and flowers blossom into life with flames. This immersive experience provides the perfect antidote to a summer of isolation, evoking the warmth and generosity of togetherness and renewal. Entry will be free but timed and ticketed to enable social distancing.

Book your free ticket now

For all ticket enquiries please email: boxoffice@festival.org

To explore more events part of the Greenwich+Docklands Festival visit: https://festival.org/gdif/whatson/

Whatever you do always check with the venue or event first before you visit to double-check what safety measures they have in place and if you have to pre-book in advance. Plus, always keep social distancing in mind.