2004-10-20 AGM

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

Annual General Meeting Minutes

Date: October 20, 2004
Location: PGAO 7365 Tedford Road

Chairperson: Brian Battersby
Recording Secretary: Glen Harris
Executives Present: Glen, Rod, Gil, Brian
Members Present: Maurice, Wayne, Robin, Jim, Art, Greg, Bob K, Doug, Glenn
Guests Present: Lauren

Meeting called to order at 7:28 p.m.

1. Previous Meeting Minutes
September 29, 2004 General meeting minutes
October 6, 2004 Executive meeting minutes
Motion to Accept September 29, 2004 General meeting minutes as circulated.
Moved: Glen Seconded: Gil Carried

2. Treasurer’s Report:
As of October 18, 2004
Club Account Gaming Account
Total Income $4258.66 Total Income $1261.12
Total Expenses $6052.56 Total Expenses $5726.60
Total Income/Expenses ($1793.90) Total Income/Expenses ($4465.60)
Total Net Worth $996.49 Total Net Worth $96.51

Motion to accept the Treasurer’s report as presented.
Moved: Gil Seconded: Glen Carried

3. Correspondence
Various RASC Centres newsletters.

4. Old Business
None

5. New Business

  • Free Press reporter Teresa will be conducting an interview at the observatory on Thursday October 21st. Her interview will cover the NVSS school tour in progress, the Pro D day plans for the following day, and the upcoming lunar eclipse on the 27th.

5. New Business (continued)

  • Wayne and Robin have been preparing for the upcoming Pro D day activities to be held on Friday, October 22nd. Response has been high. Planned activities include:
  • SolarMax video
  • Pin Hole Camera
  • Telescope type discussion
  • Construct a simple telescope
  • Demonstration of mirror grinding techniques
  • Lunar impact lab
  • Solar surface granulation study
  • Short tour of the facility
  • Robin and Karen traveled to Tatla Lake to observe first hand the robotic telescope being set up at the local school. Robin’s involvement in this project will be to instruct the local teachers in how to process CCD images.

Results of the Annual Election are as follows:

President: Brian Battersby
Vice President: Gil Self
Secretary: Glen Harris
Treasurer: Wayne Sanders

National Council Rep: John Ascah

Members at Large:
Greg Mohammed
Bob Nelson
Robin Riordan
Maurice Sluka
Jim Toews
Doug Wayland

Committee Directors:
Light Pollution Abatement – Maurice
Public Outreach/Education – Robin
Building Maintenance – Glen
Telescope Maintenance – Wayne, Bob, Glen
Observing/Tour Director – Brian
Fund Raising – Gil, Bob

Volunteers for November Events
Member’s Nights
November 6 Wayne, Robin
November 13 Doug
November 20 Maurice
November 27 Brian

Open Houses
November 5 Gil
November 12 Wayne
November 19 Maurice
November 26 Brian

6. Upcoming Events
November 1 Shady Valley Brownie tour at 7:30 pm
December 8 Christmas Pot Luck dinner at the Observatory. Time to be announced.

Meeting adjourned at 8:48 p.m.

7. Presentation
Art gave a lecture entitled ‘Energy and Tides’