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FCC at the Southern Photographic Federation Exhibition

/images/news_archive/2006/fcc_panel_spf2006.jpg The Club entered a panel of prints and slides in the SPF Exhibition which took place in Salisbury Library during January. Clifford Derricutt (Secretary) and Terry Redman (Chairman) are seen with the Club's print panel.

Success for Farnborough Members in Local Competitions

Four local clubs compete each year for 3 trophies - they are Aldershot & Farnham, Forty Three Club (Ash Vale), Yateley and Farnborough. This year a member of Aldershot & Farnham won the Spectrum Trophy for slides, but on 23 February the other 2 trophies were won by members of Farnborough CC.

Chris Bean receives the Rainbow Trophy for the best colour print from Judge, Monica Weller ARPS. The second placed print was also by Chris, third was by Peter Watson LRPS BPE1* and a print by Wendy Collens was Highly Commended. /images/news_archive/2006/rainbow_2006_2.jpg
/images/news_archive/2006/molesworth_2006.jpg Terry Redman is presented with the Molesworth Cup for the best monochrome print. Monica also gave his other print second place, while in third was Colin Price and Wendy Collens again received a Highly Commended.

Their winning images may be seen in the 2006 Competition Winners Gallery.

Farnborough Wins the Surrey Advertiser Rosebowl Challenge Competition

Run by Woking PS, this annual slide competition is open to all the clubs in the Surrey Photographic Association, plus a few clubs by invitation. 19 clubs entered in 2006, and as usual the trophy was keenly contested. David Cary, Farnborough's Competition Secretary (Slides) selected 5 slides by 5 different members which scored a winning total of 42 points including a Highly Commended award for Peter Watson LRPS BPE1*.

Terry Redman, Chairman, receives on behalf of the Club the Rosebowl from Judge, Don Byatt ARPS EFIAP MPAGB BPE5 at the Woking event. /images/news_archive/2006/surrey_ad_rosebowl_2006.jpg
/images/news_archive/2006/surrey_ad_rosebowl_2006_2.jpg Later at a Club evening, Terry presents the Rosebowl to David Cary, and a certificate to Peter Watson for his Highly Commended slide.
 With David Cary and the trophy are Dave Filler, Vivien Smith and Chris Filler  

The slides in the winning panel can be viewed in the 2006 Competition Winners Gallery

Success for Farnborough's Members in the SPA Exhibition

The SPA (Surrey Photographic Association) holds a Biennial Exhibition with members of all its clubs invited to submit prints and slides. The standard of the photography in the Exhibition ranks with the best in the country. This time over 1500 images were entered by 228 photographers representing 34 different clubs, and the selectors, three highly qualified photographers, whittled these down to the best 238 prints and 205 slides.

Farnborough was delighted to learn that 7 of its members had 13 images selected, with Peter Watson LRPS BPE1* being awarded an SPA Ribbon for the Best Sport/Action print and Terry Redman awarded a Highly Commended Certificate for a Nature Print. The other photographers with acceptances were David Cary, John Childs, Coralyn Pascall ARPS, Derek Riley LRPS and Vivien Smith. This was an excellent result for the Club, and the accepted images can be seen on the 2006 Competition Winners Gallery.

At the awards ceremony, well known photographer, Roger Reynolds, who had also acted as a selector, presented the certificates.

Peter with his SPA Ribbon and his winning print at the bottom right. Above are another image by Peter and one by John Childs. /images/news_archive/2006/spa_exhibition_peter_2006.jpg
/images/news_archive/2006/spa_exhibition_terry_2006.jpg Terry, his SPA Certificate and his print on the right.

FCC Wins the Albany Cup

Organised by Guildford PS, 8 clubs (7 this year) compete for the Albany Cup by submitting a themed panel of 4 prints by 3 or 4 different photographers. The judge, George Walsh APAGB, was asked to mark each print out of 10 and the themed panel out of 40.

