MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 21, 1979 AT BERG'S
Tom Schaad presiding.
Rosa Oliver, V.P., Joe Mayhew, Sec., Bill Berg, Treas., Alan Huff, Trust., Alexis Gilliland, Trust.
Marianne Petrino, Rich Dutcher, Tom Whitmore, Elaine Normandy, Sharon Harris, John Huff, Michael Harris, Jack Heneghan, Billie Grey, Bob Esty, Bob Oliver, Victoria Smith, Kent Bloom, Ginny McNitt, Bob Lovell, Mike Walsh, Lee Smoire, Walter Miles, Scottie Robinson, Somtow Sucharitkul, Dave Hastie, Steve Smith, Lisa Peoples, Tim Tarrants, Fran Buhman, Janet Prato, Charlie Ellis, Judy Newton, Barry Newton, Beverly Brandt, Phil Cox, Jan Cox, Scott Dennis, Bonnie Dalzell, Jack Chalker, Eva Whitley-Chalker, Sue Wheeler, Edie Williams, Leo Sands, Kathy Sands, Gary Oleson, John Boggs. (48)
The meeting was called to order at 9:15. The minutes were read and amended to add that Doll Gilliland had agreed to investigate The Washington Hilton, Capital Hilton and The Hyatt Regency as to their availability for Disclave 1980.
The Treasury stood at $926.62. Bill Berg noted that he had just received a check for $2,800.00 from Alan Huff, who said that there were still some debts owed to Disclave by those who bought ads in the Program Book.
COMMITTEE REPORTS MEMBERSHIP
Four joined at the last meeting: Linda Sweeting, April Barber, Beth Goetz, and Abraham Friedman. All were absent.
John Huff showed two Mike Jittlov films after the meeting.
The September Journal was distributed, also copies of the interim address list. Joe Mayhew wants your correct address and phone number.
Kent Bloom announced the "INTERNATIONAL FINGERFOOD CONSPIRACY" for hors d'oevres & munchies. Memberships in the Con are $4.00 until February. See Kent, Pay Kent.
Final negotiations with the Crystal City Marriott are underway; another group has already booked the hotel in part. We will see whether that will prevent us from using the hotel too.
Alan Huff proposed that the club chose the Disclave GOH by vote. The matter was postponed until after a convention site was secured.
Joe Mayhew moved that the Chairman for the 1981 Disclave be elected by the membership in good standing at the 1st meeting in November (11/02/79), and that election be supervised by the WSFA Executive Board and the person elected remain eligible for any other club office.
It was pointed out that the club constitution does not cover the matter. Alexis noted that the club had been run as much on tradition as anything else. Tom Schaad said that the time alloted under the present system was insufficient, as several of the hotels we contacted were already booked long before. Dave Hastie suggested that the person elected only be an interim chair until the regular club elections. This was rejected. Joe pointed out that this motion was only a stop-gap action for 1981 and did not bind the club for future cons.
The division: 22 AYE, 2 Nay: PASSED.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:55 (40 min.)
MEETING OF OCTOBER 5, 1979 AT GILLILAND'S
Tom Schaad Presiding.
Rosa Oliver, V.P. Joe Mayhew, Sec., Alexis Gilliland, Trust., Alan Huff, Trust., Chris Callahan, Trust.
Doll Gilliland, Bob Oliver, Eva Whitley-Chalker, Somtow Sucharitkul, John Epperson, Pat Kelly, Sue Wheeler, Ed Bennett, Ginny McNitt, Bill Mayhew, Linda Sweeting, Phil Cox, Kim Weston, Denny Carroll, Dave Hastie, Fran Buhman, Dick Roepke, Mark Owings, Bobby Baum, Beverly Brandt, Kent Bloom, Abraham Friedman, Beth Goetz, Jack Lane, Barry Newton, Steve Smith, Regina Cohen, Jeff Shalles, Avedon, Lee Smoire, Dave Kennedy, Nancy Kennedy, James Turner (41)
The meeting was called to order at 9:10. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.
Bill Berg called before the meeting to report that he had just had an accident and due to wrecked car, he would phone in the treasury balance: $3,647.05. The Secretary notes that $1,500.00 of the club treasury is encumbered for the 1980 Disclave, leaving a working balance of $2,147.05.
Doll announced that the Halloween party is scheduled for October 27th at Chez Gilliland. Costumes are encouraged but optional. DON'T COME BEFORE 8:30! Interesting munchies are most welcome. Fig Newtons are non-grata. One presumes that Judy or Barry Newtons would be most graciously received.
Problems with the Crystal City Marriott. The contract offered in print differed from that agreed upon orally. Doll is looking into it.
The 1980 Disclave will be at the HOSPITALITY HOUSE (across from the Crystal City Marriott). It has 250 rooms and will rent them at $30.00 for a singlet $38.00 for 2 or more.
THE GOH WILL BE VOTED ON AT THE NEXT MEETING.
