Gerry joined PSA in 1979, and his service to the Society has covered many positions, including Chapters Committee Chair; International Conference Committee Equipment Chair, Chapters Showcase Director, Photo Travel TOPS Chair, PSA Wisconsin Chapter Chair, and Region Director for PSA Region 21. In 2001 Gerry was awarded PSA's Region Director of the Year award, and in 2002 he was the recipient of PSA's Stuyvestant Peabody Memorial Award. Gerry served on the PSA Board of Directors as PSA Conventions Vice President from 2003 to 2009 and as PSA Secretary and member of the PSA Executive and Finance Committees since 2009.
Gerry has been a member of the Image Makers Camera Club since 1975. He has served as the chairman for the Image Makers International Exhibition (Wisconsin Circuit) since 1996, and he presents all of the shows for the Wisconsin Circuit. He is also a charter member of the East Troy Viewfinders and has served as chairman for the Viewfinders International Exhibition (North Star Circuit) since 2001.
Gerry is a multiple-galaxy exhibitor in four PSA Divisions – Color Projected Image, Nature, Photojournalism, and Photo Travel, and he has been a PSA TOPS contributor in four Divisions since 2003. By the end of 2010, he had over 4,700 acceptances in international exhibitions, including 27 best of show awards. Since 2000 Gerry has been listed in PSA's Who's Who in Photography as a top exhibitor in North America, often in four divisions. His photos of Hawaii were featured in the “Distinctive Image” article in the September 2004 PSA Journal, and his photos of unique natural areas in Wisconsin were featured in The Nature Conservancy (TNC-Wisconsin) calendars from 1992 through 2009.
All images © Gerald H. Emmerich Jr.