The merits system is designed to encourage and reward members for participation in club activities and the photographic learning process. There are many ways members can earn merit points, including (but not limited to) attendance at meetings, serving as an officer or committee chairperson, serving as a special committee member, participation in monthly and special competitions, receiving an award in selected non-NCC photo contests, completing accredited photography courses, attending workshops, publishing photographs in printed material, belonging to PSA, being a guest speaker or judge for another photographic group. NCC Merit Awards System NCC Merit Points Reporting Form

Pins and bars are awarded as follows:

  • 200 merit points - NCC pin and 200 bar
  • 500 merit points - 500 bar
  • 1,000 merit points - Master Level and Master bar
  • 1,500 merit points - Associate Level and Associate bar
  • 2,500 merit points - Fellow Level and Fellow bar
  • 4,000 merit points - Horizon Level and Horizon bar
  • 10,000 merit points - Diamond Level and Diamond bar

Members who have reached the Master Level and above are also awarded plaques at the annual banquet in December. For a full explanation, please refer to the Nevada Camera Club Member Handbook. This can be found under Our Club - Publications - Merits Pages. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact the person in charge of Merits listed in the our Monthly Focal Expressions.

NCC Merit Awards (Master and above)

as of December 16, 2019

Diamond — 10,000 Merit Points

  • Anne Carter
  • Dennis Gershick
  • Jerome Hamilton
  • Kitty Heckendorf
  • Rick Holmes
  • William L. Payne
  • Janice Phillips
  • Gary Potts
  • Mary V. Sheets
  • Edward Stiglitz

Horizon — 4,000 Merit Points (Fellow — Life Time Member)

  • Beverlin Blakely
  • Michael Braunstein
  • Allan Duff
  • E. Ann Etheridge
  • Robert Farnham
  • Tim Fogliani
  • Bob Furtek
  • Joan Goddard
  • Barbara Gonzales
  • Richard Heckendorf
  • Craig Hicks
  • Linda Hicks
  • Tom Jones IV
  • Charlene Kell
  • Karrol Kelly
  • John Lehr
  • Don Lytton
  • Rita Maroun
  • Kent Nash
  • Jane Noland
  • Sheree Norman
  • Dean Otteson
  • Frank Porter
  • Toby Power
  • Harriet Smith
  • Betty Twers
  • Johan Van De Stadt
  • Ron Vicker
  • Douglas Walsh

Fellow — 2,500 Merit Points

  • Laurie Adams
  • Richard Battey
  • Paul Bessette
  • Beverlin Blakely
  • Ken Bloom
  • Stan Braaten
  • Kate Butler
  • Tom Chapman
  • Lance Cheung
  • Valerie Christiansen
  • Sandi Conn
  • Stephen Cupp
  • Leslie Gertie
  • Darryl Ginwright
  • Keith Grove
  • Linda Heckendorf
  • Louise Hesse
  • Barbara Jenkin
  • Malcolm Jenkin
  • Stan Kaules
  • Brent Land
  • Cathy Loftfield
  • Jim Loftfield
  • Vince Melandri
  • Kimberly Nisenshal
  • Richard P. Perkins
  • Diana Petersen
  • Felipe Qui
  • Rob Raymond
  • Roni Ronemus
  • Jim Sheets
  • Sara A. Smith
  • Paul Sobel
  • Juliana Stratton
  • Chuck Swift
  • Frank Walters
  • Cindy Wilson
  • Phoebe Wrighter

Associate — 1,500 Merit Points

  • Mary Alexander
  • Tom Atkinson
  • Elaine Biesemeyer
  • Donna Bloom
  • Susan Bouet
  • Annie Brisk
  • Michael Caristo
  • Julie Chadburn
  • Kim Cochrane
  • Hal du Pont
  • Nitin Engineer
  • Len Falkenthal
  • Ed Foster
  • Robin Foster
  • Harry Ghuman
  • Tim Gonick
  • Jon Hayslip
  • Jason Hekkert
  • Terri Hutchings
  • Karla Jordan
  • Bill Kutcher
  • Robert Linebaugh
  • Tom Losh
  • Virginia Losh
  • Dick Madigan
  • Gayla Malcolm
  • Wilson Matos
  • Bill Pearson
  • JarieLyn Robbins
  • Eileen Rosenthal
  • Jim Sage
  • George Savage
  • Shelly Schwartz
  • Jim Smith
  • Joyce Sorenson
  • Michael Stratton
  • Nancy Van Weezel
  • Gary Veneklasen
  • Narda Walters
  • Susan Webb
  • Velva West
  • Bill Zielinski
  • Michael Zbiegien

Master — 1,000 Merit Points

  • Narcy Alprecht
  • JoMar Alwes
  • Pabs Balane
  • Mario Calandrino
  • Tish Cullen
  • Ray Dietzway
  • Barbara du Pont
  • Shirley Fife
  • Sheri Ann Forbes
  • Stacey Garry
  • Robert Goddard
  • Rudy Gonzales
  • Bev Hart
  • Bob Heckman
  • Gordon Herpst
  • John Andrew Hughes
  • Lenore Kerner
  • Frank Lang
  • Rodney Langston
  • Ron Levandoski
  • Carol McGovern
  • Sergio Medina
  • Mary Ann Mikitaroff
  • Charles Nauman
  • Ray Navage
  • Janet Nelson
  • Pam Nickels
  • Robert Oberman
  • Constantin Ochescu
  • Robert Oberman
  • Avi Ostrowsky
  • Barry Parekh
  • Tracy Quintana
  • Matt Rinaldi
  • Marc Rosenthal
  • Linda Rybicki
  • Ira Shames
  • John Short
  • Tom Shrout
  • Robert Siebert
  • Anders Sorensen
  • Jeanne Staley
  • Michael Sullivan
  • Scott Terkel
  • John Thomas
  • Florence Turner
  • Jay Wanta
  • David Weinstein
  • Joe Wilson
  • Garrett Winslow

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