Novemebr 24, 2016 Minutes

Here is a brief summary of our social on Nov 24th....

First of all, welcome to new members and thanks to all who came and joined us!....A special thanks to the two folks who drove from Edson for this event....It was nice sharing with you our Tesla Tales....

The Board met in advance and identified the following goals which were later discussed during the social and accepted as appropriate initial goals....

1. Work on promoting July 10th as Alberta's Science Day...As you are all probably aware, July the 10th is Tesla's birthday.....We are not the first to seek this, as there is an international effort afoot for this objective...We can either join it, or work independently (and modestly) on Alberta's move to recognize this date as the Science Day in Alberta.....Even if Edmonton were to declare it, it would be a good start...Science needs higher recognition in our society and having a government  -- on any level --declare a day of science, increases everyone's awareness of its importance....

2. If we can gain some sponsorship/gift cards from local vendors, such as restaurants etc., initiate some school Tesla Awards for budding Tesla Minds......

Getting back to the social, as we grow larger and get programs and presentations in place, an ideal location to hold these would be at one of the local universities or NAIT...Three members will explore these possibilities....

What can you do for the Society?.....

Spread the word...We need members!.....Think of joining yourself, if you haven't done so already.....Think of possible program ideas....If you have contacts, with Telco's and other power/utility companies, let us know, as ideally, we would like to seek their support....Even if you did not make the meeting, we want to hear from you...Please write to us....If you know of someone at the universities/NAIT who might support us, let us know.....

Still young but definitely focused and strategic, we are moving forward and it's very exciting!

PS -- See attachments:  an original letter from Nikola Tesla.....Owned by one of our members...

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 A treasured possession of one of our members -- an original Nikola Tesla Letter