Notice of Annual Meeting and Potluck

The Central Arkansas Astronomical Society will hold its Annual Meeting on the evening of Saturday, December 10, 2011, 7 p.m., at the River Ridge Observatory.  In accordance with the CAAS By Laws the “annual meeting of the membership shall be held before, after, or in place of the regular December meeting each year, at such time and place designated in the notice for such meeting, for the purposes of receiving reports on the operation of the corporation, election for officers, and transacting related business.”

The lone matter of official business will be the election of the 2012 Officers and Board members. The following members have been nominated for the 2012 CAAS leadership positions:

Bill Engberg                          President

Eric Walker                            Vice President

Jim Fisher                              Secretary

Andy Reed                             Treasurer

Jim Fisher                              Immediate Past President

Jim Dixon                               Board

Carl Freyaldenhoven             Board

John Reed                             Board

Coy Scott                               Board

Further nominations will be accepted from the floor just prior to the election.  All active CAAS members may participate in voting.

Holiday themed pot luck:  All CAAS members and guests are invited to bring potluck dishes.  Set up will begin at 4 p.m. Social hour and observing on the observing field beginning at  5 p.m.  Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. in the classroom.  The brief business meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Clouds permitting will adjourn to the observing field for fun and fellowship under the full moon and stars.

Please email if you plan to attend (no regrets please) and the dish or food item you plan to bring.

If you need directions to the River Ridge Observatory, please email

Note:  We do NOT need any plastic plates, cups or service ware as the club has plenty.  In the event of an inclement weather forecast, we will move the meeting to the Whole Hog Café, 2516 Cantrell Road Little Rock, Arkansas 72202 with food service provided by the restaurant pay as you go (no pot luck necessary).