on St. Patrick's Day

TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2009 @ 6:00 P.M.

at the Museum's Office--630 UVALDE ROAD, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77015-3766


The PROCTOR MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE, Inc. was incorporated on March 17, 1989 as a Texas 'not for profit' museum and the PMNS has IRS approval as an entity to which donations may be made and deducted for Federal Income Tax purposes.

For 20 years we have had FREE admission to the Museum and provided FREE programs in schools, churches, civic groups, social organizations, professional groups and done other educational outreach to the community, State and Nation.

Our Board of Directors has grown from the six initial incorporators to about 35 Board members including some of the most illustrious experts in the field of science and business.

We are flattered and honored to now have on our Board of Directors such folks as:

Robert T. Bakker, PhD (of Colorado, Author and America's leading Paleontologist and expert on dinosaurs, seen on T.V.; was a consultant on the movie Jurassic Park; is respected as a Worldwide authority on Paleontology; currently he is the interim Vertebrate Paleontology Curator at the Houston Museum of Natural Science and is helping build the four times bigger display there);

Peter Larson (of the Black Hills Institute, who is the paleontologist whose group found and excavated the most complete T-Rex in history, known as 'SUE' which dinosaur now resides in Chicago's Field Museum after they purchased it for $8,600,000.00. Peter is respected nationwide as a speaker at Gem & Mineral groups and scientific meetings and has authored numerous articles on paleontology);

Patrick J. Lewis, Ph.D. of the Dept. of Biological Sciences at Sam Houston State University (In 2007 in Egypt his group found the oldest known pre-historic primate and more pre-historic primates in one place than ever found before; in 2008 his group excavated a cave in Botswana and found the oldest pre-historic Black Rhinoceros; he has spoken to the Houston Gem & Mineral Society twice and is scheduled to speak again in the fall to HGMS);

Dinosaur George Blasing (he has a series on T.V. called the "Jurassic Fight Club" about dinosaurs; for years he has presented dinosaur programs and sold replicas of dinosaurs and other Paleontological replicas.

We could list so many more outstanding Board Members, all of whom we greatly appreciate their loyalty to our Board and providing this small Natural Science Museum with probably the greatest board of directors, of a small Natural Science Museum, in the Nation.


Some update on your museum. Hurricane Ike put five holes in the roof of the PMNS and tore all the electrical off the Museum building. The roof has been patched and no internal damage was done because of the prompt covering of the roof with a 'blue roof' and the repairs and re-roofing the damaged areas. The electrical remains out and it is going to take a good bit of funds to re-wire the building to code and install a new electrical service before the power company will turn the power back on. But we will get there, never fear.


You may or may not know that as your PMNS Board Chairman and Curator, I was re-elected this year again as the President of the over 700 member Houston Gem & Mineral Society, Inc. HGMS & PMNS sometimes share field trips and the PMNS has a number of HGMS members on our Board of Directors. PMNS enjoys and appreciates this special relationship with the HGMS.


We know that some PMNS Members live too far away to attend this annual meeting, but we always invite everyone who can attend to do so. This year we are celebrating our 20th Anniversary and therefore wanted to let you know we a more active museum than ever before and going strong. The PMNS website at now has over 1,500 pages online in many areas of science, including as examples only: Trips taken; States (with breakdown of dig locations therein); Biographies; Articles; Dinosaurs; Insects; Plants; Animals; a "What is it" Section; Identification and dictionary of scientific names and things; Links to other organizations, Gem & Mineral Societies, Universities and entities; and too many other things to continue trying to list them all.


There are a number of new things which will be presented at this year's annual meeting and your presence is requested to provide your input and ideas also. The PMNS is working on plans to take even more aggressive direction to educate the public on natural science. We plan to seek grants to expand the Museum exhibits and programs and even possible relocation. We are looking into vastly expanding our website to be a resource for science classes, educators, the public and scientists worldwide. We hope to see you at this meeting.


This will be a fairly short meeting as some of us intend to try to make the HGMS Paleo Section Meeting at 7:30 P.M. after this Annual Voting Member Council Meeting and the Board of Directors meeting. Refreshments will be served at the meeting.


To contact the PROCTOR MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE, INC. you may call the Museum @ (713) 453-8363 or if out of town, call Board Chairman Terry Proctor at law office FREE phone number which is 1-800-472-5721; or FAX us at (713) 453-3232; or email Terry at or call Terry on his cell phone (713) 453-1300.

A proxy is enclosed, in case you cannot make the meeting, please sign and return to the Museum in the enclosed envelope. If you were on the Board last year and receive this notice this will be considered to be your invitation to be on the 2009-2010 Board of Directors, unless you notify us that you do not wish to be on the Board next year.


Thank you for being a member of the Proctor Museum of Natural Science, Inc.
or a potential member and this notice is extended to you to become a member in 2009-2010
Please visit our large Museum website, enjoy it and tell others about it
located at

Terrell William 'Terry' Proctor, J.D.--Board Chairman, PMNS

Victor Saufley--President Voting Member Council, PMNS