Message from the Chairman:
In the next few days and potentially weeks we will update the website again -- to complete the switch to longecity.org, to present a new frontpage and more non-forum pages, to update and refresh the forums and to implement new features and tools. This may lead to some periods where the website is not accessible. Please be patient, and wish us luck that we mange the changes with a minimum of inconvenience for everyone involved.
check out http://twitter.com/imminst for updates if the site is down.
We are still fundraising for the Microglia Stem Cells project. And we will keep at it. This project is ambitious, complicated and far reaching, but it is also the most serious and potentially the most significant research effort that we have ever supported. We will keep at it until we finally find all the money to make this happen. Many thanks to all those who have already donated. These contributors demonstrate that its not just about intellectual discussions as they occur on the forums, but about being intelligent enough to identify clever projects that are not funded by the mainstream -- and about defeating the ravages of brain aging that have extinguished too many wonderful minds. Please consider being just as smart.
As seasoned members will recall, under the old constitution, this would be the beginning of election season. This schedule has now been changed, but that doesn't mean that Members are not warmly invited to join the ranks of leadership or get elected to the Board.
We are still developing our partnership with the folks at Stop Aging Now, who have step forward to support our community with funding and great Member discounts. Please check out their products, every purchase also helps to promote LongeCity activities. Special discounts are available for our Members. Even if you are not that interested, please let us know why. This is not just a 'promo' effort, but an experiment for our community and any feedback is very welcome!
With the 'Thank You' or '₮' points-based system now up and running, volunteers and valued forum contributors receive these points based on their contributions, and can redeem these points at a 'virtual store' for fun items -- such a your own personal emoticon, or some small prizes or -- including free membership, Amazon gift vouchers, or even seed capital to start your own matching fundraiser.
If you have other ideas or suggestions regarding new initiatives, please visit the ACTION forum to share your thoughts.
The LongeCity newsletter is usually send out on the 8th
day of each month to Members and registered forum users. You can find