Message from the Chairman:
ImmInst Science funding: Call for Expressions of Interest
Alongside other initiatives, ImmInst aims to fund one or more grass roots
scientific research projects this year through matching grants. Such a
project should aim to make an original contribution to the field of life
extension science or technology. ImmInst will match private donations up to
$8000. Last year, we managed to match every single cent to that amount and
beyond and with your help, we hope to identify another exciting research
opportunity this year.
Revised User Agreement (New Bylaw A)
Bylaw A has 2 Articles:
Revised Membership Conditions (New Bylaw B)
After almost a decade of leaving the guideline amount for membership donations unchanged, we have now instituted a small change: the guideline amount for student membership donations has been raised from $20 to $25 per year. Obviously this change will not affect those with a currently valid membership donation in place. Another review of membership donations is likely later this year.
Revised Management Structure (New Bylaw C)
The revisions to Bylaw C are an effort to improve ImmInst management. Over the years, ImmInst has grown to an ever more complex organisation and the revisions in the leadership structure are an attempt to formalise some tacit arrangements and hopefully to establish more effective, transparent and accountable structures.
Creative Writing Contest - WINNERS
The Winners of ImmInst first story writing contest were determined by membership vote. Twelve entries were submitted and in the end it was very close.
First Place:"Post-apocalyptic resurrection" - by 'Wandering Jew'
Second Place: "Follow your heart and your dreams will follow" - by 'JediMaterLucia'
Third Place: "Paviki" - by 'Jimmy'
Congratulations to the winners and a warm thank you to all participating
authors! All stories remain available for reading in the
The winning stories will soon be published as a 'featured article' on
the Front page, accompanied by illustrations from the ImmInst Art team.
The March 2010 volunteer prize-winner is Matthias, an ImmInst member from Germany. Matthias, who previously organised a German chapter of ImmInst, has been an indispensible pillar of the Moderators team for a long time. His activities are mainly behind the scenes, dealing with reported posts, spammers etc.
The $25 prize is randomly drawn each month. For a trial period starting this month, the board has agreed to widen the volunteer prize to 2 winners of each month. See this topic for all past volunteer prize winners.
Chapters: Would you like to meet people interested in life extension in your city? Why not register your interest on our regional forums? You could join, or even help organise a local chapter in your area. Check out: http://imminst.org/chapters
Teams: A new forum function should help to make volunteering at ImmInst more easier and transparent. Check it out here and stay tuned for further news on this feature.
If you have other ideas or suggestions regarding new initiatives, please visit the ACTION forum to share your thoughts. For more long-term plans, you could contribute to the brainstorming on mid-term goals and strategies for the next few years.