2004-11-10

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

Executive Meeting Minutes
November 10, 2004

Date: November 10, 2004
Location: #30-1839 1st Ave.

Chairperson: Brian Battersby
Recording Secretary: Glen Harris

Executives Present: Gil, Brian, Glen, Robin, Wayne, Maurice, John, Greg, Doug, Jim
Members Present: Rod
Guests Present:

Time Meeting Called to Order at 7:42 p.m.

1. Previous Meeting Minutes
Meeting minutes from October 6, 2004 were circulated
Motion to accept minutes as circulated by: Gil Seconded by: Wayne

2. Treasurer’s Report
Club Account Gaming Account
Total Assets $1390.95 Total Assets $96.51
Total Liabilities $0.0 Total Liabilities $0.0
Total assets/Liabilities $1390.95 Total Assets/Liabilities $96.51

3. Correspondence
Leisure Services, CCRA Charity Return, TELUS bill, various education kits

4. Committee reports
Grant Application Committee:
With the exception of a void cheque, the gaming grant is now ready for submission.
Gil will submit an online request to TELUS for funding to cover the cost of a new projection screen.

National Representative Report:
John will be in Toronto on November 26th and will drop in on the RASC folk.
John is working on an article detailing the history of the club for submission in the Journal.

Outreach and Education Committee Report:
Refer to the attachment for Robin’s report.

Observing/Tours Committee Report:
No tours are currently booked.

5. New Business

  • Robin and John were issued building and gate keys.
  • Sarrin Mueller is our newest member. Current membership as of 2004/11/03 stands at 42.
  • The RASC manual was handed out to the new executive.

5. New business (continued)

  • There was a lengthy discussion on the vision and future path of the club. Outreach and Education will be the focus, but small steps will be taken with an opportunity for feedback from participants in the form of a survey. Our efforts can then be evaluated and improvements made where required.

6. Upcoming Events
Nov 16: Leonid meteor shower 8:00 pm Observatory
Nov 24: General Meeting 7:30 pm Observatory
Dec 8: Pot Luck Christmas dinner 6:30 pm Observatory

Open Houses every Friday to the end of November
Member’s Nights every Saturday to the end of November

Next General meeting:
Main talk: Greg – ‘Gyroscope Precession and General Relativity’

6. Adjournment
Motion to adjourn by: Glen
Seconded by: Brian

Adjourned at 10:00 p.m.