Welcome to Seven Ponds Photography Club

Mission Statement

The Seven Ponds Camera Club, formed in 2009, was created to promote the advancement of photography as an art. The purpose of the club is to bring together persons of like mind who are dedicated to the advancement of their skills by association with other members, through the study of the work of others and through spirited and friendly competition.  The club exists to offer opportunities for all to share knowledge within the club and in the community, through exhibitions and programs that excite interest in the knowledge and practice of all branches of photography. 

We meet the 1st and 3rd* Friday of the month at 7:00 PM at Seven Ponds Nature Center

Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.       


Tuesday through Sunday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Monday
Grounds open to members dawn to dusk.
3854 Crawford Road
Dryden, MI 48428-9776

New Members 

2020 Holiday Kick-Off and Potluck    

2020 Holiday Kick-Off and Potluck

Feel free to bring your spouse, friend or photo buddy.💁    

Our next meeting is going to be a funfilled night, starting with a pot luck dinner at 6:30 PM, followed by a sneak peek of what the 2020 season has to offer. 2019 GDCCC Image competition awards, followed by a pick your prize raffle you will not want to miss

Date: Friday, January 3rd, 2020

Time:  6:00 PM -9:00 PM

Location: Seven Ponds Nature Center 3854 Crawford Road, Dryden, MI 48428-9776

What to bring:

1.       ðŸœ A dish to pass + Serving Utensil

2.       ðŸ´ Non-plastic tableware for you and your guests (Seven Ponds Nature Center  no single-use plastic rule)

3.        ðŸ–¼  3 of your favorite printed images any size to share

We will provide:  

·         Chicken and Ham from the Country Smoke House

·         Paper plates, napkins, & cups

·        Tea, coffee & hot cocoa                            

We will pass the hat to collect funds to cover the costs of the meats.

Hank Lewis will be presenting the 2019 GDCCC (Greater Detroit Camera Club Council) awards,

and we will have a raffle and additional great prizes.


Special Events

Tickets for the GCCCC banquet will be on sale at the Kickoff Banquet, 

please consider going and supporting our club.  Bring a photo buddy.

GDCCC EOY Banquet  Sat 1-25-2020  11AM - 3PM

🎫Tickets are $25  Please make check available to GDCCC

Club Venetian -29310 John R Road, Madison Heights, Michigan

Note: SPPC is to host the event in 2021     

Looking for Volunteers
Lead a photo club trip -   Trip request form.https://form.jotform.com/90283795109161
2020 Cookies - Looking for volunteers to bring cookies to the 1st and 3rd Friday mtgs in 2020 - please email LeeAnn at 7pondsphotoexpo@gmail.com
 Newsletter Content – Looking for Member article contributions  Email: Mark Robinson mark.sppc@comcast.net

Photo Trips

Photo Trips Meet-Ups

Self-guided photo ops

o1225 Polar Express Train– Check link for dates Nov 16 – Dec 21, 2019

o 12-7-2019Metamora Horse Parade

Want to lead a trip - just complete the form below

Trip request form.https://form.jotform.com/90283795109161


2020 Photo Trips - By Our Members

1/ 12 – 18/ 2020Winter Waterfowl at Bosque del Apache & White Sands Landscapes- Lead David Stimac

2/ 7-18/2020Ecuador: Birds of the Cloud Forest- Lead David Stimac

3/ 16-29/2020Arctic Finland & Norway- Lead David Stimac

5/?/2020, dates TBA |6 Days Northwoods Wildflowers & Waterfalls: Springtime in Michigan- Lead David Stimac

 SPPC Quick links to topics on our website       Seven Ponds Photo Club Website Quick links to topics on our website
Member Dues

Dues - Competition rights expired 4-30-2019 for those members who have not paid

  • Bring the completed form in the link below with payment to the next meeting.
  • Single Member $10 / yr, Family (2) $15 / yr  (Members living in the same household)
  • Checks should be made payable to Seven Ponds Photo Club C/O SPNC
  • 2019 Seven Ponds Photo Club Membership Application
  • Seven Ponds Photography Club Membership Application 2019 



2020/2021 Elected Board Positions / Members
  President   Jim Lewis
  Vice President 1   LeeAnn McLaneGoetz
  Vice President 2   Bobbie Lewis
  Secretary   LeeAnn McLaneGoetz
  Treasurer   LeeAnn McLaneGoetz
  Digital Print Manager(s)   Hank Lewis / Jim Lewis
  Print Manager(s)   Hank Lewis / Jim Lewis
  1stweek Image Manager  Kristin Grudzien
  Trip Manager(s)   Tina Daniels/ LeeAnn McLaneGoetz
  Face book Manager   Kristin Grudzien
  Fundraiser Manager   Mike Mercier
  Board Member   Stu Davis
 Library Manager (New 2020)
  Tim Toland
  Non-Board – Newsletter   Mark Robinson

Contact Us: 7pondsphotoexpo@gmail.com




Facebook page for our sister club

Facebook Group Page

Seven Ponds Photo Club is a member of the Greater Detroit Camera Club Council.

Member PSA 


Future 2020


3rd-week Competition Meeting - Images Due

Reminder: Images are due online Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020, 11:30 PM 

3rd-week Competition Meeting

  • Friday, Jan 17 2020, 7:00 PM 
  • Seven Ponds Nature Center, Dryden Michigan
  • Cookies: Need a volunteer



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