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January MASA meeting – Science Museum of Minnesota, January 6, 2011

The January MASA meeting was held on the 6th at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Approximately 9 club members attended.

The next regular club launch will be on Saturday, January 22, at Sunrise Middle School in White Bear Lake.  It’s currently planned for 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., but the time might change due to the weather.  Be sure to watch the email list and our website for final times. 

The next meeting is planned for Thursday, February 3.  There is a conflict at the Science Museum, so it is being moved to a different location.  Watch the email list and the website for location details. 

2011 MASA Officers
Since there was only one candidate for each office, MASA tradition and precedent allowed those candidates to be placed directly into office by a majority vote of those club members present at the meeting.  (motion was made and seconded to place the three candidates directly into office)

The 2010 MASA officers are:  President – Carol Marple; Vice President – Neal Higgins; Secretary/Treasurer – Gerald Meux, Jr. 

Congratulations to everyone, and thank you for serving!


  • 2011 dues for new and renewing members may be paid anytime.  Dues remain at $12 family (up to 4 members), $10 individual, and $5 junior.  If you choose to have paper copies of the MASA Planet mailed to you, there is an additional $6 fee to cover printing and postage costs.  Remember that PDF versions of the Planet are always available for download from the MASA website.  The membership application will be updated ASAP with Gerald’s address.  You may also renew through PayPal. 
  • The 2010 MASA Holiday Party was held at the Chaska Community Center on Saturday, December 4.  Approximately 25 people attended.  There was a rocket project/memorabilia display, a few rocket beauty contests, lots of food, a bunch of prizes, a fun gift exchange, and tons of fun with liquid nitrogen.  Thanks to everyone who attended!
  • Reminder that we are planning to implement a club FiTi.  Please consider donating a rocket and/or motor.  Prefer new/never flown rockets, and A/B/C only motors.  Winter is a great time to build a few extra rockets!
  • Reminder that Jeff needs articles for the MASA Planet!

  • Treasury - Club funds remain in good shape.

 Show and Tell

  • None of the attendees brought anything for show ‘n tell

Meeting Topic:

Meeting topic and launch theme discussion for 2011.  If you have any ideas for a meeting topic or launch theme, or if you’re willing to present at a meeting, please contact me.

[Carol Marple]

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