April 7, 2022

Carson Valley Photo Club,


Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday April 12th  at 6:30 pm




We have Lindsay Chichester PhD Douglas County Extension Educator speaking on events in Carson Valley that have to do with pollinators in our area.  She has asked if we would like to display or sell our prints of the pollinators such as Butterflies, Bees, Hummingbirds, Bats etc.…She will speak and explain her plans for multiple events that will take place in June.


Our photo contest this month had over 50 pictures submitted…wow !  With that being said we had to weed that number down as to avoid overwhelming the Judge and taking up so much of his time.  Our judge is Jim Grant. 


Barbara Mower will be going over new additions to our web page, how to access club members phone # and email along with other updates. 


Updates to the Conservancy show

**I would like to have a July dinner or lunch at the Sierra Café like we did last year for fun and socialization along with a meet and greet as we have many new club members.  If there is interest I will get it planned.   


We are going to have some changes to our Facebook page and that will be explained at the meeting.


Next field trip is May 14, 2022 out to Fallon to view the Blue Heron Rookery, Still Water and possibly Carson Lake.  The last 2 field trips have been a great success thanks to Robin Grueninger  for her time and efforts to arrange and carryout the trip for those who joined in.


Discuss meeting in person in May or June, wanting to hear how you all feel about this.


Thanks all,


Susie Roaldson
CVPC President


March 31, 2022

Quick information for the club with more information coming…


I spoke with Lindsay Chichester who is in charge of the events being planned for the Pollinators Month Celebration coming up in June.  She is very interested in our club providing pictures for sale and showings of the pollinators in our area. Such as bees, bats, hummingbirds and butterflies.  She plans on events in a few places in the Valley like Dangberg Ranch and others that our photos would be displayed.  They are starting their planning meetings April 11th 3-5pm at the extension office in Gardnerville, all are welcome to attend.  Please see attached flyer.  I am having Lindsay speak at our April 12 meeting to inform us of her ideas about the events in June.  So think about taking pictures of pollinators in our area to show and sell to visitors who attend events. 


This will all be updated at our meeting April 12th and there is a # you can call with questions.  She is also going to have a tour of bee hives for those who are interested and has bee protective suits available.


Lots going on! 




Susie Roaldson
CVPC President


March 21, 2022

Upcoming Field Trips:  

April 2, 2022  >>  Mason Valley to see and film the Ospreys we will meet at the Walmart parking lot in South Gardnerville at 7:30 am.  We then can carpool and or follow each other out to the Valley together.  

May 14, 2022 >> Fallon to view and film the Great Blue Heron Rookery and see Stillwater wildlife, time and location to meet up will follow soon. 

Please let Robin Grueninger know if you are interested.


Susie Roaldson

CVPC President


March 16, 2022

Events and changes to pass onto to you today…


Next club meeting:  For April meeting it will be on zoom and not at the church.  I apologize as I know many are anxious to get back to the church.  We had a photo club board meeting last night and the majority had voted to continue on zoom for multiple reasons.  We will re-evaluate this decision in late May for possibly June.   Some advantages to keeping our meetings on zoom are the ability to have speakers from other states and to be able to show most anything on our screens in the comfort of our home.  The club does have members that live in Tahoe and they have expressed how much better this is for them especially with weather. We have had some amazing speakers and without zoom this would have been at this point impossible.

  We are planning field trips for our socializing and learning together, we could also meet for lunches or whatever that particular group decides to do together.  Our board would like our meetings and field trips to be for fun but especially for learning and improving our photography skills at what ever level we are at with our knowledge and camera skills.   Each year we are planning events to hang our prints for exposure and or to sale the prints to the public. I hope everyone will be ok with this and understand that we all still desire to have a great club with great experiences.  We have continued to stay active through covid when many clubs have completely stop functioning.

Nature Conservancy Photo Show

Important >>>>>>>>> We need to plan right away for the Nature Conservancy  I need to know who will hang prints and who will volunteer to sit at the show to answer questions and collect money.  I will be out of town and I really need someone to be in charge of this event?  Just to make sure it is organized.  We have racks that Sandy will bring to hang our prints on.  It is a fun time I have done it before.  The Center is beautiful.  It also takes place with the Genoa Heritage week-end event hoping this brings people to see our show. We need 4 people to sit for 4 hours on Saturday April 30th  and Sunday May 1st for the show.


Saturday 8-12 shift or 12-4 shift        Please if you can sign up for one of these shifts….Thanks
Sunday   8-12 shift or 12-4 shift         

A note from Lori Leonard (River Fork Ranch Preserve Manager)  today  > > > > > >Thanks again for the phone call last week.  I thought I’d check in to see if the Carson Valley Photography Club was interested in a Photography Art Show at The Nature Conservancy’s Whit Hall Interpretive Center the weekend of the

Genoa Western Heritage Days (April 29 – May 1). 


The Nature Conservancy would like us to hang our prints of wildlife, landscapes and cowboys/ranches in our Valley.  We can just display them or sale prints.  Our club will give a donation to the Conservancy after the event.  Please time is of the essence!  Let me know who would like to hang prints.


