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Our first meeting of 2015 is at 7:30pm Wednesday, February 18.  We are in a NEW ROOM at the Natural History Museum, so please read carefully the directions below!

Our first speaker of the year is Jack Connick, the owner of Optical Ocean Sales in Seattle. Jack is a great guy and will be showing us some cool stuff from Raja Ampat as well as a bit about how you video guys can actually use a still camera to take video and he is bringing some toys as well.

We will also be treated to a short trip report from Chris Askew about his recent visit to Iceland!

FEBRUARY Minicomp: "Pretty"

Please submit minicomp entries using the upload form by 11:59pm Tuesday, February 17.

Video entries may be brought on thumb drive to the meeting, or you can arrange with the webmaster to send them via email, Dropbox, or other method.

NEW MEETING ROOM LOCATION

The map below shows the route from the car park to the new staff entrance.  To get to the classroom:
- Members should park at the bottom of the ramp leading to our below ground level of the car park.
- There is a green wall at the bottom of the ramp.  On the right side of the wall is a door.  Go through the door.  The outside area of our cafeteria will be on the right.
- Continue straight ahead. Walk by the glass entrance pavilion on the ground level, and turn right at the far edge of the pavilion.  There is a ground level door going into the museum. Go in.
- The hallway has 2 elevators on the left.  Take either one to the 2nd floor.
- Turn right after you get out of the elevator.
- Turn right at the T-intersection.  The Dino lab is on the left.
- Go through the double doors into the Education department and walk straight ahead.
- The door to the Education Classroom will be on your left.

new museum entrance

We hope you can all make the LAUPS annual banquet on Saturday, January 31st 2015, at the Ports O'Call restaurant in San Pedro, CA. The cost is $40 for chicken, fish or vegetarian meals; $45 for filet mignon.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 21 at the latest so we can give our head count to the venue!

RSVP and pay on our website: http://laups.org/banquet/

Cocktails are at 6:30-7:30, followed by Dinner & Awards.

This year, Tony Frank has donated the following items we'll be raffling off at the banquet:

Sola Video 3000 light
Sola Spotter 1200 light