I hope your New Year is off to a good start. Our group continues to grow and is up to 283 members. We wanted to let you know about recent changes to the group. First, the new organizer is Adam, with Marlene and me as co-organizers. Thanks to Grant, Beth, and Cathy for doing those roles previously. Hope I'm not forgetting anyone.
We are looking for one or more co-organizers to help us. Tasks would be things like responding to members questions & suggestions by email and discussion forum, help plan the monthly meetings, help maintain a good relationship with our sponsor, maybe help with our flikr site, and make fun of any member's bad photos (just kidding!). There is no
commitment so you could try it and step down if you change your mind. You wouldn't need to organize events but any member can do that. If interested contact one of us. You can reply to me or reach us using http://www.meetup.com/Photography-Meetup-Group/suggestion/
The Camera Company is now our official sponsor and paid our meetup fee until July 1. In June they can decide if they want to renew sponsorship for another six months at $72. You can follow Camera co on FB:
We have a flickr group to share photos and join discussions, in addition to our meetup photo albums and discussion board. Joining the flickr group is optional but encouraged. You can join the group with a free or paid Flickr membership. http://www.flickr.com/groups/madphotomeetup/
Finally, let us know if you have any questions, suggestions, or ideas for the group, or post
them on our discussion board: http://www.meetup.com/Photography-Meetup-Group/messages/boards/
Brian, Adam, and Marlene