October 2003                      www.zoophoto.org

If you have not paid your dues yet for the coming year, please do so as soon as possible. The November newsletter will be your last one if you have not paid. Single memberships are $20.00 per year and family memberships are $30.00 per year. Either bring your check to the club meeting, or send it to Libby McCord, 16015 W. 83rd Terrace, Lenexa, KS 66219-1641

Send your images for the web site to Jim Rendina at: kcfive@kc.rr.com

Images submitted should be 640 X 480 in size. From there Jim can resize them to fit on the web page. New, fresh images are needed on a regular basis.

              Presentations by professional wildlife and nature photographer, Brian Gosewisch will be given at the Blue Springs branch of the Mid-Continent Library on October 14th at 7 PM and on October 16th at 7 PM.

Marie has found a good  photography information site to check out. It is a quarterly CD for professional photographers called Video Journal that you can subscribe to. The web site is:  www.luminous-landscape.com

Pat Whalen of the Missouri Department of Conservation will be our guest speaker in November. He will tell us about Kansas City Wildlands.

RANDY WISTHOFF, is the new Zoo Director. He comes from Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo where he served as the associate Zoo Director for the past 16 years.  November 17th, 2003 will be his official start date at the Kansas City Zoo.

The KC Digital Camera Club meeting will be on October 21st at 7 PM at the Waldo Library.

Casey, the Kansas City Zoo's 52-year-old elephant, died on September 23 at the Zoo's elephant compound. Casey not only was the longest resident of the Zoo (48 years), but also the oldest captive African bull elephant in North America. Casey may have been the heaviest elephant in North America as well

Barbara Chase, Editor


Thank you to the Zoo Photo Club for reimbursing me for the Savanahland trip.  It was money well spent.  Savanahland is an educational park. There are some endangered species that find their homes there.  The owners, Dan and Debbie, obviously love all of the animals, take very good care of them and are very knowledgeable about them.  The park will be closed in a few weeks for this year but will open next spring to the public on weekends.

Carol Mitchell