Club Services Chair
Nan Carder, APSA, MPSA
Council Services Chair
All PSA Member clubs may be accessed from the PSA Clubs List, which is divided by Membership Area. North American clubs, because there are so many, are divided by North American membership area and are available on the Clubs of North America page. Lists include the name of the Club/Council with a direct link to its website, if available. Where possible, the Club Representative's name is linked to his or her email.
Occasionally, the PSA Journal runs an article that specifically focuses on one PSA-member Club or Council. Read the Focus articles
PSA Club Representatives
PSA communication with a member Club or Council is through one Club or Council PSA Representative, designated by the Club or Council when it applies for membership. This contact person will be listed in the PSA Membership database and can be changed at any time by an authorized representative of the Club or Council. The PSA Club Representative will receive a Club password and I.D. number to access PSA-Club Member only benefits - noted on this page with a star (*) after the subject.
PSA communicates directly with all member clubs and councils by sending, via email, a quarterly newsletter called The Projector to each PSA Club Representative. In addition, the PSA Journal contains news items from Clubs, Councils & Federations. News items should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PSA has two forums for clubs. The first, Camera Club Sparkle, is a group for club members while the second, the PhotoEditors Group, is for the club webmaster and/or the club newsletter editor. To contact the Camera Club Sparkle editor, email: email@example.com. To contact the Photo Editors Group Moderator, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. PSA Club Representatives can also obtain assistance creating their own websites, newsletters, and eblasts by accessing the Consultant link, below.
Club Community Involvement
Some clubs teach photography or Photoshop classes at no charge for youngsters or at Senior Centers. There are clubs that prepare print photo galleries for local hospitals, Community Centers, or senior facilities. Photography clubs have offered their services at no charge to photograph animals for adoption at shelters, children at school events, or glamour shots for cancer survivors. Clubs have donated their members' prints for auction to raise money for relief efforts. Other clubs prepare photo shows specifically to share with community groups. Help with these projects and other community service efforts is available for PSA member clubs.
The annual Councils' Challenge, Newsletter Contest, Website Contest, and PSA Youth Photography Showcase are available for PSA-member Clubs and Councils as well as PSA Chapters, which are comprised of regional PSA individual members. Some competitions begin in January, with deadlines in time for the winners to be congratulated at the PSA Conference.
PSA Club Consultants (these are all consultants and the "go to" person)
Knowledgeable PSA members are available to answer any PSA-member organization's questions in the following areas: Club Communications is for those wanting information about creating club websites, newsleters, and e-blasts. Community Service is for those wanting assistance with the PSA Youth Showcase competition or for help the club can increase their community involvement. Interclub Competitions assists with clubs wishing to enter PSA division interclub competitions. Judging Service helps clubs get qualified judges for their digital or print competitions. Newsletter & Website Contests assists clubs with entering PSA's annual Club Newsletter and Website competitions. Club Programs assists clubs with planning membership-appropriate programs during the club year. Technical Assistance helps clubs with digital projectors, projection screens,. print viewing, and computerized judging systems.
Many of the Club Consultant topics are marked with an (*) and require Club Representative login for access.
PSA Club Resources
PSA has many resources at a club's disposal. PSA Club Courses provide free on-site instruction to your club. The Program Lending Library has three types of programs are available: DVD/CD programs from PSA, LensWork programs, and TOPS Programs from 2005-2010. The Council's Calendar lists upcoming events sponsored by PSA-member Councils. Educational Videos provide links to helpful online instruction.
Each PSA Division hosts a PSA Interclub Competition, a comparison of which can be viewed on the Interclub Comparison Chart. Use the Interclub Deadlines chart (accessible from the Comparison Chart) to keep track of deadlines. The annual Councils' Challenge, Newsletter Contest, Website Contest, and PSA Youth Photography Showcase are available for PSA-member Clubs and Councils as well as PSA Chapters, which are comprised of regional PSA individual members. Some competitions begin in January, with deadlines in time for the winners to be congratulated at the PSA Conference.
Clubs, Council and Federation representatives are encouraged to ensure that their information is accurate, complete and current at all times. Log into PSA and go to My Account for all updates. Contact PSA Headquarters if you do not have the Club Representative's Log on name or password, at email@example.com.
If an organization's representative resigns his/her position as the PSA-Member Club/Council/Federation Representative, please give login information to the organization's replacement so that the organization maintains access to PSA-Member Club Benefits.