Discussion Topics:Meeting Attendance
Meeting attendance; Attendance has
sporadic over the 2008-2009 calendar years. As few as 2
individuals have shown up for regular club meetings in the winter months. Several individuals that drive long
distances to attend meetings have been disappointed by suddenly short meetings, with no topics or planned
Meeting Location; Meetings at the
will be limited in the coming months to September, February,
March and May. Meetings for October and April will be held at
for further details.
Leadership: We have gone 1
year without a
president and have no prospects for the coming year. There have
been no volunteers or nominees for club officer positions. We currently plan to operate by committee. Our
current bylaws do not allow for this type of operation so at the September meeting this will have to be voted
upon to reflect the changes noted here.
Meeting Dates; Listed below
the upcoming meeting dates and locations for 2009-2010,
Please note the changes in location and meeting day at the October, March and April Meetings!
Future Programs: Meeting listed
will be discussed and assigned topics at the September
meeting. Bring your ideas to the September meeting and be prepared to get involved in the process!
Club Dues: Club dues
will remain at $10.00 as noted in our bylaws. This is
maintain our membership in the Astronomical League which, in addition to membership, provides insurance
for our public gazes.
Club Calendar: The club calendar
on the web site. Our regularly scheduled events will be
listed there, such as the Toy House gazes,
gazes. Other noteworthy events will be posted there so be sure to check the website often for updates.
Email Notifications: Email notifications
continue to all dues paying members. Special events plus
pre-meeting notices will be sent to remind you of upcoming dates as several locations and days have changed.
Other topics of the meeting were:
Planet Walk: The Planet walk along the
Falling Waters Trail is off to a good start thanks to Mark
Reed. The planet walk was removed from JCC due to construction of the dorms at the south end of the
complex. Mark would like the Fred Yost Planet walk installed along the trail where it can be enjoyed by all
Some assistance with the installation may be necessary and we hope you will be able to assist with the
installation in the near future.
Club Notes: Treasurer Report - $141.44 in the treasury
this writing. Chris Dobie has accepted
Treasurer Position for the 2009-2010 Club Year. I have volunteered to assist Bob Frybarger in updating the
club web page. No other offices have been filled... Either John Domin, the current club secretary, or myself
will provide minutes or notifications for upcoming meetings.
These minutes compiled by Ken Rheault