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Annual Members Meeting
Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 at 11:00 to 1:00pm (see detailed description) | Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH

Our regular annual meeting at which time we hear reports, elect board members and often hear a speaker, will be held at the Currier Museum on Sunday May 3rd at 11am. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit this extraordinary museum, and of course, have lunch in the cafe' and meet or reacquaint ourselves with fellow photographers.

Our speaker this year will be Kurt Sundstrom, lead curator at the Currier, who will be speaking about the current exhibition at the museum, "Still Life: 1970s Photorealism." 

The agenda this year (see complete agenda below) includes proposed revisions of the bylaws as well as the election of NHSPA board members.  The report from the board will also include a summary of activities of the past year, a report on our finances, and website changes, and an update on the critique program that will begin later in May at the AMC Highland Center retreat in Crawford Notch during the Memorial Day weekend.  The Currier’s exhibit on photorealism ends that day.  We encourage members to see this show before it closes.

                                                                          Draft Agenda

NHSPA Annual Meeting

May 3, 2015


1.     Welcome and introduction of board members (Ron & board)

2.     Approve minutes of the 2014 annual meeting (should we send them out again?)

3.     Treasurer’s report (Sarah)

4.     Membership report (Sarah)

5.     Web site update (Sarah)

6.     Spring Retreat (David S. or Paul?)

7.     Star Island Retreat (Barbara)

8.     Exeter Exhibit review (Ron)

9.     Critiques (John)

10.   Vote on Bylaws

11.   Election of two board members

12.  Other old business

13.  New business

14.  Adjourn to exhibit tour

                 New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists

                                        Annual Meeting

                               11:00 AM, May 3, 2014

    AMC Highlands Center, Crawford Notch, New Hampshire


Call to Order:  President David Speltz called the meeting to order at 11:05 AM, and reviewed the agenda, along with the other activities of the day.  The agenda and list of attendees are attached.

Approval of Minutes:  Secretary Paul Wainwright presented the minutes from last year’s meeting.  There was no discussion.  It was moved and seconded to dispense with the reading of the minutes, and to approve them as presented.  The motion passed unanimously.


Star Island:  Our 2014 retreat to Star Island will take place the weekend following Labor Day, from Thursday September 4 through Sunday, September 7, 2014.  Our invited guest will be photographer Keith Johnson.  Registrations for last year’s retreat were slow to materialize, but about 18 people eventually signed up.  Many of last year’s attendees were new to NHSPA.

Peter Randall will again offer his photography workshop on Star Island from July 26 – August 2, 2014.

Newsletter:  David Murray asked the members to provide content of interest to other members.

Treasurer’s Report:  Treasurer Sarah Flause was not present to discuss the report, but a paper copy is attached to these minutes.

Concord Show:  Richard Moore reported that last year’s exhibit in Concord was a great success.

Exeter Show:  Ron St.  Jean did a great job, as usual, organizing the annual exhibit in the Exeter Town Hall.  Marie Hogan was commended for organizing the opening reception.

Election of Officers and Board Members:  Secretary Paul Wainwright reported that two individuals have their terms ending this year: President David Speltz, and Vice President Nevin Brown.  David has agreed to run for another term as President, and Nevin has declined to run again.  The Nominating Committee recommends the following slate:

President (2-year term): David Speltz

Vice President (2-year term):  Ron St. Jean (currently a board member)

Board Member (2-year term):  John Anderson (to fill Ron’s position)

Additional nominations were invited – there were none.  A motion was made and sseconded to close nominations, and to approve the slate as presented.  It passed unanimously.

Discussion of the AMC Highland Center Venue:  It was generally agreed that the Highland Center was a good location for a retreat, but that next year’s Annual Meeting should be held in a more central location, such as Manchester.The meeting adjourned at 11:40 AM.

Respectfully submitted,

Paul Wainwright, Secretary