Thats a great suggestion. Ill add it to the paragraph that mentions the T-bird S.P. Jenn From: Spencer, Darrell Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2013 9:43 PM To: m24@xxxxxxx Subject: RE: [sac-forum] Letter to Phoenix Union High School District... Hi Jennifer, Looks good and ought to easily motivate the superintendent to publicize the offer to the rank and file. Another thing that might spark their interest is SAC's involvement in the Grand Canyon Star Party - attended and talked about fondly by folks (literally) from around the world. Just another feather in the resume. Great idea getting some "young blood" into the ranks - if it works. Best, Darrell -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From: sac-forum-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [sac-forum-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] on behalf of Jennifer Polakis [m24@xxxxxxx] Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2013 9:29 PM To: sac-board@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; sac-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [sac-forum] Letter to Phoenix Union High School District... ...to offer students free membership to SAC. Hi Everyone, The letter copied below is my first effort at this project. Please peruse and offer up constructive criticism. Ill send this by E-mail followed by U.S. Post in a week. Then I will send similar letters to the other high school districts in the west valley. Ill suggest to EVAC that they consider a similar offer to the high school districts in the east valley. ```````````````````` April 11, 2013 Phoenix Union High School District 4502 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85012 Attention: Dr. Kent P. Scribner, Superintendent Via E-mail: Isela Rivas-Reyes, Assistant to the Superintendent rivas-reyes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Reference: Free Membership to Saguaro Astronomy Club for High School Students Dear Dr. Scribner, On behalf of Saguaro Astronomy Club, I would like to offer a free membership to our astronomy club for high school students. Please refer to our website: www.saguaroastronomy.org . Our club originated in 1977. We hold monthly meetings with an invited lecturer on a range of topics including: the status of extra solar planet search, the composition of stars, astrophotography, citizen science programs in astronomy, updates on space missions like The Lunar Recognizance Orbiter Camera, historical astronomy, astronomy in other countries, etc. All lectures are done by professional astronomers from Arizona's observatories and universities or highly skilled amateur astronomers. Our monthly lecture meeting is held at Grand Canyon University at 35th Avenue and Camelback on Fridays closest to the full Moon at 7:30 p.m. A schedule and map is available on our website. Membership includes an E-mail of our monthly newsletter. Additionally, we try to get out observing with our telescopes twice a month--on weekends near the new Moon and the 3rd quarter Moon which sets early. (The Moon makes the sky very bright and difficult to observe objects such as galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae.) We are currently driving 60-100 miles away from the city to get some distance away from light pollution. One of our members chairs a novice group with an invitation to his observatory in Maricopa for help on operating a telescope, how to locate objects, etc. Also, schools, scouting programs, etc. can request our astronomers to bring telescopes to an event; and we've hosted Thunderbird Park's annual star party for more than 25 years. Teachers, parents, and students can contact me directly via E-mail or phone, or can refer to the list of contacts on our web site. Please advise if it would be more effective for me to contact each of the high schools in your district individually. Thank you for taking the time to read through this letter; I know you must be an extremely busy person. Kind Regards, Jennifer Polakis, VP E-mail: M24@xxxxxxx, telephone: 480 967-1658 Saguaro Astronomy Club: www.saguaroastro.org This communication, including any attachments, may contain information that is proprietary, privileged, confidential or legally exempt from disclosure. If you are not a named addressee, you are hereby notified that you are not authorized to read, print, retain a copy of or disseminate any portion of this communication without the consent of the sender and that doing so may be unlawful. If you have received this communication in error, please immediately notify the sender via return e-mail and delete it from your system.