May Meeting


2019 Calendar of Events

May 11thPlease Note:
the Members’ Sale has been
moved to the June 15th meeting.

Frank Almquist will speak about photography at the May meeting.
10 am at the Coop. Ext. offices

May 25th and 26th – Sharon
Springs Garden Party, Sharon Springs, NY

June 15th – Members’ Sale
and Babysitter Distribution

July 10th – 13th
National Convention,
Middleton, WI

July 13th – picnic

July 19th – 20th
Regional Meeting

August 17th – Annual Sale
at Faddegon’s

September 21st – TBD

October 19th – TBD

November – TBD

December 14th
Holiday Party with UNYHS.

The Albany Co-Cooperative Ext.
is located at 24 Martin Road,
Voorheesville, NY. 12186.
Meetings begin at 10 am
unless otherwise noted.

The William K Sanford
Town Library is located at
629 Albany Shaker Rd,
Loudonville,NY 12211.

The daylily in the heading is
Danube Sunrise by Stelter, 2016

May Meeting

Our Members’ Sale has been postponed until the June 15th meeting. When we met in April, several members didn’t feel their daylilies were out of the ground enough to get a good idea of how many fans there were on the plants. It was suggested that the Members’ Sale be postponed until June. Since the distribution of the babysitter plants doesn’t take much time, a motion was made and seconded to move the Members’ Sale to the June meeting. A vote was taken and the motion was passed.

Join us on May 11th at 10 am at the Cooperative Extension offices in Voorheesville for A Short Course in Photography in the Garden. Frank Almquist has graciously agreed to be our speaker. Frank has been making garden pictures for years and collected a group of images on what to do – and not to do – when photographing. The program will discuss how a camera works, how to use various lenses, then spend some time on composition. To enforce points on composition, examples of good and bad photos are included in the talk.

The audience will have the opportunity to see the differences in photographing in sunlight as opposed to light shade. The advantage of early morning and late evening photography will also be discussed. Some techniques on photo editing will also be covered.

Come on Saturday and get some pointers on how to take great pictures for our Photo Contest at the December holiday gathering! Bring a friend and a dish to share.