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THS 20th Anniversary

On August 1st, 2020, The Heinlein Society celebrates our 20th anniversary.  Our founding members; Virginia Heinlein, Bill Patterson, Art Dula and three others started our long journey on that date.  So far, we have shipped almost 30,000 Heinlein / SF books to active military personnel and veterans around the world.  We have sponsored blood drives…
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2020 Scholarship Winners

Scholarship Winners by Mike Sheffield   This year, as expected, we received a record number of scholarship applications – 365. Among these we had 20 international applicants, more  than in any previous year. They came from all around the globe: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Greece, Ghana, Haiti, India, Israel, Kazakhstan, Morocco and India. We also…
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Virginia Edition

We’re Giving Away another Virginia Edition in 2020!

  For the fourth year in a row, the Society will raffle off a complete set of the Virginia Edition in September, 2020.  All you have to do is join or stay a member!   A  $45 Regular membership is all it takes to enter.  The rules follow: Eligibility: “Regular” members who join or renew their…
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Haldeman Changes Roles

“The only constant in life is change”-Heraclitus.    Our longest-serving Director, Heinlein-Award winning writer Joe Haldeman, has resigned from our Board of Directors.  Joe has been willing to lend his name and face to our cause from the beginning of the Heinlein Society.  With his business and personal commitments he didn’t have a lot of…
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Email Services Switching for The Heinlein Society

We just kicked off an email switch for the Society.  If all goes well, no one should see any bounces or ‘delayed sending’ messages for any of the email addresses listed on our website.  If you get a delayed message, don’t worry.  If you get a bounce/reject message please try again.  It can take 48…
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This I Believe

“THIS I BELIEVE” by Robert A. Heinlein Robert A. Heinlein wrote these words in 1952 and delivered them to a national radio audience in a broadcast interview by Edward R. Murrow. His wife, Virginia Heinlein, read them when she accepted on his behalf NASA’s Distinguished Public Service Medal on October 6, 1988, awarded him posthumously.…
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THS Participates in FarPoint

Heinlein Society President, John Tilden (pictured above), represented THS at the FarPoint Convention in Baltimore, Maryland on February 22, 2020.  Mr. Tilden was joined by Betsy Childs (pictured above), a new THS Member and THS Member Steven Wilson.  Even though FarPoint is a Star Trek focused Con, there are connections.  Several Star Trek episodes were…
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New Officers Announced

At its Organizational meeting held September 9, 2019, the Board of Directors elected a new slate of Officers that also serve as the Executive Commitee of the Heinlein Society: John Tilden, President & Chairman of the Board C. Herbert Gilliland, Vice-President/Secretary Beatrice Kondo, Treasurer. The Executive Committee may be reached via the email address ,…
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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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2019 Annual Meeting Instructions

The Heinlein Society is running its Annual Meeting as a teleconference. We will be discussing results of our 2019 work, announce the results of our elections, and briefly talk about our plans for the 2020 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 Minutes

The minutes for the 2018 Annual Meeting of The Heinlein Society are linked below. Please review so you can offer corrections/additions/deletions at the Annual General Meeting on September 8th, 2019 at 1 p.m. PDT, if necessary, or be able to vote knowledgeably they be accepted as submitted. THS Annual Meeting 2018 Minutes_FINAL

2019 Annual Meeting Slides

The slides that will be presented during the Annual Meeting are available for viewing or download here.  If you intend to print them, you may want to disable printing of the background if possible in your .pdf viewer. (Updated September 14, 2019 to reflect election results which were announced at the meeting.) 2019 Annual Meeting…
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Notices

Voting Opens August                                                                                                                                     As required by Article VI, Section 2, of the Bylaws of The Heinlein Society (http://www.heinleinsociety.org/bylaws/), and ratified by the Board of Directors on 14 April 2014, electronic voting of the General Membership of The Heinlein Society for the Board of Directors will be done using the simplyvoting.com  website. The poll will…
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Scholarship Winners Announced

The Heinlein Society is pleased to announce the winners of our 2019 – 2020 academic year scholarships. Take a look at our Scholarships Page for the full list of winners and finalists. Congratulations to all of them.

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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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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“El Dia H”: Heinlein’s Day in Barcelona, Spain

The Otium Science Fiction Club in Barcelona Spain held its inaugural “El Dia—H” or “Heinlein’s Day” on 7 July 2018, Robert Heinlein’s 111th birthday. Juan Miguel de la Torre Quesada, Otium’s Vice President, contacted The Heinlein Society in April with this message: Greetings from Barcelona: Dear sirs. My name is Juan Miguel de la Torre…
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2018 San Jose Worldcon Write-up

by Keith Kato The 76th World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”) was held in San Jose, California, 16-20 August 2018. The Heinlein Society was well-represented by Board members (Herb Gilliland, Joe Haldeman, Keith Kato, Geo Rule, John Seltzer, John Tilden, Betsey Wilcox), Committee chairs and contributors (Carlin Black, Marie Guthrie, Will Hamilton, Mike Sheffield, Sharon Sheffield,…
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2019 Dublin Worldcon Planning

By Keith Kato Who’s ready to plan for next year! For those already thinking about the next Worldcon, here are some things to consider. Lodging will be snapped up quickly, and may be more expensive than in Helsinki last year. Keep an eye on the website https://dublin2019.com/location/hotels-accommodation/; hotel rates will be released on January 9,…
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Mission & Vision Meeting at the 2018 San Jose Worldcon

By John Tilden A THS Goals, Mission & Vision Meeting was held Wednesday 15 August 2018, approximately 6:30-8:30 PM, at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose CA, Room 1090. A meeting of this type first occurred at the 2016 Kansas City Worldcon, and allowed Society members to have extended conversations with Board officers, other Directors, and…
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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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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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2018-2019 Academic Year Scholarships Winners Announced

Head over to our scholarships page to view our winners and finalists for this year.

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!