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feb 2020 newsletter ver 2


Letter from the President

Be active at the Camera Club this February and March! We have lots of Field Trips in great weather, the Film Fest on February 10, a luncheon to honor our volunteers, and the Club Social March 19. In addition, there are Scavenger Hunts and Showtime and Travelogue, the 10-week class, and Special Interest Groups and classes.

Help keep our Club as vibrant as it is now! Leadership positions are opening up and you could become part of the group that makes things happen here! Our web site needs reworking; if web design is your forte, please email me regarding your interest. Explore what is involved in the positions of President, Speaker Series Coordinator, GVR Liaison, Senior Olympics Photo Manager, and Director (Board Member) by talking with me or any of our Board. These positions and others will each open within a few months to a year. Guidance from the previous position-holder is available for each.

Next month we will take nominations for the Board. Our Board is 12 members, with two-year terms. Each year six positions are open. We expect four incumbents to be running and will be looking for two new Board members. Discuss with any present Board member what it’s like to be on the Board. I know you’ll hear it’s a fun endeavor; your efforts will benefit our 800 some members and you’ll have fun and make friends doing it!

Green Valley Camera Club is a great resource for the community providing experiences such as field trips and social events, equipment, assistance and training to develop skills in photography and fostering an appreciation and understanding of photography and digital imaging as art and a medium of communication. Simply put, it’s a fun place to spend your time learning, teaching, and making friends. Come join us by filling a bigger role in GVR Camera Club. 

Happy trails, Holly Chorba GVRCC President

John Yeager and Bob Patterson manning the Camera Club information table at the “Fit and Fun Day”, Sunday, January 26. They’re doing a great job marketing the Club, which has well over 800 members


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WHEN - Saturday, Feb 15: Noon to 3:00 pm


Santa Rita Springs Center   921 W. via RIo Fuerte

Our Camera Club will be joined by the Santa Rita Springs Art League, the GVR Computer Club, and the GVR Clay Studio in a Center wide Open House event, allowing GVR members to tour our facilities and learn more about our Club activities and learning opportunities. We need "helpers" and visitors.

Contact John Yeager at to volunteer to help out. Snacks, fellowship, and door prizes offered to those in attendance

Notice of Interest to SIGs:

+++ The Photoshop Elements SIG meets Thursday afternoons @1:30, except on 2/20 (no meeting)

+++ The BIRDS SIG meets on Thursday afternoons @ 1:30, except on 2/20 (no meeting)

+++ "Give it Your Best Shot" meets at 9:30 am on Tuesdays. Bring five examples of your best efforts to show

+++  B&W SIG - 9:30 AM slot every Monday

+++ "Studio and Fine Art Photography. Monday's @ 1:30. KINO Room

+++The Multimedia SIG -  The Multimedia SIG  moved their meetings to Mondays at 9:30 am in the Kino Room. They now meet weekly for the season.  Any member of the GVR Camera Club is welcome to attend meetings of this SIG. Are you working on a video project? Bring it in and share it for comments and suggestions from the rest of the SIG! 



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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Desert Hills Auditorium, Desert Hills Social Cent

Native Patty Ferguson and Tourist Holly Chorba travel the Andes Mountains from Lake Titicaca north to the Sacred Valley. We stop in Saqsaywaman, Raqchi, Ollantaytambo, Moray, Maras, and Chincheros. 

We meet the colorful people and enjoy the spectacular architecture and agricultural practices of the Incas. 

Patsy Sills will present her travelogue, the Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James. Her film shows highlights from her 500 Mike walk across Northern Spain.

Linda Sparks will present a travelogue called Under African Skies. It shows the spectacular landscape, flora and fauna of South Africa and Botswana.


Rancho de la Osa - Including lunch 2-04-2020

Get on the wait list

Gastronomic Tour of Nogales Mexico 2-05-2020

Get on the wait list

*Bird Photography: Sweetwater Wetlands 02-11-2020

3 openings

*HF Coors Dinnerware Factory 02/11/2020

9 openings

*Bird Photography: Patagonia State Park 02/26/2020

Get on the wait list

*Rancho de la Osa - Including lunch 2-28-2020

1 opening

*Streetcar/Art Trip 03/02/2020

4 openings

*Tohono Chul Tour 03/10/2020

Lots of openings

*Bird Photography: Hawk Watch in Tubac/Anza Trail Santa Cruz River 03/10/2020

Get on the wait list

*Border Patrol Briefing Trip 03/12/2020

9 openings

Gastronomic Tour of Nogales Mexico 03/12/2020

9 openings

*Pima Air and Space Museum 03/14/2020

Lots of openings

Tucson Windows and Doors 03/17/2020

Lots of openings. A signature Camera Club trip that is a must do.

*Gammons Gulch Movie Set and Museum 03/18/2020

Lots of openings

*Bird Photography: Paton Center for Hummingbirds 03/25/2020

Get on the wait list

*Gastronomic Tour of Nogales Mexico 04/03/2020

Lots of openings

*Bird Photography: Pena Blanca Lake 04/04/2020

Get on the wait list

*Tucson Windows and Doors 04/07/2020

Lots of openings. A signature Camera Club trip that is a must do.

