Board Meeting - 12/01/2010
BATTLE POINT ASTRONOMICAL ASSOCIATION
BOARD MEETING of DECEMBER 1, 2010
Time 1907 -- Convened Board Meeting
Steve Ruhl, BPAA President, as presiding Officer, convened the BPAA Board Meeting at 1907 on December 1, 2010.
Other Board Members Present:
Mike Browning, Vice President
Russell M. Heglund, Secretary
Frank Schroer, Treasurer
Nels Johansen, Facilities Officer
Dave Fong, Education Officer
Malcolm Saunders, Chief Astronomer
Vicki Saunders, Newsletter Editor
Jeff Oziek, Outdoor Coordinator for Bainbridge Park System
[see four (4) ACTION ITEMS below...]
Time 1908 -- Jeff Oziek Presentaion
Jeff Oziek, Parks Outdoor Coordinator, gave a presentaion about his concepts of hosting Astronomy programs with BPAA.
Time 1941 -- Previous Board Minutes of November 3, 2010
R. Heglund, Secretary: No Reading (Minutes were e'mailed to Board Members)
N. Johansen moved/S. Ruhl seconded, to approve the minutes as e'mailed. Passed
Time 1942 -- President's Report
S. Ruhl, President: No Report.
Time 1943 -- Vice President's Report
M. Browning, Vice President: I met with Parks Executive Director.
Time 1946 -- Treasurer's Report (see attached report)
F. Schroer, Treasurer: Total current assets as of November 30, 2010 are $21,811.80.
S. Ruhl moved/M. Saunders seconded, to approve Treasurer's Report. Passed.
Time 1950 -- Membership Report (see attached)
F. Schroer reports: We have a total of 96 memberships as of December 1, 2010.
Time 1956 -- Secretary's Report
R. Heglund, Secretary, reports: There will be a North American Sundial Society meeting in Seattle in August, 2011. Hosted by Professor Woody Sullivan of University of Washington.
I would prefer to read Minutes aloud at Board Meetings rather than have silent approval of e'mailed minutes, as suggested by some Board Members.
S. Ruhl moved/N. Johansen seconded, to continue reading minutes aloud at Board Meetings. Passed.
Time 2011 -- Reading of Minutes of November 3, 2010
R. Heglund, Secretary: Read the minutes (previously approved)
Time 2012 -- Commitments (bullet points)
S. Ruhl : Could Secretary e'mail Commitments (action items) two days before Board Meeting?
F. Schroer: Put “bullet points” in minutes?
R. Heglund: OK....I will try to get that done before meetings.
Time 2013 -- Facilities Report
N. Johansen, Facilities Officer, reports: Not much to Report.
---------- #1 ACTION ITEM :
M. Browning: I will look into NSF grants for buildings (such as the Dome).
Time 2010 -- Chief Astronomer Report
M. Saunders, Chief Astronomer, reports: We have been donated an 8 inch Dobsonian telescope and a 50 inch plasma TV color Monitor.
Time 2027 -- Miscellaeneous:
------------ #2 ACTION ITEM :
F. Schroer: I will look into phone service.....DSL improvement.
------------ #3 ACTION ITEM :
M. Saunders: I will look into getting a (donated) computer to drive the Plasma TV.
Time 2049 -- Education Report
D. Fong, Education Officer, reports: Friday Dec 10, at 6:00 PM, a Girl Scout troop will visit the Observatory. I would like volunteers to help with the Planetarium show and to look through telescopes.
Time 2051 --- Telescope Cart
N. Johansen: Thinking about buying a cart to transport telescopes up to telescope pads (on the north berm).
Time 2056 --- Events & Fundraising
----------- #4 ACTION ITEM :
S. Ruhl: (The Board) should start thinking about future events and fundraising.
Time 2100 --- Publicity
Vicki Saunders: For Publicity I need a longer lead time (on getting articles to me). Seattle Times needs two weeks prior (to the event).
Time 2119 --- Adjournment
S. Ruhl moved/D. Fong seconded, to adjourn the Board Meeting. Passed.
Minutes taken on December 1, 2010 by Russell M. Heglund, Secretary
Minutes approved by the BPAA Board on ___January 12, 2011_______________
Attested by: Russell M. Heglund, Secretary