Minutes of the NSAAC Business Meeting June 3, 2016

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Minutes of the NSAAC Business Meeting June 3, 2016

President Deneen called the June Business Meeting of the NSAAC to order at 7:44 PM.  There were four board members present and five club members. There was a quorum. Meeting was official.

Secretary: 

Minutes of the May business meeting was approved by acclamation.

Treasurer:

No report

Membership:

There are currently 101 members in good standing.

Committee Reports:

No report

Merrimack College:

No Report

Salem University:

Dennis Gudzevich reported that the observatory was open on only one night in May, with 19 guests.  The facility is closed for the summer, and will reopen in September.

Star Party Committee:

Brewster LaMacchia reported that the Sanborn School star party was the only one of several May events not cancelled due to weather. It was attended by 120 people and 11 scopes were on hand.

Upcoming star parties are Sagamore Hill in Hamilton (June 9), Charter School in Salisbury (June 14), and an ad hoc, unscheduled star party at Battis Farm to be announced as weather allows.

Star party was held April 5th for the Newbury Public library. Dick Leucke gave a short presentation followed by observing through scopes provide by Dick Leucke, Brewster LaMacchia, and John Gall.

Telescope Clinic:

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:

President Deneen recommended that the club purchase a refurbished laptop for use by the club secretary at an estimated cost of $330.  His proposal was seconded and was approved unanimously by acclamation.

Entertainment:

Entertainment for the evening was a presentation by Michael Deneen on the JUNO mission, which will arrive at Jupiter on 4 July 2016.  Deneen followed up with a demonstration of his homemade red LED desk lamp.

Board Meeting was set for 8:00 PM as a video meeting on June 20th.

Meeting adjourned 7:50 PM.

Respectively submitted

John Hobbs, Secretary NSAAC

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