Upper Merion Camera Club is dedicated to the promotion and improvement of creative photography, its applications and facilitating the exchange of information and ideas. King of Prussia is located in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania adjacent to Valley Forge National Historical Park. We average about forty members each club year.
General membership meetings take place Wednesday evenings from September through May starting at 7:30 P.M. Meetings are held at the Port Kennedy Presbyterian Church, 1084 Old Valley Forge Road (near US 422 and the Valley Forge Towers) in King of Prussia, PA. See the Calendar for details. The main program is usually a speaker or presenter on photographic topics; either a "how to" program or slide shows on travel or other subjects of interest. The last Wednesday of the month is reserved for the monthly competition, which is judged either by a panel of three "inside" judges, or a judge from outside the club, an experienced photographer who can give an independent evaluation of the members' photographs. Our competition rules are guided by those of the Photographic Society of America.
Throughout the year, members gather together and travel to various local and regional destinations in search of photographic opportunities. During the club year of September to May, we may plan fall, winter, or spring day trips. During the summer break, we keep a full calendar for Wednesday evenings. We also often gather informally Saturday morning and head out with gear in tow.
Our regular meetings and programs are open to guests free of charge. Membership is required to participate in competitions. Dues for camera club year are $30 from September thru February. and $15 from March to August
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2015 - 2016 Club Officers
|President||David Balick||Vice President||Jimmie Harrison|
|Recording Secretary||Frederick Monsimer||Corresponding Secretary||David Luery|
|Treasurer||Kayann Cassidy||Entertainment and Banquet||Noreen Ajaz|
|Membership||Jodie Clineschmidt||Program||Jerry Snyder|
|Competition||David Balick||Judges||Dick Zielinski, ADVC|
|Webmaster/Special Projects||Jeff Chapman||Communications||Joe Evans|