President’s Message May 2019

May 29, 2019  By Richard Rejino

Alan Weinschel

It has been a busy time for LHSA.  We had a terrific spring shoot in Asheville NC.   If you were there you know what I am talking about.  Great instruction from our unofficial headmaster David Spielman, inspiring speakers, a visit to the Biltmore estate, and schmoozing with other Leica enthusiasts.   More on meetings below.

As this is published, we are winding down our spring Sweepstakes with the spectacular 50mm APO Summicron LHSA 50th Anniversary edition.   There is still time to enter.   You can support your organization and have a chance to win one of these lenses.  Click here to enter.

We are also in the middle of our Notre Dame project.   We are going to collect member photos of Notre Dame, and then let the restoration team have them as a reference.  We will also take the best 100 and put them in a book to be sold with all net proceeds going to restoration efforts.   It costs you nothing and you will be part of something that uses our photography to do good.  Click here for more info.

Meetings:  we are gaining many new members from the program we partner with Leica under which buyers of new Leica system cameras (and Leica Q’s) are offered a free year of LHSA membership.  A fair number of our new members are from outside the US, and we welcome all of them to LHSA.   As a way for all of us to meet as many members as possible, we have set up a tentative meeting schedule as follows:

  • October 18-20, 2019              Boston MA (Annual Meeting)
  • April or May 2020                 Colorado Springs CO (Spring Shoot)
  • October 2020                          Seattle, WA (Annual Meeting)
  • April or May 2021                 Memphis TN (Spring Shoot)
  • October 2021                          Dublin, Ireland (Annual Meeting)

We hope you can join us at one or more of these meetings.   As I have noted before, LHSA is not just a website and some emails with electrons passing through the ether.   It offers something as quaint and old fashioned as a rangefinder camera:  the opportunity to meet other like-minded people and share our Leica journeys.  Specifics will follow for upcoming meetings. Good shooting! 

Richard Rejino
Richard is the Executive Director of LHSA - The International Leica Society and a part-time professional photographer. He is also a classically trained pianist, writer and published author. His book, "What Music Means to Me" is available from Hal Leonard Corporation.

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