NEW BUSINESS: ZIP
OLD BUSINESS: ZAP
Adjourned at 9:37 (27 minutes)
MEETING OF OCTOBER 19, 1979 AT BERG'S
Tom Schaad presiding.
Rosa Oliver, V.P., Joe Mayhew, Sec., Bill Berg, Treas., Alan Huff, Trust., Alexis Gilliland, Trust. Chris Callahan, Trust.
Sharon Harris, Michael Harris, Dave Hastie, Virginia Smith, Marianne Petrino, Walter Miles, Joanna Dionne, Lee Smoire, Judy Fetter, Beth Goetz, Ginny McNitt, Bob Oliver, Wayne Dionne, Dick Jones, John Sands, Abraham Friedman, Bruce Romano, Dick Roepke, Linda Sweeting, Kim Weston, Mike Kozlowski, Pat Jones, Fran Buhman, John Sapienza, Lori Meltzer, Regina Cohen, Steve Smith, Lisa Peoples, Ed Bennett, Andy Beeken, Kent Bloom, James Turner, Morgan Woodward, Jane Woodward, Annette Klaus, Robin Mayhew, Kathy Sands, Leo Sands, Sue Wheeler, Jan Peugh (46)
The meeting was called to order at 9:12. The previous minutes were read and OKed. The treasury stood at $3,647.05. Bill said that the account is now in savings.
Three joined at the last meeting:
James Turner (present!)
Marjorie Fritz (absent)
Robert Clifford (Corresponding)
Tom announced that there would be a vote for the GOH under New Business. Those back in their dues were allowed to pay up during a 5 minute recess.
OLD BUSINESS: ZIP
NEW BUSINESS: GOH SELECTION.
Spider and Jeanne Robinson were chosen.
If they cannot accept Tom will contact
1) Isaac Asimov
2) Hal Clement
Jack Chalker and Somtow Sucharitkul will be Featured Pros at the Con.
The 5th Friday party in November will be at the Dionne's.
Adjourned at 10:00 (48 minutes)
Tom Schaad, Rosa Oliver, Bob Oliver, Wayne Dionne and Joe Mayhew met
at Tom's on Saturday, October 20th to outline the groundwork for the
Con. The officers will be:
CHAIRMAN: Tom Schaad
VICE CHAIR: Rosa Oliver
ART SHOW DIRECTOR: Joe Mayhew
MANAGER: Bob Oliver
HUXTERS DIRECTOR: Mike Walsh
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Eva Chalker
FILMS DIRECTOR: Kim Weston
REGISTRAR: Michael Harris
ASST: Kent Bloom
BREWMASTER: WAYNE DIONNE
PARTYBOSS: DAVE HASTIE
Membership will be $4.00 until May l, 1980 when it will go up to
$8.00. The Hospitality House's rates are: SINGLE: $30.00 and $38.00
for 2 or more.
SPIDER AND JEANNE ROBINSON were called during the meeting and have accepted as GOHs. Alexis Gilliland had been asked to coordinate THE INTERNATIONAL COOKIE CONSPIRACY. JACK CHALKER will be the principal auctioneer. VICKIE WYMAN will design the Con Badge. Joe Mayhew will be in charge of publications. He will be ably assisted in editing the Program Book by Rosa Oliver and Barry Newton. The flier for the Con will be an 11 x 17 2 page offset printed leaflet and will contain all special (Art, Huxters) information so that no stuffing will be required. Its front will be a poster which can be easily reproduced. A bulk mailing permit together with the computerization of the mailing list will greatly improve the distribution of the leaflets. The computerized list will be easily updated for future cons.
The HOSPITALITY HOUSE only has 3 rooms suitable for programming. They will be 1) Program Room, 2) Art Show, 3) Huxter's Room. Friday night there will be a costume affair in the program room: not a masquerade, no music, MC or anything to stultify - only a cash bar to stupify.
The ART SHOW will open to the public at 4:00 PM on Friday and remain open until 11:00 PM. It will be open on Saturday from 11:00 AM until the 7:30 Auction. The Auction will be in the Program Room. The show will open for an hour again at 9:00 PM and again at 11:00 AM, Sunday. The commission charged will be 10% with no hanging fee, and we will pay the artists on site in check or cash.
ROBIN WOOD will be the featured Artist. Walter Miles and Morgan Woodward will be team leaders.
We are shooting for a 1200-1500 person Convention and will advertise only in limited ways.
5TH FRIDAY PARTY (NOVEMBER)
WAYNE & JOANNA DIONNE
7806 PATS LANE
CAMP SPRINGS, MD 20021
NB: There is NO ON STREET PARKING. If the driveway is filled up, park near the Allentown Deli: BUT DO NOT BLOCK TOO MUCH OF THE DELI'S CUSTOMER PARKING!
Meeting of September 22, 1979 at Tim Tarrants' in Bowie. The
following Committee members were present:
Shirley Avery, Scott Dennis, Charlie Ellis, Pat Kelly, Bob Lovell, Ted Manekin, Les Mayer, Joe Mayhew, Rosa & Bob Oliver, Peggy Rae Pavlat, Lee Smoire, Tim Tarrants and Clinton Winchester.
