Minutes of the 18th and Final Meeting of the Central Committee of the
World Science Fiction "Society Convention held at 6.15 p.m.
on Saturday 24th August at 204 Wellmeadow Road, Catford S.E.6
E.J. Carnell Roberta Wild, Ken Bulmer, Pam Bulmer,
Joy Clarke, Vince Clarke, Sandy Sanderson, Ron Bennett,
John Brunner, John Newman (Insurance) Dave Newman, Fred Brown,
Norman Shorrock, Peter West, Bob & Barbara Silverberg (U.S.A.)
- Minutes of Last Meeting. The minutes of the last meeting were read
and it was proposed by Dave Newman and seconded by Ron Bennett that they
be passed. Carried.
- Special Luncheon. After discussion the Commiittee agreed to the menu
and wines for the Special Luncheon and the Chairman stated that he could
arrange this with the Catering Manager of the Hotel.
- Finance. Proposed by Sandy Sanderson and seconded by Joy Clarke that
the Programme Committee receive £130 for expenses. Carried.
Proposed by John Brunner and seconded by Pamela Bulmer that
the Programme Committee be allocated £9.0.0 for performing rights fees.
Proposed by Joy Clarke and seconded by Peter West that Dave
Newman, Norman Shorrock, E.J. Carnell and Sandy Sanderson should be the
sub-committee for handling the immediate expenses at the Convention. Carried.
Proposed by Sandy Sanderson and seconded by Pamela Bulmer
that £7.10.0 be allocated to John Brunner for hire of feature film
"Mr. Wonderbird". Carried.
Proposed by John Brunner and seconded by Dave Newman that the
insurable equipment at the Convention be insured to the sum of £2,000, the
premium being £5 and that insurance for unlimited liability be £100,000,
the premium being 15s. Carried.
A vote of thanks to John Newman for time and effort spent on
organising insurance covering Convention equipment was proposed by Fred
Brown and seconded by Vince Clarke. Carried.
- Press Conference. After discussion the Committee agreed that 14 Press
representatives should be invited to the Press Conference on Friday and
that six invitations to the Special Lunch also be extended to the Press.
- Tape Recording. After prolonged discussion the Committee agreed that
the Manchester tape recording, not being of a sufficiently high standard,
be reluctantly refused. A vote of thanks to the Manchester Group for its
offer was proposed by Joy Clarke and seconded by Sandy Sanderson. Carried.
- Vote of Thanks Proposed by John Brunner and seconded by Vince Clarke
that a vote of thanks be offered to Pam and Ken Bulmer for the use of their
house for the meeting.
There being no further business to discuss, the final meeting came
to a close at 10.45. p.m.
Distribution: As before.