I have been contacted by Mr. John Strickland, of the Austin Space Frontier Society. He is seeking office as a Director of the National Space Society and is collecting signatures for his nominating petition. I have agreed to place his name before our membership. Copies of his petition will be available at the August and October meetings, or you can download a copy here. A copy of his campaign statement is available for download as well.
The signed petition sheets may be returned by postal mail or scanned and sent by email, but if you send it electronically be sure to scan and send BOTH sides.
The next regular meeting of the Clear Lake Area National Space Society & Moon Society chapter will be on Monday, August 21st in the conference room of the Bay Area Community Center in Clear Lake Park. Doors open at 6:30; meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments, sodas and bottled water will be available. The address is 5002 NASA Road 1; Seabrook, Texas. The Community Center is north of NASA 1, away from the lake; enter through the side door adjacent to the parking lot as the main entrance may be locked after 5:00 p.m.
Nominations for Chapter Officers:
There may not be a meeting in the month of September as I will be out of town until late in the month. Therefore, nominations for Chapter officers and directors will open at the August meeting. Positions which are open for nominations are:
- Chapter President – Currently held by Eric Bowen.
- Chapter Vice-President – Currently held by Doug Hall.
- Chapter Treasurer – Currently held by Jay Lewchanin.
- Chapter Secretary – Currently vacant.
- Director, Position 1 – Currently held by Marianne Dyson.
- Director, Position 2 – Currently vacant.
- Director, Position 3 – Currently held by Larry Friesen.
To be eligible for all officer positions and Director, Position 1 a candidate must be, or must be willing to become, an active member in BOTH the National Space Society and The Moon Society. A candidate for Director, Position 2 must be an active member of the National Space Society. A candidate for Director, Position 3 must be an active member of The Moon Society.
Nominations may be made in person at any general membership meeting up to and including the election but require a second. Nominations will also be accepted by email up until the cutoff date of Friday, October 6th at 11:59 PM Central time. Email nominations require two independent nominations from eligible chapter members (members active in the Chapter and either the National Space Society or The Moon Society). Elections will be held at our Chapter’s annual business meeting on October 16th and the new officers will take their positions as of January 1st. (Positions currently vacant will be filled immediately upon election.)