The Norwich & District Photographic Society meets every Tuesday evening between 7.15pm - 9.30pm at Chapel Field Road Methodist Church Hall Norwich NR2 1SD.
Membership subscriptions for the year is just £40 and prospective members may attend up to three evenings free of charge as our guest (excluding 'Special Presentations').
Parking is available next door in the car park of Bignold School, at the end of Wessex Street and cost £1 which payable at the door of the meeting.
Scroll through the following images to see whats on over the next few weeks. Further information is available about any particular night by clicking on an image.
New members are always welcome. If you are interested in joining NDPS why not come along and see us on any Tuesday evening between September and May. You may attend up to three meetings as our guest while deciding whether you wish to join.
Applications to join the NDPS can be made online via our 'Membership Application Form' or by filling in an application form at one of our regular Tuesday meetings.
Our season begins in September each year and runs until the end of May. From June onwards... during the Summer months...there are various photographic activities organised as part of our Summer programme.
All Committee Members are elected annually at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
The last AGM was held on Tuesday 3rd May 2016 and the following members were elected to the committee.
Chairman / Keith Garnham.
Vice Chair / Hazel Davidson.
Secretary / Tom Watson.
Programme Secretary / Brian Ebbage.
Assistant Programme Secretary / Andy Mott.
Programme Sub Committee / William Moore, Andre Mott, Keith Garnham.
Competition Secretary / Maurice Young.
Assistant Competition Secretary / Keith Garnham.
Exhibition Secretary / Maurice Young.
Treasurer / Della Garnham.
Assistant Treasurer / Jim Massy
Public Relations Officer / Martin Claxton.
Committee Member / Steve Gosling
Examiner / Maurice Young.
Web Design & Designer / WebTed & Darren Lake.
The Norwich and District Photographic Society is one of the oldest such organisations in the country. It had its beginnings during the middle years of the 19th century. A number of local people with an interest in the science of photography formed the Norwich Photographic Society in June 1854. This society existed for only seven years but during that time it had an influence on the development of photography far greater than its provincial origins merited; there are reports about its meetings in the archives of the Royal Photographic Society.
The present society was formed in 1903. A group of photographers from other organisations such as the YMCA and the Teachers' Field Club, together with a number of interested individuals, met under the guidance of Albert Edward Coe. Since then it has met regularly although during the two world wars activities were curtailed and the Annual Exhibitions were suspended.
Rules approved at the Annual General Meeting of the Society held on 1st March 1987 and amended on 21st March 1989, 26th March 1991, 13th April 1999, 11th April 2000, 11th October 2005, 3rd April 2007, 16th March 2010 and 10th April 2012.
1 The Society shall be called the ’Norwich and District Photographic Society.’
2 The object of the Society shall be the furtherance of the art and science of photography.
3 Membership of the Society shall be open to all those interested in photography, whether as amateurs or professional.
4 Application for membership shall be made to the Secretary and shall be accompanied by the appropriate subscription.
5 Subscriptions to the Society shall be due and payable on the 1st September each year and any member who’s subscription is unpaid on the following 1st November shall cease to be entitled to the benefits of membership. The annual subscription shall be fixed at a General Meeting of the Society on the recommendation of the committee. Any recommendation to change the rate of subscription shall be circulated to members at least fourteen days before the date of the General Meeting at which the change is to be considered. The rate of subscription shall be printed in the Society’s programme. Members joining the Society between the 1st January and the 31st March in any year shall pay two thirds of the normal subscription. Members continuing there subscription from the previous year who wish to rejoin the Society between 1st January and the 31st March shall also pay two thirds the normal subscription unless they wish to submit work for the Annual Exhibition, in which case they shall pay the full subscription. Anyone wishing to join the Society after the 31st March and before the 1st September shall not be registered as members, but shall be allowed to attend the Society’s meetings and other functions without charge but those wishing to submit work for the Annual Exhibition shall pay the full subscription. The committee may, in special circumstances and at it’s discretion, waive or reduce the rate of subscription to be paid by any member or prospective member. Honorary membership may be granted in recognition of outstanding services to the Society. Honorary members shall be elected at a General Meeting of the Society.
6 Officers of the Society shall be as follows:
President Vice President
Chairman Vice Chairman
Secretary Assistant Secretary
Treasurer Assistant Treasurer
Programme Secretary Assistant Programme Secretary
Exhibition Secretary Assistant Exhibition Secretary
Public Relations Officer
7 The President shall hold office for two years and be invited to attend all meetings of the Society. The Vice President shall hold office for two years and succeed the President on his or her retirement from office.
