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            <p style="color: #ffffff; font-size: 27px; text-align: center;">The American Scientific Affiliation</p>
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            <p style="color: #333333; text-align: center;"><font size="5"><strong>ASA NewsNote March 21, 2017</strong></font><br />
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            <p>Dear @@first_name@@,</p>
            <p>Greetings from the ASA!</p>
            <p>These are busy, but very exciting days for us, and we are happy to share with you these important updates.</p>
            <p>We especially hope you will plan to join us for the 2017 ASA Annual Meeting in Golden, Colorado, in July. Registration is open and the conference promises outstanding speakers, interesting parallel sessions, a poster session, and of course, many opportunities for fellowship and fun!</p>
            <p>We always enjoy hearing from our members so feel free to drop us a line any time.<br />
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            <p>Joyfully in Christ,<br />
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            <p>Leslie and Vicki</p>
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            <p style="text-align: center;"><b>Registration is Open for the<br />
            2017 ASA Annual Meeting!</b><br />
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            <span style="background-color: #ffffff;">We are pleased to announce that registration for the ASA 2017 Annual Meeting in Golden, Colorado in July is now available online. Just follow the links below to view the full brochure and to register. Early bird rates are available, so be sure to register soon!</span></p>
            <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="background-color: #ffffff;"><a href="http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/network.asa3.org/resource/resmgr/annmtg2017/2017brochure.pdf"><font size="5">View Full Annual Meeting Brochure</font></a></span></p>
            <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="background-color: #ffffff;"><a href="http://network.asa3.org/event/2017AnnualMeeting#"><font size="5">Register Now!</font></a></span></p>
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            <p><b><font size="4">On the Road Again...</font></b></p>
            <p>Leslie and Vicki are on the road and excited to visit with ASA members and friends in Florida and Texas over the next two weeks. If they are in your neck of the woods, please be sure to say hello!</p>
            <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff;"><em><strong>BioLogos Conference</strong></em><br />
            </span>Exhibit Hall<br />
            March 29-31, Houston, TX</p>
            <p style="margin-left: 40px;">ASA will be an exhibitor at the BioLogos Conference: Christ and Creation. Vicki and Leslie look forward to seeing many ASA friends! <a href="http://biologos.org/2017-biologos-conference/">Click here</a> for more information about the conference.<br />
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            <p><strong><em>ASA Houston Chapter Meeting</em></strong><br />
            March 30, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm<br />
            <span>Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Houston<br />
            </span>Norhill Room<br />
            <span class="s1">1111 E. 11</span><span class="s2"><sup>th</sup></span><span class="s1"> St., Houston, TX</span></p>
            <p style="margin-left: 40px;">A time of fellowship and discussion with ASA members in the Houston area. Leslie will speak about "The History and Future of the ASA."</p>
            <p><em><strong>Christian Leadership Alliance Conference</strong></em><br />
            April 4-6, Dallas, TX</p>
            <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Leslie and Vicki will be attending the conference and hope to connect with other ASA members. Conference information is available through <a href="http://www.outcomesconference.org/">this link</a>.</p>
            <p><strong><em>ASA Baylor Chapter Launch</em></strong><br />
            April 4, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm<br />
            <span>Baylor Science Building, Room D.114</span><br />
            Baylor University, Waco, TX</p>
            <p style="margin-left: 40px;">The new Baylor Campus Chapter of the ASA is holding its first meeting! Leslie will be speaking and light refreshments will be served. All ASA members are encouraged to come support this new chapter initiative.</p>
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            <strong><em><font size="4">ASA at the Catholic Scientists Conference</font></em></strong></p>
            <p style="text-align: left;">Ted Davis will represent the ASA at the Catholic Scientists Conference in Chicago, April 21-23. The conference theme is <em>Origins</em>. ASA members be sure to stop by the ASA table and say hello to Ted!</p>
            <p style="text-align: left;"><font size="4"><strong>Christianity Today Science Essay Contest</strong></font></p>
