[This version created by Tim Illingworth from an OCR scan by Pat McMurray. I've included the text of the Business Passed On, and removed George's page number references, as they don't make sense in this version. TI]
MINUTES OF 1981 WSFS BUSINESS MEETING
The World Science Fiction Society Business Meeting at Denvention Two was scheduled to be held in four sessions, daily at 9:30-11:30 A.M. from Friday, Sept. 4, to Monday, Sept. 7, 1981, in the Vail Room of the Denver Hilton; only the first three of these sessions proved to be necessary. The officers for all three sessions were: Donald Eastlake, Chairman; George Flynn, Secretary; Rick Katze, Sergeant-at-Arms.
Friday Sept. 4, 1981
The meeting was called to order at 9:33 A.M. An attendance list was passed around and eventually signed by 56 people (not counting the Chairman and Secretary). The Chair appointed Rick Katze Sergeant-at-Arms, but decided no timekeeper was needed at this time. The Chair had two items to bring up before the scheduled order of business. The first was a suggested motion to clear up the eligibility of Superman II for next year's Dramatic Hugo (this motion had been publicly suggested by members of the Chicon IV committee, but not actually submitted prior to this time), The motion was made by Catherine Filipowicz and Leslie Turek, and appears below as Item 17. The Chair's second proposal was a clarification of Standing Rule 2; this motion was made by Bob Hillis and Larry Ruh:
MOVED, to amend Standing Rule 2 by substituting for the present text the following wording:
The Preliminary Business Meetings may not pass, reject, or ratify amendments to the Constitution, but the motions to 'object to consideration', to 'table', to 'divide the question'. to 'postpone' to a later part of the Preliminary Business Meetings, and to 'refer' to a committee to report later in the same Annual Business Meeting are in order when allowed by Robert's Rules. The Preliminary Business Meetings may alter or suspend any of the rules of debate included in these Standing Rules. Motions may be amended or consolidated at these Meetings with the consent of the original maker. Absence from these Meetings of the original maker shall constitute consent to amendment and to such interpretations of the intent of the maker as the Presiding Officer or the Parliamentarian may in good faith attempt.
(The changes primarily alter 'Preliminary Business Meeting' to 'Meetings'.) MS (Mr. Katze) to change 'intent of the maker' to 'intent of the motion' in the last sentence: passed without objection. The motion as amended was then passed without objection.
The remainder of the day's business consisted of the preliminary consideration of the (then 17) items on the agenda and the setting of debate time limits for those items passed on to the Main Business Meeting (Sunday).
Business Passed on from Noreascon II
Item 1: ratification of amendment to ban awards other than the Hugo and Campbell Awards from the Hugo ballot.
MOVED, to amend Article II, Section 15 of the WSFS Constitution
by inserting the following:
Nominations shall be solicited for, and the final ballot shall list, only the Hugo Awards and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best New Writer.
- The default time limit would be 6 minutes. Motions were made and seconded to set the time limit at 10, 6, and 5 minutes. These were voted on in succession: 10 minutes, defeated 3-many; 6 minutes, defeated; 5 minutes, passed.
Item 2: ratification of amendment to require publication of the Hugo voting totals.
MOVED, to amend Article II, Section 16, of the WSFS Constitution
by adding the following:
The complete numerical voting totals, including all preliminary tallies for first, second, ... places, shall be made public by the Convention Committee within ninety (90) days after the Convention.
- Default time limit, 6 minutes. MS to set limit at 3, 4, 6, 7 minutes: 7 minutes, defeated; 6 minutes, passed.
Item 3: ratification of amendment to make permanent the Non-Fiction Book Hugo category.
MOVED, to amend Article II of the WSFS Constitution by adding the
following new section:
Best Non-Fiction Book: Any non-fictional work relating to the field of science fiction or fantasy appearing for the first time in book form during the previous calendar year.
- Default time limit, 6 minutes. MS to set limit at 15, 6, 10 minutes; 15 minutes, defeated; 10 minutes, passed.
Item 4: ratification of amendment to change the eligibility requirements for the Fanzine Hugo.
MOVED, to amend Article II, Section 9, by deleting all of the
first sentence after "which has published" and replacing
with the words "two (2) or more issues which appeared in the
previous calendar year."
