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California State Membership Home Page

California State
Director (SMD)

Nyla James

California State

Lee Cates 

Welcome to the California State Membership home page. Thank you for visiting with us. Please come again!

As the California State Membership Director, my team and I look forward to helping the members of our state take advantage of all of its available photographic opportunities. Assistance with participation in individual and interclub competitions, study groups and showcase galleries are just a few examples. Programs are also being planned that will be geared specifically for our state's members.

On some occasions, we will be working as partners with our West Coast Area Director to provide a wide range of services that will enable the members in our area to easily renew their membership, participate in international exhibitions, maintain acceptance records and make applications for Stars Ratings. Guidance will also be available for those seeking help in improving their photographic skills through the use of PSA Mentors and educational courses.

If you reside in California, please feel free to contact me with your thoughts and suggestions concerning the establishment of programs that will specifically benefit our members. Your contributions will be most helpful. Let's all work together to develop some interesting and exciting activities. Thank you, in advance, for your support and assistance.

PSA Values its Volunteers

An important part of the PSA experience is recognizing the hundreds of volunteers that promote the Society and its programs through a wide range of efforts and services. Supervisors are doing their part by proposing those working for them for recognition awards. However, there are many who are equally as deserving but have not been identified.

It would be helpful for all PSA members to learn about the opportunities for recognition by reviewing the information on Awards found on the PSA website. The upper right area lists the awards that are available as a means of honoring members who make significant contributions.

It would be particularly useful to become familiar with the guidelines, instructions and proposal submission dates pertaining to PSA Honors, Society Recognition Awards and PSA Services Awards. This information will be useful as you do your part to help recognize colleagues who have contributed significantly to the Society. Please consider the PSA members around you and, when appropriate, submit proposals. Your California Membership Director can provide you with assistance, when necessary.

    Welcome New Members!
    Alta Loma
    William Wight, referred by Joanne Stolte
    Keith McMahan, referred by Michael Schumacher
    Canyon Country
    Lisa Nevolo-Lewis
    Karen Moureaux, referred by George Hutchison
    Jesse Calderon, referred by Lee Cates
    Wendy Jonah
    Garden Grove
    Luan Le
    Huntington Bch
    Lori Norman, referred by Joanne Stolte
    Los Angeles
    Leilani Ramirez, referred by Joanne Stolte
    Palm Desert
    Yanli Gu
    Gretchen Heuring, referred by Vince Heuring
    Don Clement, referred by Joanne Stolte
    Redondo Beach
    Gerald Appel, referred by Livia Trauber
    Phyllis Appel
    San Diego
    Jim Clark, referred by Diane Peck
    Santa Clara
    101 Photo Club
    Santa Clarita
    Linda Pagter, referred by Norma Warden
    Santa Maria
    Ronald Calvert, referred by Nyla James
    Jim Snodgrass, referred by Nyla James
    Gary Dibble, referred by William Wight
    Walnut Creek
    Ed Langthorn
    West Covina
    Qi Shang
    Westlake Village
    Geraldine Caruso, referred by George Hutchison