MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES
Updated May 7, 2009
The Valley SkyWatcher Magazine
A Publication of the Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society
P.O. Box 11 Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022
April 2009 Edition
The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm on April 6 at The Rookery. 11 members were present. .
The minutes from the March meeting are posted on the website. No additions or corrections were noted by the members present.
Steve provided the following financial data:
Cash in Bank - $2,253.63, Petty Cash - $52.00, Total Cash - $2,305.63. .
An $800 payment was made on the land contract bringing the remaining balance to $1,900.
Russ reported that the PC in the North Obs. died from an apparent motherboard failure. He was able to put a replacement together from his parts inventory and we now have a functional PC there again.
During the March storm with the 60+ MPH winds, we lost about a half dozen shinges from the roof of the North Obs. Russ and I replaced those last week with some of the left over shingles from the re-roofing of the main Obs. The color match is darn close.
I replaced the old 14 inch CRT that was in the dome with a 19 inch flat panel monitor mounted to the wall. Makes it look like there is a bunch more room in there now.
The lawn tractor battery was charged and the old machine fired right up. There is also 2 gallons of fresh gas in the shed. Probably time for a new set of blades for the mower deck. Please put an approx. $50 expenditure to a vote for this.
Everything looks good at the Hill for another season. The drive is in good shape except for a few piles of stone the snow plow guy pushed up here and there. Tough to get good help these days!
The club welcomed Mark Sherman visiting this evening.
Director of Observations:
Meeting adjourned at 8:15 pm. No observing this evening as a couple inches of snow fell during the meeting which led to a slippery ride home.
October 30, 2003 Aurora