HISTORY

In March 1965, the North Bethesda Camera Club held its first meeting with a goal of producing better photographers through assignments and competition.  Founded by Ed and Una Flynn, the first meeting was held at the Davis Library in Bethesda, MD. The first assignment given to the 60 attendees was: “Make a pleasing and creative photo using 3 apples, 1 plate and 1 knife.”

Within a few years, NBCC became a major contender for photographic honors in local and national contests, with many members achieving recognition for outstanding work. We were the first club to win the camera club category in Nature’s Best Photography Magazine’s international photography competition.  

In order to maintain a friendly atmosphere and personal contact, which is so important to us, our membership is currently limited to 175, ranging from amateurs to professional photographers. 

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Founders Una and Ed Flynn, March 1965

Past Club Presidents

Years
Past President
2018-19
Toni Robinson
2016-17
Roy Sewall
2014-15
David Davidson
2012-13
Carol Lee
2010-11
Bob Dargel
2008-09
Tom Sullivan
2006-07
Chuck Lee
2005
Sue Oberthaler
2003-04
Bob Peavy
2001-02
Jerry Gordon
2000
Nick Hanks
1998-99
Ross Emerson
1996-97
Joel Hoffman
1994-95
Joe Razza
1992-93
Janet Myder
1991
Gail Silverstone
1990
Kent Mason
1989
Harold Berkson
1988
Tim Campbell
1986-87
B.J. Kendrick
Years
Past President
1985
Lois Kochanski
1984
Eileen Nicosia
1983
Hilda Heming
1982
Russell Tilley
1981
David Simon
1980
Judy Burr
1979
Nancy Wolejsza
1978
Judy Switt
1977
Frank Lane
1976
Betty Ford
1975
Gordie Corbin
1974
Una Flynn
1973
Charles Cunningham
1972
Jack Sullivan
1970-71
Ed Kiatta
1968-69
Bill Barr
1967
Ken Aiken
1966
Phil Ward
1965
Page Digman