Kicking Off the 2019-2020 Year: Get Involved, Bylaws, and #SpaceGeekSpeak

Happy August! I hope the summer is off to a superb start (and you and your loved ones are staying cool and comfortable in this heat).

I am Irene Chan, the 2019-2020 AIAA Houston Section Chair. Along with the Executive Council (EC), I am at the ready to harness that awe-inspiring energy from witnessing the technological leaps and bounds we have made in the aerospace industry since the Apollo program. The EC is starting to ramp up the planning for the 2019-2020 year to sustain that enriching appreciation for anything and everything related to aerospace.

Get Involved

Are there activities the section should invest resources on? In addition to our Annual Technical Symposium, are there other technical committee efforts you would like to see?

If you would like to help shape the future of aerospace in various Texas counties and polish that leadership experience, mark your calendars for the EC retreat on Tuesday, August 27, 6pm and contact me at chair2019@aiaahouston.org for more details.

There are plenty of open seats at the EC table and we would love to have you join the merry party! The open positions on the org chart (PDF) barely scratch the surface of available opportunities. (Please tell me that being a webmaster jam master for the section is your calling.)

Bylaws

Earlier this year, the bylaws were updated to be consistent across all sections. To formally adopt the updated bylaws, the section needs to:

  1. review the updates (Please see AIAA Houston Bylaws 2019.pdf)
  2. send in their votes on whether or not to approve these updates

By Monday, August 26, 5pm, please send your questions, comments, and votes to chair2019@aiaahouston.org.

#SpaceGeekSpeak

Thank you for making this series of informal chats a success! We are certainly continuing this during the 2019-2020 year. Please join us:
Saturdays
8:30am
Seabrook Classic Cafe: 2511 Nasa Rd 1, Seabrook, TX 77586

I look forward to hearing from you and working with you to translate that enthusiasm for aerospace into another realm of reality.


Irene Chan
AIAA Houston Section Chair
chair2019@aiaahouston.org
http://www.aiaahouston.org
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Government Shutdown Assistance

For Your Awareness …

…note the JSC Federal Credit Union info for “furlough loan” assistance.

Link here …  https://www.jscfcu.org/news-and-updates-17

JSC Federal Credit Union is dedicated to helping our members during periods of financial difficulty. Starting January 3rd, the Credit Union be offering financial relief to members who will be affected by the Government Shutdown.

Furlough Loan

  • Must be a member in good standing as of December 21st, 2018
  • Maximum amount up to $6,000 based on missed paycheck
  • 0% APR
  • No credit check
  • No hidden fees
  • One Furlough Loan per pay period
  • Must reapply for each missed paycheck
  • Recent paystub if no direct deposit at JSC FCU

CLICK HERE TO APPLY 

Loan Extensions/Skip a Payment:

JSC FCU will offer a no fee Skip A Payment on Personal, Line of Credit and Vehicle Loans (excludes mortgages).

We will continue to monitor the situation as it changes; please check back regularly for updates. Call 281.488.7070 or visit a branch location for more details.

*Maximum number of loans granted is 3 with an aggregate limit of $18,000. Please contact a representative for more details.

#spacegeekspeak

Let’s talk about engineering, current aerospace, think tank Ideas and processes over coffee and pasties.

Where: Classic Seabrook Café 2511 Nasa Rd 1,
Seabrook, TX 7586

When: Saturday Mornings 8:30-9:30 AM.

Get your geek on!  

First morning #spacegeekspeak was Dec 8th, 2018

AIAA will get your coffee.

Each Saturday we will have a trivia questions for you to check your space knowledge.

All guesses go into a drawing box, the first correct guess receives a Starbucks gift card.

Share this flyer (PDF) with your colleagues!

Erich Klein to Receive AIAA 2017 Otto C. Winzen Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations, Mr. Klein! We are proud of your accomplishments as a member of the Houston Section and are very pleased to hear of your winning of the 2017 Otto C. Winzen Lifetime Achievement Award.

Please look for an invitation in the coming months to also be recognized at our annual awards dinner in June.

See the award notification letter (PDF))

Dr. John Valasek Named AIAA Fellow – Class of 2017

AIAA Houston wishes to congratulate Dr. John Valasek of Texas A&M University’s Aerospace Engineering Department on being named as a 2017 AIAA Fellow.

AIAA confers the distinction of Fellow upon individuals in recognition of their notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences or technology of aeronautics and astronautics.

We appreciate your dedication to AIAA and are proud of your efforts in representing the Houston Section and the entire aerospace community.

Thank you and congratulations!

Jennifer Wells
AIAA Houston Section
Chair 2016-2017

(See the press release (PDF).)