The club has revised its Rules and Regulations. They are now more succinct and address concerns that members share regarding the slow rate of advancement progress. The system is now easier to understand and implement on the Photo Vault Online portal. It is also better aligned with the guidelines provided by the Photographic Society of South Africa.
Some of the key changes are:
- From October the deadline for submitting images to Photo Vault will be the Wednesday prior to the club meeting and no longer the Saturday.
- The threshold for 4-Star workers is lowered by one point. This change will be retroactive from January 2020 and advancement will be recomputed from this date.
- It is now possible to advance to higher levels without achieving salon acceptances, albeit at a slower pace.
- ‘Magister’ is renamed ‘Master’ and there are multiple levels ranging from Master Bronze to Master Diamond.
“It will unfortunately take some weeks to fully implement the changes which seem to be a truly massive undertaking but the result will be a system that is up to date, transparent and eventually allow all members to get a real-time summary of their own progress through the advancement system,” says Club President David Wilson.