Whether your club is a new club that is just "getting started," or is an established club that is "getting started" as a new PSA member; this PSA Club Services area will provide information and a Consultant to help the club make the most of the benefits of PSA club membership.
When a club joins PSA, the club name is listed and the club web site is linked from a PSA Membership Region webpage. The PSA member club can use the PSA logo on the club's web site and in club literature. The club will have a PSA Representative and PSA provides a PSA Rep "job description" or MOM. Five documents share helpful information to help your club decide if it should incorporate or not, apply for non-profit status, and how to establish ByLaws, etc. PSA sends, via email, a quarterly newsletter, "The Projector," to all member clubs and councils. PSA member clubs are featured occasionally in the PSA Journal and the Journal includes some "how to" articles that are written to help member clubs. These articles provide a good reference for clubs that are getting started and are included here.
- PSA Logo
- PSA Conference Logo
When using these links, you will leave the PSA Club Services web site. Read everything first and then proceed to the membership region webpages.
The PSA Membership Regions are linked from two interactive maps that can be found at: http://psa-newmember.org/psa-regions Click on the appropriate map, find the region where your club is located, and click on that region. On the club's region webpage you will see your Region Director who can help answer local questions. You will find your club name and web site link. Your club is invited to submit photos of club activities.
As a member, your club can use the PSA logo on your web site. Please include a link to the PSA web site. The PSA Conference logo can also be posted on your club web site. These PSA logos are available at:
PSA Chapters are listed on the Region Web pages.
* What is a PSA Chapter? by Sharp Todd, APSA PPSA, PSA Journal, August 2010
||Each PSA member club has a PSA Representative (Rep) who is listed as the club contact person in the membership database. The PSA Rep receives the club copy of the monthly PSA Journal, the quarterly emailed Projector, and membership renewal notices.
* Master Operating Manual (MOM) for the Club/Council Rep position
To update the Club/Council Rep name, address, phone number, and/or email address:
of the Year Award
of the Year Recipients:
|The PSA Board has established a Club Representative of the Year Award. Two Club Rep of the Year Awards are presented at the Opening Meeting of the PSA Conference each year, beginning with the 2010 Conference. One plaque will go to the Club Rep of the Year from a "small" club and another will go to the Club Rep of the Year from a "large" club. Club Reps who keep the club involved with PSA activities, present PSA information at each meeting, and refer many individual members to PSA will be recognized. This award recognizes the important role of the PSA Club Representative.
If you do not know who your Club Rep is or question whether
your club's PSA Representative is doing the job they should be doing on behalf of the club, ask your club's board. Make sure your club is getting all the information and benefits that PSA sends to member clubs via the PSA Club Repres club_services entative.
Year Large Club Small Club
2010 Susan Bailey Nellie Bretherick
||PSA sends, via email, a quarterly newsletter, "The Projector," to the Club Rep for all PSA-member clubs and councils.
The PSA Journal includes an occasional article titled Focus, which features a member or member club. Below are the Focus articles for PSA member clubs:
* St. Louis Camera Club; August 2005
* The F:67 Camera Club; January 2006
* Delaware Photographic Society; February 2007
* Chicago Stereo Camera Club; March 2007
* Oklahoma Camera Club; November 2007
* Ridgewood Camera Club; February 2008
* West Cumbria Photographic Group; April 2008
* The Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia; July 2008
* Washington Park Camera Club; August 2008
* Loveland Photographic Society; October 2008
* The Photographic Society of Chattanooga; November 2008
* Fox Valley Camera Club of Wisconsin: December 2008
* Image Makers Camera Club of Wisconsin: February 2009
* Coachella Valley Desert Camera Club: July 2009
* Fresno Camera Club and the PSA Youth Showcase: December 2009
* Victoria Photography Club: February 2010
* Cleveland Photographic Society (CPS): April 2010
* Berks Photographic Society (BPS): June 2010
* Raritan Photographic Society (RPS): August 2010
* Anaheim Camera Enthusiasts (ACES): October 2010
* Lafayette Photographic Society (LPS): December 2010
* Lancaster Photography Association (LPA): February 2011
|Starting a Club:
||The Following pdf documents have been written to help those starting a camera club.
* Starting a Camera Club
* Drafting Club ByLaws (sample ByLaws provided)
* Club Finances
* Club Publicity (sample Press Release)
* Club Competitions
* Club Education Plan
Looking for a Few Good Men & Women, November 2008, PSA Journal.
|About This Website:
||• Introducing PSA Club Services web site, December 2008