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Robert Mitchell
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QCAS BOARD MEETING 2 Oct 2019

ATTENDING
Mike Dannenfeldt
Robert Mitchell
Matt Neilssen
Jim Rutenbeck
Jeff Struve
Steve VanHyfte

EISP 2019
30 attendees
shirts and koozies cost $190.46; motion for club to pay for them APPROVED
total proceeds: $1,502.53
total cost: $727.75
net profit: $774.78; motion to add profit to Observatory fund APPROVED
Events fund is back to $750.00

EISP 2020
Proposed theme: Ancient Skies
Proposed speaker: Mary Stewart, director of Headland International Dark Sky Park
Proposed speaker: Lee Carkner on Western civilization folklore
Proposed speaker: Dave Ruddy
Proposed speaker: Jeff Struve

ELECTIONS
Nominations due Oct 5

ANNUAL DINNER, Nov 18
20 people coming
Dinner starts 6:15 PM
Proposed bingo only

UPCOMING EVENTS
Oct 12: Sherman Park night; cancelled
Oct 19: Menke star party
Nov 23: potential Sherman Park night
Dec 28: potential Sherman Park night

OBSERVATORY RELOCATION
Sherman Park dome shutter’s weather stripping wearing out; Jeff contacted Ash Dome for assistance
Aerial photos of Menke grounds, for use to select location options for new building
Email to Scott Hortsmann, Backyard Observatories: ask about prices for new building, attached control room vs. separate control room
Need to make decision on building design and location, and get bids to begin writing documentation for fundraising
Ask around for other potential builders/contractors for roll-off buildings
Matt: propose refurbishing 20″ on AstroPhysics GTO3600 mount, then mount additional scope on 20″
New electricity needs to be laid down for new cement pads

TREASURER’S REPORT
General: $1,604.35
Events: $ 750.00
Observatory: $5,572.78
TOTAL $7,927.13

MERCURY TRANSIT, Nov 11, 6:30AM-Noon
Propose mounting Lunt scope on Menke 14″, broadcasting image via internet
Propose test run beforehand
XSplit itself can record; YouTube livestream records; Can we transmit intermittently to save internet data while still recording the entire event? Need to look into it