Williamstown Camera Club

2009 - 2018

The Williamstown Camera Club was founded in 1965 by Trevor Young when the Naval Dockyard Camera Club closed. The club’s relaxed and social feel has attracted members from all over greater western Melbourne.

Between 2009 and 2019, members have enjoyed many weekends away at Victorian locations, and weekend photoshoots – memorable events include our visit in 2016 to Hopetoun: 47 members staying in group accommodation at the Mallee Bush Retreat on Lake Lascelles; Portland in 2017 where we were treated with magnificent weather one day and a completely washed out the next; St Arnaud and Donald in 2018, where most members were accommodated in The Old Convent in St Arnaud, along with a resident ghost or two!

In 2015 the club turned 50 and the occasion was marked by an exhibition of members images held at the Williamstown Library. Members were asked to submit a favourite image for display along with a portrait and artist’s statement.  The Exhibition Opening was attended by founding member Trevor Young and other past and present members.  The then Mayor of Hobsons Bay City Council, CrColleen Gates officially opened the event.

While originally based in Williamstown, the club has moved several times in recent years to accommodate its growing member base. Our growth can be directly attributed to the advent of digital photography.  Since the early days of film and slide, member numbers of just a handful has bloomed to over 100 members, a number first achieved in 2017.

As of February 2017, we are located at the Brooklyn Community Hall and we meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:45pm to 10pm.

Office Bearers and Committee members have changed during the past ten years and they have given valuable service during that time.  Since 2009, the Executive members have been:

Year

President

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

2009

David Male

Neil Anderson

Chris Moysey

Michelle

Thompson

2010

David Male

Neil Anderson

Chris Moysey

Michelle

Thompson

2011

David Male

Neil Anderson

Chris Moysey

Michelle

Thompson

2012

David Male

Neil Anderson

Chris Moysey

Brian Young

2013

James Troi

Karen Malbon

Neil Anderson

Brian Young

2014

Cathy Buchanan

Brett Ferguson

Neil Anderson

Brian Young

Nola Kelsey

2015

Cathy Buchanan

Brett Ferguson

Andrea Sparks

Brian Young

2016

Cathy Buchanan

Brett Ferguson

Nola Kelsey

Brian Young

2017

Darren

Malthouse

Christine Dennis

Nola Kelsey

Brian Young

2018/19

Neil Anderson

Karen Malbon

Nola Kelsey

Brian Young


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