The following Committee members did not attend:
Ron Bounds, Avedon Carol, Martin Deutsch, Mark Owings, Natalie Paymer, Bill Simmons and Somtow Sucharitkul.
The following attended and were made committee members: Fran Buhman, Beverly Brandt, Alan Huff, Victoria Smith, Randy Brunk, Kim Weston, Walter Miles, Jack Chalker, Eva Whitley-Chalker, Ginny McNitt, Leslie Bloom, Alexis and Doll Gilliland, Kathy Sands and Jack Heneghan.
The meeting was chaired by Ted Manekin as previously agreed. Scott
Dennis' prepared agenda was followed.
1) All in attendance were voted into the committee.
2) A written report on the bid was distributed. Scott noted that the math was somewhat askew.
3) ELECTIONS. By Australian ballot.
A: CHAIR: Mike WALSH, (elected unopposed)
B: VICE CHAIR: Dave Ellis
C: SECRETARY: Scott Dennis (unopposed)
D: TREASURER: Shirley Avery.
4: A list for volunteers was passed. Fliers for upcoming Cons were discussed.
5: Competition: Copenhagen, Denmark and Sidney, Australia are also bidding.
6: The next meeting will be on November 18, 1979 at 3:00 PM at Ted Manekin's: 8 Charles Plaza, Apt 1807, Baltimore, Md. 21201 (301) 987-0909.
Our Editor Emeritus has sold a novel to POCKET BOOKS for $5,000.00. It is called THE STARSHIP AND THE HAIKU, and it is Somtow's first novel sale. He is already a filthy pro as he has sold 8 or more stories to such folk as ANALOG, IASFM, and GALAXY. Galaxy, by the way, has bought the novella version and will be printing it soon.
HANK STINE has taken over the STARBLAZE series started by Kelly Freas. Hank will be living in Virginia Beach, but all of the GALAXY correspondence should be addressed to the usual New York office, as before. The Starblaze books are issued in trade editions (larger, posher paperback editions) and will be available in bookstores or on subscription. They will produce 12 books a year: 4 by established writers, 4 reprints of selected S.F. classics, and 4 by newer writers. Some of the titles so far: SOME WILL NOT DIE, RUINS OF ISIS, APOSTLE, etc.
I received a chain letter from the Chalkers, perhaps you did too. It didn't ask for money, it only insisted that I send 25 copies out within ninety-six hours after I received it. It seemed to have originated with someone named Jimmy Record, and had passed through the hands of 69 folks including such notables as Roberta Flack, Herb Alpert, Wendy Barry, Vanessa Redgrave, Donny Most, Ron Howard, Jim Begg, Henry Winkler, Tom Bosley, Harvey Korman, D.C. Fontana, Diane Duane, Charles L. Grant, Dave Bischoff and finally, Jack.
"In your mind's eye ... you will be...you will produce a hit record or film or play or series of whatever... or be a hit yourself!" nice.
"This prayer has been sent to you for good luck." and so on. "Robert Stigwood received this letter and put it out with the garbage ... the result: SGT. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band" was a flop at the box office ... you figure it out!" AND SO IT GOES.
I see the devious hand of the US POSTAL SERVICE in this, just another cheap trick to sell stamps.
Laboratory workers are the number one cause of cancer. Inbreeding, cages, water bottles with metal drip spouts and overdoses of health foods also contribute to carcinoma. Normal rats probably have a much lower incidence of cancer than the poor incest ridden clones who are martyred to provide statistics for the six PM news. That's a sort of chain letter.
Steve Smith and Lisa Peoples give Mike a Housewarming Party! NOVEMBER 9 at 9:00 PM. It'll start on Friday...and end when 90% of the current attendance is somnolent.
Crash space is available but please bring sleeping materials if you can.
Take 495 to Exit 20 North. This is CONNECTICUT AVENUE, MARYLAND 185. Go NORTH. After the second traffic light, turn and park on the next side street, which is FRANKLIN. The house is the third from the corner. Parking on Connecticut is Legal but STUPID.
9819 Connecticut Ave.
You can't eat the cans, fans. Rosa Oliver is collecting the labels for Henson Valley Montessori School. They need the labels to obtain Audio-Visual and athletic equipment. She needs:
CAMPBELL SOUP (any type)
CAMPBELL TOMATO JUICE
Any questions? Call Rosa: (301) 868-7940
Sharon Harris, whose work is being gobbled up at the Cons, suggests
that some of us might like to get some of her stuff to give as gifts
- why wait for the next con? Her stuff is small, well tailored and
beautifully matted. It is also CHEAP, INEXPENSIVE AND DAMNED GOOD.
I think her work would make impressive gifts. She does fantasy
monograms, initials, drawings, watercolors. Get in touch with her:
16402 Jackson Hollow Rd.
Haymarket, Va. 22069
Volume 3, Number 2: October 1979
EDITOR: Joe Mayhew
GALLEY SLAVE: Rosa Oliver
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