This dry beginning to the evening was relieved by Andrew Barcham’s slides on indoor and outdoor photography of sculptures using a variety of beautiful lighting effects.
Some Committee changes have been made this last week with John Bishop becoming an Ordinary Member on the Committee, Michael Meszaros becoming Vice-President, and myself becoming President (rather than Acting President). Patrick has agreed to be Acting Secretary for the AGM.
Some of you may have noticed the withdrawal of some editorial comments from the last newsletter, with a cross-reference to a web site blog. The Committee felt that the comments would be confusing to members in view of the tie on preferences on the membership clause previously expressed by members in May, and the Committee’s extensive deliberations and recommendation.
You are urged to send views on any resolutions for the AGM to the Committee by July 1 in order that the AGM Agenda can be firmed up for a detailed notice to members.
Patrick has sent out membership renewals for the 2009-2010 year, with the help of Jenny and Ronit. Please consider the Committee and other positions to be filled for the 2009-2010 year.
In view of the shortage of volunteers for key positions we are reviewing the employment by the ASV of selected paid professionals in future, at our next Committee meeting. If you have particular recommendations in this regard please advise Patrick as Acting Secretary.