Cryonics Institute 40th Anniversary & AG Meeting
Over 50 years ago, Robert CW Ettinger introduced the world to his groundbreaking vision of cryonics with the publication of The Prospect of Immortaity. Shortly thereafter, in 1976, his dream of affordable cryonics services for everyone became a reality with the founding of the Cryonics Institute. The Cryonics Institute was incorporated 40 years ago in Michigan, on April 4, 1976 by four local residents: Richard C. Davis, Robert Ettinger, Mae A. Junod & Walter E. Runkel.
CI celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. This is an opportunity for us to express our thanks for the confidence that you have placed in us all these years and to say “thank you” for making CI the largest worldwide cryonics organization in terms of membership and impact. Not only are we currently the largest in the world, we can also take pride in the fact that we are the only Cryonics Organization with members on all 5 continents!
In celebration, you’re cordially invited to attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM) that will be held at 3PM on Sunday, September 11th, 2016 at our Michigan facility (see the following page for complete details.)
Central to CI’s mission is a deep value of life and family and, because of this, we work hard and sacrifice to make ourselves the most affordable cryonics organization for everyone.
Today, the Cryonics Institute is a proven leader in Cryonics. Our forty years have been marked by continued development, recruitment of passionate clientele and a dedication to positive change, innovation and attention to responsible budgets. CI’s success reflects the assiduous work of a team who care about your well-being and your future.
We trust the coming years will provide continuing opportunities to grow at home and around the world by developing new concepts and putting into place new and more efficient services for all our members.
Cryonics is much more than just the science of “freezing,” because our objective is life after revival, with renewed youth and extended lifespans. We want to make this a reality.
— Dennis Kowalski - Cryonics Institute President
Thank you all very much for your enthusiasm and support over the years Your Board of Directors is looking forward to another successful 40 years and beyond!
Stephan Beauregard - CI Director / Communications
40th Anniversary Celebration
3pm Sunday, September 11
The 2016 Annual General Meetings of the Cryonics Institute and Immortalist Society are right around the corner! The meetings will be held at 3PM on Sunday, September 11th, 2016 at the CI facility, 24355 Sorrentino Court, Clinton Township, Michigan 48035 (USA).
The CI facility will be open to guests and visitors one hour before the meeting begins. Meetings offer an excellent opportunity to see the facility, meet other members, get a sense of the status of the organizations and to meet with Officers, Directors and Staff. For those who come a day early, an informal dinner will be held on Saturday evening at a local restaurant.
Agenda items for the CI AGM will include the President’s Report, Treasurer’s Report and Investment report as well as business issues that arise. The winners of the 2016 CI Board of Director election will also be announced. Tours of the CI Facility will be available for interested guests as well as standby demonstrations using CI’s Standby Kit.
This year’s meeting will also feature a presentation by Dr. Robert Hanson. Dr. Hanson is a Professor of Economics at the George Mason University in the United States and a researcher with the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University. He is an expert on prediction markets, the social implications of future technologies, nano-technology and how these technologies influence the economy and society.
This year we will also be hosting our first-ever Silent Auction, allowing attendees to bid on a number of items. All monies raised will be donated to CI, so we are hoping this will be a fun and rewarding addition to our Annual Meeting as well as a great way to raise donations. For full rules, please see the previous issue of the CI Newsletter.
A buffet dinner and social follow both meetings. There is no charge for the buffet dinner, but we need to know how much food to order, so please be sure to RSVP.
The Annual Meeting is open to the general public. We request that we be informed if you wish to attend. For driving directions, more meeting information and to confrm attendance, send e-mail to CIHQ@aol.com, phone (586) 791-5961 or visit Wherevent.com.)
CI members and the public are welcome to join us the night before the offcial CI AGM at Ike’s Restaurant for a casual dinner and drinks (all foods include Vegan options.) We will meet Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 6pm at Ike’s Restaurant, 38550 Van Dyke Avenue, Sterling Heights (MI) 48312, near the Cryonics Institute. For a complete menu and directions,please visit Ike's Restaurant.
We’ll be holding a Silent Auction with all proceeds donated entirely to CI. I would like to remind all of you that we will have great items (Signed) by a few famous artists, actors, singers & more! For those who would like to be a volunteer or who would like to offer items for this Silent Auction, please contact me directly by Email or on Facebook.
Thanks for your support!
Stephan Beauregard / CI Director / Communications and Social Media.