Our Club

At a Glance: Organizational Chart

Victoria Camera Club's member photographers meet to share knowledge and experience through presentations, photo competitions, workshops and photo shoots.

Our experiences range from novice to master and our tools include both film and digital.

In recent years our numbers have increased substantially and our programs have become broader in scope and deeper in content, offering increased potential for learning and growth in skills and abilities.

Our club's Constitution and Bylaws are available for download from the Documents & Files section of this website.


Our Board and Committee Chairs

(Please note: All of these positions are held by volunteers)

 Elected Board of Directors
  President Teri VanWell
1st Vice-President Dan Takahashi
2nd Vice-President Penny Authier
Treasurer Bob Law
Secretary Susan McRae
Director at Large Jill Turyk
Director at Large Kim Smith
Past President Garry Schaefer
 Committee Chairs & Committee Members
  Internal Competitions Jill Turyk
Pam Irvine
Judy Plummer
Lorna Zaback
Bob Barlow
Sharon Moysey
Tim Agoston
External Competitions Leah Gray
Mike Wooding
Rick Shapka
Steve Smith
Peter Koelbleitner
Membership Ian Faris
Presenter's Night Rick Shapka
Members' Night Clive Townley
Bob Law
  Workshops Kim Smith
Linda Angelo
Joanne Couch
Gordon Griffiths
Kahsia Hartwell
Terri Kott
Jeanne Kurz
Alec Lee
Stephen Lustig
Richard Letourneau
Cindy Stephenson
Field Trips Rilla Ballantyne
Nicci Tyndall
James Dies
Christine Hutchins Gallagher
Tuesday Field Trips Deb Thurlbeck
Penny Authier
Alternate Tuesday Field Trips Jim Fowler
Print Show Gordon Griffiths
Richard James
Giuseppe Buccoliero
Grant Hughes
Kirk Schwartz
Lorna Zaback
CAPA Rick Shapka
PSA  Rick Shapka
  Social Committee/Refreshments
Gail Takahashi
Dan Takahashi 
Gordon Griffiths
Carole Valkenier
Lorna Shaw
Equipment Doug Neal
  Special Events  Teri VanWell 
Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
  Nature SIG  (SIG news forum) Jim Gardner
Steve Sproston
Creative SIG  (SIG news forum) Kevin Keliher
Normand Marcotte

Mobile Photography SIG (SIG news forum)   Graham Budd
  Close-Up Editor Richard James
Close-Up Asst. Editor Christine Hutchins Gallagher
Bobbie Carey
Jane Taylor
Anne McCarthy
Gerry Thompson
Johanna Vanderpol
Lorna Zaback
Gordon Griffiths
Nicci Tyndal
James Dies
VCC Website Administrator Richard Letourneau
Assistant Website Administrator Greg Blaney
Web Assistant Ken McLean

Our History

  • Born in 1944 from the union of the Victoria Photographic Society (1941) and the Civil Service Camera Club.
  • Participated in international salons (competitions and displays open to the public) until 1966.
  • Initially most members were black and white print makers, many with their own darkrooms.
  • A Colour Clinic, based on colour slides, began in 1957 and became very popular in the 1960s.
  • Print making, in both colour and black and white, has become popular again.
  • Today club members have strong interests in both prints and projected images from both film and digital sources.
  • Membership in the Club has grown substantially in recent years, reflecting a strong public interest in all things photographic.
  • The Club was registered under the BC Societies Act on October 28, 2008.
  • Club members currently pursue an active program which includes guest speakers, competitions, members' nights, field trips, workshops, special interest groups and print shows.

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