Merits

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 6, 2014

Diamond — 10,000 Merit Points

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

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

  • Allan Duff
  • E. Ann Etheridge
  • Robert Farnham
  • Tim Fogliani
  • Bob Furtek
  • Joan Goddard
  • Barbara Gonzales
  • Richard Heckendorf
  • Linda Hicks
  • Tom Jones IV
  • Charlene Kell
  • Karrol Kelly
  • John Lehr
  • Don Lytton
  • Kent Nash
  • Jane Noland
  • Sheree Norman
  • Dean Otteson
  • Janice Phillips
  • Frank Porter
  • 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
  • Michael Braunstein
  • Kate Butler
  • Tom Chapman
  • Lance Cheung
  • Sandi Conn
  • Keith Grove
  • Linda Heckendorf
  • Craig Hicks
  • Barbara Jenkin
  • Malcolm Jenkin
  • Brent Land
  • Cathy Loftfield
  • Jim Loftfield
  • Rita Maroun
  • Vince Melandri
  • Kimberly Nisenshal
  • Richard P. Perkins
  • Diana Petersen
  • Toby Power
  • Felipe Qui
  • Jim Sheets
  • Sara A. Smith
  • Paul Sobel
  • Chuck Swift
  • Frank Walters
  • Phoebe Wrighter

Associate — 1,500 Merit Points

  • Mary Alexander
  • Tom Atkinson
  • Elaine Biesemeyer
  • Donna Bloom
  • Susan Bouet
  • Annie Brisk
  • Michael Caristo
  • Julie Chadburn
  • Valerie Christiansen
  • Kim Cochrane
  • Stephen Cupp
  • Hal du Pont
  • Nitin Engineer
  • Len Falkenthal
  • Ed Foster
  • Robin Foster
  • Leslie Gertie
  • Darryl Ginwright
  • Bill Kutcher
  • Robert Linebaugh
  • Tom Losh
  • Virginia Losh
  • Dick Madigan
  • Gayla Malcolm
  • Wilson Matos
  • Bill Pearson
  • JarieLyn Robbins
  • Roni Ronemus
  • Eileen Rosenthal
  • George Savage
  • Shelly Schwartz
  • Joyce Sorenson
  • Nancy Van Weezel
  • Gary Veneklasen
  • Narda Walters
  • Susan Webb
  • Velva West
  • Cindy Wilson
  • Bill Zielinski
  • Michael Zbiegien

Master — 1,000 Merit Points

  • Mario Calandrino
  • Tish Cullen
  • Ray Dietzway
  • Barbara du Pont
  • Shirley Fife
  • Sheri Ann Forbes
  • Stacey Garry
  • Harry Ghuman
  • Robert Goddard
  • Rudy Gonzales
  • Jon Hayslip
  • Jason Hekkert
  • Gordon Herpst
  • Louise Hesse
  • John Andrew Hughes
  • Terri Hutchings
  • Stan Kaules
  • Lenore Kerner
  • Frank Lang
  • Rodney Langston
  • Ron Levandoski
  • Carol McGovern
  • Sergio Medina
  • Mary Ann Mikitaroff
  • Ray Navage
  • Janet Nelson
  • Pam Nickels
  • Robert Oberman
  • Constantin Ochescu
  • Robert Oberman
  • Avi Ostrowsky
  • Tracy Quintana
  • Matt Rinaldi
  • Marc Rosenthal
  • Linda Rybicki
  • Ira Shames
  • John Short
  • Tom Shrout
  • Robert Siebert
  • Anders Sorensen
  • Jim Smith
  • Jeanne Staley
  • Juliana Stratton
  • Michael Stratton
  • Michael Sullivan
  • Scott Terkel
  • John Thomas
  • Florence Turner
  • Jay Wanta
  • David Weinstein
  • Joe Wilson
  • Garrett Winslow