Minutes of May 24, 2016 Meeting
Mark Layman

When: Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Where: Donato’s Powell
Time: 6:30pm
RE: Aladdin Shrine Photography Club

CALL TO ORDER: 6:39pm

ATTENDEES: Bob Albright, Fred Gischler, Owen Johnson, Jeff Kopp, Mark Layman, Gene Steineman, Dick Yardley

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Reading of the April 26, 2016 meeting minutes was waived.

TREASURER’S REPORT: Bank balance: $2214.24 after depositing a $100.00 payment from Aladdin Shrine. This is for preparing and serving the dinner at the April 18 Stated Meeting.

OFFICER’S REPORTS:
None

UNFINISHED BUSINESS (Old Business)

-MEMBERSHIP: Take your camera to Aladdin functions and club/unit meetings both to get photos (possibly for use in the calendar and Aladdin’s Lamp) and to identify Shriners with photography interests who might like to join our club. Send photos to Frankie at The Lamp and ask her to indicate that they are by the Aladdin Shrine Photography Club.

-DUES CARDS: Nothing to report

-2017 CALENDAR: We will plan to do a calendar again this year. We’ll decide on the format later in the year. Get lots of photos of Aladdin events.

-POTENTATE’S VISIT: The Potentate’s visit is on October 25. We have reserved the room downstairs at the Florentine for that evening. We need to take lots of photos of the Potentate for the photo collage gift.

-OUTINGS : Ideas given at the March meeting were the Mott’s Military Museum and the Air Force Museum. For the rest of the summer, we will try to do outings after the meetings.

-OLD CIRCUS PHOTOS: Mark still needs to get them into the archive room.

CALENDAR RAFFLE: with unique numbers – This is a money making program that the Divan is considering and, if they go forward with it, they are considering using our 2016 Calendar. No news.

Prints for the lobby boards: Rodney suggested that we regularly update prints on the new lobby boards. Mark will discuss further with Rodney the next time he sees him. How our club would get refunded for the prints is a question that will need to be answered.

Parades:

UTICA ICE CREAM FESTIVAL MAY 28 SATURDAY 10:00am – Mark

WORTHINGTON MEMORIAL DAY MAY 30 MONDAY 9:00am – Jeff

BALTIMORE PARADE AUGUST 6 SATURDAY 9:30am – Mark & Clyde

BUCYRUS PARADE AUGUST 12 FRIDAY 6:00pm – Owen? Mark?

GROVE CITY ARTS IN THE ALLEY PARADE SEPTEMBER 17 SATURDAY 8:30am

JACKSON APPLE FESTIVAL PARADE SEPTEMBER 24 SATURDAY  6:45pm

CIRCLEVILLE  (PUMPKIN SHOW) PARADE OCTOBER 21 FRIDAY 7:00pm

WESTERVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE DECEMBER 4 SUNDAY 12:45pm

Archive room photos: We have been approached a couple of times about taking photos of plaques and photos that are in the archive room. The idea is to digitally preserve the items and then no longer keep them. This would be a good project for the club next winter.

Imperial July 3-7, Tampa – Bob is attending and will get photos, especially of the Potentate.

NEW BUSINESS

Gene and Owen are going on the Potentate’s European River Cruise in June. They will get photos of the Potentate and other shots from the trip.

After the meeting and pizza, we went to a little park that is next to the Bogey Inn and that overlooks the Scioto River dam at Glick Rd. We took lots of shots, trying out some focusing and exposure techniques and working through some problems that people were having. It was greatly enjoyed until the bugs started to bite at dusk. Here’s a photo of the group that Mark took.D75_2472

Next meeting – everyone enjoyed the outing after the meeting, so we’ll plan to do that again next month. Mark will pick another Donato’s location and seek an outing location where we can do some action photography (Don Scott field was suggested).