Local Area Groups


Stephen

Link Posted 09/01/2002 - 21:12
I have been a member of the Pentax Club longer than I care to remember, I joined in 1979 when I purchased my first Pentax SLR (an MX). In all that time I cannot recall ever seeing any of the the local groups appearing this far North (and I am only in Derby!) So are there any club members near me? and if so is there any interest in forming a local group in this area?

Please post your replies on this board - you never know it may encourage others.
Stephen

johnriley

Link Posted 21/03/2002 - 23:14
I am situated near Manchester and would be interested in the idea of a local group
Best regards, John

John Walker

Link Posted 22/03/2002 - 16:13
There used to be one for the west midlands years ago, but it was disbanded due to lack of interest. I live in Lichfield BTW.

(Edited by John Walker at 4:14 pm on Mar. 22, 2002)

Stephen

Link Posted 24/03/2002 - 09:10
How would you all like to take this forward? Arrange an actual face to face meeting to try and kick things off or set up a virtual meeting area on the web to start with? (Will - are there any plans for local groups to have pages hosted on this site or would we need to set up something separate?)
Stephen

johnriley

Link Posted 24/03/2002 - 21:51
I would attend an actual meeting but we do need more responses than posted so far. I am already involved in helping in the running of a local photographic society and in other areas as well, so any meetings for me would have to be probably quarterly at first.
There is potential in this, but only with enough people!
Best regards, John

Will

Link Posted 27/03/2002 - 11:50
Stephen,

It's no problem to have a forum area of this site dedicated to specific local groups. I think we could also host pages for local groups but these would need to be set up by someone from each group.
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Stephen

Link Posted 29/03/2002 - 08:16
I do agree with John that this will only work with enough people ( I have also bee involved in running camera clubs and well know the frustration of too few members!). Would it be worth setting up the topic area on the discussion board to focus on this? and maybe a short plug in the next edition of Pentax User.
Stephen

Will

Link Posted 02/04/2002 - 17:00
I've just set one up. We're aiming to get more people to visit this web-site soon, hopefully things will pick up then.
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stevi

Link Posted 04/04/2002 - 18:54
Count me in. I am interested in a local group, I live in Derbyshire.

Pete Bargh

Link Posted 26/07/2002 - 12:37
Just had a call from a member in Leicester area who is happy to set up a local Leicester-based group. Please email me if you want his details peter@pentaxuser.co.uk.
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