June 1, 2000
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STATUS REPORT TO THE INE MEMBERSHIP (Emailed MAY 25, 2000)
By Patrick Bailey, President, INE
Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 16:08:49 -0700 From: "Bailey, Patrick"
Subject: INE Status Report To: "'Patrick Bailey (pgb)'" X-Rcpt-To: email@example.com BCC: INE_Members_Send_List [71 INE Members] STATUS REPORT May 25, 2000 To the INE Membership From Patrick Bailey President, INE I have decided to release a status report to all of the members of the INE, even though I do not yet all of the data and information that I would prefer to have available to me at this time. As you may be aware, the INE has experienced several problems since December last year. This report will summarize what has happened, where we are now, and what is planned. 1. The Vision The Institute for New Energy (the INE) is a unique non-profit organization that was created due to the combined interests and efforts of myself, Toby Grotz, and Hal Fox. The vision is to have an organization that receives, collects, and reviews all the theories, experiments, and devices of energy conversion devices - regardless of how crazy they might sound - and report on them to our membership, and to provide summary data on them on our website. In this way, experiments and devices that have worked or that possibly could work can stimulate further interest, and those that do not seem to work are politely said to "not work as advertised". The main ideas are to: (1) provide an open forum and a future for these devices, (2) collect and report on what we know, and (3) keep the doors open for any further developments. The INE has so far lived up to this vision, as we have reported on probably over 150 devices, and have over 130 of them currently summarized in the database on our website. Work on this vision continues, and you are an integral part of making this vision real and carrying it into the future. Thank you. As far as those "new advanced energy conversion devices that will make us all rich" go - we are still looking for the diamonds in the "In Box". Several devices do show promise, some have been patented, others remain under someone's proprietary agreement, and others have been promised under various veils of secrecy. I will personally be satisfied if we can find one new working device out of every 100 that we review. Our yearly summer meetings offer an open forum for anyone to send in a paper or to personally attend and discuss their idea, experiment, or device. All of the papers presented at these meetings have been made available, either by the authors on paper or disk, or through the "Journal of New Energy". The next INE Conference is planned during September 8-9 in Salt Lake City. We need your support and ideas to keep this vision alive! 2. INE Office Problems Three major problems have occurred this year in the INE staff office in Salt Lake City. First and foremost is that the financial expectations of several funding projects through the Fusion Information Center (FIC) and other supportive organizations have not as yet materialized. This has placed a severe financial strain on the funds available to write, publish, and mail the New Energy News. Second, there has been a succession of computer problems and information transfer difficulties from the office to the members, including me. Third, there has been a problem with coordination among the office staff, and deadlines, and mailings and emails were either not sent out or not received. These last two problems have, hopefully, been finally fixed: Dineh at the INE office will be doing her best to insure that such problems do not reoccur, with Hal Fox's blessing. 3. INE Financial Status Our membership dues pay for the writing, publishing, and mailing of the New Energy News (NEN). The costs of doing this have always been more than the dues received from our approximately 350 members. The additional costs have been borne by the fusion Information Center (FIC) and other related organizations that are actively pursuing the obtainment of funds to assist our efforts. These funds, even when promised by specific dates, have yet to be received. Promises abound; however, the funds have not been received. The result is now that the INE is now in a "funding crunch", where we need to publish the NEN by ourselves, and hopefully distributing it via email. I am now assisting Dineh in figuring out the duration of each of our INE memberships. This will assist us in determining how much money we have at the present time for the writing and distribution of the NEN. 4. INE Proposals I have also been active in writing and submitting proposals to obtain funding from outside sources for the INE. I now plan to vastly accelerate my efforts in this area. I have been requesting cash donations, computer equipment, and internet support. A new non-profit library has opened in San Jose, near me, where I will be able to use their computers and databases to target various fundor organizations and submit formal proposals to them. I now plan to really "Go For It!" Any ideas or assistance that you may have to help me obtain non- profit donations from such fundor organizations or donors would be very much appreciated. 5. The Next ISNE - September 8-9, 2000, Salt Palace, Salt Lake City The next INE Annual Conference will be during Friday-Saturday, September 8-9 this year, in Salt Lake City, at the same location as last years conference. Toby has reserved a nice room within the Salt Palace, which worked out very well last year. A Call for Papers was supposed to have been sent out, and will be sent out very soon. Consider yourself and/or you paper invited. I urge all serious INE researchers to concentrate on reporting hard data and results. Theories are very interesting, and - in my opinion - lack the kind of pa-zazz that I want to see. I'd rather see some experiments that don't make sense. We'll create the theory later... 6. The Website I have not updated the INE Website since last November, as I did not receive the proper data to make new files for it. I finally received all the files this month. I plan to update the entire website this Memorial Day weekend. http://www.padrak.com/ine/ . I have also thought of getting us our own internet domain name, like "ine.org", and I have been waiting to see if we can have one donated to us. Such a name is not expensive to get, but I would rather have a complete server with a dedicated line come with it, donated by a large computer or internet company. 7. Membership Information All of our membership data is being reviewed for accuracy. We really need as many email addresses from our members as we can get. Currently (May 25), my records show that we have 344 active members, 72 with emails, and of the rest without email addresses 225 are within the US and 47 are international. As all of our mailings are to be first class, you can see how the NEN costs can ad up. I will be writing a formal letter to all those without email addresses, including this letter, and hopefully we can increase the number of INE members that do have email. The cost of having an email internet account is now really very low in the US - I have seen unlimited use from $10/mth to $0/mth. 7. The New Energy News Currently, our biggest concern is: What to do about the NEN? The problem is the cost of publishing and mailing it - even if only every other month. Our only solution at the present time is to create an email version, that you should have been receiving. Discussions with the INE Office indicate that the last issue that was printed and mailed was the November 1999 issue, Vol. 6, No. 12. After that, two issues were to have been emailed: December (Vol. 6, No. 12), and January (Vol. 6 No. 13). We are now collecting articles for the next issue, which I guess will be May (Vol. 6, No. 14). If you (with email) have not received either of these email versions, please reply and let me know. I'll see that you get it/them. Hopefully, this temporary situation will be shortly resolved with an infusion of funding. Please also email me any ideas or comments that you have regarding how you think we should proceed. 8. The Future Is up to us. I personally hope that my proposal activities bear fruit in the immediate future. Perhaps you know of someone or some organization that you think could donate funds or equipment to assist us - the INE is absolutely 501- 3(C) tax exempt! If so - email me the data, and I will follow it up! We also need more articles and inputs from you - our members, and your friends. Writing an article for the NEN is real easy: A Title, Author's name (or pseudo-name), Contact Address (if you want), and the article all in a TEXT-ONLY email sent to me. (Text-Only means just that. ASCII. Not "Normal" from Word, Word Perfect, or Mac Write. Text-Only means that only keyboard characters are used, and that any word processor can read the text.) With your assistance, we can keep the momentum that we have established with the INE, get through these minor financial problems, increase our membership, and make a big and real difference in the international scientific community. Thank you for your support. Sincerely, /s/ Patrick Bailey President, Institute for New Energy firstname.lastname@example.org
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