Opening NightIn October of 2012, I was asked if I would consider taking on the Presidency of the club for the next year.  Although very honoured, to say I was surprised is an understatement, having only been a club member for three and a half years, I felt other longer serving members would be asked first.  Initially, I was a little hesitant but soon realised that together with our hard working committee, we could take the club onto a higher level.  I had a few visions of where I would like the club to be:

More flexibility in how we deliver our program, taking beginners into consideration and benefiting all levels; not just the more advanced touches

Encouraging new members to persevere with their own inspiration and not just imitate the established members work.   I also hoped to see a continued sense of value in our more senior members, who have so much experience to offer.

I wanted an atmosphere where all members felt comfortable in speaking and putting across their opinions.

Finally, I wanted the club to aim high! 

This exhibition is proof that the club has achieved many of these visions in quick time. Nearly thirty members are represented, from newer members through to veterans of fifty odd years at the club.  It is especially pleasing to see our younger members: Holly Sercombe and Arlen Williams  represented,  alongside such club stalwarts as Mick Ward, Reg Henry, John West and Roy Featherstone, to name but a few.

IOpening Night hope that you enjoy the work we have displayed and maybe even get a feeling of the passion and pride that the photographers have put into it.  As President, I certainly do!

Please enjoy the exhibition and if you like what you see and feel that our club may be for you; rest assured, we would be delighted to welcome you.

Many Thanks                                                        see more exhibition night images                              

SCC President      
David Boothby LRPS       



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