The last board meeting of 2016 was held on November 29 and many topics were discussed and voted on. I want to alert you of just a few of the changes coming so that you have time to prepare.

-The move to the church is set to take place after the December 13th meeting at Willamalane. After that date no further meetings will be held at Willamalane. The first meeting of the new year is on Thursday January 5

-The new location is Northwood Christian Church, 2425 Harvest Lane, Springfield, OR 97477. A link to the map is here.

The room we will be meeting in is the Fireside Room which can be entered from the parking lot. This room was never available to us on every Tuesday night of the month so we had a workaround in mind. Within the past week we learned that this room is available every Thursday night. This was presented to the board and discussed at length and finally voted upon. The motion passed unanimously so all EPS meetings will be on Thursday nights beginning in January. It is our hope this will not inconvenience members due to other existing Thursday obligations. You would have received more notice if we had known earlier.

-Another issue the board voted on and approved is the adoption of a Liability Release form. Beginning in January all members will be required to sign a liability release form at the time their dues are paid–and do so again every year. We are modeling our release after the one used by the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs (4Cs) and are doing this based on guidance from our attorney and our State Farm insurance agent. I have attached that release so you can read it, print it (if possible) sign and deliver it when you pay your dues at the first meeting of 2017.

There are several other topics that I will be sharing information on but these were the two that we deemed urgent that you have.

More details will be available in the Bellows and on the website soon.

Please come to the December 6th meeting and vote for your new officers for 2017.

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