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Winter SACC 2014
 

A Resource and Gathering Place for Central Iowa's Science Fiction & Fantasy Community Since 1989

The Des Moines Science Fiction Society (DMSFS) is a 501(c)(7) organization that seeks to work cooperatively with local individuals, organizations, and media to promote a variety of causes, including: scientific research, space exploration, literacy, and the arts.  Basically,we are a gathering of central Iowa science fiction and fantasy fans. Our interests include reading science fiction and fantasy (of course), watching science fiction and fantasy (of course), cutting-edge science and technology (of course), the space program (of... you get the idea), computers, F&SF gaming, alternative philosophies and faiths such as neo-paganism, cyberpunk, overdressing, under-dressing, and many, many, many other cool things.

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Beaverdale Fall Festival Parade Details PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jon Mohning - DMSFS VP & Dinner Cat Herder & Starship Cruise Director   
Sunday, 14 September 2014 18:26

The Beaverdale Fall Festival Parade is Saturday September 20th.


Parade staging is from 8am-9:30am. The staging area is the north parking lot of First Federated Church, which is on the west side of 48th Street between Hickman Road and Franklin Avenue. PLEASE NOTE only the official parade vehicle (my truck with Tammy driving) can get into the staging area.


The official drop off zone for parade walkers & participants is Franklin Avenue between 44th and 50th, then you walk to 48th & Franklin Ave.


The parade starts at 10am. The parade goes south on 48th St to Franklin Avenue then east on Franklin to Beaver Avenue, then north on Beaver. The parade ends at the Iowa Realty parking lot just south of Douglas Ave. There is a parade route map at: http://www.fallfestival.org/parade/ We will have vehicles parked at the parade end to help shuttle people back to the parade start point.


Of course, wear comfy walking shoes and a “comfortable to walk in” costume. We will have bottled water in my truck if you need to hydrate during the parade.


We will be handing out DMSFS bookmarks with candy taped to them.

Note the handing out part. Throwing candy or other items is expressly forbidden.


Dogs or cats on leashes are more than welcome BUT you are expected to clean up after your pet if they have a little mishap.


There is room for just one passenger in my truck. If you want to ride instead of walk, please contact me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  First ask, first get.

 

Jon Mohning - DMSFS VP & Dinner Cat Herder & Starship Cruise Director

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Last Updated on Sunday, 14 September 2014 18:30
 
Summer SACC PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sheril Harper   
Sunday, 22 June 2014 19:42

It is time once again to plan Summer SACC... It will be held at The Holiday Inn Northwest, the weekend of August 29 thru September 1.  We have the Parlor Suite on 5th Floor (opposite end of the hall from our usual ConSuite), that would be Rooms 529, 531, 535. We also have the Minnesota Room for gaming all weekend long. Remember, this is a potluck event, so bring things to share... Meals may happen, but are not guaranteed, so plan accordingly. There is also a small room block under DMSFS Summer SACC.  There may be some other activities happening, stay tuned for further information.

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 June 2014 19:48
 
Officer Elections PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sheril Harper   
Monday, 07 October 2013 19:53

Just a quick reminder that officer elections will take place at the meeting this coming Friday night, October 11. The meeting will be held at Chamber of Champions, as it is Gallery night in Valley Junction. The nominees are as follows:

President: Greg, Jon

Vice President: Jon, RJ

Secretary: Sheril, Jason (declined)

Treasurer: Sallie

Property Manager: Tammy, Greg

 

If you can't attend the meeting, but would like to vote, please send your proxy to Greg Abba ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by noon on Friday, October 11.

 

Also this will be games night after the meeting, so bring games if you wish. Dinner will also be on your own. There are several restraunts close, and we can game until Chamber of Champions closes at 10 PM. Look forward to seeing you there.

 

Sheril Harper, RN BSN

DMSFS Secretary

 
DMSFS Officers for 2013-2014 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sheril Harper   
Sunday, 13 October 2013 18:57

The votes were cast and tallied..... The officers for the upcoming year are:

President-- Greg
Vice President-- Jon
Secretary-- Sheril
Treasurer-- Sallie
Property Manager-- Greg

Congratulations to you all

 
Officer Elections PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sheril Harper   
Sunday, 29 September 2013 18:35

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen.  It is time again for the election of DMSFS club officers.  Nominations have taken place and the following individuals have been nominated for office.  The election of officers will take place at the October 11th club meeting which will be held at Chamber of Champions, 2625 Beaver Ave, Des Moines. The meeting will be there, as it is Gallery Night in Valley Junction.  Please join us for our meeting that night, followed by gaming until the store closes.

Officer Nominees:

President--  Greg Abba, Jon Mohning

Vice President-- Jon Mohning, RJ Lundgren

Secretary-- Sheril Harper, Jason White (declined)

Treasurer-- Sallie Abba

Property Manager-- Greg Abba, Tammy Mohning

If you are not able to join us, but would like to cast your vote by proxy, please follow these guidelines:

4.1 Proxy votes are submitted by sending a signed letter or sending an email via a previously registered email address to the Speaker prior to the time of the vote. Email proxies must be received by no later than Noon on the day of the vote.  Emails should be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with Proxy vote in the subject line.

4.2 Each member must submit their own proxy i.e. a member may not submit their own and a spouse’s proxy.

 

 
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