Minutes of April 26, 2016 Meeting
Mark Layman

When: Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Where: Donato’s Gahanna
Time: 6:30pm
RE: Aladdin Shrine Photography Club

CALL TO ORDER: 6:45 (after eating pizza)

ATTENDEES: Bob Albright, Jeff Kopp, Owen Johnson, Dick Yardley, Mike Tyne, Dennis Gongwer, Mark Layman

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Reading of the March 22, 2016 meeting minutes was waived.

TREASURER’S REPORT: Bank balance: changed from $2054.24 to $2114.24 after depositing a $50.00 donation from LOS for taking photos at their installation, and the $10.00 dues from Mike Tyne. We have a $100.00 payment from Aladdin Shrine pending. 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: Cards were given to Jeff Kopp, Owen Johnson and Dick Yardley

-2017 CALENDAR: We will plan to do a calendar again this year. We’ll decide on the format later in the year. There was discussion at the last meeting of doing a calendar instead of collage as the Potentate’s gift at the Potentate’s visit in October. We concluded that a collage is more timeless and we’ll continue giving the Potentate a photo collage.

-POTENTATE’S VISIT: The Potentate’s visit is on October 25. It was decided that we hold it at the Florentine Restaurant again. Mark reserved the room downstairs for that evening. We need to take lots of photos of the Potentate for the photo collage gift.

-OUTINGS : Ideas given at the last meeting were the Mott’s Military Museum and the Air Force Museum. We may make the next (May 24) meeting a combination meeting and outing.

-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. This would require that a unique identifier number be associated with each calendar. Dennis says that this is possible.

APRIL STATED MEETING MEAL: We got great feedback on the job we did and the cleanliness of the kitchen afterward.

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.

Kentucky Derby Party: Saturday May 7 in the afternoon. Dennis will cover this event.

PARADES:
PIKE COUNTY DOGWOOD PARADE APRIL 24 SUNDAY 2:00pm – Mark – done
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

NEW BUSINESS

Photos for Potentate’s Ball: Bob gave Mark an email from James Liebherr who wants photos from events at Aladdin so far this year for use in a video he’s making to show at the Potentate’s Ball on Saturday, April 30. After the meeting, Mark sent James a variety of photos taken at Aladdin this year.

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.

Temple dedication: 4/30 3pm. Imperial Potentate Jerry G. Gantt present. New plaque. Mark and Owen will be there and will take photos. Owen will also be there earlier in the day for an Ohio Shrine event.

Potentate’s Ball: 4/30 evening – Mark is attending and will get photos, especially of the Potentate.

Public open house May 6 from 6:30-9:30pm – Mark plans to attend and get photos.

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

Can’t meet at Aladdin on May 24; we decided to meet at the Donato’s in Powell (9764 Sawmill Pkwy, Powell, OH 43065) and then go on an outing, perhaps at Scioto Park (aka as Leatherlips Park) or another park along the Scioto River. After the meeting, Mark reserved the room at the Powell Donato’s reserved starting at 6pm on 5/24.

Meeting topic for the evening was focus modes. Dennis got some good photos (http://aladdinshrinephotographyclub.org/you-have-got-to-focus).

Meeting topic for next meeting: we’ll do an outing (weather permitting) to a park somewhere along the Scioto River after our meeting and pizza.

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