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THE NEW ZEALAND STEREOSCOPIC SOCIETY
PRESIDENTS REPORT MARCH '08.

Folios are the main activity of our society and I would like to thank John Calcott, Carl Watson and Rex Julian for managing them. Eleven of our members have been active participants and hopefully Dave Bell will be able to contribute to the folios again in the near future. It has been great to have him at our meetings.

Many thanks to John Calcott for his secretarial work I have appreciated working with him over the last two years and thank him for keeping me up-to-date on Society matters. It has made me realise how much work he does for us. Thanks must go to Jack Parker for his work as treasurer. Max Pow has done a great job as projectionist at our meetings. The trouble he goes to transporting his equipment to our venues is much appreciated.

We had three viewings of the ISU folio and I would like to thank Eric and Gloria Scanlen, John and Lenva Calcott and Carl and Diana Watson for hosting these showings. Another four clubs have joined this folio since we last viewed it in 2006.

Eric and Gloria Scanlen hosted our AGM and once again Judy and Dave Fentress had us at their home for our November meeting. Many thanks to both couples for their hospitality.

Congratulations to Duncan Jones for winning the “Best” and “Second Best of Show” at the “Southern Cross International Exhibition”. He also had his other two entries accepted - no mean achievement. Max Pow had three slides accepted. There were eighty three slides accepted from seven countries Rex and I were at the “Australian National Stereo Convention” At Swan Hill and saw the forty -five acceptances from seven countries in the first “ Electronic Images” competition in the “Southern Cross”.

Max Pow attended the ISU Congress held in conjunction with the NSA Convention at Boise, Idaho in July. Slides and electronic images were shown and the majority of the shows were in the digital format. It seems that “digital” is gaining popularity very quickly.

John and Marnie Wallers, who were Honorary Members of the Society, died last year, John on the 15th of September and Marnie on the 6th of December. Several of our members attended John’s funeral, but Marnie’s was a private family one. John joined the Society in 1975 and was an active member for thirty years. He was treasurer for ten years from 1982 and president in 1998 and 9. Marnie joined in 1984 and will be remembered for the great work she did with her Nimslo. The last AGM they attended was in 2004, but John always made a point of ringing the secretary before the last three AGMs and asking him to convey their best wishes to all those attending. We will remember them for their photography and their friendliness.

As this is my last report as president I would like to thank everyone for sharing their slides, taking time to comment on folio members’ contributions and for their companionship at meetings. I hope you continue to enjoy the taking and viewing of stereoscopic photography whether it be film based or digital.

Christina Julian.

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