Seattle Astronomical Society - Board Meeting 25 August 2003


Contents

    Action Items
    Minutes
        Approval of Minutes
        2004 Banquet Report
        Mars Madness
        VP Membership Report
        Rattlesnake Lake Permits
        Ideas for Speakers
        Family Picnic

 

Action Items

     Owner Item
Everyone Bring one or two names for possible banquet speakers.
Pam Stucky Work on membership ID card design.
Stephen Van Rompaey Put together 2004 Annual Events calendar.
Stephen Van Rompaey Update membership application form.
Rick Libsack Collect 2004 Banquet speaker ideas.

 

Minutes

The meeting started at 7:00 pm.

 

Approval of Minutes

The July board minutes were approved.

 

2004 Banquet Report

Kathy Steyaert recommended that we have the 2004 SAS Banquet at Latitude 47, for a charge of $30 per person. The Board unanimously agreed. Kathy is now organizing the reservations and collecting money.

We still need to find a banquet speaker. All board members should forward names to Stephen and Rick.

 

Mars Madness

Mike Langley and Bob Suryan reported on Mars Madness at the UW Observatory. They estimated that literally 1000s of people were in attendance. There were several telescopes there, each with lines over 75 people long. The last group got through viewing around 1:45 am.

Mike estimated that there were 15-20 SAS volunteers at the event.

 

VP Membership Report

Roger Steyaert had several agenda items:

 

Rattlesnake Lake Permits

We compiled a list of all Rattlesnake Lake permits for the forest service, but Stephen noted that several of the members were no longer active. We will update the list so that only active members are listed.

 

Ideas for Speakers

Several ideas were floated for speakers for the 2004 Banquet, but we didn't select any one in particular (Ken Croswell was one promising option, but he will speak at the November meeting instead).

Action Item: Rick Libsack will collect ideas for the banquet speaker.

 

Family Picnic

Earlier in the year we had floated the idea of hosting an SAS Family Picnic in either August or early September. Given all of the activities surrounding the Mars opposition, it was decided to postpone this idea until next year.

 

8:15 - Meeting Ends