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  • Mon, June 20, 2016 9:06 AM | Warren Philpot (Administrator)

    Thanks for everyone's help the first month of my LAS Presidency Phase Two. We have had a great time together and have gotten a lot accomplished. LAS Board Chairman Steve Swinney and the new board have been supportive and enthusiatic. We are proud to have the B4B guys and gals on the board and I am looking forward to having Ed Sharp as a new board member. These people are great at public outreach and their B4B Station has gotten over six thousand guests this year.

    Look at the numbers. 36 people at the Election meeting. 100% quorum at the May 31 board meeting. 50 guests and LAS members at the May UAC Public Night. 80 LAS members and guests at the Curby Public Night with 17 scopes. 27 LAS members and guests at the Moore Observatory tour. 60 members and guests at the UAC Public Night. Eight new members in June. Member notifications are going out electronically. Great job, Warren and the Membership Committee (Karen Harle, John Turack and Warren) !

    95% of the tasks at Curby are completed except the paint at a cost of less than $100.00. The gravel is down at Curby. Great job, Ronny! Public outreach numbers are up. Great job, Frank!

    Wow! This was done as a team, building on the last board's work as they renovated the bylaws and the website. Great job, EVERYONE!

    Hold on to your hats! We're going to Infinity and Beyond!

    Ken Alderson
    LAS President

    (Editors's Note: B4B is the Big Four Bridge)


  • Tue, June 14, 2016 8:08 AM | Warren Philpot (Administrator)

    Due to the resignation of our LAS secretary and in keeping with Article IV, Section 1 of our bylaws which states that a board vacancy can be filled by special election or by board appointment, the LAS Board of Directors has appointed Becky Steele as LAS Secretary by consensus vote.

    Since Becky is vacating the position of Starword Editor, she will act as the Starword Editor as part of her Secretarial duties.

    In order to remove time constrictions, the LAS Board meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the UAC and not prior to the General Meetings. These dates for the summer are Tuesday, July 12 and Tuesday August 9. Board meetings are open to all LAS members in good standing.

    There will be no LAS General Meeting in July or August.

    Ken Alderson
    LAS President


  • Sun, May 22, 2016 10:32 AM | Warren Philpot (Administrator)

    Many thanks to the outgoing Board of Directors and welcome the new Board. On May 20th, the following people were elected to the LAS Board of Directors by the membership.

    This should be an exciting year for us.

    New LAS Board Members 2016-2017

     President Ken Alderson  
     Vice-President Chris Allred  
     Secretary Steve Armbrust  
     Treasurer Jeff McCaffrey  
     Starword Editor Becky Steele  
     Librarian Ron Yates  
     Historian Stephen Swinney  
     Sidewalk Astronomy Chair Frank Nelson  
     Lunar and Planetary Chair Ted Erne  
     Board Member at Large Tom Empson  
     Board Member at Large Don Spain  
     Board Member at Large Warren Philpot


  • Sat, April 16, 2016 7:00 AM | Warren Philpot (Administrator)

    Check back here in the future to read about new happenings at the LAS.

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