January 2007 Meeting Minutes (1/20/2007)
The January 4th MASA meeting was held in the MN
Science Museum lobby. A discussion was held on not having
future meetings at the musuem during events at the Excel Energy
Center; due to the traffic and increased parking fees. Unless you
are a museum member, you might not be able to get a refund in the
Election of officers was held.
2007 President Mike Erpelding
2007 Vice President Alan Estenson
2007 Secretary/ Treasurer Rick Vatsaas
A small discussion on meeting topics was held. Due
to a smaller turn out, it was decided to table the meeting topics
schedule until the next meeting.
It was decided to have a NARCON planning meeting
session at the next two meetings as well.
We need to take a look at setting up a working
budget for MASA to see if the current membership dues are enough to
cover club expenses.
It was also discussed if hosting a National or
Regional NAR launch would require all participants to become MASA
members to comply with the bylaws. We need to check into adding a
phrase to the bylaws clarifying this issue.
Mark Nelson volunteered to host a MASA launch at his
farm this winter.
Timothy Barr brought a homemade launch pad that he
constructed using 8020 extruded aluminum from a local supplier.