Friday, December 6, 2013

Charity -- NHCC holiday party Dec 9th

Charity -- NHCC holiday party Dec 9th

A few years ago we moved away from the grab bag gift exchange to donating to a charity and we have never looked back. It is a small something that the club can do for others.

If you want to participate please bring an unwrapped gift to our Holiday party, or a check made out to Child FIRST.

Child FIRST is a program that started in Bridgeport and is now statewide, focusing on working with families with children ages birth to six.  It is a home-based early intervention service which works with the most vulnerable young children in families experiencing poverty, maternal depression, domestic violence, substance abuse and homelessness.  Many of the children suffer from developmental delays, emotional and behavioral problems, and past abuse/neglect. Child FIRST is seeking donations of toys, books or gift cards to make this year's holiday brighter.  Please consider getting toys geared to children from 2-7.

The New Haven Camera Club would like to support a statewide program called Child FIRST by collecting toys (or contributions) for children ages birth to 7 instead of having a grab bag.  Child FIRST is a program that works with young children and their parents/caregivers together in the home.  They help with the child's behavioral or learning problems and with stresses in their parent's lives such as poverty, depression, violence, abuse/neglect, homelessness.  If you would like to participate, please bring a wrapped toy to the Holiday party.  And thank you very much. Ann Yost

November scores posted

Bookmark this page on the NHCC website so you can check view scores and images: 

http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/p/monthly-competition-scores.html

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Last call for Holiday party slideshows -- deadline Thursday 12/5

Last call for Holiday party slideshows -- deadline Thursday 12/5

five minutes max

since deadline is tomorrow and since file is large
You can send it to me via dropbox or yoursendit.com (now hightail.com)

Please email me if you are sending a slideshow to me tomorrow. I am making ballots tomorrow night.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

checks due 12/5 for NHCC party

NHCC HOLIDAY PARTY/MINI SHOW

WHAT: NHCC annual Holiday party. We will be well fed at our dinner, and entertained by the vast talent in our club. Members are invited to participate in creating a Mini Digitally Projected Show set         to music. A vote will be taken by those at the dinner to determine the winner.

For those of you attending the holiday party and planning on competing/presenting a slideshow -- please note that slideshows for our annual mini digital competition (5 minute max on any subject after dinner) are due to Lisa by December 5th.

This is a wonderful opportunity to gather together to celebrate the Holidays as a club well before the the holiday "crunch" is upon us! A great way to "kick off" the season. 


WHERE:
Bellini's Restaurant 2 Broadway North Haven, CT 06473 (203-234-2221)
Please Note: Entrance is on Washington Avenue just north of the intersection of Broadway and Washington Avenue on the left in a small plaza. Plenty of parking. 


WHEN:Monday December 9th. 


DEADLINE: Checks must arrive by Dec 5th. Why wait, bring or mail your check today!

TIME: Please arrive at 6:00 pm. The buffet starts PROMPTLY at 6:15 pm. 


COST: $32.00 each.



Please make checks payable to NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB. 

If you need to mail or drop off a check please contact Linda Thomas 
humbrd001@yahoo.com 203- 239-9341

MENU: Buffet includes: Fresh Mixed Green Salad, Homemade Warm Italian Bread, Chicken Francese and Salmon, Oven Roasted Potatoes, Steamed Green Beans, Tiamisu, Coffee, Tea, and Soda.


There will be a CASH BAR for those who enjoy an alcoholic beverage with their meal. 


HOLIDAY CHARITY OPPORTUNITY New Haven Camera Club is proud to be supporting a statewide program called Child FIRST once again this year. This is a collection of toys or monetary         contributions for children ages birth to 7 years old who are less fortunate than most. We have substituted this worthwhile program instead of the grab bag that we have run in the past, and because it was so successful we are running it again. Special thanks to the Yost's who suggested this to the club, and who hand deliver the presents to Child FIRST.


Child FIRST is a program that works with young children and their parents/caregivers together in the home. They help with the child's behavioral or learning problems and with stresses in their parent's lives such as poverty, depression, violence, abuse/neglect, or homelessness.


If you would like to make a child happy this holiday, please bring a wrapped toy to the Holiday party. Monetary gifts are also welcome for your convenience.

And Thank You Very, Very Much. 


For Those Who Are Unable To Join Our Holiday Party A HAPPY HEALTHY HOLIDAY TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Mini Show Competition for December 9th -- Shows due this Thursday!

Mini Show Competition December 9th

Each year the NHCC holds a Mini Show Competition at the holiday party in December for digital slides and video projected using a computer connected to an electronic projector. Any paid member is welcome to participate. The shows may be on any topic: travel, nature, humor, etc. Each show may contain any number photographs, with or without narration, with or without music, but must be no longer than 5 minutes

Members planning to present a show send the slideshow to Lisa (or drop off a CD) so that they can plan for the evening and prepare ballots for the voting. You can use the free www.yousendit.com to email large files. 

For those of you attending the holiday party please note that slideshows for our annual mini digital competition (5 minute max on any subject after dinner) are due to Lisa by Thursday December 5th.

The members in attendance vote on their favorite show. The winner in each category receives a Ruth Sprague Memorial Award. These awards honor the memory of the late Ruth Sprague, a longtime club member.

1)    The show format must be one that the computer being provided can handle. Shows in the .exe format (from Pro Show gold on Windows) are normally the simplest to handle. However, it may be possible to project shows in other formats depending on the capabilities of the computer being provided. 
2)    Shows to be displayed must be given to the member providing the computer at or before the deadline so that the member providing the computer has an opportunity to be sure the shows will run properly before the competition night. The member providing the group computer will make a “best effort” attempt to run the show, though there may be cases where this is not possible.
3)   The show file should be named as follows: LastName-FirstName-Title, for example “Barnett-William-Bridges of Somerset County”. This will allow the shows to be copied to a single directory for projection and be easily identified.