We have a membership of about 80 photography enthusiasts keen to share and develop their skills in digital photography. Skills range from beginners with point and shoot cameras to experienced SLR photographers with many years of experience, willing to share their knowledge with others. Club activities include monthly workshops, and lots of field trips throughout the year. Visitors are welcome to attend a workshop held on the 4th Wednesday each month at St Mary's Parish Centre, Pyke Street, Bairnsdale 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Please enter the meetings from the Pyke Street entrance opposite the council office.
It all started with three small notices put in the local paper late in 2007 and a get together of interested people was held on 16 December 2007. About 22 people attended and decided to form a photographic club. Our Official Formation Meeting was held on 16 February 2008, and the East Gippsland Photographic Society was born. Our Vision: To foster the growth and development of photography in East Gippsland. Our Mission: East Gippsland Photographic Society is committed to improving the opportunities available to the East Gippsland community to develop their photographic skills and techniques, by learning to make interesting images, entering competitions, National and International exhibitions and attending conventions. It will provide access for all whenever it can, encompassing a variety of skill levels, ages, gender, socio-economic backgrounds and geographical locations.
Elden Marshall 2011
Club Executive Committee Members
2008 President: Elden Marshall Secretary: Phyl Wright Treasurer: Joan Knight 2009 President: Andrew Bould Secretary: Vicki Jesty Treasurer: Joan Knight 2010 President: Bruce Jennings/ Trevor Newton Secretary: Vicki Jesty Treasurer: Joan Knight 2011 President: Bruce Jennings Secretary: Vicki Jesty Treasurer: Di Keily 2012 President: Bruce Jennings Secretary: Roberta Early Treasurer: Joan Knight 2013 President: Bruce Jennings Secretary: Tanja Burrows Treasurer: Faye Bone 2014 President: Vicki Jesty Secretary: Trevor Newton Treasurer: Faye Bone 2015 President: Vicki Jesty Secretary: Trevor Newton Treasurer: Faye Bone 2016 President: Vicki Jesty Secretary: Mary Sowa Treasurer: Anne-Marie Randall 2017 President: Vicki Jesty Secretary: Mary Sowa Treasurer: Anne-Marie Randall 2018 President: Vicki Jesty Vice President: Bruce Jennings Secretary: Mary Sowa Treasurer: Teresa McKenna 2019 President: Phyl Wright Vice President: Bruce Jennings Secretary: Faye Bone Treasurer: Daryle McKeown 2020 President: Bruce Jennings Vice President: Peter Bradley Secretary: Mary Sowa Treasurer: Daryle McKeown 2021 President: Veronica (Ronnie) Curtis Vice President: Vicki Jerrett Secretary: Sue Porter Treasurer: Norah Warburton