Important updates/changes for November/December meetings 2012

LVPC Program Updates


1) Due to a scheduling conflict on our part, the regularly scheduled LVPC Meeting on Thursday, November 15th featuring Ed Heaton as our speaker has been cancelled. The reason for this cancellation is that the opening reception for our club exhibit at the Allentown Jewish Community Center is also scheduled for Thursday, November 15. We hope that all club members will come out for the opening reception at the JCC. I have spoken to Ed Heaton and we will reschedule for after the New Year. Important Dates for this event:  Monday, Nov. 12 – works should be dropped off from 9 am until noon., Thursday, Nov. 15th – Reception from 6:30 until 8 pm.  Breakdown and pick-up of unsold works will be Thusday, Jan. 3rd from 3 to 5 pm.

2) The December meeting has been moved from its regularly scheduled third Thursday to Friday, December 14 to accommodate a special two-day event with our featured speaker Tony Sweet. Tony is a “Nikon Legend Behind the Lens”, a Lensbaby Guru and a charter member of Team Nik. Tony teaches and lectures throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as leading workshops across America, Canada and in Iceland. In addition, Tony has authored five books on fine art nature photography and four photography DVDs. The title of Tony’s presentation is “Portfolio Review and Elements of Design” – a 90 portfolio presentation with an emphasis on design elements and compositional techniques. Software optimization and various creative techniques will be discussed at length. Questions are encouraged throughout the presentation.

3) On Saturday, December 15, Tony will be leading a full-day workshop in Bethlehem. The exact location is yet to be finalized. The maximum number of participants in this one-day workshop will be topped at 20. The cost will be $175 for LVPC members and $200 for non-members. At this time we are taking registrations from both members and non-members. Non-members will be put on a separate “waiting” list until November 15. Registration from members will receive first consideration up until that date. If the Workshop fills by 11/15, others on the waiting list will be notified. If space remains, non-members will be admitted on a first come, first served basis. Tony’s workshops fill up extremely fast so don’t wait. If you want to be part of this experience (it can be an early holiday gift for yourself), send an e-mail to Ed Vatza at expressing your interest. I will only take new names by e-mail. Registration and payment information will follow once I receive your e-mail.

REMINDER: Club Exhibition Showing at Allentown Jewish Community Center

REMINDER: The Opening Reception will be at the JCC on Thursday, November 15th between 6:30 pm and 8 pm.

As has been previously posted, a MEMBERS ONLY GALLERY EXHIBITION will be held at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) from Novermber 15th until January 2nd.  Space is limited to only 30 framed images. No Entry Fee and Works will be offered for sale with a commission going to the JCC.  You’ll set the price.

Images selection will take place at the Banana Factory on Tuesday, October 2nd at 7:00 P.M..  Participants can bring up to 2 images for consideration.  Images should be printed no longer than 24 inches on the longest dimension and mounting is recommended but not required.

Accepted works should be delivered to the Jewish Community Center Gallery at 702 N. 22nd Street, Allentown on Monday, November 12, 2012 between 9am and noon.  If you cannot make this time, please contact a fellow member to help arrange delivery. Works will be hung by JCC staff on Tuessday and Wednesday, November 13th and 14th.

The Opening Reception will be at the JCC on Thursday, November 15th between 6:30 pm and 8 pm.  The Gallery Show will run until Thursday, January 3rd, 2013.

Again, there will be limited space so start picking your best!

Veteran’s Day Tribute – Sun Nov 11

The LVPC has been invited to attend a Veteran’s Day Tribute at Phillipsburg High School on Sunday November 11th starting with a presentation in the auditorium at 11:00am.

Presentation in the Auditorium including:

  • student readers and guest speakers,
  • performances by musical groups including the P.H.S. band and choir and the Colonial Musketeer Junior Fife & Drum Corps
  • veterans groups posting their colors
  • empty chair ceremony for the Phillipsburg’s 2 MIAs
  • Flash not permitted! (or anything else that would disrupt the presentation)

There will also be:

  • Refreshments following presentation (at ~12:50pm)
  • Large number of veterans from WWII onward (many in full uniform)
  • Restored military vehicles
  • Black Hawk helicopter landing on baseball field (weather permitting)