November 1999 meeting minutes (11/6/1999)
Meeting in the lunchroom at Aero
Systems Engineering (ASE) in Plymouth, the November MASA meeting
started at about 7 pm. Alan Estenson kicked off the meeting by
talking about rocket news and the new stuff displayed at the
National Model and Hobby Show in Chicago the previous week.
To begin the "official" part of the meeting, Russ
Durkee announced that the November launch will be held at the new
site in Elk River. [Directions and more information will be
forthcoming.] As the field is used for soccer, any summer
launches held in Elk River next year will have to be on Sunday
afternoons instead of Saturday mornings. We are still looking
for more launch sites; your assistance would be greatly appreciated!
No definite word yet on whether we will be able to hold MASA
meetings at the new Science Museum in St. Paul next year.
Nominations were held for MASA officers. Since our current
officers were willing to serve for another year, and since there
were no other nominations, Alan Estenson moved that no vote
was necessary and Art Gibbens seconded it. [And so ended our
near-brush with Robert's Rules of Order. #shudder#]
Damian Kostron gave us a treasurer's report. The gist of it
was that the finances look OK.
Mollie Frisvold was awarded a gift certificate for winning the
A8-3 special streamer duration competition at the last launch.
Mollie's time of over 49 seconds severely outclassed all other
The next hour or so was spent as Alan Estenson gave a tour of the
ASE FluiDyne Aerotest Lab's test facilities, model shops, and wind
tunnels. [If anyone was bored, they hid it well.]
In December, the regular meeting will be replaced by the MASA
Holiday Party. [Note - the party ended up being cancelled]