The Austin Shutterbug Club (ASC) was founded in 1998 as a nonprofit photographic organization. The purpose of the Austin Shutterbug Club shall be to encourage an interest in photography, provide an opportunity for the exchange of ideas, to provide an enjoyable forum for the development of artistic and technical photographic skills and to promote a healthy spirit through educational programs, exhibition and competition. Any person may join ASC by paying and maintaining current annual club dues and is open to members of all photographic skill levels.
Dues support a membership for one year. Dues are payable in January for that calendar year and become delinquent after the February meeting of that year. Dues for new members will be paid upon joining and are valid for that calendar year. Dues shall be pro-rated only for new members on a semi-annual basis in July. Dues are as follows:
The club year mirrors the calendar year running from January through December. All fiscal activities are based upon the club year. Annual club competitions accumulate points during each single club year. Year-end awards are compiled in December and awarded during the annual Christmas Party and Awards Dinner in December.
| President|| Brian Loflin|| (512) 331-2820|
| Vice President/Programs|| Stennis Shotts || (678) 637-8367|
| Secretary|| Nancy Naylor|| (512) 345-3350|
| Lois Schubert|| (512) 947-4864|
| Evaluation Chair|| Fred Peebles|| (512) 441-7913|
| Evaluation Committee || Linda Sheppard|| (512) 306-1516|
| Evaluation Committee|| Dolph McCranie|| (512) 394-9031|
| Evaluation Committee|| Linda Avitt || (512) 468-1542|
|Evaluation Committee||Cheryl Callen||(512) 519-9518|
|Evaluation Committee||Phil Charlton||(512) 918-8061|
| Events Coordinator|
| (512) 637-8367|
| Hospitality Chair|| Kim Shotts|| (770) 591-1247|
| Newsletter Editor|| Kathy McCall|| (512) 264-9602|
| Refreshments|| Richard Bennett|| (512) 301-2718|
| Refreshments|| Joyce Bennett|
|Refreshments||John Davis|| (512-327-5996)|
|Exhibits||Steve Houston|| (512) 413-5218|
| (512) 250-1144|
| (512) 250-1144|
| Roster and Name Tags|
| (512) 250-1144|
| Advisory Member of the Executive Committee|
|At Large||Phil Charlton||(512) 918-8061|
The club meetings are held monthly. The goal of the club is to provide a venue with a variety of enjoyable and educational activities, geared for a broad membership base. Meetings consist of an educational presentation, image competitions or commentary, and other activities relating to the art and technique of photography.
Throughout the year the club sponsors field trips as an opportunity for the membership to share their photographic activities together. Frequently the theme of the field trip will coincide with that of a recent meeting program. This allows members to work together sharing techniques or locations introduced during the presentation.
Periodical workshops will be provided for club members. A club workshop is a "hands-on" teaching venue. The venue for workshops is frequently outside the meeting setting. This allows an intensive single purpose venue to maximize the learning potential through personal attention.
Austin Shutterbug Club (ASC) may as its membership elects be an active member of other regional, national or international photographic organizations.
The ASC conducts photographic competition for its members during the months of January, March, May, July, September, and November . These competitions are designed as an educational opportunity for members. The club competitions are organized along the guidelines of Regional and International organizations to be compatible with future entries of contests sponsored by those organizations. Go to the competition section on this Web site to find out more.
NORTHWEST RECREATION CENTER
Next meeting date: November 2, 2017