Next Meeting - Zoom - Jan 26 - Grant Jefferies - Photographing Manatee County Conservation Areas

  • Our January Outing is to Boca Grande .….January 18, 19, 20,and 21. Pick any of these days to go.  Pick any time to go. If you are brave and would like to meet up with some fellow club members, there will be a “Masked Meetup” (with social distancing required) on Tuesday January 19th at 9:30am and in front of The Inn Bakery at 384 East Railroad Avenue.


Let’s all be sure to post our favorite images from the outing on the club’s Facebook page.  If we can’t get out together, at least we can still learn from each other by sharing our pictures.  Please see the flyer at



  • Grant Jefferies will be joining us for our next meeting on January 26th.  Grant, who grew up in the Bradenton area, is a retired award-winning photojournalist from the Bradenton Herald.  A conservationist, he now focuses his photography on documenting the area’s natural beauty and wildlife.  He will be speaking to us on Photographing Manatee County Conservation Areas.  See the 2020-21 Presenters Button on our website home page for more information. 



  • Our Mentor Program is now organizing!  Signup continues through Monday January 18th.  Please see the Mentoring Options Button on our website home page for information and the link to our Mentor Program Guide. 


  • Our Cracker Fair project for the Elsie Quirk Library continues through January. Elsie Quirk Library has supported our club through the years by providing us FREE meeting space.  They need our help now.  Please contact Wayne Mengel ASAP if you would like to be a part of this Community Service Project 


  • F3C’s Annual Conference has gone virtual this year.  The dates are February 10th and 11th and the member cost is $99.  See speaker information and details at


  • And, a reminder about our about February meeting dates --- the February meetings are being held on the first and third Tuesdays--- —instead of our normal 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.  So please mark your calendar, if you haven’t already, for as our meeting dates.

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