            <p style="text-align: left;"><span>The <em>Christianity Today</em>&nbsp;science essay contest, is looking for submissions from all fields from biology, chemistry and physics to psychology and sociology. They are looking for solid science pieces that have a strong connection to the Christian faith. Stories can tell us more about what it means to be human, inspire awe and worship of God, etc. The first place award is $6,000; second place is $3,000; first place is $2,000. Submissions are due April 30. Click <a href="http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2017/january-february/announcing-ct-science-writing-contest.html">here</a> for more information.</span></p>
            <p><b><font size="4">Loving God with All Your Mind <br />
            and Alzheimer's</font>&nbsp;</b></p>
            <p>Please consider submitting an essay for publication in an upcoming Alzheimer's science theme issue of Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith. Call for papers deadline has been extended until May 1, 2017. Click here for <a href="http://www.csca.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Auday2016.pdf">details</a>.</p>
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            <p style="color: #ffffff; font-size: 27px;"><span style="font-size: 20px;"><strong>Only 10 Days Left in Our Fiscal Year; Please Help Us End the Year Strong!</strong></span></p>
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            <p style="text-align: center;"><font color="#ffffff"><b><span style="font-size: 20px;">Campaign Update</span></b></font></p>
            <p style="text-align: left;"><font color="#ffffff"><span style="color: #ffffff; background-color: #990033; font-size: 18px;">Thank you for your most generous response to our campaigns. We are within $29,000 of reaching our annual fund goal of $165,000 by March 31. We have just 10 days left to close the gap. Would you prayerfully consider helping us end the fiscal year strong?</span></font></p>
            <p style="text-align: left;"><font color="#ffffff"><span style="color: #ffffff; background-color: #990033; font-size: 16px;">Please send a tax-deductible gift today:<br />
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            Check: ASA, 218 Boston St., Suite 208, Topsfield, MA 01983<br />
            Credit Click Here (INCLUDE LINK)<br />
            Stock Gift: Click Here (INCLUDE LINK)<br />
            QCD from an IRA at age 70 1/2: Please contact Vicki at vicki@asa3.org.</span></font></p>
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            <p><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Executive Council Meeting</strong></span></p>
            <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #ffffff;">The ASA executive council is meeting the weekend of April 21-22 here in Boston. </span></p>
            <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #ffffff;">Current executive council members are:<br />
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            Johnny Linn - Past President<br />
            Lynn Billman - President<br />
            Stephen Moshier - Vice-President<br />
            John Wood - Secretary/Treasurer<br />
            Dorothy Boorse - Member<br />
            Faith Tucker - Student and Early Career Representative<br />
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            Please pray for the council as they discuss the strategic vision and goals of the ASA in addition to conducting business and setting the budget and establishing plans for the upcoming year. <br />
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            <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><b>See You on Facebook!&nbsp;</b></span></p>
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            <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #ffffff;">There are two ways for ASA members to connect and interact on Facebook. We would love to see you there!</span></p>
            <p style="text-align: left;"><font color="#ffffff">Find us at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/American%20Scientific%20Affiliation">www.facebook.com/American Scientific Affiliation</a>. Like our page and you will find many interesting, intriguing, compelling, and educational posts in your newsfeed. And each is an opportunity to interact with great resources and other ASA members.</font></p>
            <p style="text-align: left;"><font color="#ffffff">The <strong>Nexus Forum</strong> is a place for ASA members to connect and engage as an online community. The forum is a closed group, and ASA members can request to be added to the group at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/groups/ASANexusForum">www.facebook.com/groups/ASANexusForum</a>. Forum posts are designed to allow members toget to know each other, share from experience, find support and encouragement in their personal and professional development. Posts will introduce new topics of discussion with specific questions designed to lead to dynamic interaction with fellow ASA members.</font></p>
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