There were seven members in attendance.
The Dallas Mars Society is preparing a proposal to host the 2011 Mars Society convention in Dallas. The meeting opened with a report on progress. Mars society members are reviewing potential venues in the area and have found several places which look like good options.
This year’s convention will be held in Dayton, Ohio August 5th thru 8th. We discussed setting aside funding from the treasury for t-shirts for this year’s convention. Several members are considering attending this year’s convention.
We also voted to purchase more Robert Zubrin’s Case for Mars books. We voted to donate some of these books to April to hand out at her SMU summer class.
The Dallas Mars society, the NSS local chapter, and Bent Tree Bible fellowship recently supported Perry Middle school’s space week through construction of a space station, mars landscape, other exhibits, and class presentations. Perry reported that they received a funding award to expand their space exhibit for next year. Perry is planning to add a second module to the space station with this funding. We are looking forward to participating in the exhibit’s construction and Perry’s space week next year.