8 The Officers of the Committee, including the Chairman and Vice Chairman, shall hold office for one year and shall then be eligible for re-election.
9 The affairs of the Society shall be managed by a committee comprising the following officers: Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Exhibition Secretary/ Secretaries, Competition Secretary and Public Relations Officer together with three Committee members elected at the Annual General Meeting. Each elected member shall serve for two years. One of the elected members shall retire each year but shall be eligible for re-election. The quorum of the committee shall be six members. Casual vacancies on the committee may be filled by the committee, the persons appointed holding office until the next Annual General Meeting. Other officers or members may be invited to attend meetings of the committee at the discretion of the committee.
10 Secretary shall conduct the general business of the Society and keep minutes of the proceedings of the Annual General Meeting and Committee meetings of the Society. The Assistant Secretary shall assist the Secretary as may seem desirable and act for the Secretary when necessary.
11 The Treasurer shall keep account of the receipts and payments of the Society and shall provide an audited summary thereof at the end of each financial year, which shall be presented to the Annual General Meeting. The accounts shall be audited by the examiner who shall be a member of the Society.
12 The Programme Secretary shall be responsible for arranging the programme of meetings of the Society and all matter connected therewith. The Assistant Programme Secretary shall assist the Programme Secretary as may seem desirable and shall act for the Programme Secretary when necessary.
13 The Competition Secretary shall be responsible for arranging such competitions as are included in the programme of the Society both within the Society and between this Society and other clubs and other Societies and all matters connected therewith.
14 One or more exhibitions of the work of the members of the Society shall be arranged annually by the Committee. For each Exhibition an Exhibition Secretary shall be elected and a sub committee may also be appointed. Each Exhibition Secretary shall be a voting member of the NDPS Committee. The Committee or Sub Committee shall make such arrangements as are necessary in connection with the selection and judging, if required, of work submitted by members and for it's display at a suitable venue. The appropriate Exhibition Secretary shall be responsible for making all the necessary arrangall be circulated to membersements in connection with the Exhibition and shall co-ordinate the activities of a Sub Committee and the Committee of the Society.
15 The Annual General Meeting of the Society shall be convened at the end of each year's programme.
16 An Extraordinary General Meeting of the Society shall be convened with twenty eight days of receipt by the Secretary of a requisition signed by twelve members of the Society. Such requisitions shall state the purpose for which such a meeting is desired. The Committee may at it's discretion convene an Extraordinary General Meeting.
17 An Agenda, including the wording of resolutions to be considered at the meeting, shall be circulated to members not less than fourteen days prior to a General Meeting.
18 Resolutions intended to be included in the agenda of a General Meeting shall be submitted to the Secretary not later than twenty eight days prior to the date of the General Meeting at which they are to be considered. With the exception of resolutions submitted by the Committee, resolutions submitted for consideration to the General Meeting shall be proposed and seconded.
19 At any General Meeting of the Society any decision arising out of a resolution submitted in accordance with rule 18, except a resolution relating to the changing of the rules of the Society or to the winding up of the Society shall be by a simple majority of those members present and voting. Any decision arising out of a resolution relating to the the changing of the rules of the Society shall require the approval of a two-thirds majority of those members present and voting. Any Other Business shall be a permanent fixture on the agendas of the Society's Committee and General Meetings.
20 In appropriate circumstances a General Meeting of the Society may consider a resolution submitted in accordance with rule 18 that the affairs of the Society be wound up. In the event of such a resolution being submitted the President shall make arrangements for all members of the Society to vote on the resolution in person or by proxy or by post. Any decision arising out of such a resolution shall require the approval of two-thirds majority of those members voting. If such a resolution is carried the assets of the Society shall be vested in Trustees who shall be appointed by members present at a General Meeting at which the decision to wind up the Society is taken. The Trustees so appointed shall, after settlement of any outstanding commitments of the Society, retain all assets of the Society for one year. At the end of this period the Trustees shall transfer the remaining assets of the Society to any other organisation which they may consider to be a successor of the Society and if this is not possible, to any charity or charities at their discretion.
21 Every member of the Society shall be entitled to a copy of these rules.
PLEASE NOTE / THE RULES ARE IN THE PROCESS OF BEING ADDED TO THIS PAGE