Seattle Astronomical Society - Board Meeting 22 March 2004


Contents

    Action Items
    Minutes
        Previous Minutes
        Updated Forms + Calendar
        Astronomy Day
        Newsletter
        Electronic Payment
        Library Disposal
        Dark Sky Site

 

Action Items

     Owner Item

 

Minutes

The meeting started at 7:15 pm.

 

Previous Minutes

The board voted to approve the February 2004 minutes.

 

Updated Forms + Calendar

Janice brought over the updated forms, brochures, and the 2004 Calendar. A few proofreading notes. Jim recommended that we add a field for the customer number for magazine subscriptions.

How many brochures to make? Settled on 1000 for now. That's enough to get a good printing rate, and we're not sure we'll need more.

Some questions on business cards: we'd like a Logo, Club name, and the URL. That seems to be the most stable to have over time.

 

Astronomy Day

Not invited to the Pacific Science Center this year, they're "doing their own thing." In early May, we'll participate in the UW Observatory Rededication.

 

Newsletter

President's message for the April letter will state clearly that this will be the last mailed copy. From May onwards, newsletters will be mailed only to those members who ask for it.

Members can ask Jim to have the newsletters mailed to them. There is no extra cost until their membership is up for renewal.

Renewal postcards? Jim is going to check on the rates.

 

Electronic Payment

We looked at Kogi, and it was very expensive.

Paypal may be the best way to go. It isn't as convenient as many other online payment methods, but it is cheap and will probably cover 75% or more of those members who do choose to pay online.

 

Library Disposal

On Saturday April 3rd we'll move the library to the new location. After that, the books will be brought to the April meeting, and sold for $1 each. Any books not sold will be donated to the Seattle Public Library.

 

Dark Sky Site

Some discussion of the possibilities around dark sky sites.

Various options were considered. Several acres seemed the best, to give us room from encroachment, and also for future improvements. Some questions on leasing vs. buying. No equity with leasing, but it is very cheap.

 

8:20 - Meeting Ends