Message from the Chairman:
As a teaser, the following issues are almost ready for an announcement:
These and other issues will have to wait until the next newsletter. We don't want to rush things, we also don't want to leave those wondering who were expecting a newsletter around this time.
We might use this opportunity to launch the
next newsletter not on the 8th, but at on the more 'traditional' first
day of July. Would that be a concession to the mainstream? Do you prefer
a monthly newsletter or irregular intervals? What type of newsletter
would you be interested in?
Creative Writing Contest - WINNERSIn February 2010 ImmInst launched a short story contest amoung its visistors and Members. Deadline for submissions was the Endo of March 2010, all ImmInst Members then voted on each entry. Twelve stories were submitted and in the end it was very close. The following entries were selected:
Our future is forged by our imagination.
Elders Advice Challenge
We have slightly changed the conditions for the ImmInst 'Elders Advice' video challenge. It is now easier to submit and entry. If you have a member of your family aged 78 or older, why not grab your webcam and prepare an entry? You could learn things form your relative that you may not have expected, and even if that person does not hope to live forever, their thoughts and memories may prevail on the internet for a very long time indeed.
The April 2010 volunteer prize winners are
agent -- Joined imminst relatively recently (in December 2009) but has been active in different projects. Is a member of our Content Management team and active in the VIP outreach initiative. He lives in Poland.
niner -- has been an ImmInst Moderator (formerly Navigator) since January 2008. His special focus is the Supplements Section, where many complex and occasionally heated discussions require quality control. HE is also an active member of leadership. He lives in Pennsylvania USA.
The $25 prize is randomly drawn each month. For a trial period starting last 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.