(This changes the fanzine publishing requirement from four issues with one in the previous year to simply two issues in the previous year.)
- Default time limit: 6 minutes. MS to set limit at 10, 6, 5 minutes; 10 minutes, passed 17-14.
Item 5: ratification of amendment to increase the default site-selection voting fee from $5 to $10.
MOVED, to amend Article III, Section 1, of the WSFS Constitution by striking "five dollars ($5.00)" and inserting in its place "ten dollars ($10.00)".
- Default time limit: 6 minutes. MS to set limit at 10, 0, 4 minutes; 10 minutes, defeated; 4 minutes passed.
Item 6: ratification of amendment to standardize the Hugo nominations procedure.
MOVED, to amend Article II of the WSFS Constitution by deleting
the first and sixth sentences of Section 15 (to be renamed
"Voting"), and inserting the following new section before
Nominations: Selection of nominees for the final Award voting shall be done by a poll, conducted by the Convention Committee, in which each Society member shall be allowed to make five (5) equally weighted nominations in every category. Assignment to the proper category of nominees nominated in more than one category, and eligibility of nominees, shall be determined by the Convention Committee.
The Chair ruled that passage of this amendment would not override the word limits in the fiction categories. Default time limit, 20 minutes. MS to set limit at 8, 10, 20 minutes; 20 minutes, defeated; 10 minutes passed.
Item 7: ratification of amendment to establish a minimum number of nominations to qualify for the Hugo ballot.
MOVED, to amend Article II, Section 15, of the WSFS Constitution
by adding the following: No nominee shall appear on the Final Award
ballot if it received fewer nominations than the lesser of either
five percent (5%) of the number of nomination ballots cast, or the
number of nominations received by the third-place nominee in that
(This motion allows as few as three nominations to appear on the Hugo ballot in cases where less popular nominees were nominated by fewer than 5% of the people who nominated in that category.)
The Chair noted his past ruling that there would always be at least 3 nominees on the ballot in each category, assuming that 3 different entities were nominated. Default time limit, 6 minutes. MS to set 4 minutes at the start of debate for an explanation; Withdrawn after the Chair gave assurances that initial explanations would not be counted against debate time. MS to set debate limit at 10 minutes passed without objection.
(The following explanation was included in Sunday's agenda: "It has been suggested that the meaning of this rule might be clarified by some examples. Suppose 500 people make Hugo nominations, but only 400 nominate in a particular category; the qualifying number in that category would then be 5% of 400, or 20. Any nominee receiving fewer than 20 votes thus would not appear on the final ballot, unless it were one of the top three (plus ties) in that category. There would always be at least three nominees on the final ballot." - written by the Secretary, after a suggestion by Leslie Turek.)
Item 8: Report of committee to protect the names used by WSFS. The Chair submitted the following report:
REPORT OF THE WSFS MARK REGISTRATION COMMITTEE
To: Denvention II Business meeting
From: Donald Eastlake, III, Chairman
Date 1 September 1981
The committee was formed by the adoption of a motion at the Noreascon II Business Meeting. Its purpose was to take action to protect the names in use by the Society, such as World Science Fiction Convention and Hugo Award. Almost all actions by the committee were taken by its Chairman, who drafted this report. Below is a summary of the achievements of the committee and a set of recommendations.
- Trade mark searches have been done on the more critical names, with no serious problems being revealed.
- Research has been and is being done on the best type of registration and on any complications that might me caused by the 1950s "World Science Fiction Society, Inc." and the 1960s "World Science Fiction Convention, Inc."
- A patent and trademark attorney has been retained and is in the process of drafting registration papers.
The adoption by the Denvention II Business Meeting of the following motion is recommended:
[Item 8A] MOVED, to amend the WSFS Constitution as follows:
A) Insert the following as a new section in Article I:
Every Worldcon Committee shall include the following notice in each of its publications "'World Science Fiction Society', 'WSFS', 'World Science Fiction Convention', 'Worldcon', 'Science Fiction Achievement Award', and 'Hugo Award' are registered service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society."
B) Substitute "Hugo Awards" for all occurrences of "Hugos".
C) Insert "(known as the Worldcon)" after the first occurrence of "World Science Fiction Convention" and substitute "Worldcon" for "World Science Fiction Convention" where appropriate thereafter.
