Club History:

Delmar V. Harris, a photo instructor at Clark Community College, was approached by some of his students to learn more than was in his course. This led to more study, both at school and at informal meetings. There were ten individuals in the original group. On November 22, 1949, the group formalized a constitution, bylaws, and officers. Hugh Edwards was named President. Del Harris arranged meetings at the College photo room. The club name “FILM PACK” was chosen. Many of the group had their own dark rooms and press or field cameras. Times and equipment have changed but we are still happily shooting and sharing.


We meet in the Forum Room at Touchmark at Fairway Village, 2911 SE Village Loop, Vancouver, WA 98660 the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays September-May 7:30 PM. See Google Maps

Because of Labor Day, we may meet on the 2nd & 3rd Tuesday in September. We often plan an informal get together such as a BBQ in late August or early September before our first official meeting. On the 4th Tuesday of each month the president may call a board meeting usually held in the president's home (or at another selected and announced place). All members are invited to attend board meetings. The 1st Tuesday of each month is Print competition and program night (an activity to hopefully make us better photographers or at least provide some cheap entertainment). The 3rd Tuesday is EID (Electronic Image Division) night where we project our images in a friendly competition. You are welcome to bring guests to the 1st and 3rd Tuesday meetings. Members are periodically asked to provide treats and a beverage during social time at the end of the meeting. After our final official meeting in May, we plan we plan an End-of-Year banquet where we give awards for best prints and EIDs in all of the divisions. You will receive a monthly electronic newsletter (be sure to give us your e-mail address) with all sorts of good information including field trips and the calendar of who is responsible for bring treats.

Annual Dues:

$40.00 for an individual
$60.00 for 2 individuals at the same address
For individuals joining Film Pack after January 31, dues will be reduced $5 for each month afterward. Couple's dues will be reduced by $8 for each month afterward. Dues must be paid to be eligible to enter images in Print or EID competitions.