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January MASA meeting – Hennepin County Brookdale Library

The first MASA meeting of 2012was held at the Hennepin County Brookdale Library on January 5. A total of 14 people attended the meeting.


The next regular club launch will be on Saturday, January 28, at Sunrise Middle School in White Bear Lake. It’s currently planned for 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 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 2 at the Science Museum.

2012 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 2012 MASA officers are:  President – Neal Higgins; Vice President – Art Gibbens; Secretary/Treasurer – Gerald Meux, Jr. 

Congratulations to everyone, and thank you for serving!


  • 2012 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 has been updated for 2012 and is available on the website. You may also renew through PayPal.
  • Kurt Knox has taken over the duties of editing the MASA Planet newsletter.  Please, send him your article submissions!

Show -n- Tell:

  • Buzz McDermott brought along his new "Guillotine Fin Jig from Apogee Components.

  • Rick Vatsaas brought along a couple cool new rockets that he is building.

  • Gerald Meux brought along a cool night-launch rocket that he built.  It has many LEDs that flash in different colors and patterns

Meeting Topic:

Those present discussed possible meeting topics, launch themes and launch contests for the year.  The 2012 schedule will be up on the web site in the near future.

[Alan Estenson]

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