About the Club

The club's purpose is "to promote friendly relations between persons interested in photography and kindred subjects and for the advancement of knowledge in the science and art of photography."
Portland Camera Club Charter, 1899

Founded on May 24, 1899, the Portland Camera Club is one of the oldest camera clubs in the United States. The club welcomes anyone interested in photography, whatever their level of experience. Our programs include education through classes, workshops and guest speakers.

The Portland Camera Club is a registered 501(c)(7) organization.


Meetings are held every Monday from September through May (excluding Labor Day and the last two Mondays in December). Meetings starts at 7 PM. Currently, the club is meeting by Zoom for all Mondays except the last Monday of the month, when we meet in person.

camera club meeting

We meet at the Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford Street, Portland (click here for Google Maps).  Ample parking is available. In-person meetings are currently held on the last Monday of the month only; all other meetings are held by Zoom.

Handicap access: The main entrance of the Woodfords Club building includes a ramp with handicap access. The ramp and a number of handicap-only parking spaces are on the west side of the building, in between the Woodfords Club and the Jones-Rich-Hutchins Funeral Home.  Inside the Woodfords Club building, the main floor (including restrooms) is ADA-compliant.

Winter cancellations: In the event of foul weather, in-person meeting cancellations will be sent to everyone in the Google Groups email list, and notice will appear on the home page of this website.

Executive Board and Committees

Members of the club's Executive Board are elected to their position. Elections are held during the club's Annual Business Meeting, which is usually held in early May.

2024-2025 Executive Board
Club Officers:

President: Dick Sawyer
Vice President: George Vercelli
Treasurer: Steve Painter
Secretary: Steve Waldstein
Past President: Peter Flanagan

Executive Committee:
Greg Roscoe
Mike Leonard
Joe Wax
Mary Powers
John Bald
Sharon Roberts
Jim Mueller
Jack Sharkey


In addition to the club's Executive Board and Executive Committee, there are committees with special tasks, such as the Program Committee and Membership Committee. To view a list of all PCC committees and their members, click here for the PDF.

Members' Websites

Using Paypal To Send a Payment to the Portland Camera Club

Note:  If you want to pay for your club membership, please go to the Join/Renew page.

Member Communications (FB, Google Groups)

Private Facebook Group

In addition to the club's public Facebook page, the PCC maintains a private Facebook group. Membership in the private group must be approved. Those wanting to join are asked three questions. The group is kept private to prevent spamming. To visit the private group, go to Facebook and search for "Portland Camera Club Active Membership" or click this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCCActiveMembership/.

Google Groups

The club maintains a Google Group for current members of the Portland Camera Club. Members are automatically added to the group when they join the PCC. To visit the PCC Members group, click here.  To post a message to this group (current PCC members), write your post in an email and send it to:  PCC_mbr@googlegroups.com


General Questions: Mike Leonard click here for email.
Website Comments: John Bald click here for email.

Mailing address:
Portland Camera Club
P.O. Box 2526
South Portland, ME 04116

Club By-laws

Click here for the current Portland Camera Club By-laws (PDF format).

The Libby Prints

Click here for the Libby Prints page, including a historical essay on Francis Orville Libby.

Meet Ups and Field Trips

Click here for the Meet Ups and Field Trips page.