With several new members present, our 2005-6 year opened with our group seated in a neat “horse-shoe”
assembly, led by Eleanor Haire, our President. A heap of “business stuff’ was efficiently dispatched, including
“old Business” and topics under “new business”.
Yes to a Xmas Party
Yes to a Banquet celebration and exhibition of the award-winning club videos in March, 2006.. Planning afoot
for both events.
Our Treasurer kept himself busy as a “man of many talents”, outlining our financial picture, collecting
dues, firing out receipts and membership cards to us, offering samples of Club “business cards”.
Congrats, Mike, on producing professional-looking cards. Real nice !
Dave’s Chairing TEN BEST OF THE WEST 2005 netted the club over $100 revenue - 34 entries. Dave was asked
to produce DVD’s of the Ten Best Awards, along with AMMA’ 2005 Awards and AMMA’s Magic Moments. And the
show of winners from all Contests was screened on board the Convention cruise to Alaska in September.
In August, Dave “ran” a Club workshop on editing with Macro’s Prestige. In his home, Dave
set up three monitors, while he asked for members’ input on “selecting”, “trimming” “placement”,
“trimming”, “pacing”, and “titling”, etc. At the September Meeting, we all viewed the
grand three-minutes long final production. “Herring Harvest.”
Mila received her award for her Ten Best entry.
Our Club is working with the pastor of the church where we meet, for us to produce a video, featuring a performance
by the church.
Sheila and Eleanor rounded up a whole raft of Club award-winners from 1982 to 2001 - about five winebottle cartons
full - alas, no wine - and Dave boiled them all down to about 12 DVD’s. Digitizing VHS (and some very ancient ones!)
provided its own set of challenges! “Dropout signals”, “flat contrast”, frequent loss of sync., and
“muffled trebles” and linear