Twenty eight members attended a wonderful dinner put on by Travis Smith, chef at the Nickel Inn in Frewsburg. The Amish quit was given away to Lynn Verget of Jamestown NY. Board members were elected, they are Gary Nelson, John Anderson, Richard Carlson, and Brian Ceci. The new budget was passed for the following year. Randy Sweeney of the Community Foundation, received a check from the observatory to apply to our endowment fund in which he started. Mr Sweeney will be retiring from the Community Foundation this year. Mr Sweeney was thanked for all he has done for the observatory. Awards were given out to members who worked throughout the year volunteering there time. These members are Randy Brown, Brian Ceci, Tom Traub, Richard Carlson, John Anderson, Martin Lydel, and Walt Pickut.
The president report was given for what was accomplished during the year.
The meeting ended with tours and observations of the night sky. Many visitors attended the observatory after the meeting.
The observatory would like to welcome Jacob Yerkey a Frewsburg, NY resident.
THE OBSERVATORY IS LOOKING FOR ENGINEERS, MECHANICS, WRITERS, SCIENCE TEACHERS, A WEB MASTER, DOCENTS AND OTHERS TO CONSIDER BECOMING PARTICIPATING MEMBERS VOLUNTEERING TO HELP educate and inspire the general public and support teaching in the sciences of astronomy and physics. There is a need for maintenance support also.