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Illinois State Membership Home Page

Illinois State
Director (SMD)

Kathleen Sims


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

As the Illinois 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 Ohio Vallery 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 Illinois, 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 Membership Director can provide you with assistance, when necessary.

    Welcome New Members!
    Janet Schleeter, referred by Jerry Hug
    Les Howard, referred by Kathleen Sims
    Crystal Lake
    Crystal Lake Camera Club, referred by Kathleen Sims
    Robert Marin, referred by Bob Benson
    Des Plaines
    Sue Lindell, referred by James Bodkin
    Downers Grove
    Jean Jung-McBride, referred by James Bodkin
    William Prescott, referred by Ralph Durham
    Lake Zurich
    David Penner, referred by Jerry Hug
    Sheldon Wecker, referred by Bob Benson
    Morton Grove
    Sharon Peterson, referred by John Peterson
    John Williams, referred by Ralph Durham
    Oak Park
    Tom Taylor, referred by James Bodkin
    Park Ridge
    Gary Taylor, referred by Ralph Durham
    Connie Sieh, referred by Bob Benson
    Prosect Heights
    Joan Johnson, referred by Kathleen Sims
    Priscilla Ethridge, referred by Jerry Hug
    Mindy Marks, referred by Ralph Durham
    Donna Simale, referred by Ralph Durham
    Bill Pehrson, referred by James Bodkin