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FEBRUARY 26, 2010 - General Membership Meeting
Portage Lakes Kiwanis Civic Center

8:00PM - Call to order and introduction of tonight's guest speaker:
Clyde Simpson, Observatory Coordinator, Department of Astronomy, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Clyde brought meteorites from the collection housed at the Museum as well as some sample rock material typical
of other planetary surfaces.  As always, Clyde's talk was a fascinating hands-on experience.  We had the opportunity
to actually pick up and hold 4.5 billion-year-old material from outer space.  Click HERE for additional information.

9:10PM - Brief coffee-break with coffee provided by John & Justin Phillips.  Thank you, John & Justin!
●  Members looked over the items up for auction (mentioned below)

9:25PM - Business meeting called to order and included the following:

●  Treasurer's Report:
        ●  Club account balances
        ●  Potential savings with moving to a different insurance company

●  Observatory Director's Report:
        ●  State of the Observatory
        ●  Preparation for Messier Marathon in two weeks
        ●  New Meade diagonal finishes the job of allowing the Club 14" to reach the zenith
        ●  Excess, unused items from the Observatory brought to the meeting for auction

●  Calls for observations:
        ●  Constant overcast conditions has severely limited celestial observation
        ●  Freddy Huffman reported numerous sunspots he observed during a brief break in the clouds

●  New Business:
        ●  NOMINATIONS of OFFICERS will occur at the March meeting for election in April
        ●  THE CLUB NEEDS YOU - Run for office!!

To contact club officers with questions or comments, please visit our Contacts page
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