April's meeting was the first CAS Annual General meeting that meant that the first part of the meeting was deidcated to formal business matters. Firstly the Society Constitution was formally agreed with some minor ammendents suggested by members. The society accounts were approved by the members.
Election of the Committee for the coming year was completed with the new committee being;
Chairman: Chris Darwin
Secretary: Robin Leadbeater
Treasurer: Caroline Pollard
Committee Members: Bill McAllister, Wes Smith, Jeremy Hunt
Chris thanked all committee members for their efforts over the last year and proposed a special vote of thanks to Tony Terry who has been an active member of the Society since it's formation and has served on the committee for several years.
Minutes of the AGM and a copy of the constitution and accounts will be made available on the CAS Website as soon as possible.
Following a brief news round up and a refreshements Chris gave a talk on "40 years of astronomy" to coincide with a recent significant birthday celebration.