by Michael Mitrano, Treasurer
We have received a number of late renewals following the January postal mailing and our member count is now 77. Together with contributions and astronomy item sales, revenue so far for the fiscal year is about $3,600. Ordinary expenses, taken together with the earlier power-washing and painting of the Simpson Observatory rails, leave us with a small $300 surplus for the year to date. Hopefully, additional renewals together with new member dues will offset the proposed additional observatory maintenance costs this year. On a cumulative basis, our surplus is about $22,200.