We are saddened to report that Tom Deegan died recently at the Berkeley Hospital in Martinsburg. He had been seriously ill and was on a respirator. He was 86.
Tom was an enthusiastic and dedicated long-time member of the Shenandoah Photographic Society, where he served as Treasurer until his death. Tom was well-known for his friendliness and ever-willingness to serve.
Tom will be cremated and his ashes buried in New York alongside his wife. No local memorial service is planned.
Club members who wish to make a donation in Tom’s name may do so by giving to a charity of their choice.
Tom will be missed.
SPS will not be holding in person meetings in April, May and probably June. In place of personal meetings we plan to hold Zoom meetings at the regularly scheduled times. Members have received notices and instructions on a practice meeting to be held Thursday April 9th. Members will be receiving further notices and instructions for Zoom meetings in April, May and June.
Although a little fluid, plans are for a Zoom meeting on Panoramas and Focus Stacking Techniques in April (Jeff Fleisher and Norm Reid), and Wildlife Photography Techniques in May (Chellie Hyre)
The group had a trial run of an online image competition in March. It progressed well for the 14 participants. The categories have been expanded to Color, Mono, and Enhanced in both the A and B Classes for April. Members have received instructions for participation and will receive reminders of required action due dates.
SPS wishes all of you a safe journey through this current challenge. We hope we can offer a little diversion into photography to help ease the pain.
Any questions you may have can be addressed to info@shenandoahphotographicSociety.com
Drop us an email if you would like to join and participate in our meetings---Via Zoom for a while, then back to our in person gatherings when this is all over.