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SacL5 Meeting 1/13/24

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  • Greetings
    • Jayme is a new attendee! She found SacL5 as the closest chapter to her location. She’s a member of the NSS and enjoys a NASA checking account. She’s toured many space related locations and enjoys sci fi TV and Movies. And she like to garden and cook.  Welcome! Jayme
    • And on a relative note… Joe’s Dad once played chess with Einstein.
  • Updates and General Chapter Business
    • President’s and Treasurer’s Report(Joe Bland)
    • Yearly election of officers vote last month
      • President, Treasurer: Joe Bland
      • Vice President: Jan Rosten
      • Secretary: Ed Kulis 
    • Update on SacL5 Website Report(Ed Kulis)
    • NSS Chapters Assembly Notes
      • Elections in progress for CA ISDC Board Members
        • Our recommendations for our Region 2 are: Jeff Liss, Larry Ahern  and Dave Stuart
      • Discussions on how to get more chapters to attend meetings.
      • There was some discussion on the proper place for the Recent NSS Resources for Chapters Page. 
      • Some felt that it should be on the NSS main site and vetted. Paste experience, though, has shown that devising a consistent upload process needed a less talk and a little more action.
      • NOTE: NSS Chapters Committee(CC) vs NSS Chapters Assembly(CA)
        • The NSS Chapters Committee is the formal NSS governing body for NSS Chapters. The CC establishes rules regarding recognition of a group as a NSS Chapter and how NSS receives and acts on input from NSS Chapters. A loose analogy is that NSS Chapters are “franchised” by NSS and must conform to standards and practices set by the CA.
        • The NSS Chapters Assembly is a association of interested representatives from different NSS Chapters. The CA proposes changes and suggests novelty and improvements to the CC and the NSS. They also vet any CA rule changes that might impede Chapters recruitment, visibility, activities and access to key NSS contacts.
    • CA Chapters Resource Subcommittee(Ed Kulis)
  • JP Aerospace Update
  • High School STEM Contest
    • High School STEM Contest Page
    •  Contest Press Release 12/10/23 
    • There’s a possibility of getting grants to expand the program. Paul is filling out grant applications. 
    • Next prize might be for higher education schools.
    • We might reach out to other chapters to find interested High Schools.
    • More marketing and promotion can help find high schools.
    • Schools may need help in devising the experiments.
  • General Discussion
  • SacL5 Writers Group
Meeting Details for each Months Meeting
Meeting Call: Sacramento L5 Society, Local Chapter, National Space Society
Where: Virtual presence only, via Zoom
When: Second Saturday, each month
Pre-Zoom notes:
•These meetings are recorded.
•Folks will be asked to briefly share their video, and phone callers asked to identify themselves.
•We use the “waiting room” format. If I keep you waiting, call me and bawl me out! 916-429-6252
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Meeting ID: 868 9868 4719
Joe Bland
President, SL5S
7482 Greenhaven Drive
Sacramento, CA 95831
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