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2015 MASA Officer Nominations

Nominations for 2015 MASA officer positions opened at the November MASA meeting and will remain open until the end of the holiday party on January 3, 2015. Nominees will have until January 5 to accept their nomination and become a candidate, or decline their nomination and have their name withdrawn.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 8, 2015 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 2015 MASA Officers without holding a formal vote.

You may nominate yourself or a fellow club member by emailing current MASA President Neal Higgins, or by posting the nomination to the Yahoo masarocketry email list. Reminder - MASA officers must be current NAR members and MASA members.

The current officers are:
President - Neal Higgins
Vice President - Jeff Taylor
Treasurer - Carol Marple

For anyone who is interested, descriptions of the positions may be read online.

Current Nominees / Candidates for 2015 MASA Officers:


  • Neal Higgins (nominated and seconded, 11-10-2014; accepted by Neal)

Vice President

  • Jeff Taylor (nominated and seconded, 11-10-2014; accepted by Jeff)


  • Carol Marple  (nominated and seconded, 11-10-2014; accepted by Carol)

If you have any questions regarding club officer responsibilities, you can post on the Yahoo masarocketry email list or email Neal directly.

From the MASA bylaws:

*Article 7.*

*Section 1.*

*Nominations: *Nominations shall occur during the official Club meeting
held during the month of November. Nominations for all positions shall be
made from the floor or through electronic announcements. Nominees shall be
required to accept the nomination prior to becoming a candidate.

*Section 2.*

*Elections: *Club Officers shall be elected by all members in good standing
present at the first meeting of the calendar year. The candidate for each
position having the largest number of votes shall be elected. Members not
present may vote in absentia at the current President's discretion. Newly
elected officers shall assume their new positions during the first meeting
of the calendar year.

*Section 3.*

*Vacancies: *Vacancies in offices shall be filled by nomination and
election of a Club member to fill the unexpired term of the office and
shall take place at the Club meeting at which the vacancy is announced or
as soon as possible at the discretion of the remaining officers.

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