recognition

Recognizing Rank Advancement

(1) The awards by which individual service and photographic achievements are recognized shall be made at such time and place and in such manner as the Board of Directors shall approve. Awards shall be based on a member’s earned Service Points and Photographic Points. The combined total of earned Service Points and Photographic Points shall determine a member’s classification Rank, and that Rank shall serve to distinguish the member’s over-all accomplishments in this Society.

Bylaws of the Tacoma Photographic Society
Article 12, Section 1 – Definition of Rank

Stimulate Interest in Photography

The Constitution of the Tacoma Photographic Society sets our first purpose as the stimulation of an interest in photography.

Our system of member ranking and scoring makes for a competitive club. Members can choose how competitive they wish to be and are able to measure their success by their advancement. Remember, in this competition, your greatest rival is yourself.

Members who enter into competition are encouraged to improve through the feedback and critique they receive on their work, and the work of others.

Annual Competition

This year, the annual competition has been postponed. Due to the measures in place to reduce the impact of the Corona Virus, we have not been able to collect and judge prints and projected images. Our current plan is to hold the competition in the late fall. Photographic Points awarded to the winners of that competition will contribute to member standing next year.

Rank Advancement

The following members are recognized for their continued progress as photographers within the Tacoma Photographic Society. It is especially nice to recognize new members who are on this list.

Congratulations to:

Member NameRank
Dawn UmstotAssociate
Bruce SevereidFellow
Cheryl ThielhornFellow
Maggie TiegerFellow
Nancy MooneyFellow
Judith LillyStar Fellow
Trinda LoveStar Fellow
Kathy AdmireTwo-Star Fellow
Richard KnudsonThree-Star Fellow
Carla GramlichFour-Star Fellow
William (Bud) HarrisFive-Star Fellow
Richard (Charles) PriceSix-Star Fellow
Dorinda WillsEight-Star Fellow
Tim CliftonNine-Star Fellow
Dan SuckowTen-Star Fellow

Please refer to the Society Bylaws for a full list of the Society Progression Ranks.

Individual members may view their current rank and progress towards advancement on their activity report. You will find a link to your activity reports at the bottom of you Membership page.

Service Recognition for Year Ending April 30, 2020

(4) In recognition of service to the Society through the years. Service Awards shall be given to members who have accumulated a minimum of 15 Service Points, and thereafter for each increment of 15 Service Points earned. A person need not hold Division membership or have earned Photographic Points to be eligible for a Service Award.

Bylaws of the Tacoma Photographic Society
Article 12, Section 4 – Service Awards

Most Valuable Members

As Awards Chairman, I receive immense pleasure from presenting these awards. Recognizing those members who contribute the most to keeping the wheels on our Society is very satisfying. It is unfortunate that we can’t present these awards at the Society’s annual awards banquet, but we do live in interesting times.

Member NameService
Points
Carla Gramlich15
Trinda Love15
Dorinda Wills46
Heather Mack80
Dave Scott98

A certificate of appreciation will be presented to these members.

2019 Rank Progression

If you don’t have metrics, how do you know you are getting better?

The Tacoma Photographic Society has developed a system of scoring member’s work using the competition judging scores and the popular vote scores. The formulas for this scoring are defined in the Society Bylaws.

I would venture to guess that Article 12 of the Bylaws is probably half of the document.

Member ranking, Division Grade, Service Points and similar data are posted on your activity report which can be found on your My Membership Page

2019 Service Recognition

It is the end of the fiscal year for the Society. June 1st marks the beginning of the new year.

As you can imagine, it takes a lot of effort to keep this Society on the rails. Without the contributions of our members we would not be able to host the Spring Fair, support the Fall Fair, or run the many photo safaris and workshops we provide to our members. Oh and let’s not forget the monthly projection and print meetings.

We pay our members well. You can see the scale in the Society Bylaws. Suffice it to say, service to the Society is not pointless.

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