The Weekly March 15

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The Weekly is a publication of the Jacksonville Camera Club. It provides a heads up of the coming events and announcements of a timely nature. It contains both Club events and other items of interest to members. If you have feedback or something to announce please see directions in the sidebar. Thanks for reading.

COVID-19 Statement from our Club President

The Club's Executive Board met [Wednesday, March 11th] and collectively created the following as a reaction to the current pandemic.

Regarding meetings, we will follow the lead of our host, Shepard of the Woods School/Church. If they close we will have to suspend meetings also.

In the meantime, please following these procedures at all meeting and any other JCC events where practical.

  • If ill just remain home
  • If exposed to a known carrier please remain home
  • Sit apart at meetings
  • Avoid hugs and handshakes
  • Notify the Club if you have been to meeting and you later test positive
  • We recognize some have allergies and/or a chronic cough. If you see someone with such a reaction please rest assured that they are not sick.

We will not suspend any outings at this time. If the outing is such that you will be close proximity that outing may be subject to modification. Most outdoor outings should allow us to be well separated.

Thank you for your consideration and understanding. We are concerned with both your safety and you're feeling secure in the Club.

For your information there were no confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Jacksonville as of [the time of this initial message].

We will notify you via email of any changes to this policy. - Young McQueen

Coming Events

Meeting Wednesday March 18th

The next club meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 18th at 7:00 pm.

To view all upcoming events, please visit the Calendar and Schedules on our website.

People's Choice

The next People's Choice contest will take place at our April 1st meeting.  The theme will be Food.

More upcoming themes include:  May - Close-up  | June - Opposites.  The Guidelines for the People's Choice contest are on the website under competitions.

2020 1st Quarter Print Contest

Contest results are scheduled to take place at our next meeting on Wednesday, March 18th.

Look up our first print judge at He has a workshop in St. Augustine on March 26. Check it out at the link that is included:

2020 1st Quarter Digital Contest

The 1st Quarter Digital Contest submission dates have been extended through March 15th. See the Schedules page for more details.

Lens Workshop Coming Soon! May 8-9

Specialty lenses allow you to challenge yourself to create a different type of image. We are renting a wide variety of lenses for the workshop in May. Pre-registration is open. Sign into the JCC website, choose BLOG for workshop information.

Information of Interest

Chat Forum is Live!

We are testing a new feature of the website.  You must be registered for the website and logged in to view this new Chat Forum.  On the members menu, you'll find a new option for this page.  Click on the "Chat Forum" menu option (to the right of "Nexus").

With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, we want to give all club members a way to stay in touch, even if virtual is your personal choice.  The only information found there will be created by other users, so give it a try!

There are going to be "bugs" in this system.  Please let the Webmaster know if something isn't working properly.

P.S. - ALL formal club information will still be communicated on the website Blog and Schedules pages, via direct email, and/or through this newsletter, The Weekly.

Club Facebook Page

Make sure to like our Facebook Page for activities of interest, winning photos, and more!

Educational Opportunities

Have you heard of Creative Live?  Our club Librarian, Jan Vallely, would like you to know that there are tons of FREE online classes that this site offers weekly.  Click here to find out more about their upcoming schedule (and you'll need to create a free account on their site to attend, but once you do, you'll have access to so much good information!)

For Sale

From club member Bill Coppedge:
"A good friend of mine has a canon 500mm prime lens, tripod and waverly gimbal mount that he would like to sell. His equipment is well maintained. He wants $6K for the the combined items. The lens new is around $8900, the tripod and gimbal mount are worth over $1,500 new. The lens comes with two cases, one hard and one soft."

Please contact Bill for more information:


Happy Birthday to Our Club Members!

Happy Birthday Balloons, Plastic, Happy Birthday, Color

Happy March Birthday to Rebecca Janssen (March 3)!

We'd love to help celebrate your birthday with the club!  This form is completely optional, but we'd love it if you could complete it in order to share your birthday (just month and day) with us. Use the form below to tell us the big day!

Birthday Form

Quote of the Week

"Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier” – Colin Powell

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