Saturday, December 15th, NSS of Phoenix Meeting will Feature Beverly Swayman Executive Director at the Challenger Space Center of AZ

The December 15th meeting of the Phoenix Chapters of the National Space Society and the Moon Society will be at our usual time (11 am) and located at the Humanist Community Center in Mesa (627 W. Rio Salado Blvd (formerly 8th St.), Mesa, AZ, 85201). Our guest will be Beverly Swayman Executive Director at the Challenger Space Center of AZ, check out the link to their website:  http://www.azchallenger.org/  I get asked many times about my knowledge of the Challenger Center.  That being said, lets meet her and possibly members of her team. And hear her story on that give her a reason to work on behalf of re-establishing the Center to inspire, excite and educate people of all ages about the mysteries and wonders of the our universe and the world in which we live.

This is a great opportunity to catch up with what the future of the Space Center looks like, there objective and vision for the coming future.  This is a wonderful opportunity to ask questions and invite other members, friends and colleges who may have a general interest in their future. So please forward this email to those you think have a special interest as well.

  • NSS Phoenix Chapter Elections – You may have already received this notice from Mike Mackowski

Re-post: It’s been two years since the current slate of officers took over running the Phoenix Chapter of the National Space Society and so we are due for another election. We need to select four officers for the two-year term. Our by-laws state that we need to have a slate by December 15 with the voting at the January meeting.

Most of our current officers have expressed an interest in continuing (thank you!) but we have an opening in the vice president position (Al is taking a break) and all positions are open for nominations (and feel free to nominate yourself). Our current officers are:

  • President                   Phyllis Redhair
  • Vice President          Al Wendler
  • Athena Roberts        Treasurer
  • Greg Rucker             Secretary

If you are interested in nominating someone for any position, please contact Mike Mackowski by replying to his email sent previously or come to our meeting this December. Note that officers must be members of the National Space Society at the time they take office (January).  Mike Mackowski  –  Nominating Committee Chair –   * The Nominating Committee includes Chuck Lesher and Al Wendler thank you both as well for your service.

  • Finally the Moment you all have been waiting for and by popular request and a BIG thanks to Chuck Lesher for hosting this year’s NSS Christmas Party! Immediately following the general speaker meeting Dec 15th, The party will be at his home in Chandler near Warner and Arizona Ave. We will do a get together, and also talk about the NSS Election, as well as plans for 2019 Yuri Night and Space Up. This will be from about 1:30 to whenever, but before 8pm. This is a potluck style event please bring a favorite dish to share. Contact Chuck if you plan to attend. chuckmiester9@gmail.com for questions and address details. Or show up at our general meeting to get details and follow us over.

See you Saturday for a Meeting and Party! nssp300_logo

Phyllis Redhair – Chapter President

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