St. John's Centre
Oct. 17, 2012
Location: MUN C-2045
Present (21) : Randy Dodge (Secretary), Chris Stevenson ( P Pres ), D. Carey B. Llewellyn, Doug Grouchy (Treasurer), K. Earles,
Garry Dymond (V.P. ,National Council), M. Redmond, G. George, D. Caruk, T. Caruk, Robert Babb ( Observing), B. King
Regrets: Richard Newman (President), Fred Smith (Librarian), Craig Peterman (Webmaster)
Meeting was called to order by the V. President ( Garry Dymond ) at 8:15 PM . Delay due to parking problems.
Garry welcomed the audience with a review of the RASC and benefits of membership (Observers Handbook, SkyNews, RASC Journal, Equipment)
Observation Reports – T. Caruk - Jupiter, C. Stevenson – Jupiter, Uranus, R. Newman – Sun
Media Highlights – New Exoplanet – Alpha Centauri 2
Pasadena Balloon flight
Comet Hergenroth 168P RADC video
Jupiter Band changes
Reports – President – Garry summarized the year's goals and highlights
Treasurer – Doug presented the annual financial report.
Audit – Chris presented the financial audit report.
Election – The nominating committee reviewed activites, mandate, Executive roles, benefits of serving.
Results – President – Chris Stevenson
Vice President – Garry Dymond
Secretary – Randy Dodge
Treasurer - Doug Grouchy
Observing – Robert Babb
Library – Fred Smith
Equipment – Tim Caruk
Webmaster – Craig Peterman
National Council – Richard Newman
Membership – Marcellus Redmond
Past President – Richard Newman
Christmas Items – Randy reviewed a new book – The New Astronomy Guide, P Moore & P Lawrence
What's Up – Robert presented the Sky This Month for October-November
- Robert reminded members of the Fall Astronomy Day coming up Saturday Oct 20 with a public observing session at the Geo Centre.
Coffee & Social – Members were invited to partake in a coffee social and to continue informal discussion.