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H4H THANK YOU EMAILS 5-7-2017

H4H Report May 7, 2017 H4H is right on target so far this fiscal year having already completed 200 shipments.  The new total is 10,000.    Do you have extra books that you can send us?  Please ship them to: Heinlein 4 Heroes,  c/o John Seltzer,  2906 Alvarado Dr,  Bellingham,  WA,  98229.   We take cash donations…
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Worldcon 2015 By Keith Kato

Representatives of The Heinlein Society attended Sasquan, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention, held on Wednesday August 19 through Sunday August 23, 2015 at the Spokane Convention Center and affiliated hotels in Spokane, Washington. Sasquan’s Guests of Honor were artist Brad Foster, SF author David Gerrold (whose first career sale was “The Trouble With Tribbles”…
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The 2015 Heinlein Society Annual Meeting

Follow these instruction to attend the 2015 Annual Heinlein Society Meeting: The Heinlein Society

2015 ANNUAL MEETING SLIDES

The 2015 Annual Meeting is next Saturday.  The slide program is available now at the link below.  You can log on to the FreeScreen website and participate in the live meeting or you can click on this link and follow the slides at your own pace. THS 2015 Annual Meeting We hope to see you…
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2014 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 2015 Annual Meeting 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 members of the Heinlein Society…
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THS Expands Annual Scholarships with Ginny Heinlein Memorial

The Heinlein Society is pleased to announce, beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year, it has accepted the offer from a donor (who wishes to remain anonymous) for a multi-year donation to endow a new annual “Virginia Gerstenfeld Heinlein Scholarship” specifically for women undergraduates majoring in STEM (scientific—physical or biological, technical, engineering, mathematics) subjects. The candidates…
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How to vote for The Heinlein Society Exoworld nomination

(If you’re asking, “Why am I doing this?” You can go back and read our proposal.) Go to http://nameexoworlds.iau.org/exoworldsvote This takes you to the Vote Now Page Read instructions, the scroll down to Mu Arae system Click on orange Vote button Scroll down to proposed names then scroll down until you see: ROBERTHEINLEIN Podkayne Pixel…
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Notice of 2015 Heinlein Society Annual Membership Meeting

As required by Article IV, Section 1, of the Bylaws of The Heinlein Society (PDF file at http://www.heinleinsociety.org/bylaws/), the Annual Meeting of the General Membership of The Heinlein Society will convene on Saturday, 12 September 2015, beginning at 1:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time. If you are in a different time zone, you are encouraged to…
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Westercon 2015

By Keith Kato Representatives of The Heinlein Society attended Westercon 68, the traditional 4th of July weekend western regional SF convention, held on July 2-5, 2015 at San Diego, CA’s Town and Country Resort Hotel. Westercon’s Guests of Honor were author Spider Robinson (in absentia), artist John Picacio, fan Seanan McGuire, additional guest Mira Grant,…
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The Heinlein Society NameExoWorlds contest submission completed

The NameExoWorlds contest, organized by the IAU and Zooniverse, recently accepted naming proposals from registered clubs and non-profit organizations. THS selected the Mu Arae system to name. Mu Arae, often referred to by its designation in the Henry Draper catalogue HD 160691, is a main sequence G-type star around 50 light-years away from Earth in…
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Nominations for THS Board of Directors, Polls Open Aug 13 2015

The following members have been nominated to run for THS Board of Directors. All three are currently sitting on the BOD, one in an elected position and the other in board vacancy appointed positions. This year we will again be using a web-based voting system. The polls will open on 13 August 2015 and close…
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THS Announces 2015-2016 Scholarships Winners

We’re very pleased to announce the winners of this year’s scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. This year we received a total of 16 applications. The winners are: Elias Anderson – Elias will be attending St. Vincent college in Pennsylvania as a fresheman, majoring in Engineering and Mathematics. He hopes to pursue a career in…
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Heinlein Plaque Wording Contributions Sought

Now that THS has completed fundraising for the bust of Robert A. Heinlein to be included in the Missouri State Capitol’s “Hall of Famous Missourians”, the next step is to decide on the wording that will appear on the accompanying plaque. For example, here’s Mark Twain’s. And here’s Walter Cronkite’s (Yes, Cronkite was a Missourian…
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Kinnison Donation Pushes Heinlein Bust Fund Over the Top

