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Next meeting 9 April 2019 - AGM
Followed by The Friendship Trophy Competition
Bring your entries on the night
The Friendship Trophy – Open subject, where the recorded soundtrack must be one unaltered track of a commercial recording, not exceeding 5 minutes duration. The author’s name must not be declared within the programme. Judging is by audience ballot. The winner is awarded The Friendship Trophy.

12 March 2019 - A Blast From The Past
We experienced the magic of AV as Jeff Mansell & Phil Gee entertained us with a wonderful selection of slide-tape AVs, yes slides and two projectors! One of our most memorable evenings.

6-a-Side Battle with Leeds
We were narrowly beaten by Leeds, again
Judges' Comments
Jeff Click here to download Jeff's comments
Alastair Click here to download Alastair's comments

The Annual Competition was a wonderful celebration of the power of AV to entertain, inform, educate, and engage our emotions. Our judge John Gibbs FACI was clearly impressed by the range and quality of our work and his comments were very insightful, constructive and supportive. The awards and pictures can be seen on the "Competition Results" page.

Tricia Cooke
Dave & Tricia at their 75th birthday party
We are very sad to announce that Dave's lovely, gentle Tricia died on 14th January 2019 after a long illness. She has been a loyal member of Fentham Photographic Society (now Sutton Coldfield Photography Club), FADE AV Group, as well as East Midlands Audio Visual Group. We shall miss her smile, warmth and friendship, and we pray for Dave.

John Currant
John Currant
John died suddenly and unexpectedly on 16th January 2017. He served on our Committee for many years and we shall miss his vitality, warmth and friendliness. Our prayers are for Jose.

Maggie Imhoff
Maggie Imhoff
Maggie Imhoff died on 5th January 2016.
Maggie has been an active member of the society for a number of years and will be greatly missed. Maggie touched the hearts of everyone she met. When you think of Maggie, say her name, remember how she made you feel, and rejoice. Our thoughts are with Malcolm at this time.
Donations to Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of Maggie have raised over £2000.

Peter Brown honoured
Peter Brown receives his Honorary Life Membership
Peter Brown receives his Honorary Life Membership

Peter was a founder member of our Group. During those 30 years he has always served on the Committee, for twenty-five of those years as Chairman. During this time he has served as an Officer on the Council, becoming Chairman of the Midland Counties Photographic Federation and, even more prestigious, representing the MCPF as a member of the Executive Committee, later becoming President of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain. He was until recent years on the organising Committee of the National AV Championships and of Midphot AV Competitions. Despite major operations and feeling the test of time now, he has hardly missed a meeting.

Our current Chairman Malcolm says:
"To me, Peter is the heart and soul of East Midlands Audio Visual Group, having been a founder member when it was Leicester Forest AV Group, overseeing the change to East Midlands AV Group, and guiding us through the great change from analogue to digital. He has always been willing to give his time and energy in the best interests of the Group and has held many offices including being Chairman for many years. I am proud to be associated with a group that has Peter Brown as a member. It is with great pleasure that we are recognising tonight his long and dedicated service to the Group by awarding him an Honorary Life Membership."

John Currant ARPS
John Currant ARPS
John Currant ARPS

We are very pleased to hear that John has been awarded an Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society. The RPS distinctions are held in great prestige and are very hard to achieve. We congratulate John on this very well-deserved award.

Free Software
Fully working starter editions of earlier versions of PagePlus, PhotoPlus, DrawPlus, WebPlus, MoviePlus, PanoramaPlus, can be downloaded from the Serif website.
See the Links and Resources section.

PTE latest version released
Version 8 has now been released: click here to download. This version has some very useful features and the interface is completely customisable.
To download the User Guide see the link in the Links and Resources section.

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