Category: Notices

Announcing Our Scholarship Fund Drive!

The Society is proud to announce our scholarship fund drive!  We are raising money to fully-fund an investment account to take care of scholarship giving going forward at our 2022 levels. Find out how you could own a book from Heinlein’s library as a thank-you for donating to this drive.  Full information here.

Virginia Edition

We’re Giving Away another Virginia Edition in 2023!

  For the seventh year in a row, the Society will raffle off a complete set of the Virginia Edition in September, 2023.  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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The Heinlein Society Sponsors Chicago Blood Drive

WorldCon chose not to sponsor a blood drive this year. For the convenience of those expecting to Pay It Forward by donating blood The Heinlein Society and Virgin Hotels, a block away from the Hyatt, will have a blood drive on Sunday. Schedule your appointment early as the drive is open to the public before…
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2022 Annual Meeting Information

This is a post to hold the information about the Society’s Annual Meeting which was held on Sunday, September 11, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern time. until about 5:45 p.m. All meeting materials have been posted to allow anyone dialing-in by voice-only to follow along. 2022 Annual Report (this document has the Board of…
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Mike Sheffield Live From The Bunker

Our own Mike Sheffield was featured on Live From The Bunker.  Mike discusses Heinlein Society history and programs in this fascinating interview. Follow the below link to view the entire interview.      

2022 Scholarship Winners Announced

We are delighted to announce the winners of our 2022 – 2023 academic year scholarships. Take a look at our Scholarships Page for the full list of winners and finalists. Congratulations to all of them.

RESOLVED: potential security issue has been flagged with our Site (July 3, 2022)

Our site has been certified clean and is not alerting on any client security scanners now. Sorry for the inconvenience.  No user data was accessed (it wasn’t that severe of an issue, thankfully). Original Post (7/3/22): Our webhosting company has been notified and is working on determining if this is a false positive or an…
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Nominations for THS Board of Directors

The nominating period for Board members for the 2022 election will begin 1 May 2022 and close 22 May 2022. The Board has three (3) seats up for election with three sitting Board members, Beatrice Kondo, Joel S. Davis, and Ken Walters agreeing to be nominated for re-election. You may nominate any THS member in…
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Heinlein Society Scholarships

THS 2022 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM

January 1, 2022 Announcing our eleventh annual scholarship essay contest for the 2022 – 2023 academic year. This year we will be awarding four $4,000 scholarships to undergraduate students of accredited 4-year colleges and universities. The “Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship” is dedicated to a female candidate majoring in engineering, math, or biological or physical sciences. The…
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Membership Subscriptions Changeover December 2021

Members of The Heinlein Society: As a volunteer organization, we attempt to provide good customer service with 21st-Century tools via the internet at the lowest cost possible so most of your membership dues may go to our charitable programs. Sometimes, things change and we need to react and it causes a little more work for…
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Discord Server–THS Party Event

We’re inviting THS members to join our Discord server and spend some time with us the evening of our party at WorldCon. President JT makes no promises about how much interaction with people at the physical party there will be (we’ll try), but there’s no reason people can’t hang out in the DisCon3 channel at…
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A Note if you are having trouble Joining or Downloading The Heinlein Journal

To all Members or Prospective Members: At the moment, “guest” functionality is disabled on our website store “Cart” system.  If you are a member that previously has just had a PayPal ‘subscription’ (not through the website payment cart system) you may never have had an account on the website.  If you are new to us,…
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2021 Annual Meeting Information

The 2021 Annual Meeting Report is available for posterity. It is a modified version of the slides below. The 2021 Annual Meeting Slides are available via the link. Some information will be announced first at the Annual Meeting. The THS Bylaws 2021 Proposed Changes may be found at the hyperlink. The Heinlein Society 2020 Annual…
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Dr. Beatrice Kondo Podcast

Dr. Beatrice Kondo of Johns Hopkins University was recently interviewed for a Writers and Illustrators of the Future Podcast discussing Biotechnology and Science Fiction. What you may not know is that Beatrice met Robert Heinlein at a young age through her father, noted astrophysicist and science fiction author, Dr. Yoji Kondo. Beatrice has been a…
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Website Changes

Dear Members: We have revised our overall website presence.  To better serve our membership, since they are the overwhelming number of Heinlein Journal readers, we have merged the heinleinjournal.com website’s content into heinleinsociety.org. When we publish our next issue, you will be able to use an appropriate coupon code as a Regular or Lifetime member to receive new issues, or…
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2020 Annual Meeting Materials

If you were unable to attend our 2020 Annual Meeting, please see the formal report linked at 2020_Annual_Report containing the substance of what was presented during the meeting.  Thank you to all who attended WORLDWIDE! The THS 2019 Annual Meeting Minutes were accepted as submitted during the meeting.

2020 Annual Meeting Invitation

Today an invitation from “” (our Membership Chair and Director) went out to all active members.  We are having our Annual Meeting via the Cisco WebEx application.  Further information is below: You are cordially invited to attend our annual meeting on Sunday, September 13th at 4:00 PM EDT, 3:00 PM CDT, 2:00 PM MDT or 1:00…
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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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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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2019 Raffle Winners Announced

  We are pleased to announce Walter Luffman as the winner of our third ‘Virginia Edition’ raffle giveaway (pictured above)!  Walter was announced as winner at the end of our 2019 Annual Meeting held September 8, 2019.  Walter lost many of his RAH books to a house fire years ago, so he is really looking…
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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 .      

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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