2004-02-25

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

General Meeting Minutes

Date: February 25, 2004
Location: PGAO 7365 Tedford Road

Chairperson: Brian Battersby
Recording Secretary: Glen Harris
Executives Present: Brian, Glen, Rod
Members Present: John, Jim Toews, Maurice, Wayne
Guests Present:

Meeting called to order at 7:34 p.m.

1. Previous Meeting Minutes
No minutes were circulated. Executive summary is in the February 2004 newsletter.

2. Treasurer’s Report:
As of February 24, 2004
Club Account
Total Income $2223.67
Total Expenses $2572.13
Total Income/Expenses ($348.46)
Total Net Worth $2441.93

Gaming Account
Total Income $261.02
Total Expenses $1956.31
Total Income/Expenses ($1695.29)
Total Net Worth $2866.70

3. Correspondence
None

4. Old Business
None

5. New Business

  • A discussion about purchasing 3 sets of binoculars for public viewing was conducted. As no formal motion to acquire the binoculars was made, this subject will be brought up at the next meeting.
  • Instead of holding an executive meeting on Wednesday, March 10th, a work bee to build the ceiling baffles will occur at the Cedar Towers apartment building on 15th Avenue. The completed panels will be mounted to the ceiling on Saturday, March 20th.
  • John Ascah has volunteered to billet Rajiv Gupta, the RASC president, during his (Rajiv’s) stay in Prince George.

Volunteers for March Events
Open Houses
March 5 Maurice
March 12 Wayne (School Tour)
March 19 Brian
March 26 Gil / Bob ??

Member’s Nights
March 6 Maurice
March 13 Brian
March 20 Messier Marathon
March 27 Wayne

6. Upcoming Events
Feb. 28 – Cadet tour. Gil is the host.
March 6,7 – Recreation Market at Pine Centre
March 10 – Work Bee
March 12 – School Tour. Wayne is the host.
March 20 – Work Bee, Potluck and Messier Marathon
April 20 – RASC president Rajiv Gupta visits the Prince George Centre. Lecture at UNBC in room 7-150 at 7:00 p.m. A visit to the observatory will follow.

Meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.