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Thursday, April 23

2009 Annual General Meeting

Next Tuesday is our Annual General Meeting so we will have some formal business to take care of; we need to review the society accounts and elect officers and committee members for the coming year.

This year we will need some more volunteers to take up roles on the committee. Robin who has given a lot of support on the committee over the last few years and is currently our Secretary, has indicated he wants to have a break from committee work for a while. That means we are looking for someone to take on the Secretary role and possibly we'll need an additional committee member as well. So there is plenty of opportunity to get involved.

As I've said on a number of occasions you don't need any special skills to be a committee member and it certainly does not mean that you will have to stand up and give presentations ! Really you just need enthusiasm and a bit of spare time.

I'm sure you are all aware that all the committee are volunteers and without them we simply would not have a society. We can't expect that those that have done it in the past will want to continue indefinitely (there's a personal hint there!) so please continue how you can help.

On the subject of help, the response to my request for ideas and help with the International Year of Astronomy events has been underwhelming to date. Again we can't do this with just one or two people so I think that, in the best NASA tradition, the AGM will have to be a Go / No Go decision for these events !

All that said we will try and keep the formal business of the meeting to a minimum and Robin is lined up to give us an update on news from his recent attendance at Joint European and National Astronomy Meeting (JENAM09).

See you all there.

Chris.

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