AMC Narragansett Chapter Annual Meeting

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Chelo’s Hometown Bar & Grille, Warwick, RI

(Website & Directions)

$40 Registration Fee – All payments must be received by November 16th!
Seating is Limited to 150 – So register soon!

Payment options include Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, PayPal, or personal check.

Checks must be received no later than November 17, 2019!

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Jeff Ulricksen at

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5:30 – Check-In & Social

6:15 – Chapter Business

  • Moment of Silence for Passing of Chapter Members
  • Approval of Chapter Chair’s Report
  • Chapter Treasurer’s Report
  • Recognition of 2019 Executive Board & Subcommittee Chairs
  • Election of 2020 Executive Board

7:00 – Dinner & Annual Awards

  • Service Awards – Twenty-Five & Fifty Year Pins
  • Recognition of New & Prolific Leaders
  • Stewardship Awards – John Clark, Golden Appie, & Appie

7:45 – Dessert & Remarks

  • Faith Salter, Director of Volunteer Relations, Appalachian Mountain Club

8:00 – Dark Skies Initiative

  • Douglas Arion, Ph.D., Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Donald D. Hedberg Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Carthage College

9:00 – Close of Annual Meeting

*Agenda subject to change

Hors d’ Oeuvres

International & Domestic Cheese & Crackers
Garden Fresh Crudite

Jamestown Buffet ~ prepared dairy free

Cranberry Sage Stuffed Chicken Breast 
Baked Salmon
Vegetable Lasagna
Garden Salad with House Dressing
Fresh Bread & Butter
Garden Vegetable Medley
Baby Carrots
Oven Roasted Potatoes
Rice Pilaf

Gluten Free Option

Grilled Chicken Breast
Garden Vegetable
Baked Potato


Chocolate Cake


Coffee, Tea, & Decaf

Douglas N. Arion, PhD
Donald Hedberg Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Carthage College

Douglas Arion, PhD is Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Donald D. Hedberg Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Carthage College. He is heavily involved in public science education, including founding the Mountains of Stars outreach program in partnership between Carthage and the Appalachian Mountain Club to engage the public with ‘environmental awareness from a cosmic perspective’. The program links the multitude of ways that everything on Earth is connected to the entirety of the Universe, and how cosmology and the history of life on Earth are understood as one big, fascinating story that changes the way people interact with the environment. Over the eight years of the program some 64000 members of the public have participated, while training more than 200 students and nature guides and educators in science communication.

He was co-founder of Galileoscope LLC which provided high quality, low cost telescopes for worldwide promotion of science education and outreach. More than 260,000 are now in use over 110 countries.

Prior to Carthage, Arion was head of the Applied Physics and Engineering Division and Assistant Vice President at Science Applications International Corporation. He directed the design and testing of systems including space-qualified optics and high precision structural measuring systems.

He is a Lifetime member and a President’s Society Member of the AMC, as well as a Lifetime member of the International Dark Sky Association. Arion is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and has received the Distinguished Service Award from Sigma Pi Sigma (the physics honorary society), and the Volunteer Leadership Award from the Appalachian Mountain Club. He serves on the American Astronomical Society and International Astronomical Union commissions on dark skies preservation.

Vice Chair – Vacant

Treasurer – Walter Cerros

Secretary – Vacant