Dave Filler, our Competition Secretary - Prints, entered a panel of 4 bird photographs which received a total of 36 individual points and the top mark of 40 for the panel as a whole. This excellent score gained Farnborough its first win in this competition, with Guildford a close second. The prints included 2 by Dave and others by David Cary and John Childs, all of which can be seen in the 2006 Competition Winners Gallery.

Dave Filler with the Albany Cup and the panel of prints, with David Cary (left) and John Childs (right). /images/news_archive/2006/albany_cup.jpg

FCC at The Meadows

The Club holds regular displays at The Meadows shopping complex (we are sited between Marks & Spencer and Tesco) with a view to bringing the Club and its members' photos to the attention of the general public, and hopefully attracting a few new members. This was our final display of the 2005/6 season organised by new Exhibition Secretary, Martin Taylor.

/images/news_archive/2006/meadows_0406.jpg The Club's display with members Malcolm Stephenson, Martin Taylor and Hien Quan.

Trophy for Dave Filler at the SPA Finals Night

Dave Filler has had much success over the last few years with his image of "Owl in Flight". Following 3 trophies in Club competitions in the 2004/5 season, it won the Spectrum Trophy in 2005 and also the Exhibition Cup in the Club's 2005 Library Exhibition when the public voted for their favourite print. This season the slide of this image represented the Club in the Surrey Photographic Association (SPA) Inter-Club competitions and as the highest scoring slide was entered into the Best Slide Competition on Finals Night. It duly took first place, a well-deserved achievement.

Margaret Salisbury FRPS, EFIAP, APAGB from Prestatyn, North Wales, a highly regarded national judge, presents the trophy to Dave who was delighted with this honour.

Club Awards Evening

The final meeting on 11 May was the awards ceremony when members who had received awards in Club competitions were presented with their trophies and certificates by Ron Fowler, the Club's Vice President and Jim Gaines, President. This photo shows the trophy winners with the Club's trophies.

 /images/news_archive/2006/trophy_winners_2006.jpg Jim Gaines, Chris Filler, Colin Price, Dave Filler, Wendy Collens, David Cary, Sheila Taylor, and Hien Quan.
 During the subsequent buffet members were entertained by Ray singing his own style of country music. Ray is a local entertainer who has sat as a model, often dressed as a cowboy, in many of the Club's studio sessions, and resulting photos have won a number of portrait competitions over the years. /images/news_archive/2006/final_evening_ray.jpg

Club Display at Local School

On 13th July, Guillemont Junior School in Farnborough held their first Art Exhibition. The exhibition was arranged by Ellie Childs, a teacher at the school, who has the additional responsibility of being the school as Art Co-ordinator. She is also a keen photographer.

The Club was invited to provide a display in the exhibition, along with a number of local artists and the Fleet Art Society. The exhibition was well attended by pupils and parents, and our display which was organised by Martin Taylor, Exhibition Secretary, was an enormous hit with the pupils. Martin reported that he really enjoyed the enthusiasm of the youngsters and their positive reaction to the photos. We have already been asked to participate again next year.

/images/news_archive/2006/2006localschool1.jpg The Club's Display with Martin, Ellie and Pupils.
Pupils admire Ellie's Canon camera  /images/news_archive/2006/2006localschool2.jpg
 /images/news_archive/2006/2006localschool3.jpg Ellie and Pupil enthuse over Vivien Smith's photo of an Otter


The Mayor of Rushmoor, Clr John Marsh, opened the Club's 2006 Exhibition held in Farnborough Library. He was accompanied at the opening ceremony on Saturday 23 September by his wife, Margaret, the Mayoress.

The Mayor opens the Exhibition, seen with Martin Taylor, the Club's Exhibition Secretary.  /images/news_archive/2006/mayor_martin.jpg

Jim Gaines, the Club's President, started the proceedings by thanking the Library Manager, Sally Martin, for allowing the Club to use the Library premises for the week-long exhibition, and hoped that the Club might be able to repeat the exercise for many years to come. He also expressed appreciation for the hard work of Martin Taylor who as Exhibition Secretary had organised the Exhibition.

