WPS Tuesday Meetings
Tuesday nights are not just about the talk/competition, lots of other things can be happening too!
The meetings run from 7.30 until 10pm and consist of several elements.
Our evening event usually takes the form of either a talk and presentation on a photography-related subject given by a visiting speaker or a society member, or a members’ competition. You will find details of all of these in the Members’ handbook or the programme page.
To help new members feel at home and involved, we have several special initiatives:
Newcomers’ Welcome Point:
We have a dedicated newcomers’ area during the refreshments break, to the right of the exit doors. Here you will be greeted by friendly faces, have a chance to get to know other new members as well as established ones, and ask any questions you may have about the society.
You can choose to have an experienced member as your mentor, to answer any questions you may have about the society and to help with any photographic queries or issues.
Groups and Workshops:
You might like to take advantage of the Welcome Workshop that is aimed at any members who have joined in the last 12 months. There is also a Beginners’ Group, usually on the first Wednesday of each month.
The sale of tea and coffee at the break is coordinated by a small team of members, and assisted by two or three members who volunteer on the night. All members are encouraged to take their turn to help. Members may, if they wish, pre-purchase their season’s refreshment drinks at a discounted price.
Manned by committee members from 7pm and during the refreshments breaks on Tuesday evenings, the Society Desk is the place to look at the notice board, sign up for extra activities, get information about the Royal Photographic Society and ask any society-related questions.
There are three elected Member Representatives on the WPS committee (see Society Officials 2020/21). Their role is to understand the views and wishes of the membership and to present these to the committee. Members are encouraged to get to know these representatives.
Tea and Coffee Break
The provision of refreshments at the break is coordinated by a team of members with extra help on the night by 2 or 3 volunteers.