GRAND RAPIDS CAMERA CLUB
Organized before 1899

The following article was from one of the local newspapers:

CAMERA CLUB ANNUAL
Permanent Quarters Established and Officers Elected, 2002

  "The Grand Rapids Camera Club held its annual meeting last evening in the kindergarten rooms in the Shepart block.  This was chosen as a permanent place of meeting for the club and meetings will be held on the first and third Fridays of every month.  Officers for the ensuing year were elected as follows:  President, C. J. Sawyer, Vice-President, Dr. Maria W. Norris, Secretary, W. Earl Mulliken, Treasurer, Charles S. Reeves.  All business matters of the club will hereafter be in the hands of an executive committee and the regular fortnightly meetings will become more interesting on that account."

  This Club is for the study of photography in its various branches, and especially for the development of the artistic side of the subject.
   The club rooms in the Auditorium Building are commodious and pleasant, and offer the facilities for doing all kinds of work.  Attention is especially called to the following:

   1. A large Dark Room, with running water and utensils for developing.
   2. An Enlarging Apparatus, which fully covers all plates 5 x 7 and under, from which any degree of enlargement may be obtained, night or day.
   3. An 8 x 10 Studio Camera, fitted with a fine and very rapids Portrait Lens.
   4. A Sky-light to work under.
   5. A Printing Room with lockers for containing materials.

   Meetings are held Every Friday Night, at each of which some photographic subject is demonstrated or discussed.  Visit us, and you will be welcome.
   This Club is for amateurs, whether beginners or advanced workers.  If beginners, we will help you to get the best results.  If advanced workers, come and make yourselves useful.
   Any inquiries will gladly be answered by officers or members.

                                                  W. A. Rawson, Secretary
                                                    Pythian Temple

   The books available for the Grand Rapids Camera Club only gave the officers and, in some cases, those involved in the Exhibition and Entertainment Committee.  These books for 1899, 1900, 1902, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910 are located at the Grand Rapids Public Library. 

NOTE: CameraClub, 2005 - http://www.grcameraclub.org/contact.htm
President: Diane Durand - email address - durand3311@netzero.com

NAME 1899  1900  1902  1907  1908  1909  1910  POSITION
BROWN, FEDORA E.
x




VICE-PRESIDENT
BROWN, FEDORA E. x x x



EXHIBITION COMMITTEE
CARO, LEO A. x





PRESIDENT
CARO, LEO A. x





EXHIBITION COMM.
CLEMENTSEN, H. A.


x


TREASURER
FIELD, W. (MR.)

x



EXHIBITION COMMITTEE
FITCH, GEORGE E. x x x



EXHIBITION COMMITTEE
FITCH, GEORGE E.


x x

PRESIDENT
FREY, CHARLES A. x





ENTERTAINMENT COMM.
GAGE, EDGAR S.




x x PRESIDENT
GILL, J. FEARING
x




EXHIBITION COMMITTEE
HULL, CHARLES W.
x x



EXHIBITION COMMITTEE
HUTCHINSON, MISS

x



EXHIBITION COMMITTEE
HYDORN, HARRY D. x





ENTERTAINMENT COMM, CHR.
HYDORN, HARRY D. x





EXHIBITION COMM., CHR.
LARAWAY, MR.

x



EXHIBITION COMMITTEE
MAAS, MR.

x



EXHIBITION COMMITTEE
MCCLURE, CHARLES A. x





ENTERTAINMENT COMM.
MESSENGER, MRS.

x



EXHIBITION COMMITTEE
MULLIKEN, W. Earl     x         SECRETARY
MULLIKEN, W. EARL
x x



EXHIBITION COMMITTEE
NEWMAN, MR.

x



EXHIBITION COMMITTEE
NORRIS, MARIA W. (DR.)

x



VICE-PRESIDENT
NORRIS, MARIA W. (DR.)
x x



EXHIBITION COMMITTEE
PARKER, J. C. (DR.) x x




TREASURER
PARKER, J. C. (DR.)
x




EXHIBITION COMMITTEE
RAWSON, W. A. (DR.)



x

SECY-TREASURER
RAWSON, W. A. (DR.)


x


SECRETARY
REEVES, CHARLES S.

x



TREASURER
REEVES, CHARLES S. x x




EXHIBITION COMM.
REEVES, CHARLES S. x x




SECRETARY
SAWYER, C. J.
x




EXHIBITION COMMITTEE
SAWYER, C. J.
x x



PRESIDENT
SHILLENGER, M.





x SECY-TREASURER
SLAGHT, A. T. x





EXHIBITION COMM.
STINCHCOMB, MRS.

x



EXHIBITION COMMITTEE
STOEL, K.




x
SECY-TREASURER
THOMPSON, JOHN

x



SECRETARY
THOMPSON, JOHN
x




EXHIBITION COMMITTEE
THOMPSON, MRS.

x



EXHIBITION COMMITTEE
VOLLAND, A. J. (PROF)
x




EXHIBITION COMMITTEE
WEED, C. L. x x




EXHIBITION COMMITTEE
WILLARD, ELEANOR W. (MRS.)


x x x x VICE PRESIDENT
WILLARD, MRS. W. B.






EXHIBITION COMMITTEE
WILLIARD, ELEANOR W.
x x



EXHIBITION COMMITTEE
WILSON, ETTA S. (MRS.) x





VICE-PRESIDENT
YATES, MISS LOUISE

x



EXHIBITION COMMITTEE

Camera Club Annual Books located at the Grand Rapids Public Library, Mss 139

Transcriber: Evelyn Sawyer
Created: 31 December 2001

URL: http://kent.migenweb.net/organizations/cameraclub.html