Q. I'm new to the area and I would like to join a camera club. I was a member of a very active one where I used to live. Can you tell me anything about clubs around here?
A. This letter represents a great many that ask about camera clubs. Therefore, I'm pleased to present the following list, which includes the person to contact. My thanks to the Greater Washington Council of Camera Clubs, and especially Thelma Martin, Betty Foster and Elmer Powell. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
BROOKLAND WOODRIDGE CHAPTER 2414, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PERSONS PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB -- James H. Holland Jr., 529-4743.
COAST GUARD HEADQUARTERS CAMERA CLUB -- Leo Batzer, 426-1262.
FOTOCRAFT CAMERA CLUB -- Ellen Simmons, 445-6140.
HARBOUR SQUARE CAMERA CLUB -- Beatrice Shelton, 554-4048.
INTERNATIONAL CAMERA CLUB -- Glennys George, 477-2835.
INTERIOR CAMERA CLUB -- Fred Bell, 578- 4909.
NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY -- Rodrigo Quiroz, 244-2805.
PHOTOGRAPHIC ROUNDTABLE -- Tom Fenske, 544-4331.
SOUTHWEST PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP -- Thelma L. Martin, 554-3473.
WASHINGTON SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS -- Hal Crumley, 299- 2293. MARYLAND
BETHESDA-CHEVY CHASE CAMERA CLUB -- Rod Grantham, 652-7229.
BOWIE-CROFTON CAMERA CLUB -- James T. Walker, 464-8227.
CHARLES COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE PHOTO ASSOCIATION -- Aubrey A. Mumford, 301/645-7032.
GAITHERSBURG CAMERA CLUB -- Michael Miller, 963-9036; Earl Pfieffer, 869-2871.
MEADE CAMERA CLUB -- Bob McMillan, 464-0515.
NIH CAMERA CLUB -- LeRoy Kerney, 496- 3407; Ken Rhodes, 942-1040.
NORTH BETHESDA CAMERA CLUB -- Lois Kochinski, 365-1025; David Simon, 493- 4203.
POTOMAC SOCIETY OF STEREO PHOTOGRAPHERS -- William A. Dugg3/365-6240; James R. Roy, 524-3981.
PRINCE GEORGE'S CAMERA CLUB -- Ray Ryan, 735-4082.
ROSSMOOR CAMERA CLUB -- Dr. John Marvin, 598-5977.
SILVER SPRING CAMERA CLUB -- Joyce Bayley, 384-0328. VIRGINIA
ALPHA PHOTOGRAPHIC -- Edward B. Templeman, 451-3629.
MANASSAS-WARRENTON CAMERA CLUB -- Jim Kunkel, 703/347-1368.
NORTHERN VIRGINIA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY -- Jim Dacy, 243-8305.
PHOTO ESSAYISTS -- John C. Mott, 356- 6232.
SUGARLAND PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB -- Joe Fernando, 430-3461; Carol O'Connor, 430- 5881.
This is the most up-to-date list compiled by the Greater Washington Council of Camera Clubs. If your club is not listed, contact Elmer Powell, 635-8102, or Thelma Martin, 554-3473.
What I'd appreciate now is something about each of your clubs. I've received newsletters and notes from several, but I'd like to hear from everyone.
In the coming weeks, I hope to print a little about each club. It's up to you.
Carl Kramer, former director of photography for The Washington Post, will try to answer your photography questions in his column, but cannot reply individually. Send your questions to: Carl Kramer, c/o Weekend, The Washington Post, 1150 15th Street NW, Washington DC 20071.