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JUNE 7th (Friday) to 10th (Monday)


King Valle Balloon Festival (Click here for web site)
Each morning up to 20 balloons launch at Milawa in northeast Victoria’s King Valley. The Mass Ascensions take place between 7am and 8am daily and spectators are welcome onto the launch field.


JUNE 8th (Saturday) and 9th (Sunday)


The Echuca Moama Steam Rally is again on. Visit their web site for more information.

TUESDAY JUNE 11th


NB – The Midlands Highway – Napier Street entrance to the Camera Club rooms is currently closed. You will therefore need to come via Weeroona Avenue.
This is judging night with the set subject being “Derelict”. Unfortunately the judge Mary Mullane will not be attending.
Entries are also due for the next AV competition. This is an OPEN subject with a maximum of 5 minutes. Judging will be in July with the judge being Sue Rocco.


TUESDAY JUNE 18th

On this “activity Night” we would like you to bring along your Chinese Prescient Pictures” on a memory stick for display to members. This will then be followed by a “paint with light” session so bring along your Camera, Tripod, torch and anything else that you think will work.


SOVEREIGN HILL WINTER WONDERLIGHTS JUNE 29TH TO JULY 21st

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This event will be discussed at the next meeting on June 11th. Things to be discussed include, how many people interested, do we hire a bus or do we car pool. You also need to understand that this is not a cheap event costing $49.70 concession and $62.00 per adult. It will also be a very full day as Sovereign Hill will be open from 10.00 am – 7.00 pm each day of the event.


WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR – OPENED UNTIL JULY 14TH 2019 IN GEELONG


The world-renowned exhibition, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 54 opened at the National Wool Museum on 22 March 2019. On loan from London’s Natural History Museum, the exhibition features exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that has showcased the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 50 years.
Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives almost 50,000 entries from over 90 countries highlighting its enduring appeal.
Club member, Matt Oliver says that this is a great event and well worth the trip.
Address – National Wool Museum – 26-32 Moorabool Street, Geelong 3220.

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TUESDAY JULY 9th


Judging night for the AV competition plus entries are due for the August Print/Digital competition with the set subject being “panorama”.


TUESDAY JULY 16TH


This evening is the clubs AGM. Please note that while all positions will be declared vacant (as required by the model rules for an incorporated club) NOT ALL OF THE EXISTING COMMITTEE MEMBERS WILL BE RENOMINATING. Your club therefore needs general members to nominate. President Graeme will shortly send out all relevant documents. Currently the only rule change that needs to be discussed is the addition of a Junior Membership Subscription.


TUESDAY JULY 23RD


The Tysons Reef Hotel (2 Weeroona Avenue) has been chosen as venue for the next club dinner. This venue will be confirmed at the next meeting as they may not be able to accommodate about 30 of us.


VAPS MAY 2019 CONFERENCE RESULTS


It is very pleasing to advise that the Bendigo Camera Club came 22nd (out of 49 clubs) in the EDPI section and 14th (also out of 49 clubs) in the Print section. It is also very pleasing to advise that Les Wiles had two AV’s in the competition being placed 13th and 14th out of 17 entries.
In the Monochrome Digital Section Justin Stenning was placed 2nd with his entry “Bendigo TAFE” which has been selected to represent Victoria in the AIPC (Australian Interstate Photographic Competition).
In the Colour Digital Section Rob Matson was placed 9th with his entry “Sally” which has also been selected to represent Victoria in the AIPC.
Unfortunately due to unavailability of space there will not be a PRINT SECTION at this year’s APIC event.


It is however extremely pleasing to note that three of our club members scored 14 (out of 15) with their prints.

They were:-
Anne Harvey Wiskers
Graeme Harvey Here’s Looking at You
Matt Oliver Evening Stroll

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