Minutes of the NSAAC Business Meeting April 5, 2019

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Minutes of the NSAAC Business Meeting April 5, 2019

President Deneen called the April Business Meeting of the NSAAC to order at 7:46 PM. There were 4 board members present and 9 club members. There was a quorum. Meeting was official. There were three visitors: Peter and Michel Annis, Steve Iskra, and Kathy Nevins.

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

Treasurer:
No Report

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

Merrimack College:
Brewster LaMacchia reported:
March 6th with no guests
March 12th 20 Boy Scouts
March 19th 2 Scouts and 25 guests
March 20th 25 guests
March 27th 12 guests

Salem University:
Dennis Gudzevich reported that Collins observatory Collins Observatory was open on three occasions in March. Two Monday nights and one Observatory visit/star party. On Monday, March 18, 2019, Professor Luke Conlin and I opened the observatory and had six guests (all locals). The following evening we hosted a star party for Pack 11 Cub Scouts of Marblehead. We had a total of 30 guests, which included scouts and their families. Finally, on Monday, March 25, 2019 we opened the observatory and had ten guests (8 SSU students, and 2 locals). All three nights had basically fair observing conditions.

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

Telescope Clinic:
There was a clinic in which members helped Robert Goskins align his finder scope to his Meade LX 200 and talked about using his Tuthill Polar Axis Alignment finder.

Old Business:
President Deneen presented the information on the change over to the new website. There will be a onetime charge of $1,400 for the initial installation and a $24/month for 60 club members. There will be a vote on the spending issue at the May business meeting.

New Business:
None

Entertainment:
Entertainment for the evening was the club members showing and explain their favorite or new astronomy gadgets.

Meeting adjourned 9:15 PM.

Respectively submitted
John Hobbs, Secretary NSAAC

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