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Society NewsNew Treasurerby Scott Young, PresidentIam pleased to announce thatMayer Tchelebon of the TorontoCentre has been appointed by theExecutive to serve as the Society’sTreasurer, replacing Alan Whitmanwho resigned last fall. Mayer is aprofessional accountant with extensiveexperience in the financial affairsof not-for-profit organizations, having served as treasurer oftwo other NFPs. He also worked as a budget analyst for a largecity in the GTA before “semi-retiring” a few years back. Mayeris looking forward to the challenge of the position, and I amexcited to work with him.As per the Society By-Laws, Mayer was appointed betweenCouncil meetings by the Executive rather than at the nextmeeting of Council, since we need him to work on the Society’syear-end statements, and that cannot wait for March. Mayeris appointed to serve out the remainder of the previous term,which means his term will expire at the GA in 2010.Our Journal Worldby James Edgar, Secretary ( members of the Journal production team come from manyand varied backgrounds, which makes the flagship publicationof our Society such a rich and interesting magazine. Thereis something for everyone, articles of interest to novice andprofessional alike. Below is a map showing where each of uscalls “home.” Of course, some of the larger locations have severalcontributors. We could hardly be farther apart, yet, throughthe wonders of the Internet, emails, long-distance telephone,and data transfer, we are all connected. It’s a wonderful world!(Thanks to Google Maps for the image.)April / Avril 2008JRASCBuilding for the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009)85

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