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Minutes of December Christmas Party and Meeting

         Oklahoma Space Alliance had its annual Christmas party on December 9, this year at Tom and Heidi Koszorus’. In attendance were Steve and Karen Swift, Mike Hopkins, Claire and Clifford McMurray, John Northcutt, Tim Scott, David St. John, Dave Sheely, Brian Swift, Rosemary Swift, and Syd Henderson.
         Although this was a party, we had some business to take care of. First, Claire brought petitions for people who are running for the National Space Society, which we passed around to OSAns who are also NSS members.
         We voted to thank Steve Swift for not only saving but improving OSA.
         Finally, we elected officers. Dave Sheely as President, Syd Henderson as Secretary and Tim Scott as Secretary were unanimous. Clifford McMurray and Tom Koszoru were competing for Vice President, and Mr. McMurray was elected.
         Clifford McMurray, Syd Henderson and Brian Swift volunteered to go through and modify our bylaws and bring up the changes at the next meeting.
--Minutes by OSA Secretary Syd Henderson

Report on December 13 OSIDA Meeting

         Syd Henderson attended the December 13 meeting of the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority at the Department of Transportation building in Oklahoma City. Board members in attendance were Robert Cox (Chairman), Michael Halsey (treasurer), Ben Robinson, and David Greer. OSIDA Secretary Bailey Siegfried was absent Also in attendance were Air and Spaceport Executive Director Bill Khourie, Deputy Executive Director Nicola Borghini, Secretary Kim Vowell and legal advisor Kindra White. There were only a couple of people in the audience besides Syd
         Former OSIDA Board Chair and member Major General Jay Edwards died December 8 at the age of 86, and a memorial service was announced for December 18. General Edwards was an OSIDA board member at least as late as the spring of 2017, and I’d known him in that capacity for at least five years. Obituary is at Full obituary:  http://legacy.newsok.com/obituaries/oklahoman/obituary.aspx?n=jay-edwards&pid=187483984
         Nicola went to SpaceCom 2017 in Houston, Texas in early December to look at technology for current space. It’s no longer a question of returning to the Moon and going to Mars.
--Notes by OSA Secretary Syd Henderson

--Minutes by OSA Secretary Syd Henderson

Contact person for Oklahoma Space Alliance is Claire McMurray.
PO Box 1003
Norman, OK 73070
Webmaster is Syd Henderson.

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