Explanation: These three items are grouped, as they all relate to mark terminology. A) Notice should be given of the marks, which should be registered by Chicon IV when this motion may be ratified. B) Use of 'Hugo Awards' instead of 'Hugos' is due to the common use of 'Hugo's' in other contexts. C) 'Worldcon' was the only mark not officially recognized in the Constitution and this should also permit some shortening of the Constitution.
[Item 8B] MOVED, to
A) continue the WSFS Mark Registration Committee with the membership listed below and such additions as the chair appoints;
B) direct the committee to secure registration of the registerable marks in use by the Society and report to the Chicon IV Business Meeting;
C) specifically authorize Donald Eastlake, III, to execute as an Officer of the Society the documents required by the Office of Patents and Trademarks to accomplish this registration; and
D) request that the 1983 Worldcon, along with Noreascon II, Denvention II, and Chicon IV, pay a share of the costs involved,
Committee: Donald Eastlake, III, Chairman; George Flynn; Charles Hillestad, Esq.; Richard Katze, Esq.; Craig Miller; and Larry Propp, Esq.
Explanation: The parts of this motion provide for the continuance of the committee to complete its work.
(s) Donald Eastlake, III
Item 8A MS to consider as a whole; no objection. Richard Russell gave notice that he would move to delete "where appropriate" from subsection C. Default time limit, 20 minutes. MS to set limit at 10, 20, 4 (Mr. Yalow moved to specify that only 2 of the 4 minutes would be allowed for amendments), 9 minutes; 20 minutes, defeated; 10 minutes, passed.
Item 8B (The Chair estimated that the costs in subsection D would not exceed $250 for each committee.) Default time limit, 20 minutes. MS to set limit at 6 minutes. MS to consider now rather than on Sunday. MS (Kent Bloom) to postpone consideration to the end of the Preliminary agenda: failed l6-17; recount requested; failed again, 19-21. Item 8B was therefore without objection considered immediately, and as a whole. MS to set debate limit at 6 minutes: no objection. MS (Gary Feldbaum) to add ", and to take such action as is necessary to protect the registration" at the end of subsection C: amendment passed unanimously. The question was called on Item 8B, and the motion as amended passed unanimously.
Item 9 Report of committee on permanent organization and incorporation of WSFS. Copies of the draft Constitution (as modified by the Noreascon II Business Meeting) were made available by the Secretary. The Chairman of the committee (Craig Miller) was not present. The Chair stated his understanding that no progress had been made, and that Mr. Miller recommended recommitting the draft Constitution to committee. Mr. Feldbaum stated that the committee actually had no report. MS (Bob Hillis) to discharge the committee. MS to postpone the discharge motion to Saturday's meeting; the previous question was called on this motion, 29-3; the motion to postpone then passed, 28-12. The Chair undertook to make an effort to contact Mr. Miller prior to Saturday's meeting. (It was subsequently learned that Mr. Miller's absence was due to a misunderstanding as to the location of the meeting.)
New Business Submitted to Denvention Two:
Item 10, submitted by George Flynn and Jill Eastlake:
MOVED, to amend Article IV, Section 2, of the WSFS Constitution by adding the following
except that no change imposing additional costs or obligations upon Convention Committees shall be binding upon any Committee already in existence at the time when it takes effect. (This would formalize the interpretation which has long been followed, but is not explicitly stated in the Constitution; that a Worldcon Committee is not obliged to assume any burden which was not required at the time when it was bidding.)
A change of 'in existence' to 'selected' was suggested, and accepted by the maker of the motion. The Chair ruled that a change in the rotation of Worldcon zones would not constitute an 'additional obligation' on the administering Committee. - Default time limit, 6 minutes. MS to set the limit at 10, 6, 4 minutes; 10 minutes, defeated; 6 minutes, passed,
Item 11, submitted by George Flynn and Stephen Larue:
MOVED, to amend Article II, Section 6, of the WSFS Constitution by altering the last sentence to read:
In the case of individual programs presented as a series, each program is individually eligible, but the series as a whole is not eligible; however, a sequence of installments constituting a single dramatic unit may be considered as a single program(eligible in the year of the final installment).
