Board Meeting - 6/2/2010
BATTLE POINT ASTRONOMICAL ASSOCIATION
BOARD MEETING of JUNE 2, 2010
Time 19:12 -- Convened Meeting
Steve Ruhl, BPAA President, as presiding Officer, convened the BPAA Board Meeting at 19:12 on June 2, 2010.
Other Board Members present were:
Russell M. Heglund, Secretary
Frank Schroer, Treasurer
Nels Johansen, Facilities Officer
Malcolm Saunders, Chief Astronomer
Absent: Mike Browning, Vice President
BPAA Bylaws require five board members be present to constitute a quorum, therefore a quorum was present.
No Visitors were present
Time 19:13 -- Reading of Previous Board Minutes
Minutes of the May 5, 2010 Board Meeting were read by R. Heglund, Secretary. S. Ruhl moved/M. Saunders seconded, that the minutes be approved as read. Passed.
Time 19:20 -- Presidents Report
S. Ruhl reports: The ballot for the Astronomical League has been received by the Board. Board consensus: Astronomical League slate of officers is approved.
Time 19:22 -- Vice Presidents Report
S. Ruhl: report deferred until M. Browning arrives.
Time 19:23 -- Treasurer's Report (see attached report)
F. Schroer reports: $465 paid to Astronomy League for annual membership. Total current assets, as of May 31, 2010, are $21,660.9.
M. Browning, Vice President, arrives at Board Meeting.
Time 19:28 -- Membership Report (see attached report)
F. Schroer reports: Picked up a "net" one member. Total memberships as of June 2, 2010 is 91.
N. Johansen moved/M. Browning seconded, to accept the Treasurer's Report. Passed.
Time 19:31 -- Vice President's Report
M. Browning reports: No report.
Time 19:35 -- Secretary's Report
R. Heglund reports: The Solar Walk design is progressing. We finished design of Saturn and Jupiter. We (Dave Berfield, Dave Fong and I) are now working on Mercury and Venus.
Sundial Project: Baren-Mickle and I met with an architect on May 27th ...... discussed ways to put together a proposal to the Park Department.
Library: We need another bookcase.....books are getting stacked on top of each other.
M. Saunders: We need to get rid of the two big screen monitors in the Library. We need to list categories (of items) we need to make decisions on (to surplus, etc...). Such as Telescopes, computers, planetarium, .....
Time 19:40 -- Facilities Report
N. Johansen reports: No report.
Time 19:41 -- Chief Astronomer's Report
M. Saunders reports: No report.
N. Johansen: Update on the improvement of the 16 inch string scope.....I have been improving the dew heater on the finder scope.
Time 19:41 -- Visitor arrives
Vicki Saunders, Newsletter Editor arrived at the Board Meeting
N. Johansen: I contacted Protostar.....they promised delivery of the new spider (for 16" string scope) by end of July.
Time 19:44 -- Education Officer's Report
S. Ruhl reports: The last Planeterium Show had about 60 people. There is a show coming up this Saturday at 9pm.....called "The Dwarf and 7 Planets".
Gregg Hunt, a student teacher for a Lutheran school, is borrowing the portable Planetarium and will bring it back Friday. I have 4 or 5 groups coming this month (field trips) to the Observatory.
Time 19:47 -- NEW BUSINESS
S. Ruhl: What do I need to know (about President's job)?
I got a letter from Rotary asking for donation to the auction. I will offer Membership and a tour of the Observatory.
S. Ruhl: The search for new Education Director: Let me know if you have anyone in mind.
Time 19:57 -- July 4th Readiness
F. Schroer: The booth will probably be in same spot as last year. I will set-up time slots for manning the booth.
Time 20:02 -- Parks Update
M. Browning: Let Steve (Ruhl) and I set-up a date to meet with the Park Board. I will call and ask for a meeting.
S. Ruhl: I have been contacted by Anna of the Park Staff, to set-up a Planetarium Show for a summer camp.
S. Ruhl: I want to open up the Observatory more to the membership......I am open to suggestions.
F. Schroer: This Kiwanis Country Club lunch is mentioned every month.....is it, or has it raised any money?
S. Ruhl: I will check it out with Harry Colvin.....and see what is going on.
Time 20:10 -- Newsletter Calendar
S. Ruhl: We need to run the calendar beyond the term of the Newsletter......even if it is not complete.
Time 20:13 -- Adjournment
N. Johansen moved/M. Browning seconded, to adjourn the Board Meeting. Passed.
Minutes taken on June 2, 2010 by Russell M. Heglund, Secretary
Minutes approved by the BPAA Board on ___July 7, 2010____________
Attested by: Russell M. Heglund, Secretary