2024 ASRAS Board Members

Current ASRAS Board Members

President: Tony Golumbeck
Vice President: Dave Bishop
Secretary: Bill Gassman
Treasurer: Eric Day
Director: Bill Schlein
Director: Craig Kaplan
Director: Roger McDonough
Past President : Mark Minarich

Become an ASRAS Board Member!

Want to REALLY make a difference and contribute to ASRAS?
The best way to do that is become an ASRAS board member.
Board members enjoy a host of extra benefits from ASRAS including:

– The ability to help shape the future direction and purpose of ASRAS
– Get YOUR special interest or contribution recognized and expanded by ASRAS members.
– Work alongside highly motivated, dedicated, and friendly astro-lovin’ people just like yourself.
– Hear about unique opportunities before they are formalized and announced to ASRAS members.

ASRAS Board Positions

The ASRAS board has several positions that may be a match for your interests and talents :


The President of ASRAS is, obviously, the top position. The president has many responsibilities, such as running monthly meetings, running the monthly board meeting, representing ASRAS at local events like star parties, planetarium events, RMSC events, the monthly newsletter presidents message, and more.

The President gets lots of help in these tasks from other board members. Recent changes in the Board structure insures that the work load is shared among all the board members to keep the presidents work load manageable.

Vice President

The Vice Presidents position is mainly to assist the president and back them up if they cant make a major function like a general meeting or write the newsletter pres message. They take on lots of roles that other board members may not have time for. Vice Presidents usually become future presidents.


The secretary’s job is to document the minutes at board meetings and help organize the myriad of activities ASRAS generates during its normal operation. The secretary can be as involved as much as they like, or they can just take notes. But its much more fun to get involved.


The Treasurer handles ASRAS funds – including donations, club dues received, payouts to site manager and other volunteers who purchase ASRAS activity supplies, etc … If you’re good with numbers, finances, or did any CPA work, this position may be for you.


There are 3 Directors positions that perform general tasks and help out where needed. These positions can vote on any board proposal and fill in wherever needed. Don’t know where you can help out on the board ? A director position is the perfect solution.

Are You Interested?

All you need to do is speak with a current board member at any ASRAS activity or meeting. The Board is ALWAYS looking for help, and ANY member is allowed to attend a board meeting and contribute. In addition to the voting elected board positions above, there are a whole host of volunteer/appointed positions important to ASRAS.

Newsletter Editor: Peter Blackwood
Education Liaison: Joe Altieri
The Sky at Night Coordinator: Dee Sharples
Library Director: Craig Orlowski
Membership Chair: Craig Kaplan
Planetarium Liaison: Jim Seidewand
Program Director: David Bishop
Public Star Parties: Jim Seidewand
RAS Bulletin Editor: Robert Crumrine
Site Manager: Roger McDonough
Web Manager: Peter Bonneau
ASRAS Forum Leader: Craig Kaplan
ASRAS Historian: Carol Latta
Facebook Administrator: Jeff Debes