November MASA meeting – Hennepin
County Library - Plymouth, November 3, 2011
The November MASA meeting was held at the Hennepin County Library
on Thursday, November 3, 2011. A total of 14 people attended.
The next regular club launch will be on
Saturday, November 19 at the Elk River/Otsego VFW. This is one week
earlier than usual due to Thanksgiving. The theme is “Let It
Snow.” This includes all winter-themed rockets. There will also be
a “Snowball Fight” drag race. This is the last launch of 2011.
The next meeting date is
Thursday, January 5. The location will likely be the Science
Museum, but it depends on availability of the classroom (the
reservation schedule for 2012 won’t be set until sometime in
- Sport Rocketry – Tom Beach is looking for articles, and SR
is willing to pay up to $250 for feature articles. Please see
the NAR website for details.
- Reminder that Jeff is retiring as the MASA Planet Editor, as
soon as the November/December issue is published (by
mid-November). We need a new Editor ASAP, or the MASA Planet
will cease to exist!
- Holiday party – we need a location for the holiday party.
It’s usually held one of the first two weekends in December. If
you’re interested in hosting, please let me know.
- Treasury – club funds and membership levels remain in good
Nominations for 2012 MASA officer
positions will open at the meeting and remain open until November
30th. Nominees will have until December 10th to accept their
nomination and become a candidate, or decline their nomination and
have their name withdrawn. Nominees do not become candidates until
they accept their nomination.
The election/vote will be held at the
January 2012 MASA meeting. However, if there is only one candidate
per officer position when the nomination period closes, MASA custom
and precedent allows us to confirm those candidates as your 2012
MASA Officers without holding a formal vote.
You may nominate yourself or a fellow
club member - either at tomorrow’s meeting, by email to me (firstname.lastname@example.org),
or by posting the nomination to the Yahoo email list. Reminder -
MASA officers must be current NAR members and MASA members.
For anyone who is interested,
descriptions of the positions are at:
I am not currently planning to run
for re-election. Both Neal and Gerald have stated their willingness
to continue as club officers, though.
If you have any questions regarding
club officer responsibilities, you can post on the Yahoo email list
or email me directly.