MEETING NOTES – November 14, 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017




Rhoads Building ~ Chester County Hospital




*    Pre-Meeting/Members Forum ~ Bob Kelly welcomed the group to the pre-meeting and asked everyone to please silence their cell phones.


*    Meet & Greet ~ Members introduced themselves to the people they were sitting near.


*    Anita Bower introduced the Members Forum topic, GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY; MORE THAN JUST FLOWERS by Carol DeGuiseppi, to the audience.



Meeting ~ Bob Kelly called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone to the meeting of the Chester County Camera Club.   Bob asked everyone to please silence their cell phones.



New members and guests ~ There were 6 guests at tonight’s meeting.



Upcoming Outings ~ Bob Kelly filled in for Howard Sundwall and reminded the membership of an upcoming outing.


Sunday, December 10 ~ Battleship New Jersey - This event will take place from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.  If you plan to carpool, plan on meeting at Panera Bread in Exton at 9:00 am.   If not, we will meet at the entrance gate to Battleship New Jersey at 10:00 am.  Howard Sundwall will be sending out information to the club members soon.  For further information, please click here:  /club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=589774ed-313d-4dfa-9120-53b4c6c71f48



Magnets - Please support the CCCC by purchasing a car magnet from either Valerie or Paula.  They are $5 each.



Workshops - Peter Gunman reminded the club of the upcoming iPhonography workshop by Fiona Keyes.  This workshop will take place on Saturday, December 2 from 9:30 am - 12:00 noon in the auditorium of the Rhoads Building at CCH.  This workshop is limited to 20 people at no charge.  Interested members must complete and submit an application form.  There is a $30 non-member fee.  For further information, please click on here:  /club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=95a4083d-0b2b-4c6e-ad13-2c95e10054cf


Saturday, January 6, beginning at 6:30 pm ~ Charles Hoops will provide a workshop on Light painting to interested members in a closed workshop.  There will be a charge for this workshop.  Further information to follow.


There are 2 additional workshops in the works ~ Framing & Flower Photography.  Stay tuned for future details!



Exhibit at CC Library in Exton ~ The CCCC will change the current display of member’s photos on Sunday, December 3, at 10:00 am.  Members who currently have photos on display need to pick their images up at 10:00 am; members who are submitting images for the new display need to drop them off at the same time.  Helen Wagner & Joe Johnbosco will be sending out an email to the membership soon.  If any members have framing questions, please feel free to contact the Outreach Committee.



Mentor Meeting - Wednesday, November 15, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm in the auditorium of the Rhoads Building.  The topic will be Lightroom Develop Module, From Top to Bottom followed by individual breakout sessions.  For further information, please click here:  /club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=33f93897-ae2a-4a4c-80cd-888482e6e236



Holiday Party ~ KayAnn Kennedy reminded the CCCC members that the holiday party is less than a month away!  She will be sending out invitations soon.



Next Meeting ~ Tuesday, November 28, at 7:00 pm, competition night!  The theme for the evening is “Repetition”.  A maximum of 3 entries per paid club member may be submitted no later than 11:59 pm, Sunday, November 26.  The judge will be announced on Monday, November 27.



Bob Kelly wished the club members and visitors a Happy Thanksgiving!



Carol DeGuiseppi introduced tonight’s speaker, Tracey Grumbach, who presented "Understanding the Differences and Similarities between Digital Art and Photography."  


Tracey is a digital and photo artist working out of Harford County, Maryland. Her ongoing 6-year battle with Chronic Lyme Disease forced her to give up a career as a real estate photographer but led her into a career as a digital artist. All of her art has a direct connection to her struggle and triumph over this difficult illness.

Her artistic passion and focus is creating dream- like worlds that make the viewer guess if the art is a painting, a photograph, or something in between. She uses many layers and elements in her work just as a traditional mixed media artist would.  Textures, historical documents, vintage portraits, digital stamps, digital paintbrushes, text, scanned papers, and photographs all play an integral role in her art. She also enjoys black and white photography, street photography, and sports photography.

Tracey’s work can be seen at local art galleries including Arts By the Bay Gallery in Havre de Grace, Maryland. Her photography and digital art has been published by ad agencies, real estate brochures, and magazines including Baltimore magazine, Artful Blogging, and most recently, Somerset Digital Studio.  She also teaches local classes and workshops.

Mrs. Grumbach lives on a small farm with her husband of 21 years and their 4 children who range in age between 20 and 9 years.  She is passionate about health, Lyme Disease awareness, organic living, and the environment. During her free time Tracey likes to write, travel, garden, read, and hike.

You can find Tracey’s work on her website (, on Instagram (@nineacresdesignsart and @grumbach_girl), or on Facebook ( She welcomes email at



Minutes submitted by Stephanie Vacek, Secretary


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