Hey everyone! First off, I have to say one thing..... HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope the New Year is prosperous and joyful for each and everyone of you.
Now on to exciting news about the club.
First off, meetup now allows us to have our own designed banner at the top of our meetup webpage. I know that isn't huge excitement, but nonetheless it is very cool. I've decided to have a "Banner Contest" and let the members submit banners and vote on which one they want to use as our banner. At least for a few months anyway. Rather than put all the banner contest information here in this email, if you are interested in the contest, first log in to the meetup group (you have to log in before you can view the thread) and then copy and paste the following link in your webrowser.....http://www.meetup.com/dallasdigitalphotography/messages/boards/thread/8302164
Ok, next the studio open house is this Tuesday night! WooHoo! Come check out the studio AND come meet other members and photographers on hand to discuss upcoming events.
Finally, and perhaps the most exciting news, is that Thursday night is our first Club Captains meeting! WooHoo! THIS IS A MAJOR EVENT!!!
I think the success of this club is do to the numerous events we've had in the past, and the hard work of the club organizers that preceeded me and the assistant organizers that helped them. Club Captains will help keep this going by deciding on what events we'll host, the places we'll go, etc. This club over the past 12 months has done many, many, great events. After dark photoshoots, trips to Zoos, Balloon Festivals, Scarborough Faire, and many others. These are great events and we'll be doing more of these and more like these. Whats even better is that if you wish to be a Club Captain, you can be! I promise you won't be overburdened. Many hands make light work and my intention is to have enough Club Captains that each one only need to arrange an event periodically, perhaps once every 3 months or even less. So please consider coming out to this event Thursday night. You'll be helping to make the club better and I think you'll have a good time as well.
Thanks again for your support and participation in the group. I hope to see you soon, and once again, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!