Board Meeting - 04/07/2010
BATTLE POINT ASTRONOMICAL ASSOCIATION
BOARD MEETING of APRIL 7, 2010
Time 19:07 -- Convened Meeting
President Harry Colvin, as presiding officer, convened the BPAA Board Meeting at 19:07 on April 7, 2010.
Other Board Members Present were:
Mike Browning, Vice President
Frank Schroer, Treasurer
Russell M. Heglund, Secretary
Steve Ruhl, Education Officer
Nels Johansen, Facilities Officer
Malcolm Saunders, Chief Astronomer
Vicki Saunders, Newsletter Editor
Time 19:08 -- Reading of Previous Board Minutes
Minutes of the March 3, 2010 Board Minutes were read by R. Heglund, Secretary. H. Colvin moved/S. Ruhl seconded to approve the minutes as corrected. Passed.
Time 19:16 -- President Reports
H. Colvin reports: I am handing in my letter of resignation from the BPAA Board (see attached), effective on April 8, 2010. Also, I am giving the BPAA secretary a copy (for file with the minutes) of our Washington State Nonprofit Corporate Renewal form which was submitted to the Secretary of State on 2/8/2010.
Time 19:18 -- Vice President's Report (see attached)
M. Browning reports: I plan to meet with Parks Board Commissioners and Terry Lande (Executive Director of Parks) and Kent Scott (Parks staff).....one-on-one..... concerning Battle Point Master Plan issues.
Time 19:20 -- Treasurer's Report (see attached)
F. Schroer reports: Total current assets as of March 31, 2010 are $24,179.63. The income is pretty steady. H. Colvin moved/M. Saunders seconded to approve Treasurer's report. Passed.
Time 19:26 -- Membership Report (see attached)
F. Schroer reports: We are down a couple members this month. As of 4/7/2010 have 86 total memberships (39 family, 38 individual, 5 junior, 1 teacher and 3 lifetime). One new member: Gregory Hunt, who indicated he is available to volunteer Saturdays & Sundays and is interested in operating the Planetarium.
Time 19:28 -- Secretary's Report
R. Heglund reports: We will be putting on the Telescope Workshop this Saturday, from 12:30 to 3: 30. I am putting it on with George McCullough (optics theory), Doug Tanaka (eyepiece theory and selection), Nels Johansen (Telescope Set-up and Observing guidelines), and Malcolm Saunders (computer controlled Telescope operation).
I have scheduled a Sundial Workshop for June 19, at the Observatory.
Time 19:35 -- Facilities Report
N. Johansen: I have nothing to report at this time.
Time 19:36 -- Chief Astronomer's Report
M. Saunders: I have nothing to report at this time.
Time 19:37 -- Education Officer Report
S. Ruhl reports: We had 95 people at the last (March 2010) Planetarium Show. We had to do two shows.....kids were sitting on the floor.
Time 19:42 -- New Business
H. Colvin: We have no new business.
M. Browning: The Park sent a letter thanking us for our letter (to them). Jeff Acquino, our intern last summer, is looking for work.
R. Heglund: Do you have a copy of letters to and from the Park Board for file?
M. Browning: I will provide copys to the Secretary.
M. Browning: Regarding the National Science Foundation (grant request), we are waiting until June 15th for status.
Vicki Saunders: The Board might be thinking of making the Newsletter Editor a member of the Board or a non-voting member of the Board (adjunct member). The media person needs to know what's going on.
H. Colvin: What other persons should attend and maybe be adjunct member of the Board?
Time 20:01 -- Frank Schroer, Treasurer, has left the building (departed Board Meeting).
Time 20:09 -- Archivist Report
M. Browning reports: I am really looking for pictures, historical. I don't have lot of pictures of Rudolf or Ed Ritchie.
R. Heglund: I have all the newsletters and Star Party posters for the last few years, stored in my computer. I think they should be archived ..... may be usefull to later members/Boards...
M. Browning: I will send you dates of ones I have (newsletters).
V. Saunders: How about contacting Anna Edmonds, previous Newsletter Editor, (for photo's , etc....)?
M. Browning: I am working on a "coffee table book" about our organization. I am interested in the story of the organization.
[ Note: Jeff Acquino, our summer intern, has a "letter of thanks" to the Board attached to these minutes.]
Time 20:14 -- Adjournment
M. Browning moved/N. Johansen seconded, to adjourn the Board Meeting. Passed.
Minutes taken on April 7, 2010 by Russell M. Heglund, Secretary
Minutes approved by the BPAA Board on ____________________