About PFCC – Historical

The Port Franks and Area Camera Club was formed in June of 2010 by a small group of photo enthusiasts. We have since grown to over 30 members.  Our meetings are relaxed and informal, open to chatting and companionship.  You are welcome to attend a couple of meetings before you decide if you would like to join. Membership fees are $40 per year.

The PF Camera Club is open to adults 16 years of age and over.  Younger members are welcome, with their parent or guardian.

This is the place for all photographers, regardless of skill level. We have something for everyone, from novice to knowledgeable.

The PF Camera Club uses www.flickr.com/groups/pfcameraclub as its photo-sharing site.  Once you have registered and become a member, you will be issued an invitation to join the PF Camera Club Flickr group.  To do this, you must first join Flickr at www.flickr.com.  When you upload your photos to Flickr, they will first go into your “Photostream”.  You must then use the “Add to Group” option to add them to the Camera Club’s group page.

Feel free to post as many photos of your own as you wish, for everyone to enjoy online at home.  If you are posting photos from a Walkabout or Challenge, please tag your shots with the theme name, and limit yourself to your 3 best shots, so we have time to see & discuss everyone’s photos during the next meeting.

PFCC Receives Donation!

The Grand Bend and Area Rotary Club helped our Club with their generous donation.  Many thanks to them!

We would also like to express our appreciation for the support of the Port Franks Branch of the Lambton County Library and the Port Franks Optimist Club.


The PFCC at The Poinsettia Tour – photo courtesy L. Dukelow

On Saturday October 15 and Sunday October 16 2011, the Port Franks and Area Camera Club participated in the Poinsettia Tour in Port Franks.  Our booth was located in the Port Franks Community Centre.  We had a chance to show off our members’ photos, to make a few sales and to engage the public.  It was a lot of fun, and the Optimists served a wonderful lunch.

Grand Bend “Community Leaders of the Decade” Gala ~ October 28, 2011.

photo courtesy Jacqui Krech

Thanks to everyone from the Camera Club who volunteered to be among the “Paparazzi” at this event! Many thanks to our amazing photographers Vreni Beeler, Trish Anderson and Dan Shaw for donating their time and talents to photograph the Community Leaders of the Decade event at Hessenland!  It’s great that we can be involved in the community.

photo courtesy Lynn Dukelow

Sunday, December 18, 2011, the Ausable Port Franks Optimist Club hosted “Breakfast with Santa” for local kids, parents and grandparents.  The jolly fat guy was there and he listened carefully to the wish lists of the children and found out who was naughty or nice.  The Port Franks and Area Camera Club joined in the fun and recorded some memories.