Minutes of the NSAAC Business Meeting March 1, 2019

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Minutes of the NSAAC Business Meeting March 1, 2019

President Deneen called the March Business Meeting of the NSAAC to order at 7:40 PM. There were 6 board members present and 7 club members. There was a quorum. Meeting was official. There were three visitors: Tony Corsino, Matt Schnek, and Maria Luce.

Secretary:
The minutes of the February business meeting were approved by acclamation.

Treasurer:
Ron Sampson reported the current balances of the clubs accounts

Membership:
There are currently approximately 60 members in good standing.

Merrimack College:
Brewster LaMacchia reported on the training of equipment operators and issues with the scope.

Salem University:
Dennis Gudzevich reported that Collins observatory was open on only one night in February and had a total of 19 guests (15 were students). He also reported on the condition of the dome and its repair needs: the doom motor stalls, the slit jams, and there are water leaks. At a minimum, the dome rollers will need cleaning and the entire dome should have a new coat of waterproof paint.

Star Party Committee:
Tues April 9th (cloud 4/11) : Battis Farm Amesbury with LGIA https://www.facebook.com/events/1985778374866894/

Thurs April 25th (cloud 4/30):ifarm Boxford

Star Party and Hot Cider

Mon July 8th : Hamilton Wenham library

Home

A couple more events are in the works and I’ll post details as soon as things are finalized. Brewster will be running a new sign up for 2018/19 “first responders” soon.
Telescope Clinic:
No report

Old Business:
No report

New Business:
Annual election: The nominating committee offered a slate of the following candidates for club offices:

Michael Deneen, President
Bryan Stone, Vice President
John Hobbs, Secretary
Ron Sampson, Treasurer
Member at Large– Kevin Roy
Member at Large– Dan Smoody
Membership Director –Ray Ferland
With no other members offering themselves as candidates, a motion was made to accept the entire slate of nominees, which motion was approved by acclamation of those present.

Entertainment:
Entertainment for the evening was the 1951 sci-fi film, Robot Monster..

Meeting adjourned 8:45 PM.

Respectively submitted
Richard Leucke and John Hobbs, Secretary NSAAC

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