Victoria Centre’s Annual General Meeting and dinner was held on Nov 16, 2014 at Moon Under Water Pub in Victoria, BC, Canada.
After enjoying a delicious dinner, and a fascinating presentation by Dr. James Di Francesco on the latest discoveries coming out of the Atacama Large Meter Array in Chile, awards were presented, reports were given, and an election of officers was held.
Nelson Walker presented Certificates of Appreciation to the whole key General Assembly 2014 team:
- John McDonald – Registration
- Chris Purse – Registration
- Reg Dunkley – Registration
- Deb Crawford – Hospitality
- Nelson Walker – Finance
- Lauri Roche – Papers and Presentations
- Jim Hesser – Papers and Presentations
- David Lee – Audio / Visual
- Sherry Buttnor – Audio / Visual
- Charles Banville – Transportation
David Lee was presented with the Award of Excellence in Astrophotography for his photos of the Partial Solar Eclipse Oct 2014.
Jim Stillburn was presented with the Ernie Pfannenschmidt Award in Amateur Telescope Making for the fabrication of his custom 10 inch Optical/Reflector Tube Assembly
Mark Bohlman and Paul Schumacher were presented as co-winners of the Newton – Ball Service Award 2014 for their management of the 2014 National General Assembly.
Outgoing President Nelson Walker was presented with a Certificate of Excellence for his excellent leadership of Victoria Centre.
A new slate of officers were all elected by acclamation. Congratulations to all! See list here.