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SacL5 Meeting 4/13/24

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SacL5 Officers: Joe Bland President, Jan Rosten VP, Ed Kulis Secretary (click name to email)

  • Greetings – Attendees! 
    • Joe, Jan, Gregory, Michael, Eric, Ed, Kris
  • Updates and General Chapter Business
    • President’s and Treasurer’s Report(Joe Bland)
      • About $10,000 in the account and there’s also the $4500 funds paid to JP Aerospace for the Student Stem Balloon Flight Prize
      • Joe Bland
        • Working on NSS Chapter report. Submission of the Charter report on time qualified SacL5 for an award.
    • Update on SacL5 Website Report(Ed Kulis)
      • NSS Local Chapters Community Blog
        • There’s a new page in town.
        • This page is intended to collect notes on activities of all the NSS Chapters. Ed Kulis will reach out to other chapters to get information on the locations of their websites and the notes they would like to publish.
        • Ed will also ask that Chapters create a page like this on their website to foster mutual awareness and communication. 
        • Email Ed Kulis if you would like to talk about adding your chapters info to this page.
      • Previous Meeting Notes
      • Recent Website Traffic Report
      • Joe suggested that Ed create a gallery of meeting attendee pictures
    • NSS Chapters Assembly Notes
      • The International Space Development Conference is approaching, this year In Los Angeles at the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel Thursday, May 23rd to Sunday, May 26th, 2024
      • 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.
      •  NSS Headquarters at the Cape offers tours of Kennedy Space Center 
      • There were about 12 people in the March meeting. Discussions of Outreach, Space X 3 Starship orbit, Indian Space programs, and the Chairman of the meeting.
    • CA Chapters Resource Subcommittee(Ed Kulis)
  • High School STEM Contest
  • General Discussion
    • Interstellar Travel
      • Traveling any where near the speed of light might require more fuel to shield against space debris than for propulsion. Generation ships might be a better solution if a self sustaining system is developed.
  • SacL5 Writers Group
    • No Meeting
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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