December 2018 Meeting

Next meeting
Thursday, December 6th at 7:30 PM

The Ring House
1801 East Jefferson Street
Rockville, MD 20852

Presentation Speaker:



Annual Elections
Book Auction


Our annual December meeting will be held on the 6th, where we will elect a slate of trustees for 2019 and hold our annual book auction.

As of November 15th, we received no additional candidates for the elected positions.  All members who desire to vote in the December election must be members in good standing, ie., current in their annual dues.  If you are in doubt as to your status, please email our Treasurer, Sondra Katz at to determine your membership status.  For those who are not currently members, but would like to join SMT and vote, you can go to the SMT web site, and under “Membership”, pay your annual dues on line.

Once again, this year, you can vote at the meeting, or on line via an email.  Members may only vote once, at the meeting or via email.

The 2019 slate of officers is:

President – Dennis A. Kranyak

Vice President – John T. Nelson

Secretary – Richard Messalle

Treasurer – Sondra Katz

There is also room on the ballot for write in candidates.

Also, at our December meeting is our annual book auction, from books in our library.  Please take some time to review the books in our library on line at the SMT web site under the “Resources” menu tab.  If you find one or more books you would like to see auctioned, send an email to Vas Madhava at and let him know what books you would like to see auctioned at the December meeting.

See you at the December meeting!

 Members may pay dues by check or cash at the meeting ($45), by credit card at the meeting ($47 total using our mobile reader), or on the SMT web site ($47) using either a credit card or PayPal.  Web site and credit card payments are an additional $2 to cover SMT online banking costs.  Dues increased to $45 in 2018. New members may join at anytime for the same due and their membership will be valid to 12 months after the date of payment.

   A reminder, our meeting will be held in the downstairs social hall and we will have high speed WiFi available.

If you missed any of our meetings since June 5th, 2014, members can log on to the SMT web site and view the video of the meeting presentation in addition to downloading the presentation. Go to the “Resources” menu tab, then select “Meeting Videos”

SMT logo coffee mugs will be available for purchase at the meeting, $5 for members, $7.50 for non-members.  If you are a member and have not picked up your SMT lapel pin, see Sondra Katz at the meeting. The new SMT logo Power Bricks will be available for sale to members for $15, $17.50 for non-members.  We will also have the new SMT logo golf shirts, for $25.  They make great Holiday Gifts!