Tonight we had a first "organizational/brain-storming" meet at The Spilled Bean in Taylorsville. I was *delighted* and surprised by the turnout. We expected 5 or 6, including me. We had over 10! We will meet once a month, aiming for the 3rd week. Next meeting is March 27, 5:30-7, and everyone will bring 3 prints. A few will be offered up for critique.

People expressed interest in shooting assignments, outings, critique, somebody better than us coming at some point to speak, and darkroom work (though nobody but me has one. we're working on that as mine's too small to share). David, maybe down the road might you do a workshop on something alternative? I know it's a good distance for you, so I'd understand if you couldn't.

Any of you could be the "better" one to come share with us. I haven't seen anybody's work yet, but they all said they're novices. I don't know if that's so or if they're mostly being humble. Anyway, I'm excited. I've got some new photog. friends and they're right here! Wahoo!

Janet