I’m certainly glad to see most of the snow gone. At least for now maybe and possibly for the foreseeable future. Our January meeting was canceled because our speaker, Rebecca Cook couldn’t get across the border due to the weather. Most members probably looked outside and saw bad conditions for driving and stayed home. So, you now have a second chance.

Our February speaker and will give us the lowdown on what each member of a film crew’s responsibility is. From the top dog down to the janitor. Rebecca has an all female production crew that operates out of Spokane. She also has a small group of people who do voice-over work. It is going to be an interesting evening. Speaking of evenings, the board back in November voted to conduct all of our meetings on the same day but only in the evening. Our daytime patronage dropped off enough to merit this move. We meet until further notice in Steve’s Video Studio.

I was going to move my talk from February to the March meeting. I had planned to do a dress rehearsal of the program I’m doing in the near future at the Jacklin Art Center in Post Falls. The subject is silent films. The title is “Where Movies Came From.” An evening of three films separated by the brief history of films in general. I have met with the new director of the JACC and she likes the idea. More on this as I get more information.

Since the last newsletter, I will be moving that movie talk to the April meeting. On February 28th I am having minor surgery and don’t want put that program on only eight days later. So, I have Zack from the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center to talk to us about their audio and video facilities. They are busy nearly year round in doing productions for the center and for outside organizations. We can also use their facilities to film in. Also more on that.

For some of you can help us by paying you dues, recruiting new members, and getting the word out about our meeting speakers. Remember, the first visit is free, and after that only $5 per meeting, or joining is cheaper! Money from the dues helps to keep our doors open.

See you February 8th at 6:30 p.m.