Minutes of the NSAAC Business Meeting February 6, 2015


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Minutes of the NSAAC Business Meeting February 6, 2015

President Hocker called the February Business Meeting of the NSAAC to order at 8:00 PM.  There were four members present plus four Board members. There was not a quorum. Meeting was information only


No Report


Treasurer Ackert indicated that we are almost at end of the fiscal year.  He will close the books sometime in May.


There are currently 101 members in good standing.

Early Meeting Announcements:

Open forum on the agenda after New Business

Committee Reports:

Merrimack College:

The Observatory was closed all month due to storms and snow on the dome.

Salem University:

Dennis Gudzevich said observatory closed the whole month of January.

News, Correspondence, and Upcoming Activities:

Star Party Committee:

No report.

Telescope Clinic:

No activity.

YAP Program:

No Report.

Old Business:

Ray Ferland, nominating committee chairman, announced the slate of candidates for the upcoming cub elections of officers:

President: open

Vice-President: open

Treasurer: Kevin Ackert

Secretary: John Hobbs

Membership Director: Richard Leucke

Member at Large:  Ed Burke

Member at Large: open

Also, we need more volunteers for the operation of the telescope at Merrimack College. If interested contact either Kevin Ackert or Fred Sammartino.

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

New Business:

John Hobbs indicated that a request to observe behind the West Boxford library has been submitted to the Boxford selectmen for approval.  He has also contacted the Dark Park for a new use permit for the coming year.


Entertainment for the evening was a presentation by John Hobbs on his experience analyzing the Apollo 11 lunar samples.

The May Board meeting date will be Monday 16th at 7:30 PM at Village Restaurant in Georgetown.

Meeting adjourned 8:35 PM.

Respectively submitted

John Hobbs, Secretary NSAAC



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