Minutes of the General Assembly Meeting - 11 November 2011

14 Nov 2011 6:26 AM | Anonymous member


The meeting was called to order at 7:32 p.m. by President Joyce Lynch. A quorum was present. There were 23 individuals in attendance.

The following were introduced as new members, returning members and visitors: Jim Sheets, Alan and Carina Caruth, Jason Colera, Robert Flores and his daughter.

Motion to approve minutes was made by Jim Spigelmire, seconded by Tim Brown.

Officer and Chair reports:

Treasurer: Mark Lyon – We are still floating around $25,000.  We are over +$4000 on sales of old equipment for use toward a new solar scope.  The scope loaner program will be kicking off next week.

Outreach: Events will be listed on the website, but here is what is currently on the agenda for November: 13th Wild Basin, 14th Scout Night at Bridge Point Elementary, 17th at Summit Elementary, 19th Public party at COE and a second star party at Blanco State Park, 26th Members Only at COE.  Our new banner has arrived! 

Presentation of AL awards: Lauren Rogers for Northern Skies Constellations and Phil Schmidt for Outreach.

The holiday party this year is a potluck; sign up on the Evite for what you’re bringing.  There will be no white elephant gift exchange this year, but we will have a pub style trivia quiz.

Presentation:  Video, part II – The City Dark (84 minutes) It is 6 chapters. We watched the first 3 last month; this is the conclusion of the video.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

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