January MASA meeting Hennepin County
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. Its 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
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
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
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.