(This amendment would clarify the definition of the Dramatic Presentation Hugo, the current text of which was written at a time before the proliferation of 'miniseries'. It would confirm the eligibility of serialized dramas such as The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1978) or The Martian Chronicles. (1980), or the current year's radio production of Star Wars, while maintaining the ineligibility of 'series' whose individual programs are separate stories.)
Default time limit, 6 minutes. MS to set limit at 8, 4 minutes; 8 minutes, passed.
Item 12, submitted by Brian L. Burley and David Elving Schwartz:
MOVED, to amend Article III of the WSFS Constitution by inserting the following new section between the current Sections 3 and 4:
The deadline for bids from prospective Committees, as well as all information needed for filing such bids, shall be published by the current Con and sent to all members of the Society at least six months before the deadline for such bids. (Publication in a Progress Report prior to the date specified shall meet this requirement.)
(The intent of this motion is to prevent a recurrence of the situation which occurred in 1981, wherein lack of information prevented a late bid from appearing on the ballot.)
MS to object to consideration: the vote was 18~10 favor of consideration.
MS to strike the explanatory sentence ("The intent of this motion...") from the agenda of the Main Business Meeting; the Secretary stated that he had no intention of reprinting, any of the explanations, but the motion was not withdrawn; the question was called, and the motion to strike passed, 20-6. Questions were raised as to the "six months" period, and the maker expressed willingness to defer to the meeting's judgment. MS to replace "six" by "four", "ten" (withdrawn), and "three"; also MS to insert a blank to be filled at Sunday's meeting, but the meeting voted 20-7 to decide the matter now; the question was called, and the amendment to change "six" to "four" passed. During the latter debate, a proposal to insert "to be included on the ballot" after "Committees" in the first line was accepted without objection. - Default time limit, 20 minutes. MS to set the limit at 6 minutes: no objection.
Item 13, submitted by Brian L. Burley and David Elving Schwartz:
MOVED, to amend Article III, Section 4, of the WSFS Constitution by inserting the following after the first sentence:
The content of the agreement shall not affect a bid's eligibility for site selection. Adequacy of proposed facilities shall be determined solely by the voting members of the Society.
(The intent of this motion is twofold: to remove the possibility that the Constitution may be interpreted to give the current Convention Committee the right to declare an agreement inadequate; and to treat NASFiC bids equal to Worldcon bids if an agreement for either is submitted.)
MS to object to consideration: overwhelming vote (3-many) against consideration.
Item 14, submitted by Brian L. Burley and David Elving Schwartz:
MOVED, to amend Article III of the WSFS Constitution by inserting the following new section between the current Sections 4 and 5:
No bidding committee, nor the officers or counsel thereof, shall have standing to challenge the qualifications of a rival bidding committee. Any bidding committee which shall enter into or threaten to enter into legal action to prevent a rival bid from appearing on the site-selection ballot shall be disqualified.
MS to object to consideration: overwhelming vote against consideration.
Item 15, submitted by Richard Katze and Lawrence A. Ruh:
MOVED, to amend Article II of the WSFS Constitution by adding the following new section:
Extended Eligibility: In the event that a potential Hugo nominee receives extremely limited distribution in the year of its first publication or presentation, its eligibility may be extended for an additional year by a three-fourths vote of the intervening Business Meeting of the Society.
(This is intended to prevent future problems such as that involving Superman II this year.) Notice was given of an amendment to specify that the Business Meeting shall determine "limited distribution", though the Chair ruled that this was implicit in the text. - Default time limit: 6 minutes. MS to set the limit at 4, 6 minutes; 6 minutes, passed.
Item 16, submitted by Joy K. Sanderson (Secretary, 1957 Worldcon) and Harold P. Sanderson (Treasurer, 1957 Worldcon):
MOVED, 1) that a reduced attending fee be instituted for members who are minors or who are still in college, a) for membership, and b) for such other functions as may require charges, with the exception of banquets; and
2) that each World Convention Committee shall be required to reduce the cost of the Convention to attendees as much as possible.
MS to object to consideration: the vote was 10-18 against consideration, but since this was less than 2/3, consideration was approved. MS to divide the question: passed; parts 1 and 2 above are therefore redefined as Items 16A and 16B respectively.