THS is pleased to announce we have met our fund-raising goal of $14,000 in support of creating and placing a bronze bust and accompanying plaque of Robert A. Heinlein in the Missouri State Capitol building’s “Hall of Famous Missourians”. Donations are now closed. Details on the timing of the completion and unveiling of the bust…
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Heinlein Bust Contributions Reach 35% of Goal

Donations by “Heinlein’s Children” towards the creation and placing of a bronze bust of Robert A. Heinlein in the Missouri State Capitol building have reached $2,500. This number is before accounting for the dollar-for-dollar matching offered by the Heinlein Prize Trust (www.heinleinprize.com). Between the two, we’ve reached $5,000 of the $14,000 fund raising goal for…
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New Heinlein Society Board Member: Welcome Dr. C. Herbert Gilliland!

It is with great sadness that we on the Board of Directors say goodbye to Michael Cassutt, who has served as a board member since October 2010. We welcome Dr. C. Herbert Gilliland, who has been appointed to fill this Director’s seat for the remainder of its term. He is also a member of the…
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Citizen Of The Galaxy Comics Out In All Fine Comic Book Shops

You all know that Citizen of the Galaxy was put out as a high quality graphic novel earlier this year, but for those who missed the Kickstarter campaign, it has now been picked up by IDW, (the third largest distributor of graphic novels) and is being distributed nationwide in three issues ($3.99 per issue). From…
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Nominations For Annual Heinlein Society Elections Scheduled For May 2015

Last year, web based voting worked so well that we’re using it again this year. The nominating period for Board members is coming next month; 18 May to 1 June. There are three Board openings that need to be filled. Present board members; Keith Kato, Betsey Wilcox and Herb Gilliland, whose current Board positions are…
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THS Doubles Heinlein Award Support

Since 2013, Baltimore Science Fiction Society (BSFS) has been the home of the “Heinlein Award”, given “For outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings to inspire the human exploration of space.” The history of this award goes back to 2003, and Ginny Heinlein (and Michael Flynn) were the first awardees. Since BSFS has…
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Heinlein Prize Trust Announces Matching for Hall of Famous Missourians

The Heinlein Prize Trust (www.heinleinprize.com) has agreed to partner with THS in the fundraising for the new Robert A. Heinlein bust to be displayed in the Missouri state capitol’s “Hall of Famous Missourians”. HPT has pledged to match dollar for dollar contributions made by “Heinlein’s Children” to raise the necessary funds for the bust and…
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THS Announces $14,000 Fund Raising Goal for Hall of Famous Missourians Bust

THS announces that the Board has considered all the costs associated with creating a bust, plaque, display column, and unveiling ceremony for the new bust of Robert A. Heinlein to be permanently displayed in the Missouri capital’s “Hall of Famous Missourians”, and has set a target fund-raising goal of $14,000.00. We urge all of “Heinlein’s…
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2015-2016 Scholarship Application Deadline May 15th

Just a reminder there’s only four more days to get your application for one of our two 2015-2016 academic year scholarships submitted. Deadline is May 15th!

H4H THANK YOU EMAILS (9-5-2015)

  HELLO AGAIN FROM THE H4H SHIPPING CENTER Shipping to our military veterans continues; we have been fully funded for FY2016.  Thanks to everyone who donated money and books to the H4H program.  Please continue to help us as the program continues to grow.  We have now sent over 8,000 books to our troops all…
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THS Begins Accepting 2015 Scholarship Applications

The new 2015 application is now active, and applications are being accepted for the 2015-2016 school term for two $750 scholarships. Please visit here for more detail: http://www.heinleinsociety.org/scholarship-program/

2015-2016 Scholarship Essay Questions

The Heinlein Society announces the essay questions for the 2015-2016 Scholarships as follows: a. How Robert Heinlein affected my career choice. b. My favorite Robert Heinlein story and why. c. My favorite and least favorite Heinlein stories, and why. d. Robert Heinlein said “The golden age of science has yet to begin.” Evaluate this statement…
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