Trophy and cash go to students
The Central Hawke’s Bay Technology Centre has received a generous donation from the CHB Camera Club, which has been forced to wrap up due to a lack of members.
“The outgoing members of the camera club thought donating $550 to the Technology Centre would be a fitting way to get it back into the community and encourage photography in young people, especially as they make such a great contribution to the photography section of the CHB A&P Show,” said club treasurer Robyn Gichard.
The CHB Technology Centre runs a biennial photography unit for Year 7 and 8 students from 15 CHB Primary schools to learn to use digital cameras.
The unit culminates with each student entering one or two photos into the A&P Show competition each year. Traditionally the students have done well, receiving several first places in different categories as well as many other placings and some highly commendeds.
As well as the cash donation, the CHB Camera Club passed on the “Aly Zurcher Trophy” made in memory of a popular member of the camera club who died in 2014.
“The trophy is traditionally awarded to someone who shows confidence or a calmness, caring or capability that would have resonated with Mr Zurcher,” said CHB Camera Club president Wayne Johnson.
“The trophy, made by Robyn, uses yellow and blue glass arranged in an Art Deco style which was from Aly’s era. The base is made from ash which yields the most unexpected patterns and was made by CHB Menzshed,” he said.
Arie Groenveld, head of technology at the CHB Technology Centre, hoped to use the donation to buy more cameras for the next time we run the unit.
“It would be great if we had enough for each student to have a camera instead of them having to share.
“And then we’ll invite Robyn and Wayne to judge the best photo and award the Aly Zurcher Trophy,” he added.
The CHB Camera Club donating a cheque and the Aly Zurcher Trophy to the CHB Technology Centre. From left, Grace (Pukehou School), Arie Groenveld (head of technology), Tom and Ella (Waipawa School), Sofia (Pukehou School), and Robyn Gichard and Wayne Johnson (CHB Camera Club).