TUESDAY saw the judging of Moruya Probus Club’s annual photo competition, the subject this year having been Buildings of the Eurobodalla.
Thirty-one photographs by members were on display, mainly taken in the middle of the Shire, for members to vote on and for the invited judge, Ken Foster, president of the Eurobodalla Photographic Club to decide the winners.
Before doing so, and after a far more than usually generous morning tea, Mr Foster told members something of the history of black and white photography from its faltering beginnings in the 1820s to the digital age.
He said black and white photography was still the preferred format for many people and screened some pictures to show its advantages, in some cases, over colour. Sometimes colour could be a distraction, he said.
He then announced the pictures he had judged worthy of the three prizes offered they being by, in no order of preference, Margaret Brown, Diane Montgomerie and Liz Fisher. When it came to the popular choice Merle Hogno proved to be first and second and Diane Montgomerie third.
Earlier in the meeting members heard a short talk on the advantages of being 90…far better in some ways at least than being 80 it seemed.
Activities officer Carol Imrie reminded members of the Club’s annual barbecue and games day, at Moruya Surf Club on October 9, and the outing to Tuross with the local car club on November 28. The Christmas luncheon would be held at the Golf Club on December 11, she advised. Tours officer Netta Behringer told members they had been invited, along with Narooma Probus, to a trip to Katoomba being organized by Batemans Bay and Tollgate Clubs for next March.
There were 38 members at Tuesday’s meeting and one visitor. President Max Hogno was in the chair.
Moruya Probus meets at Moruya Golf Club at ten-o’clock on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
There are many advantages with being a member of Probus. Apart from meeting new friends, and sometimes some old ones, there are opportunities of being involved in outings. There are discounts for some members with restaurants and hotels and more reasonable travel insurance rates that seniors may otherwise be offered.