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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 below)!  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 .      

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 membership…
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WorldCon 2019

Worldcon 2019

2019 Dublin Worldcon By Keith Kato The 77th World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”) was held in Dublin, Ireland, 15-19 August 2019.  Most con activity happened at the Convention Centre Dublin, near the docks.  The Heinlein Society had a smaller-than-last-year but still significant presence, with Board members (Herb Gilliland, Joe Haldeman, Mike Sheffield, Betsey Wilcox), Committee…
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Heinlein For Heroes Sends Over 23 Thousand Books

This fiscal year, we’ve made 372 shipments, totaling 4,484 books distributed. Since the program’s inception, we’ve sent 23,584 total books to our heroes. The Heinlein For Heroes program (H4H) sends free books to troops, veterans, and military families. We send only to individuals or units that have requested SF material. Clearly many of our military…
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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.

Scholarship Winners Announced

The Heinlein Society is pleased to announce the winners of the 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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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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“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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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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