*Bird Photography:Madera Canyon-Hummingbirds at the Santa Rita Lodge 04/08/2020

6 openings

Our Field Trip Special Interest Group will meet tomorrow  January 29. We meet each Wednesday at 4 pm at the Camera Club to plan, arrange, guide and promote field trips for Camera Club Members. Please join us. It is fun and you can decide our next adventure. If you have a trip in mind, we will help you make it become a reality. We are also looking for cancellation/wait list coordinators and a promotion coordinator within the club. Please volunteer.  Sign up here: Field Trip SIG

We look forward to seeing you on the upcoming field trips.

Sue Rock

Field Trip Facilitator




Feb 5 -9, 2020.    10am to 5pm.   Tubac


Feb 8, 2020.     10am - 3pm.  $5 admission.


Feb 8, 2020.    Various times.  Free>event>fort-lowell-day-celebration


Feb 15 - 25.   Tucson


Feb 20, 2020.       Starts at 9am.


Feb 23 - march 1, 2020.    OMNI Tucson National Resort.


Feb 23, 2020.  9am -1pm.    Meet at Tumacacori, board the shuttle then hike 4 miles one-way back to the mission.

SHOWTIME - February 2020

When: 02/03/2020 7:00 PM, UTC-07:00
Where: Desert Hills Auditorium, Desert Hills Social Center

Will you be attending?

Enjoy presentations by---

  • Kevin May
    Royce Jacob
    Jerry Marrion
    Tom Ransberg
    Sarah Warnes
    Doug Stenerson
    Pat Leege
    Barb Woolard
    And of course….the GVCC Scavengers

These photographers will show you the local Arid Garden, a circus museum, take you on a trip to France, and much much more.  Don’t miss it.

Chuck Hill – Showtime Coordinator

And by the way….we are in desperate need of programs for our monthly Showtime presentations.  It is easy – take some of your photos from a field trip or other event and put them into a program.  Use ProShow Gold/Producer or some other application to assemble your photos and add music of your choice. 

More tips on making a show HERE

In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of Green Valley Recreation.

David King 

February Speaker Series


1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Anza Room, Recreation Village of Santa Rita Springs. 921 West Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley, AZ 85622

Photo/Graphy = Writing with Light

Photography quite literally means “Writing with Light.”  This has been going on for centuries. Modern photographers and story-tellers can take cues from our artistic forefathers who have been representing light on canvas and cave walls since the Paleolithic times. Join David King to discuss a little about what we—as photographic story-tellers—can learn from art history, what rules they taught us, and why. From there we can discuss the creative evolution of where and how we “Write with Light.” To quote classic rocker, Rod Stewart, “Every picture tells a story, don’t it,” (1971)

To attend this event, you must be a member of GVR.

Green Valley Film Festival

When: 02/10/2020 2:00 PM, UTC-07:00
Where: Desert Hills Center Auditorium, 2980 S. Camino del Sol Green Valley, AZ 85622

Will you be attending?

Green Valley Film Festival

When: 02/10/2020 2:00 PM, UTC-07:00
Where: Desert Hills Center Auditorium, 2980 S. Camino del Sol Green Valley, AZ 85622

Will you be attending?


Not attending


Green Valley Film Festival - 2/10/20 2:00 PM

Last date for ticket sales is 2/9/2020.

Hosted by the GVR Camera Club’s Multimedia Special Interest Group, the Green Valley Film Festival presents three hours of your friends and neighbors’ best multimedia work. This juried showing of entries, which have been submitted by members of GVR, will present films that are entertaining, informative, and more technically advanced. Subject matter is aimed at general audiences and can include: travelogue, documentary, humor, the art of photography, gallery shows (collections of stills set to music), public service announcements, and more!

To attend this event, you must be a member of GVR.



As you renew your membership to the Green Valley Camera Club, and plan to sign up for Field Trips, spend time at the Club using the equipment, participate in classes, attend meetings, etc. would you consider volunteering as a monitor.

Monitors typically check in club members, answer the phone, and welcome those seeking information about the Club. You are not expected to know how to use the equipment. Training takes about an hour.

Contact: for more informtion


Tucson Windows and Doors Field Trip Jan 28

If you haven't been on a Camera Club Field Trip, you should try one. What started as a typical Field Trip to the Barrio of Tucson blossomed into a far more eductional trip. We met a gentleman who was part of local history. As we stoppped by a mural, he came to chat. He opened the small church next to the mural and described his picture in the mural as well as his grandparents.

We also stopped to look at an old store, when the owner appeared, chatted with us, and then unlocked and invited us into the store. History again where none was expected. You never know what you may find.

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Green Valley Recreation Camera Club

P.O. Box 1423

Green Valley, Arizona  85622

The GVR Camera Club was established in the early 1970’s as one of many Green Valley Recreation organizations that serve our community. Our main interest is photography – both still and video imaging.  The Club has grown into one of the largest camera clubs in the country with over 800 active members.


The GVR Photography Club is located in the Recreation Village of Santa Rita Springs.
921 West Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley, AZ 85622 
Phone 520-648-1315

If you have any questions or concerns please call the above number during business hours or email us at:

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