Annual General Meeting

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Notice of AGM and Exhibition Print Selection with a talk by Irene Froy.

 

The Annual General Meeting of the RPS Digital Imaging Group will be held at

10:30 on Sunday 24th February 2019, at The Old School House, Smethwick Photographic Society Club Rooms, Churchbridge, Oldbury, West Midlands B69 2AS

Easy access from M5, Junction 2 or train to Sandwell and Dudley.

See http://www.smethwickps.co.uk for club details. See map below.

 

This "event" is free for DIG members, £5 on the door for non members

 

Coffee available from 10:00
 

10.30 AGM. AGENDA:

1.    Notice of Meeting and Apologies for Absence

2.    Formal adoption of the Minutes of the 2018 AGM

3.    Matters arising from the previous Minutes

4.    Annual Reports and Accounts: Chair and Treasurer

Financial Report for DIG can be found HERE  (Excel)

Financial Report for DIG Centres can be found HERE.  (Excel)

5.    Election of Officers and Committee

6.    Any other relevant business

7.    Date of next AGM

11:30 Selection of Prints for the Exhibition
(Selectors: Irene Froy EFIAP MPAGB HonPAGB BPE4*, Roger Parry MPAGB ARPS EFIAP Hon PAGB  ESFIAP and Eddy Lane ARPS DPAGB EFIAP)

12:30 Lunch -  Soup and a roll, and/or baked potatoes will be available on the day but need to be ordered beforehand and paid for on the day, or please bring your own packed lunch. Hot drinks and a licensed bar.

13:30 Selection of Prints for the Exhibition continued.

14:30 Tea Break

14:50 Announcement of Gold Medal Winner and the winners of the Selectors’ Ribbons

15:00 "Pastel Moments" - an insight into how Irene Froy creates her famous pastel images.

 

AGM ONLINE

For those of you unable to make it in person to the AGM there is the opportunity to attend the business meeting online using Zoom software.  You will not see the print selection, nor hear Irene Froy’s presentation, but it does give you the opportunity to watch, listen and participate in the AGM and even to ask questions and vote. 

However we must stress that this is a beta trial and although we have tested the idea and are fairly confident it will work, if something fails or causes problems on the day we will simply switch it off.  There won’t be time to kill any gremlins.  We will need to keep to time for the live meeting at Smethwick. 

WHAT IS ZOOM?
Zoom is a high quality video conferencing service which is rather like Skype but reliable with many extra features.

DIG members will be eligible to attend the AGM meeting via Zoom.  They will be in ‘visuals and listen only’ mode but able to ask questions via ‘chat’ and to vote on the predetermined questions


HOW TO BOOK
Email digchair@rps.org prior to Feb 20th with your RPS membership number.  This will be cross referred to the DIG membership list and a confirmation email will be sent out with the Zoom url.

We do hope some of you will give it a try, if only to help us with this experiment.  If it is successful it may well enable us to roll out other meetings online in the future.

As far as we know DIG are the first group in the RPS to try an online AGM facility and giving you the opportunity to vote and have your say. 
 

 

 

Nomination form for committee roles is available HERE

Booking your lunchtime food
For those of you attending in person you may book a light snack lunch and then pay on the day.  You may also bring your own packed lunch if you prefer.  Food bookings need to be made in advance with a deadline of Feb 20th.  Email your choice to digchair@rps.org  

Jacket Potato with salad garnish                £2.50
Fillings:  Cheese, Baked beans or Chilli                .50
Please state which ‘filling’ you require in your email
Soup roll and butter                        £2.00
 

 

2019 DIG Print Exhibition

DIG Members only – free to enter.

Submit 3 prints and you are guaranteed of having one accepted in to the travelling Exhibition.

Open class - so anything goes whether colour or mono, straight work or creative.

Overall trophy and gold medal winner + 6 selectors’ ribbons to be awarded.

All images will be printed in the exhibition catalogue and will accompany DIGIT.

Full information on the DIG web site at  http://www.rps.org/special-interest-groups/digital-imaging/about/040-print-exhibition