From the PRO – July 2017

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COMMUNICATION, is very important in any Society, Club or Organisation and it is one of the strategies that came out of the recent Bosberaad to work on towards the way forward for our Society. Please, as a member, always feel free to give us ideas, suggestions etc., that you feel would contribute in any way, as the Board continues to unpack all the strategies. THIS NEWSLETTER IS THE WHAT AND THE WHERE FOR OUR SOCIETY.

JAP

Francois and Johann are working on the accreditation module for all members who did the JAP course and who wish to obtain accreditation. An invite will be sent via MailChimp shortly – PLEASE LOOK OUT FOR THIS.

MEMBERSHIP

Invoices will be going out soon for the renewal of your membership fee and it has been approved that members 65 and over will benefit for a 20% discount if paid by the end of September.

NOMINATIONS AND VOTING FOR REGIONAL DIRECTORS.

Please also look out for this notification which is also going out soon and please use your vote, as a member, to nominate and vote for who you would like to see representing your Region.

EVENTS TO KEEP IN YOUR DIARY.

eventsAV Roadshow at West Rand Photographic Club

AV Makers South Africa, in conjunction with the West Rand Photographic Club, presents an evening of international Audio Visual shows. The programme, presented by Jeff Morris from AV Makers, will be held at 19h00 on Tue 11 July at the Florida Lake Canoe Club. Jeff will be showing a selection of AVs from the ‘Water’ theme competition held last year, some others from the International AV showdown organised by his club, and some brought back from his recent trip to the UK. These are competition winners of international standard and there will be few other opportunities to enjoy them in South Africa. Countries represented include Australia, England, Ireland and Holland.

PLEASE GET YOUR BOOKING IN FOR OUR CONGRESS, TIME IS RUNNING OUT. THERE ARE SOME REAL INTERESTING SPEAKERS ON BOARD. UPDATES WILL CONTINUALLY BE PUT ON OUR WEB SITE.

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PSSA is also looking for a Region to host the 2018 Congress – PLEASE CONTACT OUR PRESIDENT FRANCOIS ROUSSEAU IF YOU WOULD BE INTERESTED.

OVERSEAS HONOURS NEWS FROM JILL SNEESBY – CHAIRPERSON HONOURS DIVISION.

animated congratulation image 0092FIAP’s AFIAP and EFIAP awards are based on International Salon acceptances achieved in salons with FIAP Patronage. They do not stop there, in order to honour photographers who, after having achieved the EFIAP distinction, continue to actively participate in International Salons under FIAP Patronage and, by doing so, help to promote photography, with their new artistic production, FIAP has instituted 7 additional FIAP levels. I am delighted to congratulate Willem Kruger on being the first ever PSSA member to achieve his EFIAP/b.

Congratulations also go to Neels Beyers, Human Meyer and Andre Serfontein on achieving their EFIAP awards.

FIAP also recognizes workers in Audio Visual and our latest recipient of the AV-AFIAP is Jeff Morris, congratulations Jeff.

PSA currently offers three levels in line with our LPSSA, APSSA and FPSSA. Their’s being the BPSA (Bronze), SPSA (Silver) and GPSA (Gold). As with ours you can skip the BPSA and go straight for the SPSA but you must achieve the SPSA before you may apply for a GPSA. In order to apply you must be a member of PSA. Congratulations to Evelyn Gibson, in achieving her SPSA in Monochrome Street Photography.

AV CONGRATULATIONS.

Le Palmarès 2017 de La Coupe Lumière

anneCongratulations to our fantastic AV makers with more overseas successes!

Anne D’OLIVIERA and Franz JESCHE collected the Prix de la BANDE SONORE (audio component)

for “MYSTERIOUS VENDA.”

 

englishand the Prix du PUBLIC (audience choice) for the same AV.

This was the only acceptance from an English-speaking country and it is noteworthy that an English dialogue was so highly regarded in France by both.

CONGRATULATIONS as always to our monthly Club Winners and Web site image winner. All images for these competition since July last year until June 2017 now go forward for the final winners for the year – the results will be announced at Congress. PLEASE NOTE ENTRIES FROM JULY 2017 MUST BE IN HD FORMAT.

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm, let us keep that burning and moving within our Society.

Till next time – enjoy the rest of our winter months.

EVELYN – PRO