About Us

Founded in 2008, the Barrie Photo Club is a non-profit club located in the area of Barrie, Ontario. Since 2008, the club has grown from just 13 members to over 130 active members with a wide age range from early teens to seniors.

Open to everyone, of all skill levels, the club meets on a monthly basis on the last Thursday of each month**, from 7pm to 9pm  at the Southshore Community Centre.
At most meetings we invite guest speakers from around the Toronto and Simcoe County area.

** NOTE
1) No July meeting.
3) December meeting is held earlier in the month to avoid Christmas calendar conflicts and is a social event

Barrie Photo Club aims to create and maintain an active photographic community which supports members in their growth and development as photographers and provides varied opportunities for gaining new knowledge, skills, development, technical improvement, expansion of perspective, sharing of photographic art and enjoyment of the craft.

The key aspects of our club include:

A) Monthly general members meeting, visitors are welcome for a modest fee ($10, deducted from membership fee if the guest decides to join)
B) Monthly photographic outings(for club members only)
C) Periodic spontaneous outings, (either club or member initiated)
D) Periodic training  and seminars
E) At the end of each meeting we present a slideshow of works submitted by our    members(see our Gallery/slideshow section for more details).
F)  A closed group Facebook page for BPC members to communicate, display their work, ask for help etc.
G) We are a non-competetive club, but we are affiliated with other groups if you want to enter competition. This includes affiliation with the GTCCC.
H) An annual exhibition of members’ work at the Barrie City Hall Rotunda

Visitors are also welcome to attend meetings for a nominal fee of $10, which may be applied towards membership should they decide to join the club at that meeting or before  or at the next meeting. Maximum of two “visits” to club meetings.

Visitor exception….. ……members’ partners are invited, no charge to the club socials events in December.

image1

Bob Dudley

President

    president@barriephotoclub.ca

image2

Melvina McCaw

Past President

    pastpresident@barriephotoclub.ca

image3

Robert Gardiner

Vice President

    vicepresident@barriephotoclub.ca

image1

Vivian Manning

Secretary

    secretary@barriephotoclub.ca

image2

Gary Shennette

Newsletter

    newsletter@barriephotoclub.ca

image3

Chris O'Driscoll

Webmaster

    webmaster@barriephotoclub.ca

image3

Cynthia Haddaway

Publicity

    publicity@barriephotoclub.ca

image2

Tiffany Paradis

Outings

    outings@barriephotoclub.ca

image3

Heather Thompson

Treasurer

    treasurer@barriephotoclub.ca

image2

Louise Marling

Membership

    membership@barriephotoclub.ca

image3

Yvonne Metcalfe

Speakers

    speaker@barriephotoclub.ca

image3

Gail Shotlander

Director-At-Large

    directoratlarge@
    barriephotoclub.ca


Barrie Photo Club Executive 2008-2018
Position
Year
Position
Year
President
Tony Pickard
2008 - 2009
Secretary 
Tom Bookey
2008 - 2010
Sid Tjeerdsma 
2009
Joanne Nolte
2011 - 2012 
Tim Menzies
2010 - 2012
Louise Ferguson
2013 - 2014 
Don Komarechka 
2013 - 2014
Scott Hurst
2017
Eric Drumm
2014 - 2016
Gail Shotlander
2017
Melvina McCaaw
2017 - 2018 
Vivian Manning
2018
Vice President
Sid Tjeerdsma
2008 - 2010
Membership 
2008-2014
Don Koarechka 
2011 - 2012 
Maryanne Hartman
2015 - 2017
Eric Drumm
2013 - 2014
Scott Hurst 
2017
Melvina McCaw
2015 - 2016
Bob Dudley
2017 - 2018 
Treasurer
Tim Menzies
2008 -2010 
Speaker
Co-ordinator
Don Komarechka
2010
Rosemary Gillan
2011 - 2014 
Kuba Gradzik
2014 - 2015
Tim Menzies 
2014 - 2015 
Trent Woods
2016
Heather Thompson
2016 - 2018
Eric Drumm
2017
Yvonne Metcalfe
2017 - 2018 
Newsletter
Tom Bookey
2008 - 2009
Webmaster
Chris O'Driscoll
2010 - 2018
Bill Minten
2009 - 2012
Louise Ferguson
2013
Archivist
Len  Karpenko
2008
Bill Minten
2014 - 2015 
Melvina McCaw
2009 - 2018 
Scott Hurst
2016
Gary Shenette
2017 - 2018 
Director at Large
Trent Woods
2015
Chris Aubrey 
2016
Events  
Co-ordinator
Bill Minten 
2008 - 2009
Robert Gardiner
2018
(Outings)
Don Komarechka 
2010 - 2011 
Melvina McCaw
2012 - 2013
Social
Yvonne Menzies
David Walsh
2014 - 2016
Mary Lou Staples
Heather Thompson
2016
Melvina McCaw
Tiffany Paradis
2015 - 2018
Tifany Paradis
 Public Relations
Keith Leclair
2008 - 2009
Joe Pearson
2013 - 2014 
Maryanne Hartman
2015 - 2017
Allan Brooks
2017 - 2018

Contact Details


Email: info@barriephotoclub.ca