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Iowa State Membership Home Page

Iowa State
Director (SMD)

John Larson, APSA, EPSA

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Welcome to the Iowa State Membership home page. Thank you for visiting with us. Please come again!

As the Iowa State Membership Director, I encourage you to become an active PSA member!

I'm here to offer personal assistance to all PSA individual and club members in Iowa. And to entice the rest of  you to join! Choose learning activities, photo competitions, or the amazing sharing aspects. You'll make new photo friendships along the way!

Here's a free issue of the February 2013 PSA Journal, so you can see how great our photo articles are!

Visit PSA often at PSA's Facebook page.

If YOUR camera club isn't benefiting from PSA's resources for managing a great photo club, contact me for a review of our many services and activities. See a list of Benefits of Club/Council Membership.

Feel free to contact me with questions about how to:

  • Get your images evaluated
  • Take PSA online courses
  • Get a PSA Mentor
  • Join an online study group
  • Get a PSA Member Gallery
  • Enter photo competitions
  • Participate in international exhibitions and apply for Star Ratings
  • Get an article published in the PSA Journal
  • Obtain interesting programs for your camera club
  • Participate as a club in the North Central Camera Club Council
  • Arrange for a PSA member to make an in-person presentation at your club
  • And much more!

Beginning Photographer?

"Just for Beginners" - a series of articles in the PSA Journal Services especially for new PSA members
New Member Photo Gallery

Advanced Photographer?

Annual PSA Exhibition to enter and win awards
Monthly worldwide exhibitions (photo contests) to enter, win awards, gain recognition
Write articles for the PSA Journal
Be a mentor or consultant
20 photos in a PSA Member Gallery 

I'd love to hear from you! If you have a suggestion for a new photo activity, contact me. A state photo contest, seminar, workshop, field trip, and such.

PSA Values its Volunteers

An important part of the PSA experience is recognizing the hundreds of volunteers that promote the Society and its programs through a wide range of efforts and services. Supervisors are doing their part by proposing those working for them for recognition awards. However, there are many who are equally as deserving but have not been identified.

It would be helpful for all PSA members to learn about the opportunities for recognition by reviewing the information on Awards found on the PSA website. The upper right area lists the awards that are available as a means of honoring members who make significant contributions.

It would be particularly useful to become familiar with the guidelines, instructions and proposal submission dates pertaining to PSA Honors, Society Recognition Awards and PSA Services Awards. This information will be useful as you do your part to help recognize colleagues who have contributed significantly to the Society. Please consider the PSA members around you and, when appropriate, submit proposals. Your Membership Director can provide you with assistance, when necessary.

    Welcome New Members!