Hello to all member clubs of the SACC!
The new committee is as follows:
Chair: Richie Dwyer
Secretary: David Barrie
Treasurer: Liam Cahill
Committee: Niamh Whitty, Ned Mahon and Eamon Wall
Firstly, our sincere thanks to the outgoing committee led by chairperson Bill Power, John Doheny, Niamh Whitty, John Hogan and Neily Curtin. They ran the SACC very effectively for more than two years and deserve the appreciation and thanks of all clubs and club members. We are delighted to have Niamh staying on the new committee. All members of the committee with the exception of Niamh are from Kilkenny Photographic Society.
Our task as the incoming committee is to follow the well established format for competitions over the course of the year. The first one up is the annual Interclub Competition which as you know takes place in Kilkenny on the last Sunday in March 2015. We look forward to welcoming you all to Kilkenny on the 29th.
We also have the Creative Photography competition, the Print & Projected Image and the Nature competitions. We would appreciate if clubs would volunteer to host the Creative and Nature competitions now so that everything can be put in place well in advance of the due dates. It is important that these competitions take place throughout the SACC area and not just be concentrated in a particular region year after year.
The Print and Projected competition will again take place in the Horse and Jockey Hotel on November 22nd and hosted by the SACC so put that date in your diaries!
We are also investigating the possibility of arranging lecture tours to SACC clubs by well known photographers and we will need a club or clubs to host these visits. We’ll have more details on this in a few weeks.
Finally, we would welcome suggestions from member clubs as to what you want from the SACC. Remember, this is your association so everyone should play their part in making it a success.
Now that we are well into spring and with the best part of the year ahead of us may we wish you all a wonderful photographic year. Do make the most of it.
Richard Dwyer, SACC Chairman