Jan. 2002

President's Message

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President's Message

Bob Coffey

January is a busy month for our Society as the 69th WIEP will be in full swing. As a bonus, one of the judges, Fred Greene, will be bringing a superb multimedia presentation, Sails in the Wind, for our Speaker Night program. Please read the review in the adjoining column. I saw this show at the New England Council of Camera Clubs Conference at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst last July and was most impressed. Fred also presented it at the PSA conference in San Diego.
I knew Fred only by reputation as a Senior Fellow in the WIEP (100 acceptances) and from scanning his award winning images for the WIEP catalogs for the past few years, so I made a special point of meeting him. As a result of our conversation, we are very fortunate to have him here with this outstanding show. It is one of the best multimedia presentations that I have ever seen, and we greatly appreciate Fredís efforts to bring it to us.

The maritime historic event in Nova Scotia included the same ships that sailed to Wilmington for the Tall Ships of Delaware in 1999 and 2000 plus many more. In photographing those events, I met the event organizer, Jack Dougherty, and a number of the volunteers in his group, so an invitation has been sent to them to enjoy this spectacular program with us.
Many thanks to Gus Costis for all the logistical arrangements (seven projectors with 7" lenses, a sound system and triple screens) that made this possible.

We greatly appreciate the cooperation of Cokesbury Village for providing not only their beautiful facilities for judging the WIEP entries each year, but also their auditorium for this event.

Our first Instruction Night of the new year will be on Digital Photography by Bill Lindsey and CompUSA has agreed to provide a software and digital camera demonstration in their training room at a later date to be announced.

Best wishes to each of you for a Happy New Year!

- Bob Coffey