2005-02-09

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

Executive Meeting Minutes
February 9, 2005

Date: February 9, 2005
Location: 490 Brunswick, St.

Chairperson: Brian Battersby
Recording Secretary: Glen Harris

Executives Present: Brian, Maurice, Wayne, Glen, Bob, Gil, Doug
Members Present:
Guests Present:

Meeting Called to Order at 7:35 p.m.

1. Previous Meeting Minutes
Meeting minutes from January 12, 2005 were circulated
Motion to accept minutes as circulated by: Bob Seconded by: Gil

2. Treasurer’s Report
Club Account Gaming Account
Total Assets $3004.24 Total Assets $96.51
Total Liabilities $0.00 Total Liabilities $0.00
Total Assets/Liabilities $3004.24 Total Assets/Liabilities $96.51

3. Correspondence
Cheque from RASC HQ, agenda from RASC National for next meeting (NC051), minutes from RASC National meetings NC042, NC043, NC044), email from Troy Hudson-Columbia Valley Astronomers

4. Committee reports
Youth day activities:
8 parents and about 14 children attended the two Youth Day sessions on Feb 4th

5. Old Business

  • Gaming grant status: No new developments
  • Noise Reduction in Classroom
  • Maurice distributed several wall panel information sheets. A consensus was reached to glue felt material to the bottom of the chair legs. The ultimate goal is to replace the plastic chairs.

6. New Business

  • Donna Ascah’s sketched suggestions to redecorate the classroom were circulated and discussed.
  • Placing a dark fabric on the ceiling will be the first of several steps to reduce the sound level in the classroom.
  • Two sessions of Youth Day activities will be held on Friday, March 25th during Spring Break.

6. New Business (continued)

  • The 10” Dobsonian telescope can be signed out for member’s use.
  • An Observatory Key workshop (familiarization with all the observatory equipment and operating procedures) will be incorporated into the NOVA workshop curriculum.
  • Gate keys for new members will be available on request.
  • Bob will hunt through his archives for more newspaper articles.
  • Volunteers for March events will be handled through email and the next general meeting.

Coming Events
Feb 10: Church group tour 6:15 pm Glen
Feb 12: Member’s night 7:30 pm Brian
Feb 19: NOVA workshop 7:30 pm Brian
Feb 26 Member’s night 7:30 pm Brian
Mar 2: Guide tour 6:00 pm Brian/Robin
Mar 5: Recreation Market 9:30 am-6:00 pm at Pine Centre – NOVA workshop 7:30 pm Brian
Mar 6: Recreation Market Noon-5:00 pm at Pine Centre
Mar 19: NOVA workshop 7:30 pm Brian

Next general meeting:
Main Talk: Doug-pictures of Australia
Additional topic: Gil-Constellation of the Month

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

Adjourned at 9:30 p.m.