The first summer outing of the club took place on Saturday 4th May when over a dozen keen snappers enjoyed the early summer sunshine in the lovely grounds of Castleward.
A full programme is planned for the remainder of the summer.
As of today, the planned outings are:
1st June – Ulster Aviation Society http://www.ulsteraviationsociety.org
6th July – Armagh – to be confirmed
3rd August – Crom Estate, Fermanagh – to be confirmed http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/crom/
Morning Coffee and Scones before we start.
The Annual General meeting of the Club was held on Friday night at the Ward Avenue headquarters. A healthy turnout heard the various reports from the office-bearers paint a picture of a successful and enjoyable season. Particularly gratifying was the increase in membership numbers which resulted in a significant number of new names on the competition winners’ list.
The Chairman Harry Watson and President Gerry Coe listed particular areas worthy of note including the continuing success of the Wednesday night meetings where beginners and in particular have been receiving tuition and encouragement from advanced members – in particular David Roberts and Mark Allen.
The President took the chair for the election of Officers for 2013-2014 and Harry Watson was re-elected as Chairman with Ray Magill returned unopposed as Vice Chairman. The other positions were filled as follows;
Treasurer….Jack Thompson; Assistant Treasurer….Peter Gibson
Exhibition Secretary….Alan McMorris
Competition Secretary….Alan Hartley; Assistant Competition Secretary…Julie Campbell
Facilities Manager….Noel Maitland
N.I.P.A Representative….Alan McMorris
Child Protection Officer….Shirley Graham
Committee members….Deborah Carvill; Helen Fettus; Darren brown; Julie Campbell
Auditors….John Miskelly; Trevor Craig
This was the final scheduled Friday night meeting for the 2012-2013 season although the midweek sessions will continue throughout the year.