KPAC Executive

The KPAC Executive is a group of volunteers dedicated to the purpose and function of our club. We strongly encourage participation from other members who may have—or wish to gain—experience and skill in these roles. Click an image to learn about each role and consider how you might participate.

Bryan Hunt
Bryan Hunt
President

President: Bryan Hunt

Bryan presides over all things KPAC. He is the chairperson for our weekly meetings and oversees all club activities and functions.

KPAC Handbook: Page 4 – President

  • Will provide direction and purpose to the club through the Executive.
  • Will delegate to members of the Executive or “Directors at Large” duties and responsibilities as necessary for the smooth and efficient administration of the club and its activities.
  • Will chair general and executive meetings.
  • Will call general and executive meetings.
Marian van Swieten
Marian van Swieten
Vice President/Programs

Vice President/Programs: Marian van Swieten

The Program Director manages the weekly programs. This includes collaborating with members to find suitable topics and guest speakers, book guest speakers and ensure everything is ready for them on the evening of their presentation. 

Upcoming weekly programs are posted to the KPAC website for members to view. There are between 35 and 40 programs per year.

Together with the Social Director,  they plan and coordinate field trips for club members.

As a member of our Web Team, Marian also serves as the  Web Content Manager, working with our Webmaster to keep our site content updated and reliable.

KPAC Handbook: Page 5 – Program Directors

  • Prepare a schedule of programs for each club meeting that supports the objectives of the club.
  • Co-ordinate with guest speakers to ensure the requirements of both the club and the guest speaker are met.
  • Post program information on the club website in a timely manner.

KPAC Handbook: Page 4 – Vice President

  • Will chair general and executive meetings in the absence of the President.
  • Will assist other executive members as needed.
Wyanne Chase
Wyanne Chase
Competitions

Competitions Director: Wyanne Chase

The Competitions Director manages and promotes all the various competitions the club is involved in throughout the year. This includes both Local and CAPA competitions. 

KPAC Handbook: Page 5 – Competitions Director

  • Be aware of the requirements for any competitions the club may enter.
  • Manage the judging and selection of entries for competitions.
  • Submit competition entries and co-ordinate with the host club.
  • Encourage all members to participate in competitions the club may enter.
Caroline Dick
Caroline Dick
Membership

Membership Director: Caroline Dick

The Membership Director collects and tracks membership registrations. Membership Application Forms are verified, organized and filed. September and October are usually very busy with new and renewed registrations.

Assistance in preparing new name tags during this busy time would be greatly appreciated. 

As a member of our Web Team, The Membership Director keeps our Members Directory up-to-date and provides member lists to the executive.

KPAC Handbook: Page 4 – Membership Director

  • Maintain a register of the members.
  • Maintain the membership application form.
  • Prepare name tags for the members.
Therese Alberts
Therese Alberts
Secretary

Recording Secretary: Therese Alberts

The Recording Secretary drafts minutes from the Executive Meetings, which occur about 4-6 times a year and the AGM, which is once a year.  Before the meetings, in consultation with the president and other executive members an agenda is drafted up and reports are compiled and sent to the executive members to read. 

There is some communication to members, which may include notices of upcoming meetings or special events. As well, the Secretary keeps a record of the club’s constitution, by-laws and regulations, which can also be found on the club website.  He/she also keeps a copy of the membership list and stores other club documents in digital form.

This is a position for a person who enjoys being part of a team that works together to generate and implement ideas to make the Kamloops Photo Arts Club a wonderful place to explore photography.

KPAC Handbook: Page 4 – Secretary

  • Will prepare and keep accurate minutes of executive and general meetings.
  • Will file club documents in accordance with the Societies Act.
  • Conduct club correspondence. (i.e. letters to other clubs, individuals and groups)
  • Issue notices of meetings of the club and directors.
  • Keep custody of the records and documents of the club, except those kept by the treasurer.
Linda Williams
Linda Williams
Treasurer

Treasurer: Linda Williams

The treasurer looks after all things financial. He/she is always happy to collect your money for annual membership.

The Treasurer keeps the financial records, including books of account. An annual statement of all income and expenses is presented at the Annual General Meeting and is available to all members.

  • Assist the Membership Director in receiving new memberships and fees.
  • Deposit membership fees and any other income received.
  • Receive and file monthly bank statements.
  • Pay & record all annual membership dues for various groups including: BC Societies, CAPA, Website Host, Shaw Sabey Liability Ins., Postal Box Rental and Kamloops Arts Council.
  • Pay monthly room rental to Henry Grube Education Centre.
  • Oversee member subscriptions for Photo Life Magazine.
  • Provide payment for honorariums and other ongoing expenses.

