I would like to thank all of you for giving me the privilege to serve as President of ASMP, Dallas for the last two years. Over the last three years this chapter has seen an unprecedented increase in membership and I am proud to have served on the board that witnessed it at a time of economic hardship. We brought outstanding events to Dallas including Robb Kendrick at the DMA, Business of Photography at Bolt Studios, North Texas Women in Photography at the Women’s museum and most recently, Still to Video at the Angelika theater. Your support of my board made all the events possible and your participation at the events made it all worthwhile. Seeing all of you at the events told us that you liked what we were doing and to continue brainstorming for new ideas. I personally could not have done it alone and I want to thank all of the board members that have worked with me these last two years: Sam Bortnick, Rex Curry, Melody Hamilton, Dan Hatzenbuhler, Robert Hart, Jason Janik, Charley Mitcherson, Kate Mackley, Ben Moore, Mark Nelson, Andie Smith, Clayton Smith, Naomi Vaughn, and Donald Wristen. Ladies and gentlemen you are the best and it has been great working with you.
It is now time to step aside and hand the baton off to a new president, Jason Janik and I do so with the certainty that he and his new board will take ASMP Dallas to even greater heights. He has been in the area for some time and brings a wide array of experience to the position, He has assisted some of the area’s best photographers and is now an excellent photographer in his own right. To his credit he was the man behind last year’s very successful 30 X 30 Photography exhibit at the Kettle Gallery and arranged the pro photo demonstrations at Bolt Studios. I look forward to the upcoming year with Jason and his crew and what they have in store for us.
Again, thank you all for being there when we needed you and I look forward to seeing you all at future ASMP events. Dallas ASMP photographers are quite frankly some of the best in the world and I cherish the fact that I am among your ranks.