Vol. 19 No. 6                                                                                                                   September 2008

Published by Atlanta Stereographic Association © 1990, 2008


Refocus That Please - by Ralph Reiley

I hope everyone has had a productive summer.  I hope that the 2008-2009 ASA club season proves to be informative and entertaining for everyone.  At this time we are hoping to make a 2nd appearance at Fernbank in March.  This is not definite.  The kind folks at Fernbank are in the process of planning their 2009 programs, and I do not know if we are included or not.  We may have to have a Plan B in reserve.  Any ideas for Plan B would be appreciated.


To start the year off, we will have three things to discuss and vote on at the September meeting. The three things are:

Thing 1:            Do we raise club dues, or leave them the same?


Thing 2:            Do we end the paper newsletter and go totally e-mail?  Do we charge a member an extra fee for the newsletters that do get mailed by the USPS?


Thing 3:            Do we end the refreshments at meetings?  Do we start a bring-your-own program?  Do we charge        for refreshments, with profits going into the treasury?  Be advised that refreshments will be available as usual in September.


If you have not guessed by now, the nature of the 3 things to vote on all concern money, or, the lack of it in the Club treasury.  Thing 1, raising dues, will increase the club treasury.  Thing 2, will also increase the club treasury.  If we end the paper newsletter that is mailed to everyone 8 times a year, we will have a savings equal to 5 new dues paying members.  And finally, Thing 3, is becoming a problem, especially since the president gets stuck providing the refreshments most of the time.  .    


This month's program will be our annual show-and-tell (for the great 3D items found/mad/bought /photographed this summer), the report on the NSA Grand Rapids Convention and club competition night.  Bring in your Relist-format film slides and stereocards and share them in the competition.  We will not have digital competition this month, due to the Hughes' going on holiday.


The meeting is the 2nd Friday of this month – September 12th. We will meet at 7:30 PM at the Congregational Church @ 2676 Clairmont Road (about 1 1/2 blocks south of I-85) This is the Church up the winding road, through the woods.  If you have any questions, call Bill Moll @ 706-859-7726 or WHMoll@aol.com.  We will meet at the Fortune Cookie in Loehmann's Plaza at Briarcliff and North Druid Hills at 5:30 PM for dinner before the meeting.


Unless you contact Bill Moll, this will be the last paper meeting notice that you will receive.  If you do not get an email with the notice, our communication link to you will be gone :-(







W. Moll

Editor, Freeview

608 Rains Circle

Summerville, Georgia 30747











Program – Film Slide and Stereocard Competition Night

and Show-and-Tell

This will be your last paper meeting notice unless you contact Bill Moll!




DUES - Dues for 2008 are $20.  The special rate for couples is still $30 and the rate for non-local members remains at $10.  Please pay Marilyn Morton at a meeting, or mail her a check made out to Atlanta Stereographic Association.  Mail to Marilyn Morton, 1139 ˝ St. Louis Pl., Atlanta, Georgia 30306

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION - Information regarding membership in the club can be obtained by calling Bill Moll at 706-859-7726 or WHMoll@AOL.com

WEBSITE – Our website is Georgia3D.com.  It contains information about the ASA and 3D in general.  If you have information to add to the site, contact Steve or Suzanne Hughes directly or through the website

                                                                   2008 Atlanta Stereographic Association Officers

President – Ralph Reiley

Vice President – vacant

Treasurer/Membership - Marilyn Morton

Projectionist – Larry Moor

Hospitality – David Horton

Competitions – Ken Kistner

Webmasters – Steve and Suzanne Hughes

Newsletter Editor - Bill Moll – 706-859-7726, whmoll@AOL.com