IMPORTNT NOTE: THIS ARCHIVE IS VERY OLD SO THINGS HAVE CHANGED SINCE THEN. AS OF JUNE 2004, WE DO NOT COLLECT DUES FROM NEW MEMBERS, AND ONLY REQUEST PEOPLE TO JOIN AND PAY DUES AT THE MARS SOCIETY WEBSITE DIRECTLY, AT www.marssociety.org

 

 

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This section profiles past meetings of the Austin Mars Society.

Meeting of July 26, 2000.

The meeting took place at the Institute for Advanced Technology, and began at 7:10pm. Attending were Tim Crain, Chris Williams, Alan Weiss, Stephen DeVoy, Ben Yagman, Nathan Scharfe, Lynn Cooper, Tom Gunn, Michael Black, and Stephan Bless.

 

Nathan Scharfe was appointed scribe for the meeting and it was decided (10-0)for that heretofore all meetings should have scribes appointed as the first order of business.

 

Following introductions of the new members Yagman, Black, and Bless, elections were held, conducted by Mr. DeVoy, for the Presidency, Council Representative, and Chapter Contact. The outcome of the elections were the following:

 

President: Nathan Scharfe (10-0)for

Representative: Chris Williams (10-0)for

Contact: Tom Gunn (10-0)for

 

Congratulations to the new officers.

 

Following elections, the meeting was chaired by the newly elected president. The discussion moved to the topic of bylaws, for which Alan Weiss volunteered to draft a set of bylaws for submission to the group, and the group approved his offer (10-1).

 

Next, the group approved a plan to create levels of membership so as to delineate a member's activity in the group. It was decided that all present members should have provisional voting rights, and that any members who pay dues and participate in a subgroup may heretofore have such voting rights. Other "associate members" may have the benefit of reduced dues and all email priviliges without voting rights and without the obligation to participate in a subgroup. (unanamous)

 

A tentative plan for dues was created as follows:

Member level/voting member/associate member

High School/$10/$5

College/20/10

Member/25/15

Family(2 qualifying voters)/40/(n/a)

 

 

It was moved that voting for a treasurer to manage such dues be tabled for now.

 

A T-shirt design contest was commisioned to be placed on the web site. The contest will lead to T-shirts and polo shirts and other memorabilia to be available for purchase on the web site.

 

The meeting ended with an involved discussion of Stephen's artifical intelligence project. For more info regarding this project please contact Stephen.

 

Corrections, additions, and comments concerning these meeting minutes should be directed to me, Nathan Scharfe at: martian@m....

 

Recorded July 27, 2000 by Nathan Scharfe.

Corrected July 27, 2000 by Nathan Scharfe as requested by Stephen DeVoy.