October 15th Annual Meeting Report

The annual business meeting of the Clear Lake Area National Space Society and Moon Society Chapter was held in the conference room of the Bay Area Community Center on October 15th, 2018. A quorum to do business under our current bylaws was present.

The current slate of officers and directors was renominated; as no other nominations were offered these candidates were elected by unanimous consent. Please see our “About the Chapter” page for detailed information. Our other major order of business was finalizing details for our “Movie Night” coming up next month. Once again, Anita Gale has generously offered to host us in her home on Saturday, November 10th. Our movie night will be a double feature: We will begin with Science Fact in the film Hidden Figures, the 2016 movie about the brilliant mathematicians who helped with the early Mercury program and were all ladies of color. We will follow that up with a classic Science Fiction space opera, the 1982 motion picture Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan. The program will get underway shortly after 3 p.m.; there will be a dinner break featuring sandwich fixings and chips between features.

See you there!

October Annual meeting: Monday the 16th, 7:00 p.m.

The annual business meeting and election of officers for the Clear Lake Area National Space Society & Moon Society chapter will be on Monday, October 16th 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.

Election of Chapter Officers:

The annual election of Chapter officers and directors will be held at this meeting. Positions up for election 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 opened at our August meeting and the current slate of officers was re-nominated. No nominations were received by email before the cutoff date of Friday, October 6th. Nominations will reopen from the floor before the election is held. The new officers will take their positions as of January 1st. (Positions currently vacant will be filled immediately upon election.)

Next Meeting Night: Monday, April 17th

The next regular meeting of the Clear Lake Area National Space Society & Moon Society Chapter will be in the conference room of the Bay Area Community Center on Monday evening, April 17th, 2017. Doors open 6:30; meeting begins at 7:00. As usual, we will have light snacks and refreshments available. Hope to see you there!

The Bay Area Community Center is located in Clear Lake Park at 5002 NASA Road 1 in Seabrook, just down the road from the Johnson Space Center. The building is north of NASA 1; enter through the side door at the parking lot to access the conference room as the main entrance may be locked after 5:00 p.m.