Zoo Trip Postponed

The trip to the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia that was scheduled for Sunday, April 15, has been postponed due to a poor weather forecast. The trip has been rescheduled for the same time NEXT Sunday (April 21st). Janice Setzler will be contacting those who signed up.

April 4th Meeting

Our April 4th meeting will be at 7:30pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center.  The meeting topic will be Digital Projection presented by Robert Dant.

I have added the presentation material to the website.  There is a link on the right side called Club Digital Projection that will take you to the materials.

Field Trip Changes

Please make a note of the date change on the Riverbanks Zoo field trip.  The date has been changed from April 7 to April 14.

The North Carolina Raptor Center field trip has been posponed indefinitely unless someone else can host it.  I have a schedule conflict on the 21st and won’t be able to attend.

John M. Setzler, Jr.

NC Transportation Museum Field Trip

Our field trip to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC, will be held THIS Saturday. The current weather forecast for Saturday is partly cloudy skies with temperatures reaching 84 degrees in the afternoon. This should make great weather for the event.

We will meet at the Arts Center North Annex (in the parking lot where we normally gather for meetings) at 8:30am on Saturday, March 24. If the group wants to stop along the way for breakfast or brunch, we will do so.

The North Carolina Transportation Museum operating hours for Saturday are 10am – 4pm. You may plan to stay as long as you like. I would suggest bringing a picnic lunch. The only food available on site is from snack machines located near the gift shop. There are a few restaurants of various sorts in Salisbury, which is just a few minutes up the road from the site.

You may also feel free to come later in the day if you like. The directions to the site are as follows from Hickory:

Take I-40 east to exit 152a to I-77 south in Statesville. Go about 2.5 miles south on I-77 and take exit 49a to Highway 70 east. You will stay on Highway 70 for approximately 26 miles. You will pass through downtown Salisbury. Just on the other side of Salisbury, you will come to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer (on the right side of the road). I will have my cell phone with me (828-234-3557) or you may call the Museum at 704-636-2889 for more information.

March 21st Meeting

OUr club meeting will be held on March 21st at 730pm at the North Annex of the Arts Center. The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

Planning for a community photo contest…

Digital Projection Report

Field Trip Updates

Open Print Competition (bring up to two)

Coming Up:

March 24th – NC Transportation Museum Field Trip

April 4th – Informational meeting on the digital projection process

April 14th – Riverbanks Zoo Field Trip

March 7th Meeting

The March 7th Meeting of the Catawba Valley Camera Club will feature guest speaker Vinny Colucci who will give the club a presentation on nature and wildlife photography.  The meeting will begin at 730pm.

February 21st Meeting

The Catawba Valley Camera Club will hold a meeting on Wednesday, February 21 at 7:30pm.  The competition is an assigned subject on the topic of “Love.”  You may bring up to three slides.

Janice Setzler will be chairing the business meeting and presenting plans from the officers.  We will also have an update on the digital projection project from Robert Dant.

Snow Trip with Ed Lane

The snow field trip with Ed Lane will be leaving from the Arts Center parking lot at 9:00 am on Sunday, February 18th. Additional snow is in the mountains forecast for tomorrow, so dress appropriately!

History Happens Here

The State Capitol wants shutterbugs young and old to bring the past into focus. The theme of this contest is “History Happens Here” and amateur photographers are encouraged to take photographs that illustrate what history is to him or her. Photographs must have been taken in the state of North Carolina during the past calendar year to be eligible for entry. Judging will take place by Saturday, March 31, and all photos will remain on display in the Capitol until April 27. Entry packets and complete list of rules are available at the Capitol’s front desk and at www.ncstatecapitol.org. In conjunction with the contest, an exhibit featuring photographs of the State Capitol from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries will be on display on the third floor.

This program is part of “History Happens Here,” a yearlong celebration of history in our state.

** Note from John Setzler, Jr. **

If you don’t have anything suitable to enter into this competition, our club field trip to The North Carolina Transportation Museum is scheduled for Saturday, March 24th.  This would give you some great opportunities to make photos specifically for this competition!  Someone from our camera club should win this contest!

Jeff Botz & Snow Field Trip

Our February 7th Club meeting will begin at 7:00PM instead of our normal time of 7:30PM.  We will hold a brief business meeting in our normal meeting room before moving to the Shuford Gallery for the presentation with Jeff Botz.  Please bring your friends and family to this event!

If you are interested in participating in the SNOW field trip, please contact Ed Lane to get your name on the list.  This may be a short-notice event, and Ed will need to be able to contact you when the event is scheduled.  Ed’s email address is elane28601@earthlink.net and his phone number is 322-8675.