Item 16A Steve Whitmore suggested. replacing "minors" by "under eighteen years of age": accepted by the makers. The Chair ruled that the reduction would not apply to the site-selection voting fee. The makers accepted the interpretation that voters generally would not be affected, and agreed to specify "for non-voting membership". An amendment to change "still in college" to "full-time college students" was also accepted by the makers. MS to postpone further consideration to Saturday's meetings passed, with no objection to the Secretary's rewording the motion in accordance with the changes thus far voted.
The time being 11:38 A.M., after the scheduled time of adjournment, MS (Mr. Yalow) to extend the meeting for 10 minutes more: no objection.
Item 16B MS to object to consideration; after some doubt (because of the defeat of this motion on the original Item 16), the Chair ruled that the motion was in order. Overwhelming vote (7-many) against consideration.
Item 17 (see the first paragraph in Friday minutes), submitted by Catherine Filipowicz and Leslie Turek at the suggestion of the Chair:
MOVED, to suspend the eligibility rules for the Science Fiction Achievement Award to the extent necessary to allow the movie Superman II to be eligible for the Best Dramatic Presentation award to be administered by Chicon IV.
MS to object to consideration: vote of 8-19 against consideration. Meeting adjourned at 11:43 A.M..
Saturday, Sept. 5, 1981
The meeting was called to order at 9:35 A.M. According to the attendance list passed around, 57 people attended (including the Officers).
Item 9: Craig Miller now being present, there was no objection to allowing him to give a report. (the motion to discharge the committee was tacitly withdrawn.) While Mr. Miller submitted no written report, the gist of his remarks is contained in the following excerpt from a letter to the committee (August 6, 198l):
I would like to propose the following actions be taken at Denvention and thereafter: Report to the Business Meeting that no progress has been made, and request that the same committee be reappointed, if that is necessary, with instructions to retort at Chicon. [The oral report differed in proposing the formation of a new committee.] It would also be reported to the Business Meeting that the approach this committee will be taking is for the formation of a Board of Governors of some size, including, at least, one representative from the previous Worldcon, the current Worldcon, and the next Worldcon. This Board will conduct the business of the Society (i.e., will conduct the site selection, Hugo nominations and voting, and will preside over the Business Meeting). The Board shall have no authority within itself to select or remove the right to host the Worldcon. Winning bids shall be required to present to the Board 13-14 months prior to their convention a signed [agreement or] contract with their site. Should no such agreement or contract be provided, the Board shall bring before the next Business Meeting a discussion of what, if any, action should be taken, and that Business Meeting shall decide. The Board shall receive a flat amount, to be determined, to cover incidental expenses such as phone calls and postage. Anything over that stipend shall be paid for "out-of-pocket" by the members of the Board.
Mr. Miller reported that a straw poll of the committee endorsed this report, 9-6 (the majority including 2 members added by him). There was no minority report. The following motion was then submitted by Stuart C. Hellinger and Jeffrey del Papa (apparently with the endorsement. of Mr. Miller) :
MOVED, to recommit the current draft proposal to provide a new Constitution for the World Science Fiction Society to a committee which shall report back at Chicon IV. The committee is to consist of (_______), Chairman; representatives of Noreascon II, Denvention II, Chicon IV, and the 1983 Worldcon; and eight others to be appointed by the Presiding Officer of the Business Meeting. Consideration should be given to including representatives from already announced Worldcon bids. Said committee shall have the right to make any changes in the current proposal, or, at its option, may submit an entirely new draft.
MS (Mr. Hellinger) to fill the blank (chairman's name) with Ben Yalow. MS (Mr. Miller) to fill the blank with Dalroy Ward. There being only two candidates, there was no objection to simply voting between the two: Ben Yalow 19, Dalroy Ward 23. No objection to inserting Mr. Ward's name in the motion. MS to delete "eight" in line 5: the question was called, and the amendment passed many-2. The motion as amended was then passed overwhelmingly.
Item 16A The motion had been rewritten by the Secretary in the following form:
MOVED, to amend the WSFS Constitution by adding the following new section: The Convention Committee shall charge persons who are under eighteen years of age, or who are full-time college students, reduced fees for attending membership in the Convention and for such other functions as may require charges, with the exception of banquets; however, no such reduction shall be applied to the site-selection voting fee, nor to the cost of conversion to attending membership by persons who became members by casting site-selection ballots.
