The History of the Manitoba Camera Club
The Manitoba Camera Club has been in existence since at least 1932 when it was formalized with a written constitution and by-laws. At the time of its creation, the club shared its photographic enthusiasm with other Canadian clubs such as Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Lethbidge, Regina, Saskatoon, Brandon, University of Manitoba, Y.W.C.A., Hudson’s Bay Camera Club and the T. Eaton Company camera Clubs.
Throughout its history the club has been involved with many international, national and local exhibitions, competitions and exchanges. The club celebrated its fiftieth year in 1982 and was celebrated with the design of an official logo by member, Don Berthman, which serves us to this day.
On September 5, 1984, the Manitoba Camera Club officially became the Manitoba Camera Club Inc. Previous to 1987, the club met in the Young Street United Church located at Broadway and Furby until it was destroyed by fire.
Presently, the club meets in the Winnipeg Foundation Auditorium in the Lion’s Place complex at 610 Portage Ave.
The Manitoba Camera Club has been a part of Manitoba’s photographic community for over eighty one years and continues to offer a varied program which includes guest speakers, in house training, occasional field trips and monthly competitions which are the mainstay of our club.
The club meets every Tuesday evening from September through April. The purpose of the club is to offer the community a venue for sharing photographic ideas and skills and offer a meeting place of like minded camera and photographic enthusiasts.
MCC Board of Directors for 2016-2017
President: Lynn Latozke
Vice President: George Love
Treasurer: Mary Lou Milhausen
Secretary: Gale Simpson
Competitions Co-Chairs – Barb Cantley, Lawrie Harper-Winning, Nancy Kerr
Communications: Dave Streeter
Library: George Love
Membership Chair: Nancy Tardiff
Program: Don and Judy Berthman
Social: Wendy Stephenson
Website: Bob Poole
Facebook: Nancy Kerr/Lynn Latoske/Bob Poole
MCC Rep for Joint Workshop: Mary Lou Milhausen
Summer Field Trips: Debbie Vokey and Wendy Stephenson