Omaha Camera Club Meeting Notes

Tuesday, December 17, 2019



Attendance: 19


New Member:  Marshall Kirby (Sony A7R3)


Cookies:  Heather Vanderven




    Next meeting:  January 7, 2020 at 6:30PM at Nebraska Methodist College


Club dues are due January 1st, 2020 - $35.00 single membership, $45.00 for family membership. Members not up to date on dues will be unable to participate in club contests or activities – February 1st, 2020


O.C.C. and N4C digital contest photos due January 8, 2020.  Club  members submitting photos should check the N4C rules as there have been changes made – Allen Kurth.


The O.C.C. Holiday Party will be held January 28, 2020, at 6:30PM at Nebraska Methodist College. Sandy will provide chicken for the attendees. Donna Gray will provide paper products for the party.   


Attendees are asked to take a photo of “something common” in such a way that it is not normally recognizable for party guessing games.  An example would be a macro shot of part of a flower and then guessing the object is a flower.  The photo file should be sent to Chris Amberg, who will have the photos printed as 4” X 6” photos.  Please do not send huge files to Chris but size them appropriately. 


A group photo may be taken.  An ugly sweater contest is open to anyone willing to participate.


“Fact and Fiction in Contemporary Photography” is showing at the Joslyn Art Museum from 2/8/2020 to 5/10/2020.  Club  members are encouraged to be at the museum on January 8 to see the show as a club outing.  The museum opens at 10:00AM and a $10.00 fee is required for the exhibit.




Many members brought pantry items and gift cards for the student pantry at Nebraska Methodist College.  Don (Treasurer) will also write a check for $250.00 for the student pantry.


Paul(?) brought literature for several different opportunities to view the work of a variety of artists.  Including “Resonance” at the Modern Arts Midtown, 3615 Dodge Street, Omaha, showing through December 28, 2019.  “Origin of Rurality” at the Fred Simon Gallery, 1004 Farnam Street, Plaza Level, Omaha (the Burlington Building) showing through February 7, 2020.


Irv made a motion to change the timeline for photos in the homework category.   The motion was seconded by Paul.  The motion was approved by club members and will go into effect in 2021, with the current rule in effect through 2020.


The motion:  


  1. For each month’s “homework assignment”, club members will be able to use a photo from the previous twelve months.  Example:  Homework assignments for February 2021 – the time period for photos will start in February 2020.

  2. In January, the club will decide the topics for each month’s homework assignment for the next year – 2021.

  3. The current rule will stay the same through 2020. (Posted on the O.C.C. webpage and Facebook page.)


Nikki presented awards from the N4C competition (See Attachment) and ribbons from the O.C.C. ‘s print competition (See Attachment). 


Linda mentioned some holiday entertainment ideas - visiting Lauritzen Gardens and Christmas at Union Station at The Durham Museum.  There is also an upcoming Polar Plunge(Not sure if this is what Linda was talking about) fundraiser for Special Olympics.


A suggestion was made to see if Jon & Deb Scanlon of “Scanlon Windows to the World Art Studio” of Glenwood IA, might be  interested in giving a presentation to the club.

I do not remember who brought this up or if a firm invite is to be made by someone.


Cookies break!!!!


Irv ran the laptop and showed various members lovely photos for “SHOW & TELL”.


Meeting adjourned at 8:15PM

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