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President's Message 

Greetings Everyone,

Welcome to a new season of N4C 2022-2023. We have all been through a lot the past few years.

If your club is like ours, it has been a struggle to keep members and very difficult to recruit new members with all the Covid cancellations and concerns.

As we approach this new year, we are having our first convention in three years. (Thank you Duluth CC) and we hope to bring back the spring mini-convention.

We must strive to work together as an organization to share the ideas from those clubs that have managed to maintain a steady schedule throughout these crazy pandemic years. What can we learn? With Zoom meetings and on-line learning opportunities being at an all time high are there opportunities that we may be missing. We undoubtedly will need to think out of the box going forward on how to attract new members to our clubs and new clubs to N4C. How do we attract younger members and get them involved so that they can continue the great N4C legacy that has been built over the past almost 70 years. And we must stay true to our slogan that N4C is “Where Names Become Faces and Faces Become Friends”

Greg Hoglund
N4C President 2022-2023


The "NORTH CENTRAL CAMERA CLUB COUNCIL” had its inception almost simultaneously in the minds of three men  Robert H. Cochran, M.D., APSA. Omaha, E, Curtis Lugg, Sioux Falls, and Francis A. Kingsbury, Ponca and Sioux City.

Fate decided that their paths should cross in the Spring of 1955, these three men sat on the front porch of the Kingsbury home in Ponca Nebraska where their vision gave birth to the North Central Council of Camera Clubs. From their idea that evening a tentative organization, created May 30, 1955, combined members of seven Camera Clubs located in Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota. and South Dakota.
Summer, Fall, and Winter Seasons were spent in organizational creation of many of the services still available from the "N-4-C", as the infant was nicknamed. Meeting at the Joslyn Memorial Art Museum in Omaha, January 22, 1956, resulted in adopting a Constitution, and in electing the temporary officers to their permanent positions.
The First Convention, held in Sioux City, lowa, with Francis A. Kingsbury as General Chairman gave the 123 delegates from the 20 member Clubs such excellent programs that it is difficult to uphold tradition in the subsequent Conventions, The now famous "N 4 C, “Where Names become Faces and Faces become Friends"  was originated during this gathering by Francis Kingsbury. The original officers were re-elected to complete their assignment to build an active and lasting N-4 C.


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