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 Bob Law
2nd Vice-President Dan Takahashi
Treasurer John Clarke
Secretary Susan McRae
Director at Large Jill Turyk
Director at Large Grant Hughes
Past President Garry Schaefer
 Committee Chairs
  Internal Competitions Jill Turyk
External Competitions Leah Gray
Membership Ian Faris
Tracy Riley
Presenter's Night Coordinator Rick Shapka
Members' Night Coordinator Clive Townley
  Workshop Coordinator Kim Smith
Field Trip Coordinators Vanessa MacDonald
Johanne-Pascale Audet
Christine Hutchins Gallagher
Rilla Ballantyne
Tuesday Field Trip Coordinators Deb Thurlbeck
Penny Authier
Alternate Tuesday Field Trip Coordinator Jim Fowler
Print Shows Vacant
CAPA Rick Shapka
PSA  Rick Shapka
  Social Committee:
Gail Takahashi
Dan Takahashi 
Equipment Rob Forbes
  Special Events  Teri VanWell 
Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
  Nature SIG  (SIG news forum) Dan Takahashi
Gail Takahashi
Creative SIG  (SIG news forum) Penny Codding
Kevin Keliher

  Close-Up Editor Richard James
Close-Up Asst. Editor Bobbie Carey
Web Administrator Richard Letourneau
Gallery Manager & Map Administrator Greg Blaney
Social Media Liaison Virginia MacDonald

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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