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03 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Gayle Gifford’s Class

I just met with Gayle Gifford’s class today.  Gayle is president of Cause & Effect, Inc. as well as an adjunct lecturer at Brown University’s John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage.  Gayle teaches a class on organization and revenue development in small to medium sized non-profit organizations.  They chose MOSA to […]

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25 November 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Second Board Meeting

Our second board meeting was held November 7.  We voted to meet no less than quarterly, and to include specific wording in an amendment to our Articles of Incorporation that was suggested by our accountant. We also discussed our “Meet MOSA” coffee, to be held in January.  We have been introducing ourselves to (we hope) […]

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20 September 2009 ~ 0 Comments

First Board Meeting

We had our first board meeting today.  If you want to learn more about our board members, click on “biographical sketches” on the upper right side of this page. At this meeting, we handed out assignments (which ranged from specific -work on business cards – to general – form liaisons with area institutions).  We also […]

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10 July 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Business Plans

I had a lovely meeting this past Tuesday with Michael Freidman, of Monarch Industries, Inc. (Warren, RI) and Michael Winitsky of PM Industries (Warren, RI). They thought the idea had merit, offered some good critique on our power-point presentation and offered to have their corporate lawyer look over our by-laws. They also suggested joining forces […]

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18 June 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Meeting with Karen Davis

I met with Karen Davis, Director of the Hasbro Charitable Trust this past Tuesday. She was very kind and encouraging. I took home several pieces of information from this meeting, including: 1. That there is very little in the way of science programs (outside of school) in this state for children aged 13 and up. […]

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28 May 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Pawtucket Meeting 1

I met with Pawtucket Planning and Development Director Michael Cassidy and Economic and Cultural Affairs Officer Herb Weiss today.  I think Pawtucket, with its background in industry and innovation and its current rebirth as a haven of creativity would be a good fit for this sort of museum.  They seemed to think so too.  Herb […]

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06 May 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Another board type meeting

I met with Tom Sgouros yesterday, who has started his own RI non-profit and also daily walks the tightrope between science, art and policy. He was very encouraging. With his straightforward advice, it seems reasonable to expect that I will get the 501-c-3 paperwork in the mail early this summer. He also has some great […]

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23 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Board Needings

I met with Martin Hudis today, and – as a scientist with an interest in educational outreach who has been on the boards of several non-profits – his point of view was both interesting and pertinent. He urged me to start by forming a board. This board would consist of about 8 people from as […]

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23 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Nature Lab Meeting 3

Karen has introduced me to a number of wonderful people at RISD. I think we are all interested in weaving together our varied talents to further this idea of a hands-on science/art museum. So far, we have spoken of some sort of joint RISD/MOSA program for RISD students (to start with) to meet in the […]

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07 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Nature Lab Meeting 2

Had an absolutely fabulous meeting with Karen Idoine, Curator of RISD’s Nature Lab. We discussed how art and science are natural partners. She was very helpful in giving me more direction into the art side of art and science, and we tentatively spoke about doing something together (a program? A hands-on sort of lecture (more […]

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