April 8, 2019
Dear Connecticut Association of Photographers Members,
I want to take a couple of moments of your time to say thank you!
Thank you to all of our CAP members and friends who entered the TOPS in CT competition for 2018. We had a great turnout for the winning images show and buffet dinner Saturday evening at The Whitney Center in Hamden. The members of the CAP Board wrote the critiques that were used for the commentary. Antoinette Gombeda and Bill Barnett, who were the co-chairs of this great event, deserve more than a simple ‘thank you’.
For close to 20 years they have promoted this bi-annual event and turned it into one of the best photography events for Connecticut photographers. It has also become a great social event for the attendees who come to watch the show of amazing images. It is always good time when you get to catch up with friends in person. While social media is a great way to keep in touch, there is still something to be said about shaking hands, hugs and comradery.
I especially want to thank Cynthia Gosselin, as she takes the position on the board as the immediate past president of CAP. Cindy was great help to me in my role of vice-president. Her leadership and attention to detail has made my transition into the position of President for the next two years much easier.
Another big thank you to Matt Collen for stepping up to join the board in the position of Vice President of CAP. I look forward to working with him on future photography events that we are looking to present to the CAP membership over the next two years.
And most of all, I want to say thank you to all of our other board members: Treasurer, Loretta Paul-Goldin; Secretary, Hazel Meredith; Membership Chair, James Dionne; Field Trip Committee, Linda Thomas, Art Yost & Ann Yost; Webmaster, Bill Barnett; NECCC Rep, Lisa Cuchara; and Directors: Bob Fedder, Collen Reilly, Scott Hudkins, Pat Benham & Donna Owens.
And one last big thank you to YOU, our CAP members. You are why we do what we do! If you have suggestions for events or field trips, feel free to contact me with your ideas.
Dave Meredith, CAP President