It's a mystery to me why the SAC board persists in making star party liability such an issue. When I secured our insurance several years ago, I provided them with specially written disclaimers from the insurance company for various functions. Several board members refused to use them. Then they secured new insurance last year which is double the price because they refused to shop the market. Then they argued the high price of the insurance. The Verde Valley group and the Flagstaff group got their insurance after I secured the SAC insurance. It's an old story . . . a few people controlling the activities of a larger group. How are you and Jenn doing ? Peggy ----- Original Message ----- From: Tom Polakis <tpolakis@xxxxxxx> To: <AZ-Observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, November 01, 2004 2:19 PM Subject: [AZ-Observing] Star Party On Ice? > There has been some discussion among the SAC Board about the potential > liability issue at star parties. And it is understandable, considering > folks are climbing ladders and dodging thorny succulents in the dark. > Take a look at the picture from an Astronomers of Verde Valley public star > party about one-third of the way down this page. > > http://www.astroverde.jaspernet.com/news.htm > > Please tell me it's *roller* hockey they play on this rink. I am eagerly > awaiting a reply from JD Maddy on this one. > > Tom > > -- > See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please > send personal replies to the author, not the list. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.