Club Roles

OPC is a non-hierarchical club.  This means that every member who shares a passion for photography is encouraged to participate and assume a lead role in the Club.  Every member is empowered and encouraged to share their enthusiasm for photography with other members.  Each member is able to independently share and communicate with other Club members and to organize and coordinate events.

Member

Any person who is interested in photography and lives in the local Orenco Station area can be a member of the Club upon payment of dues.  Members support the Club through dues and by actively participating in the monthly meeting and by sharing their challenge and critique photos.  Members can also have a gallery on the official OPC website.

Provisional Member

Photographers who live in the general Orenco area can join the OPC Google+ Community, post images, attend and host events.  They are encouraged to support the Club by paying dues at the next Club monthly meeting.

Facilitator

Once a member or provisional member has experience participating in the Club and hosting successful events, they should share their experiences with other members.  In other words, lead, motivate, enable, guide, and partner with other members to share their photography passion with the Club.  Anyone in the Club can be a facilitator and help other members by sharing their experiences, and encouraging other members to participate and be willing to help with events.

Lead Facilitator

There will always be a few people in the Club who  will need to help other members step up and participate.  The Lead Facilitators lead, motivate, enable, guide, and partner with other members to share their photography knowledge with the Club.  Anyone in the club can be and is encouraged to take a leadership role and serve as a Lead Facilitator.  The only requirement  is for members  to step up and assume a leadership role.

Event Host

Any member or provisional member can host events by coordinating and setting them up through the OPC G+ community page.

Treasurer

The Club Treasurer is responsible for maintaining the financial records and checking account of the Club. The Treasurer receives and disburses monies for the Club.  Two signatures are  required for all disbursements.  The second signature will be the Co-Treasurer.  The Treasurer should collect contact information from people who  pay their dues then  update the OPC Contact Database.  The Treasurer is a Lead Facilitator role in the club.

Co-Treasurer

The Co-Treasurer serves as a backup to  the Treasurer and is  familiar with the status of the financial records and checking account. The Co-Treasurer also serves as the second signer on distributions from the checking account.  Typically this position is filled by one of the Lead-Facilitators.

Outreach Coordinator

The role for the OPC Outreach Coordinator is to promote the club and increase club membership.  The creativity of the person in this role will drive how this is done best.  For example, post club invitations on other social media platforms (Facebook, etc.),  identify and coordinate with facilities where we can display images (Library, city hall, Starbucks, etc.), coordinate with city art groups to promote the club, issue press releases to local papers and radio stations, post flyers and business cards at local camera stores, and etc.  The Outreach Coordinator should get club member to promote the club and to help coordinate any public events.

OPC Website webmaster

The Webmaster handles postings and member galleries on the official OPC website.

OPC Website webmaster backup

The backup to the Webmaster should be familiar with the website and be able to take over the website in case the Webmaster is not able to fulfill his or her duties.

OPC Google+ Community owner

This person is listed as the “owner” on the Google+ community page.  The owner  can add and remove people in  the community, promote people to serve as “moderator” or ban people from the community.  The owner is responsible for making sure that community members follow the posting guidelines and respect other community members.  When a new person is added to the community, they should be added to the OPC contact listing and listed as a Provisional Member.

OPC G+ Community moderators

Multiple community members can be moderators.  Moderators can add people to or remove people from  the community.  The moderators share the responsibility of ensuring sure community members follow the posting guidelines and are respectful of  other community members.  When a new person is added to the community, they should be added to the OPC contact listing and listed as a Provisional Member.

OPC Meeting Projectionist

Equipment needed:

  • Laptop computer
  • 15′ extension cord
  • The club projector will be brought to the meeting by one of the co-leaders (John or Ron)

Knowledge needed:

  • Basic computer skills to be able to connect projector to laptop and run projector.

Steps:
Before the club meeting:

  • Contact Cheryl Maloney so she can email  the images to the Projectionist on the Monday before the meeting. Her Email is cheryl_maloney@me.com
  • Download images, organize them and make a list of the images in both the challenge and critique categories.   A volunteer will introduce them during the meeting.

During the club meeting:

  • Connect the laptop to the projector and ensure that it can project images onto the screen
  • Project images as someone else introduces them to the club members.
  • Be prepared to project slides from a USB thumb drive if needed for other presenters.