C O N S T I T U T I O N
SCIENCE-FICTION CLUB of LONDON
The name of the group shall be the SCIENCE-FICTION CLUB of LONDON.
The objects of the group shall be to further the interests of people in
the field of science-fiction 'fandom' in all possible ways.
Membership shall be in accordance with regulations which may be made
from time to time.
Membership may be granted by invitation only after discussion amongst
the exicting members. Visitors may attend at the express invitation of a
club member. This will not entitle them to vote on Club business.
(This rule is left open for further discussion at a later date)
The management of the affairs of the Club shall, until membership exceeds
20 members, be carried out by all members by discussion at their meetings,
such discussion to be presided over by a Committee.
Such Committee shall consist of a CHAIRMAN, Hon. TREASURER, Hon. SECRETARY,
a PUBLICITY OFFICER and one other member of the Club. All elections shall be
for one year only. The committee shall be elected at the Annual General
Meeting or the Club by secret ballot. All officials shall be eligible for
The subscription shall be fixed by members at the Annual General Meeting.
The subcription for 1959 shall be 5/- per member.
A levy of 2/- per member per meeting will be paid - this levy to cover
the cost of coffee, cakes and/or biscuits, and tea. This levy will apply to
visitors after their first attendance. An extra 6d will be levied on Sundays.
Any member whose subscription shall not have been paid within one month
of election or, subsequently, not later than one month after the Annual General
Meeting shall cease to be a member of the Club but may be reinstated on payment
of arrears at the discretion of the membership committee.
Allotment of funds for social purposes exceeding £1 must be affirmed by
two thirds of those attending the meeting at which such allotment forms part
of the business being discussed, all members having been notified.
Meetings shall be held on the first Sunday and the third Friday of each
month. Such meetings will discuss any business which may arise and an agenda,
when available, will be circulated to all members 7 days prior to a meeting.
All meetings will be considered as business and social meetings until otherwise
decided by the membership at large. The business session of any meeting
shall be limited to an hour, unless otherwise agreed by those present.
An ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held on the first Sunday of January
of each year, except where that falls on New Year's Day. The following
business will be transacted: