Step 1: Call for Nominations for
Society Officers and Directors
Our annual election ritual begins again. This year, these positions are
open: respond by May 1st
Moon Society Officers:
a two year term, ending in 2011: currently held by Charles F. Radley
for a one year term, ending in 2010: This position is currently vacant,
and you may volunteer at any time to serve the rest of the current
term, as well as to nominate yourself for the new term.
Moon Society Directors:
Three Director (Board
member) slots: for two year terms, ending in 2011: currently held by
Scotty Gammenthaler, James Gholston, and David Dunlop.
Notes: All of the above, except David Dunlop, are expected to run for
re-election. We are expecting new persons to nominate themselves. Thus,
for the first time in a while, we will have contended seats and/or
Remaining Office and Director posts will be up for election next year –
Eligibility for Office or
• Any current member, who
has bee a member of the Moon Society for one full years as of August 1,
2009, is eligible for nomination and election. That includes all
members with membership #s 1518 or below.
• For officer positions, it is important that only those apply who
believe that they can regularly attend our Management Council meetings
held on the ASI-MOO (our advanced chat room environment) the first and
third Wednesday evenings each month, 9-11 pm Eastern, 8-10 Central, 7-9
Mountain, and 6-8 Pacific Time (2-3 am Thursday morning UT).
• We understand that now and then, something may come up that makes
attendance impossible. But unless you are sure that such occasions will
not be frequent, please do not nominate yourself or accept a
nomination. To keep the Society on the move, it is vital that we meet
on this frequent schedule to tend to business and opportunities as
promptly as possible.
• For Board positions, the above also holds but if a Board
member misses a quarterly “Board” meeting without a prior excuse, that
will be grounds for removal under the revised bylaws adopted last year.
To nominate yourself, write email@example.com
respond by May 1st, 2009
Statements: Include a brief statement about yourself and
what you will bring to the position (250 words, max)
Our third Town Hall Meeting was
13th on Skype group
Discussion was dominated by the idea to stage a world wide "Apollo Moon Party" on the 40th
Aniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and first moonwalk
in the time frame July 16-24, 2009.
There will be local Apollo Moon Parties,
probably on Sat. July
18th and/or Sun. July 19th and
An International Party,
possibly an Internet
Telethon with hosting to skip from time zone to time zone
around the world possibly on the 20th.
We are now busy inviting other organizations to cosponsor, and have had
a positive response from NSS Chapters co-ordinator Candace Pankanin.
Why Wednesday and why that time
slot? Well, that's
what the Society leaders are used to. They will not be "expected" to
attend, but of course are most welcome to do so. In these meetings, we
want to hear from members (current and former), from visitors, from
next Town Meeting is on
May 13th and will
be held on Skype
Time: Wednesday 9-11 pm EDT, 8-10 pm CDT, 7-9 pm MDT, 6-8 pm PDT
Time: Thursday 2-4 am GMT (UK, Ireland), 7:30-9:30 am NDT (india), 1-3
pm AEST (Eastern Australia)
If you do not have Skype,
please go to www.skype.com and download this free software.
Do not download Skype
4.0 as on that version, group chat is not allowed.
you register for it, you will be prompted to select a "Skype name"
this can be your name in the format "firstlast" all lower case, or you
can pick a nickname.
to the top menu and click on Conatacts, "Add a Contact
search for Shaun Moss
and select Shaun Moss Melbourne
and add to your new contacts list. Then, when you want to join the
meeting, just click on his name in your contact list and you should
immediately find yourself in the Town Meeting group chat.
Further instructions for joining the Meeting via Skype will be
published April 14th
can download MMM pdf files here
(username password required)
If you have no username and password, or have forgotten it, please contact us
as soon as possible and we'll get you up and running
2nd issue was published February 19th. This publication is a free access pdf file
our members and friends
everywhere, not just in India.
Moon Society Fiction
- 2nd Issue of "Moonbeams"
was published Jan 25,
under Editor Chuck Lesher. The 3rd issue is now in compilation.
you have a "high frontier" tale in you
, work it out and
email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
To download the first issue, go to the archive site.
Moonbeams issues are freely available
in pdf file format
and members and visitors are welcome to circulate them freely and
widely. The purpose is to provide fictional
illustrations of what life could like
on the Lunar
Frontier and elsewhere within the Solar System.