2007 Membership Drive

July 28, 2007 – The Society’s Leadership Council, at its July 18th meeting, put together a dual incentive plan for this year’s membership drive. The drive is aimed not only at encouraging new members to join the Society, but to encourage former members to rejoin us.

THE FIRST THIRTY persons to join the Society will receive a copy of Andrew Chaikin’s A Man on the Moon, 1998 paperback edition. This 670 page book, ISBN-10: 0140272011, has a reader rating of five stars, and is 8×5.4×1.6 inches in size (20x13x4 cm). The book details the triumphant story of the Apollo Space Program and was a basis for the HBO® miniseries, “From the Earth to the Moon.” The book has a forward by Tom Hanks. Retail value $18. Average customer review: 5 stars.

RESTRICTIONS: This offer is restricted to persons living in the United States and Canada, as it is not possible for the Society to pay the high shipping charges to members outside this area. We are working to identify incentives for new members outside this area.

DATES: This incentive program starts on the day of publication on our website and ends with the 30th person to take advantage of it.

INCLUSIONS: Existing members may take advantage of this program by giving gift memberships to relatives, friends, schools and libraries. An existing member registering a gift membership may choose to have the book sent to him/herself or to the recipient of the gift membership (including schools and libraries.)

Former members, expired for three months or more, are encouraged to rejoin the Society and support our growing list of new projects and programs.

THE FIRST TWENTY expired persons to rejoin the Society will get the Moon Miners’ Manifesto 20th Anniversary CD pdf file collection. These files can be read on any platform with the free-download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

* The MMM Classics include all the non-time-sensitive material from the first 17 years of MMM, reedited, reillustrated, and republished, in collections, one per publication year
* The MMM Samples include pdf files for the Editor’s Selection of issues since May 2001
* MMM -derived papers – some of these combine a series of articles on set topics; others are the result of brainstorming efforts
* Presentations – these power point presentations are included as pdf file slide shows – just ask us, and we will email you any of the corresponding Power Point files.
and more

Yes, the names of the first twenty expired persons to rejoin the Society (and they only) will be eligible for a drawing to win a twelve inch Globe of the Moon with a stand. Originally sold at $99. Includes Farside features and names.

This year’s membership drive is an experiment. The results and experiences from this drive may lead to future time-limited efforts. The larger our membership, the larger our talent pool, and the larger our networking reach.

The Society has launched two ambitious projects this year, the first being our wiki-type online Lunar Encyclopedia, www.lunarpedia.org.

At ISDC 2007 we introduced the University of Luna Project.
This project is aimed at entrepreneurs, students, and faculty and will involve many things including envelope-breaking workshops, design competitions and engineering competitions, and much more.

Behind the scenes, we continue to work on carefully defining our proposed Lunar Analog Research Station program.

The larger our membership, the more neat mischief we can get into.

The Society’s goal is to help advance the day when human pioneers will return to the Moon to establish civilian settlements using local resources to help tackle Earth’s stubborn energy and environmental problems.

You can help. Join, Rejoin, or give a Gift Membership!
Questions? Write the Society President, Peter Kokh