The Next Meeting will be February 8 at the South Montgomery Regional Library, 2101 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands.

Joe Lippeatt of Houston Photowalks will be the guest speaker. Houston Photowalks is a social and photo tour club for the Houston Area. Joe, founding member of Houston Photowalks, will be discussing his involvement in the group, how Houston Photowalks operates, and how the program helps photographers advance their skills.

Don’t forget the Mini Contest. The theme this month is Compassion. Submit your photos for the contest to Mac Rodgers at [email protected] by Midnight on February 5.

January’s meeting was a great beginning to the New Year! Thanks to all the members who brought their ideas and helped to plan for the upcoming year as a club. The Ideas have been organized, and are being put to use in setting up field trips and workshops for 2016!

Membership Dues

It is that time of year to renew your membership!

Single Membership $25/year
Family Membership $35/year
Student Membership $15/year

Please renew your membership dues soon. Membership to the club gives you access to the Facebook page, newsletter and email blurbs from the club. You also must be a paid member to attend our fieldtrips and workshops.

Please see Amy Butler at any meeting to renew your membership.

Time and Location

Our monthly meeting for the month of February will be held at the South Montgomery Regional Library 2101 Lake Robbins Drive,

6:45 – 7:00pm – Social time, grab a snack, vote for Mini Contest.

Thank you to Jerry Hunter for providing the snacks!

7:00 – 8:15pm – Joe Lippeat – guest speaker.

2016 Board Members

President – Ellen Taylor
Vice President – Vacant
Treasurer – Amy Butler
Field Trips – Vacant
Workshops – David Meine
Newsletter – Vacant
Mini-Contest & Slide Show Organizer – Mac Rodgers
Webmaster – Jaruska Montero
Secretary / Historian – Cherylyn Rincon
Guest Speaker Coordinator – Vacant

2016 Board Member Positions

There are still some vacancies on the board. If you are interested in joining this fun group please email us or visit with a current board member at the upcoming meeting. A big thank you to the new board members, Mac, Jaruska and Cherylyn for your commitment to the club! ———

A list of all board positions can be seen at (http://woodlandsphoto.org/board-member)
If you are interested in these positions, please talk to a board member or email Ellen Taylor,Ellen Taylor or Amy Butler

Thank You,
2016 WPC Board

Work Shop

David Meine is working hard on putting together workshops for this year. He has taken all the suggestions from the committee he worked with in January and has some great exciting things in the works! At the time this newsletter was being submitted the details for the February workshop were still being ironed out. Look in your mailbox for an update to the workshop schedule!

Field Trip

February 13, 2016 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (meet at Jesse H. Jones Park)

Homestead Heritage Day, Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick Drive, Humble, TX 77338. 281-446-8588
[email protected]

Homestead Heritage Day is held the second Saturday of each February, and the next event is scheduled for Saturday, February 13, 2016.

Many of the different eras of Texas’ fascinating history are showcased at this festival. The Redbud Hill Homestead comes alive with old-fashioned, hands-on activities for kids, period re-enactments, and a bustling, filled-to-the-brim day complete with re-enactors, historians, and volunteers.

Jerry Hunter will be the contact person for this field trip. [email protected]

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

The Montgomery County Animal Shelter is in need of photographers to volunteer their time on Sundays to photograph rescue dogs. Volunteers at the shelter try to take better pictures of the animals than their original intake picture so it can be posted on the shelters Facebook page to hopefully to help get them adopted. The shelter has over 64k followers who see these pictures and have come to love seeing the animals dressed up.
If there are any photographers in the club who are interested in volunteering their time on Sunday’s from 1-4pm (it doesn’t even have to be that long, even an hour would help, and it doesn’t to be every single Sunday) to help take pictures at the shelter.
There are three people who currently take pictures at the shelter and they can’t always be there so they are looking for more volunteers to help out.

Volunteering is a great way to help the animals get adopted while also getting your images out there in the community and gaining experience in animal photography.
Montgomery County Animal Shelter, 8535 TX 242, 77385
(936) 442-7738

Monthly Mini Contest & Slide Show

Please submit photos taken within the last two years for the slide show and mini – contest photos. There is a $20 cash prize for the mini – contest.

February Mini Contest – “Compassion”
__You can submit up to two photos. The winner is selected via secret ballot by the majority vote from the members in attendance at the meeting. (Please do not put your name on the mini-contest photos.)

Slide Show: (Submission)

Share your recent or reworked photos with fellow club members. Field trips, workshops, travel, holidays — whatever images are special to you and you want to share. You can submit up to five photos that you have taken or reprocessed in the last two years.

How to submit:

Please send Mini- Contest photos/Slide Photos to Mac Rodgers – [email protected]

Size/Type of file: 1024 long side, 72dpi, jpeg format at 8 bit

How to name your file: Your name (first or last), whether it’s for the mini or slide show, and then number.

Example for mini – contest: Macrodgers mini 1, Macrodgers mini 2

Example for slide show: MAcrodgers Slide show 1, Macrodgers Slide show 2

Deadline: Midnight Friday, Febraury 5 , 2016

Looking forward to seeing your photos!

Thank you to all members who assist set up before and after meetings and those who bring snacks!.

TWPC Membership

To participate in the club field trips, mini contest, workshops, annual Fall contest and have access to our Facebook page, you must be a member. Join or renew your membership – Individual $25, Family $35, Student $15, see Treasurer Amy Butler, or mail payment to our P.O Box. We are now accepting dues for 2016 to participate…new members please complete 2016 Membership Application Form.

The annual Membership Application Form can be found on our club’s websitehttp://www.woodlandsphoto.org/membershipembers

Mailing Address:
The Woodlands Photography Club
PO Box 9183
Spring, TX 77387

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Like Us!

The club has a Facebook page for paid members – Search The Woodlands Photography Club.

This is a place to easily share what you are shooting and what is happening between meetings.

Visit TWPC’s Club’s Website(http://woodlandsphoto.org)

2016 Field Trip Schedule

February 02/13/16 10:00 AM -4:00 PM Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick Drive, Humble, TX 77338

March 03/19/16 10:00 AM -4:00 PM Bayou Bend Gardens http://www.mfah.org/visit/bayou-bend-collection-and-gardens/

April 04/16/16 Time TBA Japan Festival Hermann Park, Houston

May 05/14/16 4PM (Meet there) Independence Texas, Rose Emporium, Lighted Churches

June 06/18/16 TBA Conroe Car Show (Conroe Cruisers)

July 07/04/16 TBA Fireworks – The Woodlands

August 08/13/16 TBA Houston Maritime Museum

September 09/24/16 7AM (meet in the Woodlands to car pool) Woodville, Texas

November 11/05/16 TBA (Appointments must be made) Saint Francis

Wolf Sanctuary, 2757 St Beulah Chapel Rd, Montgomery, TX 77316

December 12/03/16 6:00 Pm (Meet there) Houston Zoo Lights