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2000-10-25 AGM

Minutes of PGAS Meeting – Oct 25, 2000

Meeting Hosted By: Gil Self

Read previous minutes/ agenda.

OLD BUSINESS:
RASC – we took an informal poll of the members attending if they support joining the RASC. Out of 14 members 13 voted yea and 1 voted undecided.

NEW BUSINESS:

Elections were called. Results as follows:
Pres. Bob Nelson
Vice Pres. Gil Self
Secretary. Brian Battersby
Treasurer. Paul Roberts
Mem @ Large Rob Frith
Mem @ Large Steve Senger

Steve Senger stepped down as treasurer. Club thanked Steve for all his hard work in the position in the last few years. Well done Steve!

Brian B is unable to hold Members Night this coming Saturday (Oct 28, 2000) as he has to work.

Work Bee scheduled for Oct 28 is cancelled due to Gil and Brian being unable to attend.

MEETING EVENTS:

  • Gil showed a multimedia presentation made by former (now unattached) member Orla Aquaist. Orla sang astronomy related folk music and played guitar set to a fun powerpoint presentation.
  • Bob Nelson gave his presentation originally intended for the AAVSO on the accuracy of different methods of plotting variable star light curves. His final recommendation: Use several different methods to average out the inherit inaccuracies of each individual method.
  • Matthew Burke presented the free planetarium software Hallo Northern Sky. The software can be downloaded for free at http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/han_kleijn/software.htm. The program is able to use several catalogues, including GSC, and customizable pointing circles to display the field of view of finder scopes, and eyepieces. For a free program it is very powerful. He also showed off his Starry Night Backyard software. It doesn’t have the capability to show tons of stars but, it gives good overall sky charts and excellent animation of the inner solar system. You can download a trial version (works the same as the full version except you can only use it for 15 days) at www.starrynight.com.

2006-10-25 AGM

PRINCE GEORGE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA
PRINCE GEORGE CENTRE
7365 Tedford Road
Prince George, BC
V2N 6S2

2006 Annual General Meeting Minutes

Date: October 25, 2006
Location: PGAO 7365 Tedford Road

Chairperson: Gil Self
Recording Secretary: Glen Harris
Executives Present: Glen, Gil, Wayne, Maurice, Bob
Members Present: Art, Blair, Gerhard, Rod

Meeting called to order at 8:50 p.m.

1. Previous Meeting Minutes
None available

2. Treasurer’s Report:
As of October 24, 2006
Club Account Gaming Account
Balance $3217.71 Balance $3107.00

Detailed Annual Treasurer’s report on file.

Motion to accept the Treasurer’s report as presented.
Moved: Art Seconded: Wayne Carried

3. Correspondence
None

4. Old Business
None

5. New Business

  • A Notice of Motion is required to change the bylaws regarding quorum and term of office. This item was tabled. In the meantime, Rod will obtain bylaws from other organizations and use them as a comparison.
  • The number of RASC calendars ordered next year would be based on the profitability of marketing this year’s RASC calendars. The treasurer voiced a concern about the difficulty in accurately tracking calendar sales.

5. New Business (cont’d)

Results of the Annual Election are as follows:

President: Gil Self – Newsletter
Vice President: Maurice Sluka – Construction projects, design proposals, organize and advertise special events
Secretary: Glen Harris – Computers, building communication wiring
Treasurer: Bob Nelson – Telescope upgrades

National Council Rep: Alan Whitman
Alan is serving the second year of a two-year term.

Members at Large:
Jim Arnold – Building Maintenance
Hugh Kennedy – Website
Fae Mooney – Newsletter contributor and Pegasus editor’s assistant
Wayne Sanders – Pro D, school and service group outreach presentation material
Blair Stunder
Jim Toews
Doug Wayland

Additional duties will be assigned as required.

Meeting adjourned at 10:20 p.m.

Preceding the AGM, guest Dave Harrison presented information on how to go about establishing a Planetarium.