Category: Paying It Forward News

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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“TANSTAAFL”

by Keith Kato If there is one community that understands “There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch,” it is Heinleiners. The Heinlein Society operates off membership dues and donations, for which we are always grateful. The Board of Director’s vision is to expand our programs, and have initiated two grant request proposals in…
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H4H Report 11-4-2017

H4H REPORT November 4, 2017 The Heinlein for Heroes program continues shipping SF books to deployed soldiers, veterans, military families and VA centers all over the world.  In October we shipped 180 fanzines to the 5 VA centers in the Chicago area in addition to our regular shipments.  H4H has become one of our most…
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Jerry Pournelle (1933-2017)

By Caroline Seals and Keith Kato With deep sadness we report that science fiction icon and Director on The Heinlein Society’s Board of Directors, Dr. Jerry Pournelle, passed away Friday, 8 September 2017, during a mid-afternoon nap.  He and Larry Niven had just returned from DragonCon in Atlanta, GA, and in his final blog entry…
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The Long Way Around To Pay It Forward by Betsey Wilcox, Lt Col, USAF, NC (Ret)

The Long Way Around To Pay It Forward How a war connected me to Virginia Heinlein and then to other veterans through Heinlein For Heroes. I am a retired Air Force officer who has been reading Robert A. Heinlein books since I was 11 years old. It is safe to say that his writings were…
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Old Friends, Influences, and Paying It Forward

Old Friends, Influences, Paying It Forward and the Joy of Synchronicity by Robert L. Slater A few weeks ago Deb Houdek of the Heinlein Society invited me to become a part of Heinlein for Heroes. Deb and I go way back to the Heinlein Forum on Prodigy, the ancient geek times of the internet. She…
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Heinlein For Heroes Ships 199 OVER 997 Books!

We honor Veterans’ Day today, November 11th, with the announcement that the Heinlein For Heroes program has shipped 199 over 350 10,000 books directly to our military personnel and their families! This November 11th… think about making a donation of books, or shipping costs, to our heroes. Heinlein For Heroes is a program sending requested…
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Virginia Edition Publishing Supports Heinlein For Heroes

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE VIRGINIA EDITION PUBLISHING COMPANY: HOUSTON, October 22, 2013 – Beginning today all Virginia Edition sets purchased will also receive a $110 donation of Heinlein books to the Heinlein For Heroes (H4H) program on the purchaser’s behalf. H4H is a military appreciation program. Its goal is to place Heinlein’s books, and other…
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Heinlein For Heroes Donations Pour In!

Since our launch at LoneStarCon August 29, 2013 donations are starting to flood in, books and cash for books, to go to our troops and veterans! But we need more. We started with a legacy gift of $1000. Since then we’ve received: Oct. 8th – The Heinlein Prize Trust, Robert A. Heinlein’s main literary estate…
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Announcing: HEINLEIN FOR HEROES

Heinlein For Heroes is a program for placing books, especially Heinlein books, into the hands of active military personnel—particularly those deployed—and into the hands of veterans in veterans’ hospitals. Organizations already exist who identify military commands and hospitals with a declared desire for various kinds of reading material. Science fiction is one category always in…
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Readercon Blood Drive – Saturday, July 13

Blood Drive info at: readercon.org/information.htm On Saturday, the American Red Cross Bloodmobile http://www.redcrossblood.org/ will serve Readercon for the first time for a Heinlein Society Blood Drive! Your consistent support over years means so much, especially during midsummer. Thank you! The ARC and the Heinlein Society will have token gifts of appreciation for all who present…
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Heinleins’ Adopted Granddaughter, Medical Inventor

The Heinleins’ Adopted Granddaughter Invents Medical Product by Deb Houdek Rule  “When your hero adopts you at age 12, there’s little that seems out of reach.” —Amy Baxter, M.D. Amy Baxter, the Heinleins’ adopted granddaughter, is gaining renown as the inventor of a medical device called Buzzy®. The Buzzy is designed to take the pain…
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John Tilden – Society Treasurer

John Tilden, known as JT on the long-running Heinlein Forum (now on Facebook), has stepped in to serve as a board member of the Heinlein Society and as Treasurer. John was born in New York and currently resides near Baltimore, Maryland. He first  encountered Robert Heinlein’s work as one of the cool books with the…
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Scott Hann – A Tribute

We’re sorry to have to convey some very sad news. Scott Hann, our blood drive chair, has passed away. On November 7, Scott stopped breathing as was rushed to the hospital. He was put on life support, but remained unconscious. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. With no hope of recovery his family made the…
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Butler Public Library Donations

In the current issue of the Heinlein Society Newsletter, Winter 2012, I reported two people had taken up the challenge to Pay It Forward by donating books to the Butler Public Library. Michael Cassutt donated an autographed copy of his latest, Heaven’s Shadow, and Mary Matthews, author of Splendid Summer, donated a copy of The…
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