Better to lose…?

I entered three images in the 2011 The Rotarian photo contest and …none of them were chosen. Disappointment changed to delight when the editor decided to run a feature story, using two of my three submitted images. What’s the message: Jurors are people — and people are subjective. The juror (Harry Benson) may (or may…

How can you connect with your subject?

Pulitzer-prize winning, NY Times photographer Damon Winter selected my portrait because the photo “showed a quiet grace and a direct and intimate connection between the subject and the photographer.” How did we connect? Initially we chatted about his beautiful home, an old Fes al Bali mansion. Then, I noticed his dog, a cocoa brown Rottweiler,…

Belleville Rotary Club Paul Harris Community Leader Awards Banquet

Dateline: Monday November 20, 2017 Hosted by Sans Souci Restaurant in Beautiful Downtown Belleville, three recipients were recognized for their years of outstanding dedication to help others less fortunate. This year, President Tracy Bray and the Belleville Rotary Club awarded this prestigious honor to Bill Morton, Selina Harley, and Patricia Guernsey whose actions exemplify the…

2017 Quinte Rotary Music Festival

The Concert of Stars, the Grand Finale of The 49th Annual Quinte Rotary Music Festival, featured diverse presentations by individual performers, the Albert College Band (Belleville), and the V.P. Carswell Public School (Trenton).   Images featured here represent only a few of the talented musicians in the Quinte area.  Five-year-old Isabella Guan, the youngest performer, sang…

Kids Against Hunger

Birgit Wartenberg, a member of the Rotary Club of Belleville and Chair of the Rotary Club’s Indigenous Peoples Partnership, organized a tremendously successful 4th Annual Packing Party to support Kids Against Hunger Canada at Loyalist College’s Shark Tank, Saturday November 05, 2016. Kids Against Hunger is a non-profit organization with a MISSION – to engage all Canadians, especially youth,…

Quinte Rotary Music Festival

Rotary International supports and creates many projects at home and abroad.  Rotarians focus on projects that contribute in practical ways to community development.  Rotary projects in schools, clinics, and remote villages in many of the world’s poorest nations help ease the burdens of daily living with projects that focus on health care, nutrition, and education. Rotary Clubs also…