This holiday season I want to wish every member and their family & friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!I want to thank all the members of the club that have helped make myself and others better photographers. My earliest recollection of being a member of the club is an award I received in 2006 for “Open Wide” a picture of our cat yawning. The image scored 85. I have always believed in giving back or paying it forward, for help that I have received from others. I joined the club because of the friendliness of the members and willingness of members to share knowledge about photography. I have learned a lot, many thanks to those who have helped me along the way. I hope I can do that as president.I have long wanted to do a program on copyrights because members have asked me questions of how to protect their intellectual property (photos). From research and advice I received from others in the industry, I found I could not adequately cover the subject in a 1 ½ hour meeting. I am not an attorney, so I will not offer any legal opinions. If any of you would like more information on copyrights here are some videos and websites that might be of help to you. I am not endorsing any of these.Edward Greenberg & Jack Reznicki , the “Copyright Zone”.See Kelby One “The Grid #13 Copyrights”. You can skip the 1st 16 minutes to get to the discussion.Kelby Media DVD: The Photographer's Guide to Avoiding Common Business Mistakes with Jack Reznicki and Edward GreenbergIf you Google “photographer copyright law”, you will find other books & website on the subjectThe club needs a Vice President that can be our Program Chair and a Hospitality Chair.If you are interested, please call me at 760 486 5269 or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.orgSome members have expressed interest in helping out with ideas for some of the programs.So please let me know if you are interested in doing one of these important functions for your camera club.