Secretary's Monthly Report

February 21
Hi Fellow Circlers
Seventeen members 'tuned in' to our February meeting to enjoy 'Snows of Kilimanjaro' a trek to Africa's highest Mountain by our very own George Robertson.
In addition to his passion for photography George is a professional mountain guide taking clients on treks to far flung corners of the globe.
His presentation started in Moshi City, Tanzania, where he assembled his party with his assistants, porters and all the equipment needed for a trip lasting many days in the wilderness, then took us photographically to follow the trek to the summit of Kilimanjaro in the north East of the country.
Although George admitted that photography was secondary to his professional objective of ensuring his clients reached their goal and returned safely, he produced a display of images of the highest quality taken en route with several outstanding examples of landscape photography at its very best.
Covering all different types of conditions, many of which were truly treacherous, on the way to the glacier on the rim of the extinct volcano, George gave us a detailed commentary covering the terrain, the wildlife, the flora and also the dangers encountered, which the members found fascinating.
Those who were present were unanimous in thanking George for a highly entertaining evening professionally presented.
Our meeting was concluded with a brief but lively discussion on the aims of the Circle and how we can increase our membership.
Next month we see a return visit from Libby Smith with a continuation of her image manipulation using textures and blending...not to be missed.
Rob the Secy.