Feb 04

February 2010

The February meeting took place on Thursday, February 4th at The Beechwood Inn.
In attendance: Jim Reier, Peter Burkey, George Miller.

Old Business Items

1) Treasury Report:

Account balance as of Nov. 5th              $789.03
Cash collected at Nov. Park Twp meeting      $32.00
November payment from Park Twp               $84.00
2010 Membership dues                         $90.00
Int'l Dark Sky dues                         -$50.00
Payment to Science First for planispheres   -$55.45
Account balance as of Feb. 4th              $889.58

2) Event Updates:

November 13th SAAA meeting
Frank led a video presentation of the Aurora Borealis. Jim helped us find Aurora information on the Internet.

December 11th SAAA meeting- Christmas Party
We held our annual Christmas Party at Macatawa Bay Planetarium from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Larry presented the Rick Larson video “The Star of Bethlehem”.

January 7th Girl Scout program
SAAA presented a “Phases of the Moon” and Planetarium program for a Holland Girl Scout troop and a Brownie troop. The meeting took place at the Macatawa Bay Planetarium.

3) Upcoming Events:

February 12th General Meeting
Explore the new Night Sky Network web site, and present 2009 NSN service awards.

March 4th Women’s Enrichment Forum
SAAA has been asked to present an astronomy program for the Women’s Enrichment Forum on Thursday, March 4th, 2010. Meeting would take place at Macatawa Bay Planetarium, after our monthly board meeting.

March 12th Cub Scout program
Astronomy Belt Loop training for Cub Scout Pack 3055

March 13th Messier Marathon
Vivekananda Monastery, clear skies

April 24th National Astronomy Day
Peter will contact Ross at Lumir Corp. for permission to setup telescopes at Curtis Center Park.

May 19th Astronomy Program for Park Township
The topic for the Spring program is Deep Sky Objects. We need volunteers to help with the program.

New Business Items

We discussed buying a club banner to hang at gatherings. Jim contacted Troy Best at The Image Shoppe to confirm the banner quote is still good. We need to provide artwork to Troy for the banner.

George Miller – Secretary