Online lecture, 6th May

We will be holding our first virtual lecture, to be given by Chris Upton, on Weds 6th May. Chris, who is a Fuji Ambassador, gave us a well-received talk last year, and will show and discuss is travel images. The talk will be given via Zoom ad will last about 90 minutes. Let Simon know if you would like to join.

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Thursday Zoom meeting 23/4

We will be holding another virtual meeting by Zoom this week where we will share images for discussion. Let Paula or Simon know if you would lime to join in.

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Competition themes 2020/21

Following the members’ vote the themes for the competitions next season are:

David Smith Memorial Trophy: Flora
Shapes in Nature

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Sad news – Eddie Bell

We are very sorry to advise members of the passing of Eddie Bell on Sunday 12th April. This followed a period of illness (cancer) which, sadly, he did not recover from. Eddie was a long term member of the Society and he will be greatly missed. He was extremely moved to have won the David Smith Memorial Trophy Macro competition on 6th February with his wonderful print of seedheads and this also scored very highly in Northallerton battle.
Due to the current restrictions we will be prevented from taking part in any funeral arrangements, but hopefully we will be able to pay our respects at some point in the future. I will try to contact his sons about this.

Allan Snape

and from John L Davies..

So sad to hear about Eddie. As a founder member yourself, like me you will have known him for over 20 years. He has always been a stalwart, supporting the club in external competitions and in many other areas such as helping at Stokesley show and organising sweatshirts and caps with the society logo. He was also a good friend and an all round “nice bloke” who had more than his share of adversities in his life and facing them all with a certain benign resignation that would have defied most people. I realised something must have been wrong when he failed to appear at the last few meetings before lockdown but as you say, it was great that he won the macro competition even if he didn’t manage to get his hands on the trophy. I will miss him.

Kind regards


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Vote now for next year’s competitions

Thank you to those who have voted so far for next year’s themes.  The vote is very close at the moment so vote by Saturday if you want your voice to be heard.

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Virtual Meetings During the Covid19 Lockdown

On Thursday evenings we are holding short virtual meetings using Zoom.  There is no requirement to download Zoom to your computer or iPad, just click the link in the invitation you are sent. The meeting code is private and a password is used. There is also a ‘waiting room’ so that each participant’s identity can be verified before they join the meeting.

Contact me if you would like to join in.

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Zoom meeting, Thursday 16th

We will beholding another ‘virtual’ meeting by Zoom on Thursday evening at 7 pm (to finish before 8 pm). Please contact Paula or Simon if you would like to join and haven’t yet been sent an invitation

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Next year’s competitions

Remember to let Sue Snape have your vote for the topics of next year’s competitions by Saturday 18th April

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Welcome to the new SPS website!

Please use this blog page to share your thoughts and suggestions – for activities, information and links to anything that you think might be of interest to the rest of us!

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