MINUTES OF THE FIRST ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
SCIENCE-FICTION CLUB of LONDON
MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.
The meeting was held on the 3rd of January 1960 at Inchmery,
236 Queens Road, New Cross, London,S.E.14.
I an writing to you as the BSFA convention organiser. On behalf of the SFCL I would like to apply for display space in the Con hall ie. wall-space and room for a table. We could also provide a short item for the programme if required (probably a tape).
The answer received was as follows:-
H.P.Sanderson "That's no use".
It was decided that the material should be such as to appeal to both Fans and Readers.
G.Locke "All the stencils should be cut on the same machine".
This offer was much appreciated by the members.
J. Clarke "By selling the 'zine at 1/- per copy we could cover
It was finally decided that E.Parker should purchase the material but that any members who wished could help to pay for it. It was decided that two pages of material was the minimum from each member, and that the circulation would be limited to Con. attendees and certain others who could not attend.
E.Parker "Honorary members will get free copies as will contributors."
G.Locke "Who will edit?"
The club's accounts.
Receipts £ s d Expenditure. £ s d 23/10/59 Memberships 3 10 - 23/10/59 Food & Drink - 11 - Attendance 1 2 - 1/11/59 Food & Drink - 14 5 1/11/59 Attendance 1 5 - 20/11/59 Food & Drink - 2 9 20/11/59 Attendance 1 4 - 6/12/59 Food & Drink - 12 6 1/2 Library - 1 6 20/12/59 F & D (Party) 8 - - 1/2 6/12/59 Attendance 1 10 - balance carried forward 7 5 6 Library - 3 9 _____________ 20/12/59 Party Fund 8 5 - 17 6 3 Auction - 5 - ____________ 17 6 3E.Parker "Do we think that we have enough in the funds to go and search for a clubroom?"
The general opinion was that we had.
The point was made that we should have to meet more often in order to finance the club if we got such a clubroom.
A.V.Clarke mentioned that the recently revived magazine "John o' London" was running a literary question and answer column. He suggested that the club should offer to answer any questions on fantasy or sf in order to gain publicity.
It was suggested that we could start the ball rolling by sending in a question ourselves and then answering it in the name of the club. George Locke was delegated to think up a question of a suitably obscure nature.
Election of officials.
A.V. Clarke "I should like to return to the subject of the Combozine
as I did not think that it was wound up in a satisfactory manner."
E.Parker suggested that the club library remain at Inchmery and not be
kept in the clubroom.
At this point the hour for the meeting expired and an extension of an hour was voted for and obtained.
|The Press Release:|
From SKYRACK 13 (February 1960) ed. Ron Bennett:
PRESS RELEASE ; SCIENCE FICTION CLUB OF LONDON. The 1st Annual General Meeting of the Science Fiction Club of London was held at Inchmery at 5pm on Sunday January 3rd, 1960: The main items on the agenda were the acquiring of club premises: the election of officers - all previous officers were confirmed in their positions: the discussion about a display for the Easter Convention and the production of a combozine for distribution at that Convention. The Combozine will contain new items by all members of the club and will be approximately 30-40 pages in length. Contents will comprise, amongst others, Fan-Bems by Atom, George Locke on certain aspects of book collecting, articles by Paul Enever, Vince Clarke, Ken & Irene Potter, Sandy Sanderson, etc. It will be edited by Ella Parker and will be slanted to be of interest to all types of fan and not solely the ‘fandom’ fan. The funds of the Club are in a gratifyingly healthy state and, as soon as Club premises have been obtained, the intention is to invite more members to join. A search party covered the Waterloo area on Saturday, 9th January and five possible places were discovered. Further research into the matter is being carried out by Vince Clarke.