December 2019 Meeting

Next meeting
Thursday, December 5th at 7:30 PM

The Ring House
1801 East Jefferson Street
Rockville, MD 20852

Presentation Speaker:

SMT Board


Elections and Book Auction

Our annual December meeting will be held on the 5th, where we will elect a slate of trustees for 20120 and hold our annual book auction.  This will be our last physical meeting at the Ring House.

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.  If you write in a member for the open board seat, please be sure you have checked with the member you will write in that they are willing to serve.  All 2020 SMT Board meetings will be held on line, via Zoom.

Once again, this year, you can vote at the meeting, or on line via an email.  If you are a member in good standing and would like to vote via email, you can forward this email, with your choices noted, to Sondra Katz at her above email address.  Members may only vote once, at the meeting or via email.  Please consider voting via email, as it will cut down the time we need to devote to voting at the meeting, and give us more time for our book auction…… 30 great investment books to be auctioned off.

The 2020 slate of officers is:


_____ Dennis A. Kranyak

_____ Write in ____________________

Vice President

_____ John T. Nelson

_____ Write In ____________________


_____ Richard Messalle

_____ Write In ____________________


______ Sondra Katz

SMT Board of Trustees

_______ Write In ___________________

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.