Douglas County Historical Society Art and Wine on the Green:  May 14-15 10 am -3 pm  1477 US Highway 395 N, Douglas County Historical Society you can rent a booth for 60 dollars if you would like to sale your prints.  If you would like to share a booth with each other and plan for this event that would be great as the club as a whole is not going to get involved.

Please reach out if you would like to hang prints for the Conservancy week-end.  Lots going on more to come…



Susie Roaldson

CVPC President


March 9, 2022

Carson Valley Photo Club Members,


Our next photo club contest for April 12th meeting will be pictures of your latest travel of landscapes, wildlife or people. We realize many have not traveled for a lone time so there is no time limit on these pictures.  If you have some pictures from that last 2 years of travel during covid lets see them and see what can be done in difficult times safely with minimal health concerns.  Add the dates of the photos in the name of the print if you think of it.  Like 2021 or 1998 as an example if there is enough room for you to add this. * or good excuse to travel now the coast, redwoods, desert or elsewhere! Enjoy !


Susie Roaldson
CVPC President 


March 6, 2022

Hope this message finds you all well and eager to get out and shoot pictures!


Club updates:


Next Meeting This Tuesday > > March 8th 6:30pm with  Cindy Marple showing pictures of her Galapagos Islands trip and sharing information about it ! This Meeting will be on Zoom.  


Nature Conservancy photo show:  I have had interest from members and Lori at the Conservancy to hold another show during the Genoa heritage Days April 29th-may 1st.  Please be thinking about this and I am getting more information tomorrow after speaking with Lori. I will need someone to take charge of this to oversee it as I will be out of town for those dates.  I can assist until I leave town on the 17th of April.  


Meetings at the Church:  Members are requesting to meet back at the Church soon. We still need to figure how we will handle zoom speakers.   It will take a team to get this prepared for our open meeting at the Church with the ability to have Zoom speakers.


April Meeting:  April 12th will be on the wild horses in the pine nuts given by Nancy Hulsey and a field trip to follow.  Details coming…


Field trips:  Great Ideas from Robin Grueninger !!  Thanks Robin 

Animal Arc opens March 12th  10-4:30 $14/admittance $12/over 62. 
Hawthorne big horn sheep, March/April is baby time, 2 hour drive not sure where they hang out?

Mason Valley- April is a good time for Osprey nests


Do we have interest in any of these places for a field trip?

See you all at our March 8th Meeting!




Susie Roaldson

CVPC President


Eagles & Ag Update

January 12, 2022

What a great presentation by JT Humphrey for our meeting on Tuesday.  Thanks Susie for arranging the program.


My list for members planning to bring photos for our show at the CVIC Hall in Minden on Thursday, January 27th and Friday the 28th are:

Vivian P., Don S., Nancy H., Sheri M., Steve D., Connie P., Susie R., Robin G., Tom K.

If I have missed anyone on the list above, please let me know.


The deadline for getting on the list will be Monday, January 17th.   Vivian and I visited the CVIC Hall on Tuesday to plan the grid set up for maximum use of the space we have available.


Set of the grids and hanging of photos will start on Thursday the 27th at 10:30.  We will finish by noon to open the doors for the free public session.  Our set up crew includes:  Sheri, Steve, Susie, Greg, Aaron, Nenita, Sandy, Bill, Vivian


The show schedule is as follows:

Thursday - 12 - 3:00 -  free, open to general public

                  3:30 - 5 - paid session with birds

                  5:30 - 7 - paid session with birds


Friday - 12 - 5 - free, open to the general public

               5:30 - 8:30 - paid session with dinner and birds


We need just two members to sit at the booth for each paid session (you do not have to pay) and at least two members for the free sessions.  The 12 - 5 free session on Friday can be split so no one is there for 5 hours.  If you have a specific time that works best for you please let me know.  (Nenita has committed to 3:30 - 5 on Thursday).  Otherwise, I will make assignments as we get closer to the event.


Thanks so much for your participation in this fun event.  As always, if you have any questions or comments, please contact me.


Sandy Jonkey


December 20, 2021

Stay tuned ! 


Next year we have tentative plans to have these speakers and trips planned:

January 11th 2022  -  John Humphrey speak about Eagles and Ag. and show pictures  Photo contest is “Lights”

February 8th 2022  - Matthew Henderson from Henderson Fire Media  showing local pictures of our fires Photo Contest is Eagles and Ag


March ? 2022  -  Cindy Marple speaking again to us about photography  Photo contest is  “After the burn”  pictures of the burned area and new growth, what do we see up there? 

April 12th 2022  - Nancy Hulsey will speak on our local wild horses and we will be organizing a field trip up to the wild horses and a photo contest involving the horses.   


*We are organizing a community/team approach to help plan field trips, Speakers and Judging for next year.  We have a few interested in this already.  Please come forward if

you may be interested in this team.  In order for our club to work we need assistance and input to have creative ideas and Speakers.  It is to hard for just a few people to keep

this going.   Let’s get involved    please….

We will discuss all these plans and more in January but this gives you an Idea of what is to come.

Note   >  >  >  >  >  >  We have many positions still open for January ! 

Susie Roaldson,

CVPC President