/images/news_archive/2006/jims_speech.jpg  Jim Gaines says a few words.
Martin Taylor, Sally Martin, Jim Gaines, the Mayor and the Mayoress, with one of Martin’s prints, posing for the Farnborough News photographer. /images/news_archive/2006/sally_mayor_co.jpg

The Exhibition ran from 23 September to 30 September and was very popular with members of the public who were asked to vote for their favourite print from the 60 or so prints in the display. Over 200 votes were cast and the winning print was “Frogs Spawning” by Dave Filler. Dave wins the Exhibition Cup, a new cup that was donated last year by Gavin Roberts, the previous Exhibition Secretary, and his partner Elsie Hall. Dave also won in last year's event.

 /images/news_archive/2006/dfiller_frogs_spawning.jpg The winning print “Frogs Spawning” by Dave Filler
 Club Members at the opening ceremony: left to right - Terry Redman (Chairman), Catherine Redman, Jim Gaines (President), Rose Gaines, Clifford Derricutt (Secretary), Martin Taylor (Exhibition Secretary), John Childs (Treasurer) and Dave Filler (Competition Secretary – Prints).  /images/news_archive/2006/club_members.jpg

A selection of the panels on display is shown below.

 Martin Taylor with the front panel.

Display at Princes Mead

/images/news_archive/2006/princesmead2006.jpg Colin Price and John Childs (Club Treasurer) chat together alongside the latest Club display held in the Princes Mead Shopping Centre in Farnborough. Passers by showed a lot in interest in the photos, and some promised to come and visit the Club with a view to joining.

Members Celebrate Golden Anniversary

Evelyn and Bob cut the cake, with flowers and card from their friends at the Club. /images/news_archive/2006/bob_evelyn_50yrs.jpg

On 20 October, Club members Bob and Evelyn Miller celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Bob has been a member for 20 years and Evelyn almost as long. Both have participated in the running of the Club taking various roles and were both Committee members, with Bob being our previous Chairman. Evelyn is our current Refreshments Organiser, but she was given the evening off when she was presented with some flowers, and members enjoyed a piece of cake with their tea to mark their achievement.

FCC Raises Funds for African Charity

The speaker at Club on 2 November was Paul Goldstein, a well-known award-winning wildlife and travel photographer who showed us some excellent images including wildlife in Africa. This seemed very appropriate as the Club had decided to donate the proceeds from the evening's raffle to a charity run by the Hampshire Scouting Group which finances the construction of wells and springs to provide clean water for the people in the Masindi district of Uganda. The raffle was very well supported by members and visitors, while Paul also contributed money from the sale of his books on the evening, and a cheque for £130 was presented to Ian and Phil, two local Scout leaders who attended the evening.

Ian and Phil with a display of photos showing their work in Masindi /images/news_archive/2006/uganda_charity.jpg

Club Secretary Honoured

Clifford Derricutt was enrolled onto the Southern Photographic Federation's Roll of Honour in November. The Roll of Honour exists to recognise exceptional service to the Federation and/or Club over a period of 10 years or more. Clifford has been our Club Secretary for 17 years, has represented the Club at Federation meetings over this time and performed various other responsibilities for the Club. Recommended by Club members, the award was wholeheartedly approved by the SPF Council. He is the third Club member to be enrolled - Jim Gaines (President) and Ron Fowler (Vice President) were both enrolled in September 2005.

/images/news_archive/2006/clifford_spf_roh.jpg Clifford with his certificate, flanked by Ron and Jim.

Christmas Meal Celebrations

On December 8th, Club members enjoyed a Christmas meal at the Lismoyne Hotel in Fleet. Some wine, a "Sweeties" quiz, a package from Santa and flying paper airplanes all helped to make for a light-hearted evening.