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Last update: 13-Sep-2019
Vote Now for 2019 Class of Directors
Voting is now open for the 2019 Class of Directors for the COMARA Board.
Any member who is registered and has paid dues is eligible to vote.
You need to sign in before you can cast your votes.
You can find a link to the ballot by visiting the Members Section
You can find more information about the sign in process from a 2019 Vote Email sent to members.
The webmaster will enter your votes for you if you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org containing your choices.
COMARA Social, Sunday, Sep 22, Thats Amore
2019 COMARA Social
We need to know very soon if you will be joining your
colleagues at the Social.
Please send an email to
as soon as possible to
and let Geza (Our Treasurer) know you plan to attend.
A note from Joe Pelton:
Sorry, to be away in Capetown, So. Africa teaching a course
at the Univ. of Capetown rom the 12th through the 30th of September.
Election for 2019 Class of COMARA Directors
Work is proceeding for getting the online ballot added to the website. Some of the problems that were described by the webmaster have been solved. Watch this page for updates.
The COMARA Board of Directors has 9 directors who are elected to serve a 3-year term. An election is held for 3 Directors each year, which is identified as a class in the year elected. The current Board is shown on the lower right side of the COMARA home page.
The Bylaws require the Board to propose nominations for 3 nominees for each election. The bylaws also provide a method for members to propose nominees (see below). The election is conducted using an online ballot. Each member who has paid dues at least once can vote for the directors on the slate for each year. Voting is done online at the COMARA website, although we also accept votes sent via mail or email. The ballot will be available online in early September.
The COMARA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the slate of
candidates that it is recommending for election for the three
vacancies that are up for election this year, to each serve a
three-year term (2019-2022).
The candidates are:
Pursuant to the COMARA by-laws, members can also nominate additional
candidates to be added to the ballot if they desire.
Such a nomination needs to be supported by 10 COMARA members in
good standing, along with the consent of the nominee.
Any such nominations would need to be submitted by no later
than August 23, 2019.
The webmaster is late getting this email to you. If you want to nominate an additional person for director, the deadline can be extended. Notify Maury Mechanick as soon as you can.
2018 COMSAT Alumni Social Photos
About 35 people attended the 2018 COMARA Social on Sunday, September 30 at Thats Amore on Shady Grove Road in Rockville. Denis Curtin made arrangements for the venue. Geze Serenyi (treasurer) collected checks from our PO Box, and email notices from PayPal as our members paid for the event.
Paul Schrantz and Ron Garlow took pictures at the event. This album contains 51 photos taken during the event. This One Drive album is provided without charge by Microsoft for any user with an Outlook email account. The owner of the account creates the album, and then uploads copies of the pictures. Microsoft handles the formatting of the photo display for computer, tablet, or smart phone.
View the Social Photos - Wait for photos to load.
COMSAT Slide Collection
One of the COMSAT Legacy collections is a box containing nearly 1100 slides. Dan DiFonzo recently took on the job of scanning the slides so our members, and the world can share them. This is a gargantuan job. Dan has created a OneDrive album and uploaded the slides to this album. This is a massive collection with a size of about 2GB.
From Dan DiFonzo: As promised, here is the link to view and/or download the 1100 Comsat
slides that I scanned and digitized. These images have been uploaded
to a OneDrive album.
Click the array to view the OneDrive Album
The notation on each slide refers to the drawer that contained the slides
in the 3 across x 6 down set of plastic drawers.
Otherwise, the slides are numbered in the order I scanned them.
Only 14 of the drawers had slides.
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