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Robert Mitchell
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QCAS MEETING 21 Oct 2019

ATTENDING:
Ken Boquist
Matt Brown
Rusty Case
Mike Dannenfeldt
Terry Dufek
Dino Milani
Robert Mitchell
Matt Neilssen
Sam Santiago
Alan Sheidler

Matt Neilssen officiated this meeting in Jeff Struve and Mike Ombrello’s absence

RECENT EVENTS
Sept 21: Menke star party, clouded out; 12 guests took the tour; Robert, Sam, Rolando, Jeff; Saturn was observed; Jeff’s Moon presentation played
Oct 12: Sherman Park star party, poor sky conditions; Cecil, Rolando, Sam; 2 guests
Oct 12: PAC annual banquet
Oct 19: Menke star party, clouded out; 2 guests, tour; Robert, Sam, Mike O, Jeff
Oct 19: PAC at Niabi, clouded out

UPCOMING EVENTS
Nov 6: board meeting
Nov 11: MERCURY TRANSIT, all morning; PACMO at Niabi, parking lot
Nov 18: annual dinner, elections; 6:30 PM; 25 guests RSVP’d
Nov 23: Sherman Park star party
Dec 4: board meeting
Dec 16: regular meeting
Dec 28: Sherman Park star party

NEW GEAR
Matt Brown: plans to buy AstroPhysics 10″ Mac

ELECTION NOMINATIONS
Rusty Case: President, declined
Sam Santiago: President, declined
Mike Ombrello: Vice-President, accepted
Jim Rutenbeck: Vice-President, declined
Sam Santiago: Treasurer, accepted
Cecil Ward: Secretary, no reply
Ken Boquist: Secretary, no reply
Steve VanHyfte: declined

EISP RECAP
Clouds and rain; speaker presentations were successful
18 door prizes awarded; Mitch Milani won 102mm f/7 Astrotek doublet
Jan set up vendor table; Grant sold meteorites

EISP 2020
Sept. 18-20?
Theme: Ancient Skies
Possible 2020 speakers: Mary Stewart (Director, Headlands International Dark Sky Park), Dr. Lee Carkner, Dave Ruddy (historical comets), Jeff Struve (astronomical significance, numismatics)

September Meeting minutes APPROVED

TREASURER’S REPORT
General: $1654.35
Events: $ 750.00
Observatory: $5597.78
TOTAL: $8002.13 – highest October balance ever
Treasurer’s report APPROVED