concept of Universal Vision had been brewing for decades in the mind
of its founder and current President, Dr. Jim Stramler. This organization
is the culmination of much research and study beyond what a formal education
Universal Vision began publishing its newsletter, The Universal
Vision, in 2001.
We have several pamphlets on various topics either available or in various
stages of development.
to learn more about these.
Stramler began gathering notes for a book about the concept of Universal
Vision in the 1980s. This has turned out to involve so much more research
and be so much more difficult to write than anticipated. The book Universal
Vision: The Key should be completed soon.
Our first members joined in 2000.
of Universal Vision’s work is currently done by volunteers. We
have no paid staff. Probably for this reason, it has taken much longer
to get the business, legal, research, and other aspects of Universal
Vision going than we thought it would. Our vision is much bigger than
our current time and budget allow.
We seek volunteers to help us carry the volume of work we
want Universal Vision to accomplish. We are also asking for large donations
to set up a permanent office where we can maintain a library and perform
other functions. Please see our Request(s)
and Legal Aspects:
The first legal step toward the official formation of Universal
Vision was taken in 1997, when the Trademark application was filed to
register the name with the US Patent and Trademark Office. The Service
Mark for Universal Vision was granted in 1999. The official registration
of our Universal Vision Service Mark was completed in October, 2000.
As soon as the Service Mark approval was received, Dr. Stramler joined
with others of similar interest and filed to have Universal Vision incorporated
as a Texas non-profit corporation. Non-profit status was also applied
for with the US Internal Revenue Service in 1999. Universal Vision is
a 501(c)(3) organization. Thus donations made to it are tax deductible
to the extent provided by law.
We also developed a corporate logo in 2000. This logo is
an attempt to represent in graphic form the basic concept of what Universal
Vision is seeking to do. The human race should be reaching out with
open eyes to touch the stars and understand its place in the universe.
We applied to the US Patent and Trademark Office to get a Service Mark
for our logo in 2000. The Service Mark was awarded in 2002. You will
see this logo appearing on our official correspondence, web site, and