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Is there life on Mars?

by Cppyright David Bowie Friday, Aug. 15, 2003 at 8:06 PM

I really hope those little green men like anarchists....

http://chapters.marssociety.org/usa/tx/austin/minutes.htm

This section profiles past meetings of the Austin Mars Society.

Meeting of July 26, 2000.

The meeting took place at the Institute for Advanced Technology, and began at 7:10pm. Attending were Tim Crain, Chris Williams, Alan Weiss, Stephen DeVoy, Ben Yagman, Nathan Scharfe, Lynn Cooper, Tom Gunn, Michael Black, and Stephan Bless.

Nathan Scharfe was appointed scribe for the meeting and it was decided (10-0)for that heretofore all meetings should have scribes appointed as the first order of business.

Following introductions of the new members Yagman, Black, and Bless, elections were held, conducted by Mr. DeVoy, for the Presidency, Council Representative, and Chapter Contact. The outcome of the elections were the following:

President: Nathan Scharfe (10-0)for

Representative: Chris Williams (10-0)for

Contact: Tom Gunn (10-0)for



Congratulations to the new officers.

Following elections, the meeting was chaired by the newly elected president. The discussion moved to the topic of bylaws, for which Alan Weiss volunteered to draft a set of bylaws for submission to the group, and the group approved his offer (10-1).

Next, the group approved a plan to create levels of membership so as to delineate a member's activity in the group. It was decided that all present members should have provisional voting rights, and that any members who pay dues and participate in a subgroup may heretofore have such voting rights. Other "associate members" may have the benefit of reduced dues and all email priviliges without voting rights and without the obligation to participate in a subgroup. (unanamous)

A tentative plan for dues was created as follows:

Member level/voting member/associate member

High School//

College/20/10

Member/25/15

Family(2 qualifying voters)/40/(n/a)



It was moved that voting for a treasurer to manage such dues be tabled for now.

A T-shirt design contest was commisioned to be placed on the web site. The contest will lead to T-shirts and polo shirts and other memorabilia to be available for purchase on the web site.

The meeting ended with an involved discussion of Stephen's artifical intelligence project. For more info regarding this project please contact Stephen.

Corrections, additions, and comments concerning these meeting minutes should be directed to me, Nathan Scharfe at: martian@m....

Recorded July 27, 2000 by Nathan Scharfe.

Corrected July 27, 2000 by Nathan Scharfe as requested by Stephen DeVoy.



It's a god-awful small affair

To the girl with the mousy hair

But her mummy is yelling "No"

And her daddy has told her to go

But her friend is nowhere to be seen

Now she walks through her sunken dream

To the seat with the clearest view

And she's hooked to the silver screen

But the film is a saddening bore

For she's lived it ten times or more

She could spit in the eyes of fools

As they ask her to focus on

Sailors fighting in the dance hall

Oh man! Look at those cavemen go

It's the freakiest show

Take a look at the Lawman

Beating up the wrong guy

Oh man! Wonder if he'll ever know

He's in the best selling show

Is there life on Mars?

It's on Amerika's tortured brow

That Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow

Now the workers have struck for fame

'Cause Lennon's on sale again

See the mice in their million hordes

From Ibeza to the Norfolk Broads

Rule Britannia is out of bounds

To my mother, my dog, and clowns

But the film is a saddening bore

'Cause I wrote it ten times or more

It's about to be writ again

As I ask you to focus on

Sailors fighting in the dance hall

Oh man! Look at those cavemen go

It's the freakiest show

Take a look at the Lawman

Beating up the wrong guy

Oh man! Wonder if he'll ever know

He's in the best selling show

Is there life on Mars?

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