2009-05-13

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

Business Meeting Minutes: May 13, 2009

Date: May 13, 2009
Location: 490 Brunswick St

Chairperson: Gil Self
Recording Secretary: Glen Harris
Executives Present: Glen, Maurice, Brian, Wayne, Gil, Bob
Members Present: Rod H
Meeting Called to Order at 7:40 pm.

1. Previous Meeting Minutes
Minutes of April 8 meeting were circulated.
Motion to accept minutes as circulated. Moved: Bob Seconded: Wayne Carried

2. Treasurer’s Report
Club Account: $6131.79
Gaming: $7996.71
Motion to accept treasurer’s report as circulated. Moved: Glen Seconded: Maurice Carried
Details on file

3. Correspondence, Secretary’s Report
Various bills, statements, and Centre newsletters.
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4. Old Business

  • The risk assessment has been completed and the committee will be addressing the concerns based on the level of risk and funds available to correct the problems.

ACTION: Risk assessment committee

  • Dr. Luc Simard’s travel dates are confirmed and hotel arrangements will be made.

ACTION: Gil, Maurice

  • Following the CNC Celebration of Science Fair, the club display will be set up in the CNC library. After a period of time the display will move to UNBC.
  • The Lunar Marathon was a success and another session will be planned for the fall.
  • Better pricing will be sought before the secondary mirror is sent off for refurbishment.

ACTION: Bob

  • The Carl Sagan series ‘Cosmos’ series DVD’s have been purchased.

5. New Business

  • Once concerns regarding associate memberships have been resolved with RASC National, PG Centre will be sending in its application specifics.
  • The main telescope will be recollimated and functionality confirmed before the flip assembly is remounted.

ACTION: Bob, Brian

  • ¬†Following the last tour on June 2, and assuming the aforementioned collimation is successful, the flip assembly will be installed and tested.

ACTION: Bob
The next business meeting will be held on August 5, 2009 at 7:30pm. Location – SpeeDee Printers, 490 Brunswick St.
Meeting adjourned at 9:40 pm