JPPG is continually involved in giving back to the community with photography. Two of our annual events are quickly approaching and we are looking for Member volunteers to assist in photographing these two events.
Please contact Ken Moran at 904-962-9058 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are available to help and for additional information.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – Orange Park
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015, 7:30am
Location: Behind the Orange Park Kennel Club
Kutting for Kids
Date: November 15, 2015, noon to 4:00 pm
Location: Nimnicht Chevrolet, 1550 Cassat Avenue, Jacksonville, 32210 Kutting for Kids is an annual event in Jacksonville, FL to collect hair donations for Locks of Love.
The Never Quit event held here in Jacksonville is quickly approaching on May 19th. It’s a great event created to raise awareness to avoid Brain Bleeds, Stroke and Heart Disease through healthy life choices and encourage everyone to take on a Never Quit attitude and live life to its fullest. This year, professional surfer Bethany Hamilton, whom the movie “Soul Surfer” was based on, will be part of the event!
Over the past several years, this event has grown quite large and as a result, many photographers are needed to help photograph the event. We hope that some of our JPPG Members are available to help this great cause!
To volunteer as a photographer or other assistant, please contact the photographer coordinator Michael Chiapputo by email at email@example.com or by phone at (904) 260-1344 and mention to him you’re a JPPG Member.
Operation Smile is an international children’s medical charity, with a presence in more than 60 countries, that provides free life-changing surgery for children and young adults who are suffering from facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate.
Every three minutes, a child is born with a cleft. One in 10 of those children will die before their first birthday. Those who survive often cannot eat or speak properly. Too often, they are shunned, hidden away and not able to attend school. In developing countries, many parents cannot afford the surgery their children desperately need.
Operation Smile was founded in 1982 by Dr. William P. Magee, Jr., a plastic surgeon, and his wife, Kathy, a nurse and clinical social worker. Since its founding, Operation Smile has provided more than 2 million comprehensive healthcare evaluations and over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with facial deformities.
As the philanthropic arm of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), PPA Charities allows PPA to become a force for positive change in our society, by making a difference in the lives of others.
Established as a charitable, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, PPA Charities allows imaging professionals to combine their individual efforts to make an even bigger impact on the lives of children and families everywhere.
About Professional Photographers of America (PPA) – www.ppa.com
PPA is the oldest and largest association of professional photographers in the world.
Headquartered in Atlanta, the association provides educational services and establishes standards for professional performance for its more than 22,000 members and 200 affiliated organizations worldwide.
We had another great Holiday Party again this year at the new location! The food was delicious, the entertainment was awesome, and being among friends is what the holiday season is all about. One of the highlights of the PPSNF Holiday Party is the presentation of the PPSNF End of Year Awards. Each award has a different set of criteria which can be found on the End of Year Awards page. Congratulations to the 2009 recipients of these awards!
Photographer of the Year: Tammie Sybelnik
Marjorie Sharp Award: Scott Beahan
Service Award: Keely Deuschle
Marie Moran Education Award: Kevin Floyd
First Time Competitor Award: Dana Heisler
People’s Choice Award: Kevin Floyd
Abrisch Scholarship: Devin Faulkner
Front Row (L-R): Kevin Floyd, Marie Moran, Dana Heisler; Back Row (L-R): Scott Beahan, Devin Faulkner, Tammie Sybelnik, Keely Deuschle
We are also very proud of all of our PPSNF members for bringing in so many toys for our Toys for Tots drive! Thank you!!
As many of you know, two of our members, Ken and Marie Moran are very involved with “Kutting for Kids” a charity event held each year at the Orange Park mall that encourages people to donate their hair so that custom wigs may be made for children who do not have hair due to medical reasons.
This year’s event will be held on July 19.
Ken and Marie are looking for photographers to help document this event. If you are interested, please contact Ken Moran at 904-514-3577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.