The Chair stated his interpretation that age would be determined as of the time of the transaction. Notice was given of an amendment to specify students under age 24. It was proposed to add "initial" before "conversion" in line 5: accepted without objection. A question was raised as to whether art show fees, dealer's tables, movie tickets would be included; the Chair ruled that at least movie tickets would be, probably not the others. There was no objection to inserting "attendance at" before "such other functions" in line 3. Notice was given of an amendment to strike the "other functions" clause. Notice was also given of an amendment to strike the "college students" clauses - Default time limit, 20 minutes. MS to set limit at 10, 20, 6 minutes: 20 minutes, defeated: 10 minutes, passed 26-19.
Meeting adjourned at 10:24 A.M.
Sunday, Sept. 6, 1981
The meeting was called to order at 9:30 A.M.. According to the attendance list, 105 people attended (including the officers). Bob Hillis was appointed Timekeeper.
The Chair reported the results of the site-selection voting:
None of the Above
Write-ins: New York, 5; Johnstown, PA, 4; Medlow Bath, Australia, 1; Rottnest, Australia, 1; Skaro, 1.
[A separate initial count gave 1705 ballots received, of which 1683 were valid; the discrepancy was not felt to be worth a recount. -22 ballots were rejected for various reasons] (The box of actual ballots was also present, in case anyone cared to check the count.) Baltimore was declared the winner of the 1983 Worldcon, and Chairman Mike Walsh made a few remarks. - Brief presentations were also made by the 1984 bidders: Kent Bloom for London, and Craig Miller for Los Angeles.
The meeting then began consideration of the proposed amendments to the WSFS Constitution.
ITEM 1 MS to extend debate limit by 1 minute for each side: defeated overwhelmingly, Amendment ratified 54-22.
ITEM 2 Amendment ratified many-5.
ITEM 3 Amendment ratified 52-34.
ITEM 4 MS to extend debate limit by 3 minutes for each sides defeated overwhelmingly. Amendment defeated overwhelmingly.
ITEM 5 Amendment ratified many-4.
ITEM 6 Amendment ratified unanimously.
ITEM 7 MS to amend "five percent (5%) of the number of nomination ballots cast in that category, or the number of nominations received by the third-place nominee in that category" by reversing the order of the clauses: defeated. MS to specify "the total number of nomination ballots" in the first of these clauses: defeated. The amendment thus remained unchanged, and was ratified 40-32; a recount was requested, and the amendment was again ratified 40-37.
Items 1, 2, 3, 5, 6. and 7 have been passed by two successive Worldcons, and are thus now part of the WSFS Constitution,
ITEM 8A The Chair ruled that "publications" includes everything sent to all members, and also flyers. etc. It was noted that the text would have to be changed if the marks in question are not registered service marks at the time of ratification. MS (Richard Russell) to replace "where appropriate" in subsection C by "and 'Convention' except in the phrase 'Continental Convention'"; the question was called, and the amendment was passed. MS (David Elving Schwartz) to replace "known as the" in subsection C by "hereinafter referred to as the"; the question was called, and the amendment was passed. Item 8A as amended was then passed unanimously.
Item 10 MS (Leslie Turek) to insert "financial" before "obligations" accepted. Item 10 as amended passed many-1.
Item 11 The question was called, and Item 11 passed many-3. MS (Bruce Pelz) to move Item 16A to the front of the agenda: passed.
Item 16A The Secretary had once again rewritten the text:
MOVED, to amend the WSFS Constitution by adding the following new section: The Convention Committee shall charge persons who are under eighteen years of age, or who are full-time college students, reduced fees for attending membership in the Convention and for attendance at such other functions as may require charges, with the exception of banquets; however, no such reduction shall be applied to the site-selection voting fee, nor to the cost of conversion to attending membership within ninety days by persons who became members by casting site-selection ballots. MS (George Mitchell) to change "eighteen" to "twelve" in line l: passed. MS (Dennis Miller) to delete all reference to college students passed many-2. MS (Genny Dazzo) to amend the eligibility clause to "all persons under twelve years of age who are accompanied by parents or guardians". - The tine being 11:30 A. M., the scheduled time of adjournment, MS to postpone the time of adjournment until noon: passed overwhelmingly. - The maker of the original motion (Mrs. Sanderson) asked permission to withdraw Item 16A; MS to permit such withdrawal: passed.
