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Meeting location

HGCC meetings start at 7:30 PM in the gymnasium at Keatsway Public School, 323 Keats Way, Waterloo. Wheelchair accessible. Free Parking.

Meetings are usually held the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month from September to June. Please refer to the club program for dates and details.

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Montsburg Outing

At the club meeting of December 5, I spoke about an outing to photograph birds at the Montsburg Raptor Centre near Campbellville arranged by Ben Eby. The tentative dates are February 8, 11 or 18th. We need to establish the date fairly quick as Ben is leaving soon on an expedition to Antartica. The cost is $45 per person and that will need to be paid ahead to hold our spot. There are 12 who showed an interest at the meeting. There is only room for 15 people and once we have our members confirmed, Ben will open it up to Facebook to fill the remainder.


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Christmas Banquet

All the arrangements for the Christmas Banquet are completed. It will take place at the Riversong Banquet Hall on Monday, December 19th at 6:30 pm. The address is 632 Hawkesville Rd., St. Jacobs. Tickets are $20.50 each person. There were a good number of tickets purchased at last Monday's club meeting. If you wish to attend you need to respond to HGCC website or send an email to chamcooker@gmail.com by December 14, 2016 with your choice of dinner menu: beef, chicken or vegetarian. You can bring a checque or cash to the banquet hall on Monday evening. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

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Cambridge Butterfly: Flight of White

Hi Everyone,

I have contacted the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory regarding a group outing for Jan. for their Flight of White festival - snowing butterflies with Rice Paper butterflies.

There are a few options, for those who are interested, please provide your feedback before I make the final arrangements.

Option 1: $20 per person, minimum of 8 people required, get access at 9AM, 1 hour before the general public.

Option 2: $26 per person, minimum of 8 people required, get access at 8AM, 2 hours before the general public.

The dates I have are January 14th or 21st.

With your email, can you please let me know which of the dates you would be available to attend and your preference for 1 hour to 2 hours before the public gains access.

I would like to finalize with the conservatory by Dec. 12th - if you could send me an email (tina.dorrans@rogers.com) if you would like to participate, and your preferences it would be very much appreciated.

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Monday meeting

On Monday evening Kevin Garrett is doing a presentation on an Introduction to Lightroom. If you are using Lightroom you know there is so much to learn so that you can get the best image in post processing. So, bring your notebook and learn something new.

We will also have a signup sheet and tickets for the Christmas Banquet which will be at the Riversong Banquet Hall, 632 Hawksville Rd, St Jacobs on December 19th at 6:30 pm. We need to know how many are coming and which menu you will choose. The Tickets are $20.50 per person which includes taxes but not gratuities. Please bring a cheque or cash to make our Treasurer happy.

I also received an email from Rick Schmidt looking for pictures. Here is his email:

I have a company looking for images of Kitchener-Waterloo for their offices.
I don't have a lot myself, of this area, and wondering if you know or have some that would be available for sale.

This is a one time use - we would print the pictures and pay 10% of the purchase price of the picture to the artist.
Typically they are selling for either $30, 50 or 75.

They want both rural and urban pictures.

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Hidden Valley Revealed: Call for Artists

Homer Watson Gallery is having a juried art show (Guest Alan Morgan introduced us to at the last meeting).

The show will take place September 2017 - giving you time to capture and make your wonderful pieces of art for submission. The subject is Hidden Valley with its amazing vistas, wildflowers and wildlife. The goal of the art show is to help garner public support for its protection.

Here is a link with all the details.


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