Board Meeting - 02/04/2012
BATTLE POINT ASTRONOMICAL ASSOCIATION
BOARD MEETING of FEBRUARY 1, 2012
Time 19:05 – Convened Meeting
Steve Ruhl, BPAA President, as Presiding Officer, convened the Board Meeting at 19:05 on February 1, 2012.
Other Board Members present:
Russell M. Heglund, Secretary
Malcolm Saunders, Chief Astronomer
Vicki Saunders, Communications Officer
Charles Higgins, Vice President
Absent Board Members:
Nels Johansen, Facilities Officer
Frank Schroer, Treasurer
Dave Fong, Education Officer
BPAA Bylaws require five Board Members be present to constitute a quorum, therefore a quorum was present.
No absentee votes were submitted.
Time 19:06 – Reading of January 11, 2012 Board Minutes
R. Heglund read minutes of January 11, 2012 Board Meeting.
S. Ruhl moved/C. Higgins seconded. to approve minutes as corrected. Passed.
Time 19:09 – Reading of Minutes of January 11, 2012 Annual Meeting
R. Heglund read minutes of January 11, 2012 Annual Meeting.
S. Ruhl moved/M. Saunders seconded, to approve minutes as corrected. Passed.
Time 19:16 – Dave Fong, Education Officer arrives.
Time 19:18 – President's Report
S. Ruhl: No Report.
Time 19:20 – Vice President's Report
C. Higgins: Concerning the Sundial Project, I sent copy of changes (we requested) to the Park Lawyer. I made several phone calls to Parks. I have been thinking of ways to raise funds. Bill has several art friends we could contact for funds.
Time 19:31 – Treasurer's Report
S. Ruhl: Frank said we will be delivered the Treasurer's Report this weekend.
Time 19:32 – Secretary's Report
R. Heglund: I have installed the Solar Walk Pictures and the Founders Pictures in the Observatory foyer, for all to see. The people that put on “Films That Matter” at the Lynwood Theater called me.....they are interested in showing the City Dark documentary sometime in March. They have to get a date from the theater managers, and said they would get back to me.
Time 19:39 – Chief Astronomer's Report
M. Saunders: Janich and I are doing a inventory of telescopes and equipment. It has not been done for some time. I plan to take the russian telescope off it's mount, since no one can use it on that mount. I would like to do the half-hour telescope (demonstration) before the monthly Planetarium Show again.
Time 19:45 – Communications Officer Report
V. Saunders: Dave (Fong), could you write a short article about the Hat Creek Radio Astronomy group, that you used to work for?
D. Fong: I am busy for next couple of months.....probably can't do it for a while. Dark Sky as a larger issue might make a good artical.
Time 19:56 – Education Officer's Report
D. Fong: I will be showing City Dark movie next Planetarium Show …... what can be done to make more (seating) room? (Note: Those plastic recliner chairs take up too much room ….. need more regular chairs...)
M. Saunders: Lets take the Planetarium Projector out of the room.
D. Fong: The sun is getting real active, maybe we could do “sidewalk” astronomy in Winslow Green with the solar telescope. (….use as fundraiser for Sundial Project....)
S. Ruhl: Maybe make a four foot high mock-up of the Sundial, that we can display for fundraising.
V. Saunders: Maybe we could put the Sundial (mock-up) in the 4th of July Parade.
S. Ruhl: I have a Cub Scout Planetarium Show on monday.
Time 20:28 --- Adjournment
S. Ruhl moved/C. Higgins seconded, to adjourn. Passed.
Minutes taken on February 1, 2012 by Russell M. Heglund, BPAA Secretary.
Minutes were approved by the BPAA Board on _____________________