About Us - Shades Valley Camera Club
About Us:

History & Purpose:

The Shades Valley Camera Club, serving the Greater Birmingham, Alabama metro area, was organized in 1954 and has functioned continuously since its inception. The club's purpose has not changed - sharing the fascinating hobby of photography. Photographic knowledge is shared through competitions, workshops, field trips and friendships. The club embraces all photography styles across both film and digital mediums.

Club Officers for April 2019 - March 2020 Are As Follows:

President - Penny Wegener

1st Vice President (Programs Committee Chair) - Carol Eidson

2nd Vice President (Competition Committee Chair) - Barbara Maisonville

Statistical Secretary - Kevin Cooke

Treasurer - Dan Connell

Historian & Archivist - George Ritchey

Recording Secretary (Communications Commitee Chair) - Ken Gables

Member At Large - Ken Boyd

Past President - Boris Datnow

Webmaster - Douglas McCullough

Projectionist - John Lovejoy

Social Media - Jeff Ligon

Hospitality Committee - Bill Crotwell, Jim and Mary Georgeson

Field Trip Committee - Dori Boyd, Jean Dent, Brenda Miller, Julia Washburn, Penny Wegener, Barbara Maisonville, Jenine Bastas


The Club Handbook:
Everything you always wanted to know about the Shades Valley Camera Club's charter and operation: Just click HERE

Club Meetings:

Unless noted otherwise on the calendar, all regular competition and business meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month (except December, where there is no regular meeting the third Thursday). Meetings are held in the auditorium of the Vestavia Hills Public Library (1221 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216: (here's a Map). Meetings begin at 6:30PM and end no later than 8:000PM.

No Shades Valley Camera Club mail should be sent to the above meeting address. Instead it should be sent to: Shades Valley Camera Club, 5762 Lake Cyrus Blvd, Hoover, AL 35244

And don’t forget, you can also join The Shades Valley Camera Club on Flickr  and share your images with members and many others there.; as well as follow us on The Shades Valley Camera Club on Facebook
2018 Co-winner Tom Ulrich Wildlife Award

2018 Co-winner Tom Ulrich Wildlife Award

Bob Quarles - Owl In the Moss

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