Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Annual General Meeting of DZRJL / Ljubljana Grotto
Airraid Shelter on Luize Pesjakove Street
March 2, 2016, 37 (+1) pictures

Most pictures are approximately 683 x 1024 pixels in size, numbers in front of picture descriptions are serial numbers of the original photo files. Full names of persons mentioned in picture descriptions (with the exception of present members of the Lanski vrh, i. e. Galacijevka and Radošca cave, team): Teja Čeru, Metod Di Batista, Jure Košutnik - Ðuro (DZRJL President), Matija Perne, Behare Rexhepi - Beki, Primož Presetnik - Pipistrel, Jaka Flis, Tanja Tomšič, Tine Petkovšek, Janez Kanoni - Žan, Mitja Prelovšek - Čot, Matic di Batista - Diba, Blaž Dovžan - Laverdist, France Šušteršič, Riko and Rok Grecs, Kristofer Pečar - Bajsi, Rafko Urankar - Cile, Ester Premate, Eva Pavlovič, Dean Pestator, Simona Žagar, Darja Kolar, David Škufca, Tomaž Krajnc - Garmin and Aleksandra Krajnc - Jerca, Matej and Lojze Blatnik, Vid Trebše (DZRJ Luka Čeč), Teo Delić, Jernej Volkar, Andrej Drevenšek - Vrtnar, Marina Pintar, Gregor Pintar - Stari, Marjan Baričič, Marjan Juvan - Manč, Rok Brajkovič - Brajko, Marko Vogrič - Mare, Anton Brancelj, Igor Maksim Košir - Ičo.

All pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin 2017 except 34478 where the credits go to Tanja Tomšič.


34450. The festive table was adorned with a bouquet of carnations which Gregor brought.



34451. Somebody is playing a trick on Metod, who would it be?



34452. Who else but Žan ...



34453. Jaka and Teja



34454. Ičo and France - will the Lipert cave mystery get another twist?



34455. Kudos to Laverdist who brought a basketful of donut-style angel wing biscuits (flancati in Slovenian) - Metod is deciding which one to pick.



34456. (Half of) Marjan, Tanja, Matija and Beki.



34457. Teo and Andrej in vivid conversation, Jernej and Riko are in-between



34458. Ester and Eva



34459. At first sight it looks as if Bajsi would be drinking with his eye, but actually the drinker is Cile.



34460. Jernej, Rok and Teo



34461. The president, well aware of the gloomy situation at home and worldwide dressed himself in all the shades of black, and such was also his tone ...



34462. ... until his report reached the shiny performance of the DZRJL dream team in 2016 - suddenly it was all smiles.



34464. Garmin, what nice thought crossed his mind?



34465. Jerca, the most handsome ponytail at the meeting



34466. Matej during his short, to the point presentation



34467. The presidium - Gregor, Teja and Metod



34470. Jerca during the treasurer's report, flanked by Andrej (left) and Lojze (right)



34472. Garmin, the equipment master, stressed the importance of proper gear care.



34473. Pipistrel had a pleasant duty to report on another top cadastre activity year.



34474. 2016 was life at full throttle for Matic and it shows in many ways - he also gained a look of an explorer with a sizeable number of achievements.



34479. Theo made a report on cave conservation in 2016, with a special regard to animal plundering. Competition in speleobiology is fierce, there are just a few new species to be discovered and poachers are eager to empty the last cave of all that crawls and dwells in the realm of eternal darkness.



34480. He succeffully averted a side attempt to steer him off course ...



34482. ... and concluded his performance to ...



34476. ... the applause of the meeting presidency.



34478. Tanja took this picture of Klok. He was without his camera, but not without the lens cap.



34483. Darja and David, in good mood



34484. A merry company: Tanja, Tine, Garmin, Čot and Vid



34485. Five wise men (counter clockwise from top): Viljem (Putik), France, Riko, Anton and Marjan. France brought with him a section of Najdena jama cave map with overlaid map of Galacijevka cave. A real nice map, but cannot be published, is plagued by the same issues that are haunting the entire Najdena jama cave map project, for over 40 years now. Cannot be for any other but internal use. So a little tampering with this link is required to uncover it.



34488. Candidates for all the ruling bodies of DZRJL, including the president, were the same as those elected last year. But they were, as can be concluded from the picture, nearly unanimously confirmed.



34489. 3 members voted against the new Rules for the Categorization and Examination of DZRJL Members, proposed and accepted at the meeting. 2 of those votes belonged to Cile and Bajsi and this fact disturbed nobody as such conduct is part of their rebel style. But the third vote against, of Čot, aroused Andrej's suspicion that something must actually be wrong with the Rules. He required a clarification and in the end it turned out that one of the introductory articles indeed had a contradictory formulation. In the picture - Gregor's request for correction: Houston, We Have a Problem!



34490. The Executive committe proposed unchanged membership fee for 2017, 30 and 15 euros (veterans, jobless, students) with an addition of reduced fee of 5 euros for minors.



34491. Presidential shoe, stylish continuation of black, of almost flawless shine



34492. An owl is the grotto's mascot animal - here is a rather tame-looking depiction on the shelter wall, signed U.



34493. Another owl, a paper collage, with a seductive find from one of the caving excursions



34494 - 34500. Panoramic view of the audience and the meeting presidency, stitched together from 7 photographs. The stitching software, Microsoft ICE, did a good job but squeezed together Jaka, Rok and Teo images, to a Zika-virus-victim look. So the photographer was forced to copy-paste their portraits from one of the component photos.



34501. Dean was the last to join the Attendee list, Simona came earlier.



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