Recent announcments for and by club members. Most recent ones will be posted to the top of this page. If you have something you would like mentioned here, write to the webmaster. We also have a Stone Hill LiveJournal page set up so anyone can post announcements. Club members can post there using the username/password that Ann sent out.
News for Club Members
(updated: 2-6-2012 )
Guests for 2013 Vote
Ok. I haven't put anything up here very recently. But the February 12th meeting will be the one where we vote on the guest for Necronomicon 2013. A Guest Nomination Page has been made to show who they are and link them to their webpage/wiki entry. Please take a look and be ready to vote.
Also of note, is that it's a Blood Doner meeting. The Blood Mobile will be out earlier in the day, so any would-be doners need to show up around 2pm. As always, your help is needed to maintain the blood supply. We guarentee that these will go to patients in need, and not to sparkly vampires.
(updated: 8-19-10 )
The September meeting will again take place at the Plant City home of the "Lover's Lane Gang". The attendance is getting larger as the convention approaches, and they have the most room. Also, the September meeting will see the return of Floida Blood Services taking Donations. Through the years, Stone Hill has donated more blood than Twilight fans can shake a sparkley vampire at. Please come out and help us donate to this worth cause. FBS also gives out nice T-shirts or other gifts for donation.
Expect plans for Necronicon to be in full swing. Department heads need volunteers, shows need people, and the convention as a whole needs workers. Thanks, and see you there!
(updated: 7-2-10 )
The June meeting was heavily attended with people showing up to begin planning for Necronomicon. We also had Florida Blood services out for donations. I'm happy to say that 10 pints were collected, and a few other valiant folks attempted to give but were turn down. We also added about $80 to our coffers with a raffle at the meeting. We appreciate the generosity of all those that contributed!
The 4th of July will see the standard party our the Plant City house, beginning around 4pm. Standard Stone Hill rules apply; Bring snacks & a drink to share. If the weather holds up, it should be a great day for swimming too. Expect Fireworks after dark from the resident pyromaniac.
The February metting of the club will have at least one subject that always draws a lot of attention. We are planning ahead for who to ask as a Guest of Honor in 2011. Suggestions will be voted on at the meeting. If you are going to suggest a potential guest, keep these things in mind:
See you then!
- They should not be dead.
- Media-type guests charge for appearances. We can not pay these fees. If they do not charge, it is possible they could be a Guest.
- You must have an email contact address we can mail to. Not a webmaster, not an agent. An actual address for the actual person.
(updated: 11-2-09 )
Necro 2009 Over! Meeting November 8th!
With Necronomicon done for another year, expect a report on the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of it.
But of special interest, will be plans to do a Digital Photo Swap of Pictures from Necronomicon.
Everyone that took pictures should bring them on flashdrive, their camera, or Disk. We'll dump them all to Hard Drive and then make data DVDs of ALL the pictures for everyone that contributed.
For questions, contact Mark Jones.
(updated: 4-12-07 )
New Stone Hill Shirt & other
At a previous meeting we had voted to do a new club T-Shirt as a way to check out Jeff Manger's Shirt Printing business. I've done a new design, and posted it here for the printers to download it from. www.stonehill.org/download/index.htm If you follow the link, you will see a jpg of the design. The shirts will be black or gray.
The Blood Drive in March went very well. We had 12 attempts and 9 collected pints. This is a good showing, and the next one will be at the Plant City house in July.
Where were you 26 years ago today? I was here, along with a bunch of other Stone Hill members.
(updated: 3-2-07 )
During the February meeting, we dicussed the dropping number of blood doners that we have had recently. It cost to have the blood mobile out, and if we are not getting many doners, it's not cost effective. Thus we are going to try and go to a 4 times a year schedule. The first one will be in March, which is why the meeting is back at the Plant City house.
Nominate Guests for 2008
The February meeting will be at the Plant City house of the Loves Lane Gang. If you don't know where that is, go to the directions here.
At the February meeting, we will be voting on Guests for 2008. To nominate someone, you MUST have an email address for them. No agents, not snail mail. We have to book so far in advance that to take a couple of months to get a "No" answer may stop us from getting replacments in time. Also, exptect calls from the Webmaster for volunteers to do some legwork in the coming months.
(updated: 1-2-07 )
January Meeting & stuff
The webmaster has been taking a break till 2007. I've updated the meeting page with the info on how to get to a new meeting site. I'll be starting the revision of the Necronomicon pages this month. Also, some long term projects for Necro'07 need some volunteers. Mostly just research over the next few months.
(updated: 8-2-06 )
Necro T-Shirt & Website
Hello all! I've posted the page with details on doing a design for the 2006 Necronomicon T-Shirt. It's here. This will link you to the page directly without the Nav bar for the Necro site. Anyone interested in doing a design should read this page, the create your little heart out before September 5 to have an eligible entry.
Also, any departments should review the website for changes that I will need to do. Please be specific as to the page, and the change that is needed. If you have lots of stuff to update, write it out and email it to me, Mark at jomark@ you-know-where.
Michelle Coleman passes away
Some of the members of Stone Hill that were around in the 90's will probably remember Pat Coleman and her daughter Michelle Coleman (now Collins). They haven't been around in a while, but were still in the area. Word arrived to us on Sunday from Michelle's husband that she died just recently. They are still investigating the cause of death. The funeral is planned for Tuesday. We at Stone Hill wish to extend our sympathy to Michelle's family in this tragedy.
Meeting Location error
If you noticed the May Stone Hill meeting at Kevin & Heather's house, you need to know DON'T GO THERE. I messed up and got the May/July meetings at the Fabers/Cotes confused. The Meeting page is correct now. May is at Jack & Marna's house in Temple Terrace. The Cotes have a repreive until July to prepare for the ordeal.
