Greater Lynn Photographic Association

Printable 2021-2022
GLPA Schedule

Headquarters:
564 Boston Street
Lynn, MA 01905
781-592-9922

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9
Lynn, MA 01905

Information:
glpainfo@greaterlynnphoto.org

Directions to Club


Non-Profit Status

Greater Lynn Photographic Association is a charitable, non-profit, and tax exempt organization under Section (501)(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts and donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law

 

 

Who We Are

For the upcoming 2021-2022 season, we have relaxed Covid restrictions previously mandated by the governor: no sign-ups for meetings or limited audience attendance. We ask that if you are not vaccinated you wear a mask; if vaccinated the choice is yours whether or not to wear a mask. Masks and hand sanitizers will be available at the club and we will continue to use the UVC lights for disinfecting after each use of the club.

For further information about membership, click here.

The Greater Lynn Photographic Association is a group of photo-hobbyists dedicated to "teaching the craft of the camera and exploring the art of photography." The membership is a group of serious photographers ranging from young adults to retirees and from total beginners to a Pulitzer Prize winning professional, with most of us somewhere in between.

Membership is open to everyone, and neither a photographic portfolio, nor fancy camera equipment is required.

Beyond regular programming, GLPA members have a tradition of involvement with junior high, high school, and adults in local communities. Our membership also participates in several community projects each year such as food drives, offering shelter/halfway house families the opportuity to have their photographs taken, and restoring antique images for the Historical Society.

All Monday night programs and workshop / discussion nights begin at 7:30 P.M. September through May. Doors open approximately at 6:45 P.M. We also meet on numerous other days and evenings for a variety of activities as diverse as instructional seminars and and Saturday night socials. Come early to chat or to browse our library. Guests are always welcome. For more information on what activities our club offers, click here.

Other highlights of our year may include a fall photo course open to the public, the member mini show, member showcases, field trips, instructional programs, print and projected image competitions, workshops, and the Great Halloween soiree, December holiday and June banquets.

Our members show their work at various locations throughout Massachusetts.

In 1997, GLPA purchased and remodeled an old school house. This facility is handicapped accessible with convenient off-street parking. Our membership's prints are displayed on the auditorium walls accenting by track lighting and rotated for each month's competition. We have a ceiling mounted digital projector with a 12' x 12' screen which are complemented by a quality sound system making viewing and listening a pleasure. Our auditorium is large enough for multiple model setups and seats 120. Our facilities also include a kitchen area and smaller meeting rooms.

We have recently installed an air purification system and a disinfection process using UVC lights.

 

 

GLPA Building Fund

The Building Fund is an ongoing fund to which donations are received for upkeep and new projects to maintain the building. All donations are tax deductible, as we are a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tallied (general donations and memorial donations), and when a member reaches a certain level, a plate in their name is made up for the Patron Board which hangs above the Membership desk. As the accumulated donations go up, their plate is moved to the higher appropriate level.

The benefactor levels are:

$250 - Friend
$500 - Sponsor
$1,000 - Benefactor
$2,500 - Gold Benefactor
$5,000 - Platinum Benefactor
$10,000 - Conservator

Donation checks can be mailed to:

GLPA Building Fund
c/o Jacob Mosser, III
173 Central Street
No. Reading, MA 01864