New Corresponding Secretary

Posted on May 17, 2016

The SDAS Board of Directors is thrilled to welcome our new Corresponding Secretary, Melissa "Mel" LaFara! Melissa was appointed by the Board at its May 11 meeting and approved by a majority vote of the membership in attendance at the May 13 general meeting. She'll complete the term that began in January 2016. Mel brings technical smarts, insightful astrology, good sense,and a can-do spirit to her position, and we're so happy to have her aboard!

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Election results

Posted on Jan 11, 2016

Elections were held at the January 2016 meeting, with new positions elected and mid-term appointments approved. The 2016 SDAS Board of Directors: President:  April Elliott Kent (Appointed) Vice-President/Publicity Director: Loda Shaw (Elected) Treasurer: Jim Hennum (Elected) Membership Director (Appointed) /Acting Librarian (Elected): Carri Barish Recording Secretary (Appointed): Simone Butler Newsletter Editor/Corresponding Secretary (Elected): Francesca Smith # # # This year, we'll resume holding elections in November. The following positions will be on the ballot: President, Membership Director, Recording Secretary, Publicity, Newsletter Editor....

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New fees for January 2016

Posted on Dec 5, 2015

Hi all! Just a reminder that entrance fees for meetings will change beginning with our January 8 meeting. Members of SDAS and our sister organizations SCAN and NCGR will pay $8, and non-members will pay $14. And if you sign up to become a member at one of our meetings, your entrance fee will be waived for that meeting!

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Do you like to feed people?

Posted on Apr 4, 2015

SDAS is looking for volunteers to help with refreshments for our monthly meetings! You will be responsible for providing snacks and coffee, and setting up the refreshments table before meetings. SDAS will reimburse you for your expenses. If you have some Cancer planets you'd like to put to good use, get in touch with us!

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November News

Posted on Nov 14, 2014

Our Winter Solstice Party will be held on Friday, December 12! Members in good standing are admitted free and will receive a complimentary Jim Maynard Pocket Astrologer (you must attend the party in order to receive a calendar). Guests, including members of SCAN and NCGR-SD, may attend for a $10 fee. We'll have pizza, salad, and dessert, and guests with special dietary needs are invited to bring dishes that meet their requirements. Board elections will be held at our JANUARY 2015 meeting. The Board's nominating committee will present a slate of nominees at the December meeting/Solstice Party on December 12. Our Readers Bazaar, which we had planned to hold in January, will be postponed to another month. Thanks and best wishes to Recording Secretary Barbara Murphy, who is stepping down from the position after four years of excellent service. SDAS is now on Twitter! Follow us at

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