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Minutes of November Meeting

            Oklahoma Space Alliance met Saturday, November 12 at the Denny’s on the I-240 access road east of South Pennsylvania Avenue in Oklahoma City. Attending were Tom Koszoru, Jim Trombly, Claire McMurray, Steve Swift, Tim Scott, Phil Schafer, John Northcutt and Syd Henderson.
            Make sure to use Claire’s hotmail address instead of her sbcglobal address.
            The Oklahoma Space Alliance Christmas Party will be 3:00 p.m. on December 10, with eating starting between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. This will be a potluck dinner with Tom providing the turkey. We will also be doing dirty Santa. Presents are limited to a cost of $15.
            Syd should forward the animated cartoon on NASA vs. SpaceX to the OSA mailing list. [Finally done—SFH.]
            Steve Swift has put together notes on things we can do next year. [See attachment.]
            This was the meeting that we nominate officers. Jim put in a bid for Vice-President and wants to be an ambassador at large, and brought a platform. [See attachment.]
            Syd and Tim are willing to serve another term as Secretary and Treasurer, respectively. Steve Swift is considering running for presidents. He wants to set goals and objectives for Oklahoma Space Alliance. Tom nominated Steve for President.
            Claire: we need a theme for an essay contest and the first should be private spaceflight. Planetary defense (as against asteroid impacts) and robotics are other possible themes.
            John presented his idea for a 30-minute radio program on one of the local stations.
            Tim has $530 between bank account and cash.
            We need a label to put on the Ad Astras we are sending out. These should identify us as the Oklahoma Space Alliance Chapter of National Space Society, contact info for our website and e-mail. Change Claire’s e-mail on the web site.
            Jim would like to talk next year on the history of the Delta rocket. Other possible topics are ESA in relation to Mars missions, manned missions to Mars, and string theory. Jim will talk in January on Mars 500.
            NASA will be launching an Orion capsule in December 2013 on a Delta IV.
            Jim: the Moore Public Library’s sports complex has large rooms that will hold fifty people and at a charge of $25.

                                                               --Minutes by OSA Secretary Syd Henderson

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