Social Chair on my Special Interest House’s executive board for 2012-2013

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I’m so excited!

The Event to Rule Them All

Photo House’s Executive Board just got back from the Special Interest House Award’s Banquet, where all of the houses met to fight to the death recognize their outstanding achievements.

This year, three awards came our way. The first was given to our ResLife Advisor, Erika Heffernan for Advisor of the Year. Erika started as Photo House’s advisor this year, but you wouldn’t know it by her performance. She absolutely loves helping us with anything we need. Without Erika, we wouldn’t have our newly renovated darkroom.

The second award was given to our Fundraising Chair, Glenn Sweeney. Glenn went above and beyond this year, most notably with the SPAS Holiday Auction, where more than $9000 was raised to be split between Photo House and the Genesee Center for the Arts.

This also led to our third award, Event of the Year. The SPAS Holiday Auction was awarded this title, so congratulations to all of Photo House, and to everyone who helped run it!


Allum and previous RA, Liz Marchiondo.  Images and gif created by David Beyerlein.

Allum and previous RA, Liz Marchiondo.  Images and gif created by David Beyerlein.

We’re photo kids, it’s cool.

We’re photo kids, it’s cool.

Unbelievable!

We just raised over $9,000 to split between the Genesee Center for the Arts & Education and Photo House!

If you’re new to the blog, you’re probably wondering how we managed that – it’s simple really. Photo House ran the annual School of Photographic Arts and Sciences Holiday Auction last Thursday! Basically, Glenn Sweeney (Fundraising Chair) with the help of E-board and the entire PH membership (seriously, we had over 50 volunteers working the event!) organized and ran the entire auction from start to finish.

Auctioneer Bill DuBois spotting a bid up on the second floor.


We had people doing all sorts of jobs, from registering paddles, to handing out pizza, to running items to the stage. The entire auction went off with only a few minor glitches. We can’t thank everyone enough for their support!

While I can’t name everyone who helped out, there are a few people who especially stood out: Bill DuBois came back from retirement to be our auctioneer for one more year (although he said that last year too…). Ken White donated quite a few prints for the silent auction, as well as helped with the matting of the rest of the prints. He also assisted Bill on stage. Christye Sisson was a huge help on stage as well (and who can forget her one-of-a-kind donation: a picture of your own eye!).

Photo Houser Zach Nycum and Professor Ken White tossing candy into the crowd.


I’d also like to mention a few of our donors for their support – after all, it wouldn’t be an auction without donations! The 3rd floor cage was very generous once again this year, giving us tons of old equipment. We also received generous donations from B&H Photo Video and their partners, and Dale Photo & Digital. We’d also like to thank all of the local businesses that made donations. Again, we could not have done this without all of this support!

Now more than ever I can truly say I am proud to be a member of Photo House!

Don’t forget to bring a toy to registration for a $5 credit off of a purchase! Registration starts at noon on December 15th.

Don’t forget to bring a toy to registration for a $5 credit off of a purchase! Registration starts at noon on December 15th.

So we went to Letchworth again this year. It was about halfway through Fall quarter, and I’m just uploading our awesome group photo now. [Please don’t hate me!] We had a blast as always, with plenty of alumni showing up (and even bringing noms!).
This year, since we had the tees early enough, we did the shot all wearing our shirts. Contrary to popular belief, we actually didn’t turn into one giant black blob with a bunch of faces!
Other than Letchworth, coming up is the SPAS Holiday Auction, which Photo House is running this year! That’s on the 15th (Thursday before break). We’ll be donating half of the proceeds to the Genesee Center for the Arts and Education, and the other half will go toward improving Photo House (Yay!)
One notable difference between past SPAS Auctions is our Toys for Tots drive. Anyone who brings an unopened toy will get $5 off of a purchase at the auction. Talk about a good deal!
Oh, and for anyone not in the area, I’d like to take a moment to update you on the weather: It’s been pretty much 55 degrees the last few days. No big snow storms yet. My personal belief is that we’re looking toward the worst winter Rochester has had in years - The weather is just teasing us right now.
Anyway, that’s enough of me rambling…
-Ben

So we went to Letchworth again this year. It was about halfway through Fall quarter, and I’m just uploading our awesome group photo now. [Please don’t hate me!] We had a blast as always, with plenty of alumni showing up (and even bringing noms!).

This year, since we had the tees early enough, we did the shot all wearing our shirts. Contrary to popular belief, we actually didn’t turn into one giant black blob with a bunch of faces!

Other than Letchworth, coming up is the SPAS Holiday Auction, which Photo House is running this year! That’s on the 15th (Thursday before break). We’ll be donating half of the proceeds to the Genesee Center for the Arts and Education, and the other half will go toward improving Photo House (Yay!)

One notable difference between past SPAS Auctions is our Toys for Tots drive. Anyone who brings an unopened toy will get $5 off of a purchase at the auction. Talk about a good deal!

Oh, and for anyone not in the area, I’d like to take a moment to update you on the weather: It’s been pretty much 55 degrees the last few days. No big snow storms yet. My personal belief is that we’re looking toward the worst winter Rochester has had in years - The weather is just teasing us right now.

Anyway, that’s enough of me rambling…

-Ben

We’re running the SPAS Holiday Auction this year!

We’re running the SPAS Holiday Auction this year!

Photo House ran a car smash today, thanks to All City Auto Parts. Take a look at the beating this car took!

Photo House ran a car smash today, thanks to All City Auto Parts. Take a look at the beating this car took!