(updated: 2-22-06 )
Promo Giveaway for 25th Anniversary
On March 12th, at the Stone Hill meeting, we will be voting on what we want to buy for the givaway. Several ideas have been put foward, and everyone is welcome to suggest ideas. BUT, you must come with solid data on price, quantity and anything else that is appropriate.
With that in mind, I present my idea for giving out magnetic LED Pins with the Necronomicon Glyph on them. I've prepared a quick webpage with all the details, and mock-up pictures of what it might look like. Go to this link to see:
(updated: 1-2-06 )
The January Meeting will be held at Madard Park, East of Brandon. Directions have now been posted here. We will start nominations for Guests of Honor at the 2007 convention. Voting will be at the February meeting, with nominations being taken at the January meeting, and on Live Journal BEFORE the Feburary meeting.
(updated: 10-13-05 )
One Man Star Wars
Some of you may or may not be aware that the week after Necronmicon there will be a very interesting show playing at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. One Man Star Wars is a show doing all the movies in one hour by one guy. Tim Zahn saw this last year and said it's very funny. As a matter of fact, Tim is staying around a few days and will be helping with the promotions on opening night, November 1st. The Zahns and a few others are already planning to go, but would enjoy the company of as many Stone Hill members as can join them. Here's a link to the event at TBPAC. Tickets are $21.50. However, if you are feeling lucky, there will be tickets to it raffeled off at Necro. TBPAC is advertising in the program book, and donated 10 tickets for raffels and prizes. Hope to see you there!
(updated: 8-24-05 )
The hot August meeting saw a number of members help out on Staining the 5 new Art Show Supports. These lighter stands will make the movers at Necronomicon much happier. Thanks for all that helped!
The next meeting in September will be very busy with business for Necronomicon in October. The design for the T-Shirt will be voted on. At this time, there are only two entries. If you are intested in submitting a design, check out the T-Shirt Design page
(updated: 7-27-05 )
Art Show Support Project: Again
After getting rained out at the June meeting, we are going to try staining the new art show supports at the August 14th meeting. Under the idea of "many hands make lite work" we are asking for your help to finish them. They still need staining for protection and good looks. Wear or bring old cloths and help out. We'll supply brushes, cloth, gloves and stain. The more people we have, the quicker we'll be done. See you there!
(updated: 7-25-05 )
New Stone Hill member!
Wayne Coffey announced that he and his wife have a new baby girl! Heather went into labor
and delivered a baby girl on Friday at 4:09PM. The baby’s name is Sarah Fiona
Coffey, and she was 8lbs 5.9oz and 20 ¾ inches long on delivery. Delivery
was quick, normal and without complication. Baby and mother are happy, healthy, and full of energy at home.
(updated: 6-25-05 )
Fourth of July Movie & Party
On Monday, July 4th, it's become a custom to go see the latest blockbuster before going by to the party hosted by the Lover's Lane gang. (Now in Plant City) So right now the plan is to go see War of the Worlds at the Channelside theater at 12noon (or the closest showing time to that). You can contact Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org as the coordinator. Wether you go or not, the party begins about 4pm at the house with a grill for cooking, a swimming pool, pool table, computer games, tons of junk food and fireworks later in the evening.
Standard Stone Hill rules apply as far as bringing food & drink. See you there!
(updated: 6-13-05 )
Rain a Pain for Stain Campaign
The meeting on June 12 was one of the largest we've had in a long time. Unfortunatly, the oppressive heat and humidity, followed by the torrential downpour caused the Staining project for the Art Show Supports to be canceled. These will either get done a little at a time over the next few months, or the group effort will be tried again at the August 14th meeting. Check back later for another update.
(updated: 5-23-05 )
Art Show Support Project
Dale Shuman & Mark Jones have spent hours constructing new Art Show supports. These are waiting assembled at the June 12 meeting house. Under the idea of "many hands make lite work" we are asking for your help to finish them. They still need staining for protection and good looks. Wear or bring old cloths and help out. We'll supply brushes, cloth, gloves and stain. The more people we have, the quicker we'll be done. See you there!
Guests Set for 2006
The March meeting brought a number of suggestions for 2006 Guests. The frist one turned us down, but we can now announce the two that have accepted. They are authors Verner Vinge and Harry Turtledove. If you haven't read their stuff, this gives you year and half to catch up. You won't be disapointed by either of these gifted writers.
Convention Guest for 2006
I want to remind everyone that we will be taking names at the February Meeting for Guests at Necronomicon 2006. General guidlines area as follows: You MUST have an email address for the person. The guest must NOT charge for their appearance. The Guest should be someone that you think will draw in members. If you would like to, you can post your suggestions ahead of time at the livejournal page
Ann has created a Live Journal page so that anyone (in the club) can post on it. It's at http://www.livejournal.com/users/stone_hill/
Member Jacque Howell sent this in for anyone that might be interested.
USF Tampa Library Hosts Sci-Fi Authors
Science fiction authors Piers Anthony, Harry Harrison and Joe Haldeman will discuss the creative writing process during Close Encounters, an event sponsored by the University of South Florida (USF) Libraries, the USF Humanities Institute, and the USF Honors College. The event is being held on February 9, 2005, from 10 AM -12 PM in the USF Marshall Center Ballroom. A reception and book signing will follow at the USF Tampa Library from 2 – 4 PM. Events are free and open to the public. For more information about Close Encounters, please contact Skye Rodgers, Library Communications Manager, at (813) 974-0652.
Finally, there's a revised version of the Stone Hill webpages. Hey, you have to go check these out! They can be found...at.. www.stonehi...uhh..
Oh, that's right. If you are reading this, you HAVE found them. Well, hope you enjoy them.