This is an enjoyable and rewarding position that provides an important, essential service for our club.

KPAC Handbook: Page 4 – Treasurer

Angelina Brooymans
Angelina Brooymans
Social Director

Social Director: Angelina Brooymans

The Social Director is the key organizer for club social events such as the annual Christmas gathering and summer BBQ.  Planning, booking and menus are some of the duties.

The Social Director also:

  • Assists the Program Director to plan and coordinate field trips.
  • Assists with fund raising and public promotion of the club to maintain and increase membership.

KPAC Handbook: Page 5 – Social and Field Trip Director

  • Develop a program of social events to promote camaraderie, friendships and recreation for club members.
  • Plan, schedule and co-ordinate the organization of social events.
Crystal Fennell
Crystal Fennell
Receiver of Images

Receiver of Images: Crystal Fennell

The Receiver of Images is responsible for all audiovisual equipment. This includes software updates, projector calibrations and tracking  any equipment loans. Setting up the equipment at club meetings for Showcase and other presentations is mandatory.

The Receiver of Images should be comfortable working on a laptop (Windows) in order to prepare and present Showcases. Images need to be gathered together and sorted by photographer. They will also receive competition images to prepare for presentations.

The Receiver of images will create a title image for the Showcases which is shared with the webmaster for the online gallery. They are also encouraged to prepare images to display each participants name and a “Thank You”. These features are optional but do add a touch of professionalism to each Showcase.

These responsibilities can be shared. Preparation alone, does require quite a time commitment. One or two assistants would be very appropriate–especially for setting up and presenting.

KPAC Handbook: Page 5 – Receiver of Images

Valerie Rampone
Valerie Rampone
CAPA Representative

CAPA Representative: Valerie Rampone

The CAPA Representative is our link with all things CAPA (Canadian Association of Photographic Arts).  She also publishes Snapshot and, as a member the web team, posts the Special Events on our website.

KPAC Handbook: Page 6 – CAPA Representative

  • Co-ordinate with CAPA and make the club aware of activities and events of interest to club members.
  • Liaison with CAPA Regional Director regarding KPAC activities needs and requests.
  • Attend Pacific Zone meetings and report back to KPAC.
  • See that KPAC contact info is kept current on the CAPA website.
  • Present CAPA Awards to members.
Directorship Vacant
Directorship Vacant
Director at Large

Director at Large: Directorship Vacant

A Director at Large generally has no specific role.  This person,  in this position,  generally helps out with any club related duties or events.  This is a great position for anyone who loves to help out but is not sure what role is right for them.  Wherever they see the club needing help is where that person is apt to be.  This member has input at the executive meetings.  It is a flexible and rewarding position that can lead to many interesting paths!

KPAC Handbook: Page 6 – Directors at Large

  • Perform special duties as assigned by the Club President.
  • Assist with club events.
Dave Snider
Dave Snider
Director at Large

Director at Large: Dave Snider

A Director at Large generally has no specific role.  This person,  in this position,  generally helps out with any club related duties or events.  This is a great position for anyone who loves to help out but is not sure what role is right for them.  Wherever they see the club needing help is where that person is apt to be.  This member has input at the executive meetings.  It is a flexible and rewarding position that can lead to many interesting paths!

KPAC Handbook: Page 6 – Directors at Large

  • Perform special duties as assigned by the Club President.
  • Assist with club events.
Harvey Dalley
Harvey Dalley
Webmaster

Webmaster: Harvey Dalley

The webmaster should possess an aptitude for technology, an interest in learning and a willingness to resolve challenges.

The webmaster is responsible for the overall look, feel and function of the website. A good knowledge of WordPress is a must as is the ability to provide assistance to other members  of the web team — which  may include a Web Content Manager and various Editors.

The webmaster can write HTML and CSS and apply best practices and graphic design skills  in developing new pages and features as the need arises.  A basic  understanding of PHP, Javascript and Forms is also beneficial.

The webmaster is able to work with cPanel and monitor disk usage and bandwidth along with regular maintenance work such as backups, updates, optimization and security. The bulk email forward accounts are also managed through the  cPanel.

KPAC Handbook: Page 5 – Web Mistress/Master

 


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