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Tuesday, July 13, 2021 @ 7pm

Meeting will be held in a Virtual format due to  the Covid19 crisis


 "Life in the Chesapeake Bay – Tangier Island, a Visual Journey"      with Irene Sacilotto

may 2021 meeting highlights

Submitted by Rosanne Rabito, Secretary

The club continues to hold its meeting via the Zoom app due to the Covid pandemic. Eighteen people participated. The meeting began with opening remarks from our President, Judy LaFratta, who spoke about the status of our Virtual Photo Show.  All together two hundred and eighty-one entries were submitted and all have been sent to the three judges.  The jury will select the finalists and judges will meet via Zoom on May 21 to discuss the entries and make their final decision.  The winners will be posted on the website on May 22.


 The theme for the next edition of Shuttertalk will be “Cities. Submissions should be submitted to Norma Woodward at  There will be a Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair this year with a photo contest. It will be held from July 30 until August 8. Various members participated in the VMRC show in Harrisonburg. In the show at FCCA, Penny Parrish came in third and Chris McClintock received Honorable Mention. In the Fine Arts Show, Vickie Varela came in first in the photography category. For the upcoming show at Liberty Town Arts, submissions should be dropped off beginning May 28. There was an article by Norma Woodward in “Front Porch.” The themes for future meeting can be found on the club’s website.

          The Community Center may be open in late summer. As far as our meetings are concerned, some members like meeting on Zoom and some want to start meeting in person. While a firm decision has not yet been made about this, logistics will have to be worked out to perhaps have a hybrid meeting..

          Judy then turned over the meeting to Lewis Katz with his presentation on “Lightroom.” Members were encouraged to ask questions. He stressed that it will be difficult to give comprehensive information on Lightroom due to the short time period of the meeting and the complexity of the program. Instead, he will demonstrate some of its capabilities. As suggested, the presentation was a mixture of information and questions from members.

The Dorothy Hart Community Center is closed until further notice due to the Corona (COVID-19) Virus outbreak. 

Fredericksburg Parks & Rec Closures

Until the Community Center reopens we will hold our monthly meetings virtually using the Zoom platforms.

A link to the virtual meeting will be e-mailed to each member about 2 days before the meeting

If you don't receive the  link in your e-mail please contact Judy LaFratta

If you wish to participate in our Virtual meetings please e-mail

Subject line should be: "Request to Join Virtual Meetings"


  • If Fredericksburg City Schools are closed our meeting will not be held.

  • If Fredericksburg City Schools are on delayed opening our meeting will probably be held as scheduled.

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If a meeting is to be cancelled due to inclement weather, you will be notified by email no later than 4:00 p.m., or you may call 540-498-0620 any time after 4:00 p.m. to find out if there is a meeting.

Featured  Image  for  june  2021

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by Helen Schwartz

Members can submit a photo to the Gallery and it's eligible to be Featured Image of the Month

Click to learn how


Each month our Club Newsletter features a selection of photos on a theme. 

You may submit a maximum of two photos, formatted the same as you would for a meeting critique or for your Gallery, to the Newsletter Editor, Norma Woodward, no later than two weeks before the meeting date.

Subject line of the e-mail should be the theme subject and your name

Schedule of Newsletter Theme Subjects and Due Dates 

Month              Theme                          Due Date


July                "Blue"                        (Jun. 29, 2021)

August           "Abandoned"             (Jul.27, 2021)

September    "Animals"                  (Aug.31, 2021) 

October         "Trees"                      (Sep.28, 2021) 

November     "Vintage"                   (Oct.26, 2021)

December     "Hobbies"                  (Nov.30, 2021)

Show us your work

We offer several ways for you to share your images with friends, relatives & other club members.

You can have a gallery on this web site with it's own unique URL that you can share

You can show your images on Club Critique Nights & maybe get some helpful tips from other members

You can submit your photos to our monthly club newsletter.

  We have a different subject each month

Please be sure to format your images before submitting

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