Friday November 1, 2013

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President Stone called the November Business Meeting of the NSAAC to order at 8:20 PM.  There were 6 members present plus 6 Board members.   There was not a quorum.  Meeting was information only.

Secretary:  No report.

Treasurer: No report.

Membership: No Report.

Early Meeting Announcements: Open forum on the agenda after New Business.

Committee Reports:

Merrimack College: No report.

Salem State: Dennis Gudzevich reported open only once on October 21st with17 guests at the Salem State observatory.

News, Correspondence, and Upcoming Activities:

Star Party Committee:

October events done by the club:

  • Lowell, Sullivan Middle
  • Pollard School

Upcoming star parties:

  • Tues Nov 5th (7th cloud), North Reading Library family science night
  • Sat Nov 9th. IRWS
  • Tues Nov 12th (14th cloud date), Sanborn Elementary School Andover. This event is one of our bigger ones and they donate generously to the club.

Danvers Library is still trying to figure out a date for their reschedule, it may move to the spring.

Telescope Clinic: No Activity.

YAP Program: No report.

Old Business: The club still would like to find other volunteers to do star party presentations.  If anyone is interested please contact Brewster LaMacchia.

New Business: Dennis Gudzevich has ordered the 2014 calendars and the RASC handbooks.  Kevin prefers to pay ahead of time, but members can pay at the meeting.

There was a discussion of the club newsletter. The consensus was that the Celestial Observer should be on the club website and that it should come out no later than 2 weeks after the business meeting and that to ensure this, we should return to a printed copy as we did before for distribution after the Board of Directors meeting.

Richard Leucke has a key to the light to be put in the club mailbox at Veasey after he finds a magnetic storage container.

Presentation: John Hobbs gave a presentation on Astrophotography after the business meeting.

Meeting adjourned 9:50 PM

Board meeting set for Monday, November 11th 7:30 PM at Veasey.

Respectively submitted
John Hobbs, Secretary NSAAC

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