President’s message – January 2003

Posted On January 1, 2003

This will of course be my last President's message.

I am very pleased to have been given the opportunity to serve the club as its President for the past two years. It has been a most rewarding experience. Thank you OCA!

At the January meeting all of you will have an opportunity to show your support of the members who choose to help run the club for us all by casting your votes. I would like to pass on my very best wishes and offer of support to the next president of our club (very likely to be Barbara Toy unless something really odd happens between now and then)…

I would like to also thank all the board members for your support over the past years.

Jim Benet - receives award at December meeting.

Those of you who attended the December meeting already know that the OCA Board presented an award to Jim Benet. Jim has tirelessly given his time and efforts over the past years to run our extensive and ever growing outreach program. Thank you so much Jim!

Over the past several board meetings we have been discussing ways to recognize the many members who, through their extensive efforts, make the club what it is today. We wanted to say "thank you" with something that is more permanent than words alone convey. Board member Bob Buchheim provided the design for the framed award that was given to Jim - please see a copy below.


Look out for further presentations and awards to our members in the coming year.

Liam Kennedy
"every day we are connecting ever more photons of light from distant galaxies to the eyes, hearts, minds and imaginations of our members and others in our community."