Volunteers: Thanks for Stepping Up!

We're Recruiting for a Picnic Coordinator and a Sales Table Assistant

President's Message:
For the last several months I have been in the throes of downsizing from twenty-seven years of home-ownership to a smaller, simpler living situation; at the same time, I've had a family health situation to deal with. So to keep the club on track while I've been swamped, I began to ask people to step in and help me, and to my great delight, they did. The Board has taken on more tasks; we got not one but two volunteers for the New Member Orientation position; when I called someone and told her I just didn't have time for a project, she took it on. It has been gratifying and has offered me great relief.

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Sales Table Assistant Needed

Now I have another need for someone to step up.  Robin Baker, after many years of faithful assistance at the Sales Table, needs to step away for a while and we need someone else to help Craig Hlady every month. It involves coming to the general meetings, helping people find the right resource, being especially helpful to new members, and being able to multi-task while keeping track of the money.  If you want to help the club in this way, please contact me at president@rosecityastronomers.org or Craig Hlady at sales@rosecityastronomers.org.  

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Picnic Coordinator Needed for Our 30th Anniversary Picnic June 23

And don't forget that we have a special event coming up in June: our 30th anniversary picnic, June 23rd at Gabriel Park, SW 45th Ave. and Vermont St. We choose this place because it's where the club used to have star parties, back in the day when it was a tiny club and light pollution wasn't so bad. We have plans to recognize the accomplishments of past presidents of the club and to remember some members we have lost. Beyond that, to tell the truth, I've been so flooded over with responsibilities and tasks related to downsizing and moving that I haven't put much effort into planning this affair. So if someone would like to step up at this late hour and help us put on a terrific event, plan a timeline and get the word out, I would very much appreciate it and so will the members who come out to enjoy our unique day together. if you have ideas or energy for making the picnic a great time, contact me at president@rosecityastronomers.org.  I know the the exact right person will step forward. They always do.

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Our (New) New Member Director

We welcome our new New Member Director Alexe Mastanduno. Alexe completed an Astronomy-Physics Degree at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, and is now happily back in the Portland area where she grew up. She is a Museum Educator with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

Thank you, everyone, for being there, front and center, and keeping our club as good as it is.

Looking forward . . .  Margaret