You should know by now that Nicole Palmer was conferred honorary member status at the meeting in December. She sent these words of thanks and asked that they be published here.
The year is not even 2 days old and HPS has already managed to impress me again with our new Web and Blog sites that I immediately want to take this opportunity to thank you, not only for this, but also for the great honor bestowed on me at the last meeting.
It was indeed a total surprise to receive the title of "Honorary" member, I was very touched by this.
The "Knighting" ceremony was great fun and marked the occasion with the usual touch of care, creativity and humor that this wonderful Club of ours always surrounds its members with.
I became a "serious" photographer in 1991 and have been involved with the Helderberg Club ever since, so you can guess that it is an integral part of my life and although I find our programme interesting and stimulating, the best part for me is the support and camaraderie we never fail to find at our meetings.
I would like to tell my companions that in turn their encouragement and friendship has helped me tremendously to grow in my photographic career and I am deeply thankful for everyone’s contribution and assistance along my road of creativity.
Once again I thank you all for this recognition and will do my best to live up to it.
Wishing you all a very good 2009 and may your images be perfectly composed and skillfully photoshopped.
With love from the new desk and new swivel chair of