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Membership Cards

The majority of the membership has received their permanent membership cards, with the exception of our newest members and some of our life members.  If you have not received a card, please contact our Membership Chair, Ken Walters, at .      

The Heinlein Journal

Heinlein Society Announces Re-Launch of The Heinlein Journal

September 8, 2019– The Heinlein Society (a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to “Paying Forward” the legacy of Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein) today announced the re-launch of The Heinlein Journal, formerly edited by Founding Editor and Heinlein Scholar, William H. Patterson, Jr. The first re-launch issue (Volume 2, Issue 1) is free to all, as is…
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Reminder: Deadline for Scholarships Program is April 1

Just a reminder to our interested STEM undergrads –this year the deadline for submission of applications for the 8th annual THS Scholarships program is April 1st, rather than the May 15th deadline of previous years. We moved the deadline up because of the increase in the number of submissions in recent years and thus the…
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The Heinlein Society Adopts Nondiscrimination Policy

Acting at the February, 2019 meeting of the Board of Directors, the THS Board unanimously adopted the following resolution: The Heinlein Society does not condone discrimination in acceptance for membership, or hiring for services provided, on account of race, religion, sex, sexual expression, national origin, age, veteran status, or any other federally protected category.

Heinlein Society Launches 2019-2020 Scholarships Program

For the eighth year in a row, The Heinlein Society will be awarding scholarships to qualifying undergraduates for the 2019-2020 academic year. As it has for every year of the program thus far, the financial commitment made by the Society and its members is increasing. This year’s scholarships will be $2,000 each, an increase of…
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Heinlein Society Announces Results of 2018 Election and Leadership Transition

September 12, 2018—The Heinlein Society (www.heinleinsociety.org) announced today the results of their recent annual election for the Board of Directors, and the annual reorganization of the Board of Directors and election of officers for the Society’s FY19 (September 2018-August 2019) year. Meeting on September 9th for their 17th annual meeting of the membership, held online…
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2018 Annual Meeting Instructions –September 9, 2018, 3pm EDT

The Heinlein Society is running its Annual Meeting as a teleconference. We will be discussing results of our 2018 work, announce the results of our elections, and briefly talk about our plans for the 2019 year, which officially starts for us September 1st. While all members are invited to participate, if any votes are taken…
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2018 Annual Meeting Slides

The 2018 Annual Meeting Slides Will be posted here: 2018 THS Annual Meeting_v1

2017 Annual Meeting Minutes

The draft 2017 Annual Meeting Minutes are here: THS Annual Meeting 2017 Minutes_version3

THS Offers Electronic Delivery of “Discovery of the Future” Heinlein 1941 Guest of Honor Speech

Time moves on. Once upon a time, the famous “4E” recorded Robert A. Heinlein’s Guest of Honor speech to the 3rd Worldcon, Denvention, in 1941, on disc. Many years later (Oh, roughly sixty), Ginny Heinlein, a founding director of THS, authorized the Society to offer this recording as an audio CD as a members-only premium,…
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Heinlein Society Receives Record Number of Scholarship Applications

We are currently working our evaluation process. Thank you to all who submitted. See you with the results on July 7th!

2018-2019 Academic Year Scholarships Application Deadline Approaches

Just a friendly reminder that Tuesday, May 15th, is the final day of eligibility for STEM undergraduates to submit their application for the three $1,500 scholarships being offered by THS this year. Don’t be late! Head over to our scholarships page to download the application!

THS Opens 2018-2019 Academic Year Scholarship Applications, Honors Kondo and Pournelle

The Heinlein Society has opened applications for the 2018-2019 academic year award. Interested parties should head over to our Education page and download the PDF application form to be filled in and emailed, here. The award has grown in value every year since its inauguration in 2012, and this year is no exception. This year’s…
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Neal Stephenson Named 2018 Heinlein Award Winner

The Heinlein Award selection committee has chosen Neal Stephenson to be the 2018 winner. Stephenson is an eclectic writer, working across several sub-genres of speculative fiction (usually with a noticeably “hard S-F” edge), and is prolific in technology writing as well. He’s also a consultant for Heinlein Prize (awarded by the Heinlein Prize Trust) award…
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Ensign’s Prize Offer now open to Non-Members!

The Heinlein Society is offering sets and individual copies of some of Robert A. Heinlein’s better known novels and short story collections to the general public. These books were gifted to The Heinlein Society by Virginia Heinlein, widow of author Robert A. Heinlein, after her successful prosecution of copyright infringement by the publisher. The settlement…
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Heinlein Society Names Walt Boyes to Open Board Seat

Acting unanimously at their regular monthly meeting, the Board of Directors of THS appointed Walt Boyes to serve the first year of the late Jerry Pournelle’s current term. Dr. Pournelle had been duly elected by the membership of the Society to a new three year term shortly before his untimely passing on September 8th. Under…
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Pournelle Family Requests Memorial Donations to SFWA Emergency Medical Fund

As the entire science fiction world knows, science fiction community (and Heinleindom) icon Jerry Pournelle passed away on September 8th. We will have more to say about that shortly in our Newsletter, but for now we wish to pass along to you the family’s wishes for those of you (who like us) wish to memorialize…
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2017 Annual Meeting Instructions

2017 ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE: The Heinlein Society is running its Annual Meeting as a teleconference. We will be discussing results of our 2017 work, announce the results of our elections, and briefly talk about our plans for the 2018 year, which officially starts for us September 1st. While all members are invited to participate, if…
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2017 Annual Meeting Slide Presentation

The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society will be held on Sunday, September 10th, 2017, at 4 p.m. EDT, 1 p.m. PDT, online. Members of the Society will receive an email with instructions on how to attend. 2017 THS Annual Meeting

2016 Annual Meeting Minutes

Click on the link below to review the meeting minutes from last year’s Annual meeting.  The first order of business in the 2017 Annual Meeting on September 10th, 2017 is to approve these minutes.  Time  is important because some attendees might be on a toll call.  Please read the minutes before the meeting.  Regular and…
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Virginia Edition Raffle Nears Deadline for Entry

We are nearing the August 31st deadline for entry into our raffle for a Virginia Edition of Heinlein’s collected works (which by the way, also includes some stuff most of you have never read, including two volumes of the best of RAH’s letters, one of which is dedicated to his fascinating correspondence with John W.…
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THS Annual Directors Election Polls Open Aug 13-27

Pursuant to our Bylaws, the annual election of one third of the Directors of the Society will commence on August 13th and remain open through Sunday, August 27th. Members please keep an eye on your email for a link to the ballot. The Directors elected will be announced at our online Annual Meeting on Sunday,…
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THS Announces Winners and Finalists in 2017-2018 Scholarship Program

Read all about it here. And Happy 110th birthday to Robert A. Heinlein, and all of Heinlein’s Children who celebrate it!

2017-2018 Scholarship Applications Close with 100% Increase over 2016

Scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 academic year closed on 5/15/2017. THS received 163 applications, almost doubling last year’s total. The three winners will be announced on July 7, 2017, and an additional seven finalists will receive a certificate noting that they were amongst the top 10 in this year’s competition.

2017 Scholarship Entries Due by 5/15/2017

Dear STEM undergrads –the “last minute” is now upon you (and who doesn’t wait for those, right?). Get your entries in for THS 2017-2018 Academic year scholarships no later than next Monday (5/15/2017) or you will have missed your opportunity! Three scholarships of $1,250 (a 25% increase over last year) will be awarded. Go to…
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