Alan then gave his Chairman's report covering his first full year as Club Chairman.
In it he outlined the strengths of the club, which although small, or perhaps because of its small size was able to maintain a friendly, informal easy going culture which was reinforced as he reiterated the clubs involvement in various different forms of photography over the last year including macro, time-lapse, astronomical, long exposure, flash and portrait photography.
He talked about the success of the clubs first weekend trip away in May 2013 when the destination was Killin on the shores of Loch Tay in Scotland and looked forward to the up and coming weekend trip to Caernarfon in Wales.
Although disappointed by our missing out on the Puffin Run last year (thanks to filming by the British Broadcasting Corporation) he looked forward to this year’s visit to the Farne Islands as arranged by Dave Brennan and a further chance to photograph the beautiful birds of prey of Andy Howey and his staff.
He finished by adding that we had seen a modest rise in club membership possessing a wide range of skills and abilities and looked forward to the club going from strength to strength.
Gordon submitted the Club Accounts for 1013/2014 for apporoval which remain healthily in the black despite the purchase of a new projector, printing and mounts for exhibitions, trophies and memory sticks.
It was proposed and accepted that membership fees would remain unchanged following last year’s slight increase.