JCPC Finishes Out The Year With Christmas Cheer
Our last event of the year for 2016 was our Christmas Party that enabled us to visit and share the evening with games, a photo slideshow and plenty of food. We had a full house that enjoyed all of the events which is hard to do in two and half hours but we got it all in. We need way more time for a Christmas Party!
Thank you to all those that sent photos for the slide show, brought food, shared their receipes and enjoyed the night. Special words of gratitude go out to Scott Villmer for the slide show and Leah Villmer for creating the trivia questions with a prize gift. It was great fun and came down to a tie between Kathy and Chris after two rounds of questions. The final question of "Where is the sea of tranquility" was given; the answer is on the moon given by Chris.... Who would have thunk it ? The moon
October 2016 Display Of Winners at High Ridge Library
October's display case at the Jefferson County Library (High Ridge)
will show off the Over-All Winners and some of the categories winners from our annual Competition.
6/2016 Our Club Is Highlighted in Library Display Case
Thank you gang from designing a beautiful case again this year, last year the library told us that ours was one of the most looked at through out the year. Last year we had new members and contest entries from this display. Leah has secured the month of October 2016 also so we can showcase our winners from the competition in September.
Thanks again to our designers and those that sent things to be displayed.
IT LOOKS BEAUTY-FULL :) :)
The Ides Of March
Our Members favorite places shares their links.......
Purina Farms www.purinafarms.com
St Louis Activities www.explorestlouis.com
St Louis Renaissance Fair www.stlrenfest.com
Missouri Botanical Gardens (all locations) www.mobot.org
St Louis & Surrounding Areas www.greatriverroad.com
Events Calendar for Car shows www.oldride.com
St Louis Renaissance Fair www.renstl.org
Mo Dept of Conservation www.mdc.mo.gov
Missouri State Parks www.mostateparks.com
World Bird Sanctuary www.worldbirdsanctuary.org
Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary www.crownridgetigers.com
Missouri Visitors Guide www.visitmo.com
Endangered Wolf Center www.endangeredwolfcenter.org
Compton Hill Water Tower www.watertowerfoundation.org
Vader's 501 www.70thexplorers.com
St Louis Comic Con www.projectcomiccon.com
St Louis Zoo www.stlzoo.org
Grants Farm www.grantsfarm.com
Diversified Labs www.divlab.com
Zenfolio webhosting for photographers www.zenfolio.com
The Studio Corner www.thestudiocorner.com
2016 Field Trip Schedule
April 30, 2016 2:00 Pm Jeff City Historic State Penitentiary,
115 Lafayette St., Jefferson City, Mo.
Our journey starts aboard Amtrak's Missouri River Runner. We will arrive at about 11:30am in Jeff City and take in a few sights or eat lunch prior to our tour. Then we will make our way to the Old State Pen for our tour. After a two hour tour we will have time to take in some more of the sights near the prison. We will board our train at 7pm to come home. If you would like to go on the tour but prefer not to ride the train that's quite acceptable.
Penitentiary information list to download
May 21th - Audubon Center at Riverlands, 301 Riverlands Way, West Alton, Mo. 8am At any given time 299 species of birds call this area home. Water fowl, wading birds, game birds, birds of prey and many others could fall prey to your camera. We'll start mearly in the day since the early bird catches the worm maybe we can catch a photo of that early bird. This facility features a wrap-around deck, miniature wetland pond, spotting scopes, picnic tables, a native rain garden with winding walkway and 8.5 miles of trails. Visit http://riverlands.audubon.org to get more info about this lovely
destination. On the website there are downloadable forms to keep track of the birds you see. Free.
June 25th -Grant's Farm, 10501 Grant's Farm Rd., St. Louis, Mo.9am First opened in 1954, by the Busch family this St. Louis attraction is home to many different animals and birds including some of the Budweiser Clydesdales. PresidentnGrant's cabin is also on the grounds along with several other structures. To find out more visit www.grantsfarm.com. Parking is $12 per car load but park admission is free.
July 23rd - Ste. Genevieve, Various locations, Ste. Genevieve, Mo. 9am This field trip will be designed by you. There are several different ways to enjoy this historic Missouri town. You can purchase a $15 Passport to Historic Attractions where 5 attractions will be open to you to tour at your leisure and include Bolduc Museum House, Bauvais-Amoureux House, Jacques Guibourd House, Felix Valle Historic Site and the Ste. Genevieve Museum. Or you can pick and choose which of the 10 historic homes to tour
and pay for them individually. Or you can just wander through the historic streets to capture some of the architecture and street life. We will meet for lunch at Historic Old Brick House Restaurant for lunch at noon to share our day's adventures and photos. The restaurant is located at the corner of Third & Market streets. For more information go to
www.visitstegen.com or call 800-373-7007 . Free - $$.
Aug. 20th -Sappington House & Museum, 1015 South Sappington Rd., Crestwood, Mo.11am Registered on the National Historic Landmark rolls, this home and grounds have been restored to appear as they would have nearly 200 years ago. This home is a stunning example of Federal architecture which is rare in Missouri and is thought to be the oldest
brick home in St. Louis County. After we tour the gardens and structure we will have a late lunch in The Barn Restaurant located on the same property. More info can be found at www.sappingtonhouse.org. Adult admission $5. Child $1.
Oct. 22nd -Shaw's Nature Reserve, Hwy 100 & Pinetum Loop Rd., Gray Summit Mo .10:00 am We will take our time taking in fall at the Reserve. The Reserve consists of 2500 acres and has a little bit of most types of habitats, ranging from woodlands to wetlands. Because of this many different species of birds and animals like to live there. Deer, ducks, geese, opossum, rabbits, squirrels, woodpeckers and many more creatures roam the landscape.
Hopefully, we will have nice fall colors and bountiful wild fall fruits. See more at www.missouribotanicalgardens.org/visit/family-of-attractions/shaw-nature-reserve.aspx Free to members. $3-$5.
Feb, 2016 Meeting is Another Hands On Success
Our new education director Paul Fisher leads the members into a hands on approach into the world of photography. Feb 2016
Slide Show Presentation from Meeting" Basic Camera Operations
Jefferson County Photo Club buys a Kitty Condo for the Open Door Animal Sanctuary this February 2016.
With the proceeds from the 2015 Competition we were able to sponsor a Kitty Condo for the Open Door Animal Sanctuary that will be used in their renovated palace for their adult cats that are ready for forever homes. We are so excited to be a part of changes that will allow an open air setting for these cats.