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
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
The Observatory was closed all month due to storms and snow on the dome.
Dennis Gudzevich said observatory closed the whole month of January.
News, Correspondence, and Upcoming Activities:
Star Party Committee:
Ray Ferland, nominating committee chairman, announced the slate of candidates for the upcoming cub elections of officers:
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.
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.
John Hobbs, Secretary NSAAC