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Cryopreservation Minimums Unchanged

At the 2016 Annual Meeting, cryopreservation minimums were left unchanged, remaining at the levels set in 2011. These minimums remain:

Neuro: $80,000 (or $100,000 to receive a waiver of the $180/year Comprehensive Member Standby fee).
Whole Body: $200,000 (or $220,000 to receive a waiver of the $180/year CMS fee).

Look for an article in Cryonics magazine in the near future on likely trends in cryopreservation minimums in the near future and in the longer term.

Massive Dues Reduction for Members of 40+ Years

In recent years, Alcor has introduced discounts in membership dues for long-term members. Effective immediately, a new dues discount has been introduced. Anyone who has been a member for 40 years or longer will have their dues reduced to $60 per year ($15/quarter). This is around 11% of the current full rate for a first family member. This proposal, made by the president and passed unanimously by the board, is intended to build on previous discounts for long-term members and to reassure loyal members that their financial burden will fall over time.

2016 Annual Meeting Elections

Here are the results of the elections at the Alcor Annual Meeting on September 10, 2016:

After serving as a board member since 2001, Saul Kent did not stand for re-election, but remains an Alcor Advisory Board member. Alcor is grateful for his many years of service and activism, and for his key role in supporting development of technologies and companies vital to modern cryonics. Saul Kent’s support and promotion go back to within a few years of Alcor’s founding in 1972. Saul was the principal organizer and Director of Alcor’s first conference in 1978. In the 1980s he helped fund Alcor’s operations and research, and participated in and funded pivotal legal battles. During the 1990s, Saul established companies that developed the core technologies used by Alcor for stabilization, cryopreservation, and storage. After rejoining Alcor’s board in 2001, Saul established Suspended Animation, Inc., and continued to provide financial and legal support. Finding and hiring Alcor’s CEO Max More was another accomplishment directly attributable to Saul’s initiative and support.

All other directors were unanimously re-elected:
Catherine Baldwin
Ravin Jain
Ralph Merkle
Michael Riskin
Michael Seidl
Brian Wowk

President: Max More was re-relected unanimously.
CFO/treasurer: Michael Perry was re-relected unanimously.
Secretary: Michael Perry was re-relected unanimously.