Meeting Minutes for February 2011

There were 9 persons in attendance. We welcomed guest students from UTD.

The meeting opened with a discussion of South by Southwest (http://sxsw.com/) which will be held in Austin the week of March 11-20. We also discussed ConDFW (http://www.condfw.org/) which was held in Dallas in February. There were several great tracks on space/science themes at ConDFW. We appreciated the National Space Society helping with flyer handouts.

Dan gave a treasury report and brought in t-shirts from prior mars society conferences for sale.

We reported on convention progress and formed an outreach subcommittee. We also discussed the Mars society art contest. The submission date for the art contest has been extended to March 11th. The winning design will be used as the primary graphic for publicizing this year’s convention. The winner will receive free admission to the convention and a ticket to the main banquet.

We voted to purchase additional books, The Case for Mars, and create chapter business cards.

Last we discussed NASA’s exciting website http://marsparticipate.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/participate/sendyourname/ which allows you to submit your name to be included on microchip on the Mars Science Laboratory.