Club Information

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The Suncoast Camera Club (SCC) was founded in 1960 and currently has over 60 members of all abilities and ages. We have two meetings per month and many field trips. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. The first Tuesday of the month is our monthly evaluation night. The third Tuesday of the month is program night which consists of an instructional lecture or presentation by invited guests and members. Members of SCC compete in electronic imaging and print formats at the Year-End Competition.

Why join a photography club?
Some common reasons are:
  • To make friends with people who share your interest in photography
  • To improve your photography
  • To show your work to people who appreciate good photography
The Suncoast Camera Club offers many opportunities to increase the enjoyment of your hobby.

Contact Us

Ron Caldwell, President
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Meeting Locations

First Tuesday
except June, July and August
Safety Harbor Library

101 2nd Street N, Safety Harbor, Florida 34695
Downtown near Safety Harbor Spa
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Third Tuesday
except June, July and August
Suncoast Hospice/Empath Health
Roosevelt Community Service Center

5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater 33760
Between US19 N. and 49th St.
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Note: Some meetings may be pre-empted for various reasons (availability, elections, etc). Always check the Home page for the date, time, and location.


To join the Suncoast Camera Club, click here to open the Membership form. Full year Membership dues are only $35. Simply bring the completed Membership form and dues to the next club meeting. Make check payable to Suncoast Camera Club. New members or previous members (not in last years yearbook) please fill out the form entirely. If you have a separate summer address, please submit the form twice, once for each address. Current members should use this form to update information. You only need to fill out your name and information that has changed.

Upon joining the Suncoast Camera Club, a sponsor will be assigned to you to help guide you to get the most of your membership. The sponsor will:

  • Show how to participate in all club activities
  • Review the competition rules
  • Demonstrate how to use the SCC website
  • Describe how to prepare images for SCC competitions
  • Address questions they may have
  • Introductions to other club members
  • In general, help new members to feel welcome and comfortable with club activities

Membership Directory A Google Account (not Gmail) is required; you will be prompted to sign-up if you do not have a Google account.

2015 Officers

President Ron Caldwell
Vice President, Programs Tom Carnahan
Vice President, Competition George McKenna
Secretary Roy Colbert
Treasurer Dave Valdez

The Board of Directors consists of the officers, the chairmen of the standing committees and the immediate past president.

2015 Committee Chairpersons

Standing Committees

Competition Records Matt Muskovac
Competition Desk Mike Copenhaver
Judges Credentials Dave Hutchinson
Membership/Hospitality Veronica Serra
Ombudsman TBD
Website Editor Roy Colbert

Special Committees

Equipment Matt Muskovac
George McKenna
Mark Zielinski
Electronic Imaging Nick Muskovac
Special Events Ron Caldwell
Sunshine TBD
Yearbook Dave Hutchinson
Historian Matt Muskovac
Photographic Society of America (PSA) District Rep Nick Muskovac
PSA Inter-Club Competition Matt Muskovac
Florida Camera Council (FCCC/ F3C) Liz Rylan
Student Competition Ron Caldwell


Club Constitution and By-Laws

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SCC Presidents

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1961 William Markey
1962 Lester Pulley & Charles Read
1963 Charles Read
1964 Arthur Lopatin
1965 Anne Oestermeyer
1966 Henry Berolzheimer
1967 Gayle W. Mayfield
1968 Marie Mayfield
1969-70 Edward L. Clayton, FPSA
1971-72 Charles G. Crane, APSA
1973 Elbert A. Haley
1974-75 Florence E. Mallett
1976 Ray G. Rosenhagen, FPSA
1977-78 Rita J. Coovert
1979-80 Elsie I. Jones, APSA
1981 Stanley B. Ashbrook, FPSA
1982 Rita J. Coovert
1983 Will G. Schepman
1984 Russell W. Cloer
1985 Rick Georges
1986 Jim McMullin
1987 John Beach
1988 Len Lapka
1989 Stephan H. Klein
1990 Mary Sue Coovert
1991-92 Stanley B. Ashbrook, FPSA
1993-95 Mary Alice Guinee
1996 Steve Rusnell
1997 Michael Caristo
1998-99 Jay Marino
2000 Warren Martinson
2001 Dennis Zaccardi
2002 Mary Sue Coovert
2003 Joe Bailey
2004-06 Erik Rosengren, APSA, PPSA
2007-08 Jim Goins
2009-10 Tim Strong
2011 Jeff Gentry
2012-13 Jo-Ann Devine
2013-14 Liz Rylan
2015 Ron Caldwell