The SMCAS Summer StarBQue, annual meeting and election will be Saturday, July 14 at Crestview park starting at 6:00pm. SMCAS will provide BBQ meats, plates/utensils. Members should bring their favorite pot luck items such as salads, veggies, desserts!
In July 2018, SMCAS is switching it's email communications to a member only mailing list using Groups.io. SMCAS Members will need to accept the Groups.io invitation to continue receiving SMCAS emails.
Yahoo groups have been becoming slow and, in some cases, completely unresponsive and is not meeting our needs for timely notifications. Furthermore, our Yahoo group has become bloated with inactive and old email addresses.
Groups.io operates the same as Yahoo Groups. Emails received from the SMCAS Groups.io account will have 'SMCAS' prefacing the Subject line of notes. Groups.io also has a user interface that will allow you to set your preferences on how you wish to receive emails, eg individual emails, daily digests. You will be able to send emails to SMCAS@groups.io, where they will be reviewed by moderators, and then sent to SMCAS members on Groups.io.
If you are an active member, you will receive an invitation from Groups.io which will host our new mailing list. Please accept the invitation in order to continue to receive SMCAS emails. The email address we will use for the initial invitations will be the one you gave to us when you joined or used with PayPal if you used them to join. If you do not receive an invitation by July 9 please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to use a different mailing address, let me know at email@example.com
If your SMCAS membership is not current, or you are not a member, but receiving notices from our Yahoo group and wish to continue receiving email from SMCAS, please consider renewing or becoming an SMCAS member. You can easily join via our website at:
If joining SMCAS is not an option for you, please email Ed Pieret at firstname.lastname@example.org with an explanation of why you need access.
SMCAS is a registered charity with the Amazon Smile program. This program donates 0.5% of your Amazon purchases to SMCAS at no charge to you. To register, access Amazon at smile.amazon.com and search/select San Mateo County Astronomical Society as your charity. Then just start doing your Amazon shopping under the Smile program - it's easy, and will help SMCAS!