Welcome to the North Bethesda Camera Club (NBCC) Web Site.
Our club is dedicated to the development of the photographic capabilities of our members, both novice and advanced.
Competitions, program/workshops, and field trips are held most months from September to May to share knowledge, stimulate interest, and further the skills of our members.
In addition to the high quality of photographic images produced by our members, we are especially proud of the camaraderie of the club.
The best way to get in touch with NBCC is to attend one of our meetings (see below).
You may also send email to , who will forward the information to the appropriate contacts and provide you with a reply.
All club meetings are held at the Faith United Methodist Church, 6810 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD, 20852.
Click the map below, or view click to view larger map.
NBCC organization consists of a Board of Directors and numerous committees, as shown below.
The Board of Directors consists of four elected officers, the standing committee chairpersons, and appointed directors.
View the NBCC Constitution.
Membership renewal applications (for current NBCC members) with payment of dues must be received by JUNE 15 each year.
Club dues for 2011-2012 are $50 per person.
The club newsletter, The Lens and Eye, is sent to all club members by one of two methods: it is sent via e-mail free of charge,
or a member can request to have it printed (black and white) and sent to them via mail for an additional charge remitted along with their membership dues.
The Lens and Eye is always available for downloading on this web site (click here).
Dues go toward necessary club expenses such as equipment, meeting room rental, token gifts for the judges and presenters, awards and trophies, etc.
NBCC members work hard and contribute significant goods and services, and this helps keep our dues as low as they can be.
Membership Waiting List
NBCC membership is currently limited to 150 members and is typically filled.
We maintain a waiting list so those who wish to join in the future can reserve a place in line.
It is our hope that everyone on the waiting list can be admitted for the upcoming year, but this depends on how many current NBCC members renew their membership.
There are always a number of members who do not renew because of relocation or other reasons.
Don't hesitate to join the waiting list - there is no cost and no obligation.
After the renewal deadline for current members (mid-summer), available memberships will be offered to those on the waiting list in the sequence the applications were received.
We will attempt contact by email and/or by telephone, using the contact information provided in each individual's waiting list application.
Those receiving invitations to join are given 15 days to confirm their membership with a completed application and dues paid in full.
If they decline to join or do not confirm by the end of 15 days, they are taken off the waiting list and the next person on the list is invited.
The process continues until either the waiting list is empty or the membership fills.
Note that NBCC cannot be responsible for obsolete contact information for those on the waiting list.
Be sure to resubmit this form if your contact information changes.
NBCC is a current and active member of the Photographic Society of America, Membership #016330.
PSA is a worldwide organization for anyone interested in photography.
The society includes casual shutterbugs, serious amateurs, and professional photographers.
Founded in 1934, PSA has members in over 70 countries.
Individual, Club, and Council memberships offer a wide variety of services and activities:
a monthly magazine; online photo galleries, image evaluation, study groups, and courses; competitions; an annual conference; recognition; and discounts on photography related products and services.
Past Presidents of NBCC
1. Page Digman
2. Phil Ward
3. Ken Aiken
4. Bill Barr
5. Ed Kiatta
6. Jack Sullivan
7. Charles Cunningham
8. Una Flynn
9. Gordie Corbin
10. Betty Ford
11. Frank Lane
12. Judy Switt
13. Nancy Wolejsza
14. Judy Burr
15. David Simon
16. Russell Tilley
17. Hilda Heming
18. Eileen Nicosia
19. Lois Kochanski
20. B.J. Kendrick
21. Tim Campbell
22. Harold Berkson
23. Kent Mason
24. Gail Silverstone
25. Janet Myder
26. Joe Razza
27. Joel Hoffman
28. Ross Emerson
29. Nick Hanks
30. Jerry Gordon
31. Bob Peavy
32. Sue Oberthaler
33. Chuck Lee
34. Tom Sullivan
35. Bob Dargel
36. Carol Lee
Year(s) listed above begin the president's term(s) (e.g., July).
Joe Razza Special Service Award
In memory of Joe Razza and in recognition of his dedicated and outstanding service to the North Bethesda Camera Club, a special service award was established in 2005.
This perpetual honor will be presented at the discretion of the NBCC President and Board of Directors (not neceessarily every year)
to a member who has performed outstanding service to and through the Club that is clearly "above and beyond the call of duty" and in a manner that honor's Joe's memory.
The award may be given for performance over one year or over a period of several years, and may be given several times to the same person if their service so merits.