Item 12 The question was called overwhelmingly, and Item 12 passed many-10.
Item 15 MS (Dennis Miller) to amend "three-fourths" to "two-thirds": defeated overwhelmingly. The question was called, and Item 15 passed many-5.
Items 8A, 10, 11, 12, and 15 have now been passed once, and will become part of the WSFS Constitution if ratified at Chicon IV.
Mr. Hillis asked unanimous consent to request that the same list of Worldcon committees as in Item 8B (P. 3) also share the cost of the WSFS Constitution Committee (pp. 6-7): passed.
MS (Mr. Russell) a round of applause for the table officers: passed. MS (Mr. Katze) to adjourn: passed at l1:50 A.M.
All business having been completed, there was no need to hold the scheduled Monday Business Meeting.
According to the attendance lists, the following people attended one or more sessions of the Business Meeting: Cliff Amos, Clifton Amsbury, Lynn Anderson, B. Shirley Avery, Allan Beatty, Anders Bellis, Joanne Belton, Kent Bloom, Alan Bostick, Gerald Boyko, Seth Breidbart, Jordan Brown, Judith Burger, Brian L. Burley, Marty Cantor, John Chapman, Kathleen Clowers, Candy Collamer, Angelo D'Alessio, Genny Dazzo, Dan Deckert, Danise Deckert, Jeff Del Papa, Scott Dennis, Martin Deutsch, Ann Dietz, Andrew R. Dyer, Donald Eastlake, Jill Eastlake, Lise Eisenberg, Janice Eldridge, Russ Elliott,, Jon Estren, Doug Faunt, Moshe Feder, Gary Feldbaum, Catherine Filipowicz, Wilma Fisher, George Flynn, Alan Frisbie, Evelyn Frost, Paul Gadzikowski, Frank Gasperik, Robert Gerber, Peter N. Glaskowsky, Mike Glicksohn, Ric Goldman, Louis Elver Gray, John Guidry, George E. Harris, Stuart C. Hellinger, Robert L. Hillis, David A. Hurst, Ann Marie Jackowski, Walter Jackowski, Dennis Jarog, Neil E. Kaden, Rick Katze, Gail S. Kaufman, Jerry Kaufman, Steve Larue, Joseph Lattin, Owen K. Laurion, Harry F. Leonard, Paula Lieberman, Dennis Lien, Tommy Ljungberg, Charlie H. Luce Jr., Ted Manekin, Ted Marshall, George E. Martin, Marty Massoglia, Linda McAllister, Rich McAllister, Sharane McCurry, Timothy P. Merrigan, Craig Miller, Dennis B. Miller, Liana Mirkin, George Mitchell, Lex Nakashima, Dawn Nance, Mark Nelson, Scott S. Norton, Frank C. Olbris, Gene Olmsted, Louise J. Olson, Robert Osband, Mark Owings, Fred Patten, Peggy Rae Pavlat, Bruce Pelz, Elayne Pelz, James Pilvinis, Andy Porter, Richard K. Preston, Alan Rachlin, Jeff Rebholz, Roger Reynolds, Larry Ruh, Richard S. Russell, Louise Sachter, Stephen M. St. Onge, Harold P. Sanderson, Joy K. Sanderson, Kathy Sands, Leo Sands, David Elving Schwartz, Joyce Scrivner, Dale Seim, Don Simpson, Fran Skene, Dick Smith, Victoria A. Smith, Jack Speer. Milton F. Stevens, Erwin S. Strauss, ? Thomas, ? Thomas, Jeff Thomas, Leslie Turek, Pat Vandenberg, G.H. Van Dorn, Anna Vargo, Gail A. Walker, David Wallace, Michael Walsh, Dalroy M. Ward, Michael J. Ward, Susan Wheeler, Stephen T. Whitmore, Edie Williams, Laura J. Williams, Robert Winfield, Lew Wolkoff, Ken Wong, Chris Woodruff, Ben Yalow, Bernie Zuber; I make it 139 people. These minutes will be sent to all attendees at the Business Meeting and to all persons who submitted business,
George Flynn, Secretary
Sept. 18-Oct. 2, 198l