We are only in the middle of one of the most extraordinarily disruptive years – yet in many respects the photographic year is ending at the end of this month. For example, the Impala log salon year, the PSSA monthly competitions and closer to home, the first term of the Western Cape Photographic Forum (WCPF) Exco comes to an end in June.

Western Cape clubs will be able to look back with satisfaction on the year with individual members and clubs performing exceptionally well in salons and competitions.

At the WCPF AGM on 27 June – held via zoom – a new Exco will be elected. I will be stepping down as chairman because I said from the beginning that the WCPF should be led by club representatives, not PSSA directors, who attend meetings as ex-officio members. The idea behind the founding of the forum at the end of 2017 was to create a platform for clubs to meet and discuss issues of mutual concern and benefit.

I reluctantly agreed to serve as chairman for the initial two-year term to help create a foundation, but it is now time for a club representative to take the lead. Trudi du Toit, who agreed to serve as the first secretary, is also making room for a club representative, but Francois du Bois is available for re-election as treasurer for a second term.

We will, however, be keeping the communication channels with the clubs and PSSA members open through this newsletter.

Enjoy your photography!

Nicol du Toit

PSSA Western Cape Regional Director.