Over the past 14 years, since its inception in December of 2009, SWOPA has been a gathering place for photography clubs in South Western Ontario. Today, Thursday, April 20, 2023, the Board and membership made a motion to disband the association. Although meeting in person was one of the benefits of SWOPA, it has become difficult to do so and also see people step up to volunteer for positions on the Board.
As of June 1, 2023, this web site as well as the SWOPA Facebook page will be decommissioned.
All records of the organization will be retained by the Secretary and should there be an interest in the future to create a similar organization, information will be shared with those who take on the running of such a group.
We wish you all well in your photographic adventures.
Michelle Rondeau – President / Treasurer
Brenda Fee – Secretary / Treasurer
SWOPA is an association of photographic clubs in southwestern Ontario. Collectively these member clubs represent hundreds of skilled and talented photographers dedicated to helping each other improve their craft.
Each club is independent, but via the association they share information and host some events. Interaction among the clubs is encouraged via posting club events, sharing CAPA trained and certified judges for competitions, and sharing guest speaker information. SWOPA meetings also provide a forum for club representatives to discuss what club events or programs work best.