Roger facilitated as Kurt was gone. We had a new person, Kelly Bishop.
All were pleased to see Don return and we missed Chris.
Roger reported we spent most of our treasury for t shirts. He displayed t-shirts, & all thanked Marc for a first-rate job. We discussed the upcoming convention in Denver where Bishop Hizer, Kurt and Roger will be among the speakers. We also covered our revised t-shirt sales strategy of posting hours so that we could hear more speakers.
We recapped Kurt’s idea of mentoring, assisting University seniors in engineering with their senior project. No one appears positioned to do that.
Dan reported that polo shirts are on hold. He may order some next year.
Pam supplied more of her wonderful necklaces which the group greatly appreciated.
We discussed the upcoming convention in Denver where Bishop Hizer, Kurt and Roger will be among the speakers. We also covered our revised t-shirt sales strategy of posting hours so that we could hear more speakers.
We discussed various current Mars and space related news. Curtis graciously distributed some handouts, including a great NASA picture of Phoenix. He suggested after the meeting we make more t shirts with the present design and no date. We could consider this at our next meeting which will be after the convention.
Mars Society June 2008 Minutes
Following a review of last month’s meeting, we decided to reduce the number of t-shirts from 75 to 50, due to increase in price from printer.
The group declined to spend more than we have in the treasury. In past years, we were able to raise money among ourselves; this year we are simply using what funds we have.
Mark has a great design for 2008. He did have some questions about the slogan, but we decided to stay with the one we voted on last month.
Bishop Hizer, Kurt, and Roger intend to present talks again this year.
Roger and I have a strategy to post hours for t-shirt sales in order to attend more of the talks.
Roger reported on the Saturday trip to a Dallas Rocket Society launch.
We discussed some of the engineers offering to assist college seniors with their projects & what else we might want to add to our meetings/activities. Don indicated that we might want to discuss more of the national activities and concerns.
May 2008 Minutes
Chris, an engineer we had met at Christmas 2007 delighted us by attending. Don has made several meetings now & we feel he is one of us.
Kurt began the meeting. His speaking event at SMU with the gifted girls was a success.
Old business – We continued discussing t-shirts and polos; we have neither a vendor nor firm prices yet.
We interjected an announcement from Roger that Lander touchdown signal had reached Earth.
We voted on four short non-controversial slogans, winner was “On to Mars”. Mark arrived after viewing Phoenix Lander and presented a wonderful design.
Roger had checked the Dallas Rocket Society schedule; we have not settled on a firm date as large launches appear over at least for summer.
New business – Dan and Mark hope to select and finalize vendors for shirts. Curtis announced Frontiers of Flight Museum will host and Apollo event in July.
We adjourned to Dan’s to view Lander footage on his impressive TV. He made everyone comfortable, so much that at least one person nodded off.
As an addenda to minutes; we blew it on research for larger events. The I Max Theater at Fair Park Science Museum had a large viewing for Phoenix Lander at which we could have offered Mars Society material to a pre-screened audience. We’ll do better next time.