The WSFA Journal

The WSFA Journal

Volume 9

Number 7 & 8

First Friday


Meeting of December 6, 1985 at the Gilliland's, Pres. Alan Huff presiding. Ginny McNitt, Secretary, taking minutes.

The meeting was called to order at 10:15 p.m. Minutes were waved. Treasurer Bob Oliver reported that there was $9,073.99 in the treasury as of December 1st.


Disclave '86: Chairperson Jack Heneghan announced that he wants to talk to WSFAns about what to do with people under 18 at Disclave. He also reported that the hotel is under new management, but he doesn't know what it will mean to Disclave.

Membership: Bob Oliver reported five new members: Catherine A. Gresham, Virginia M. Vaughn-Nichols, Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols, Ian L. Clarke, and Francis Freedman.

Datclone: Eva Whitley, Chairperson, reported that Harry Warner, Jr. wrote that he was flabbergasted at the idea that we would move a con to Hagerstown and declined to be the guest of honor. Therefore, we can have the con wherever we want. Doll Gilliland suggested we drop it due to lack of interest. Mike Walsh suggested we send out a flier to publicize the con. Another suggestion was to hold the con locally. The question was tabled for discussion later.


Bob MacIntosh moved that the regular order of business be reversed to have new business and announcements before old business. The move was approved.

Bob MacIntosh volunteered to hold the New Year's party.


Jack Heneghan announced that the third Friday meeting in January will be held at his house. Volunteers were called for to hold third Friday meetings on other months.


The election for the new Treasurer was announced. Bill Jensen was again announced as the Trustee's candidate. Nominations from the floor were called for. Bob MacIntosh was nominated.

Judy Newton, Trustee, and Walter Miles, appointee by Joe Mayhew (Trustee), conducted the election by Australian Ballot. Bill Jensen was voted Treasurer.

President Alan Huff then raised the issue of the proposed Incorporation and Bylaws. He introduced Mark Weinburg, the WSFA lawyer, who was present to answer questions. Mark made an opening statement explaining the legal reasons for the proposals.

Article 1, B4 regarding people under the age of 18 was struck out after much discussion by a majority vote.

The Secretary read from the current Constitution the methods stated therein for making Constitutional amendments.

A motion was made to accept the amended Incorporation Statement and Bylaws. The motion was seconded and passed with a vote of 22 pro and 0 con, with 1 abstention.

Alan Huff then passed the gavel to Mike Walsh, Vice President, and he took the floor to move that WSFA authorize money to pay Mark Weinburg for filing the Incorporation papers. The motion was seconded and passed. The gavel was returned to Alan.

Walter Miles moved that Bob and Rosa Oliver be thanked by the Club for obvious reasons. There was a loud chorus of ayes.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:45 p.m.

Third Friday


Meeting of December 20, 1985 at the Gilliland's, Pres. Alan Huff presiding. Ginny McNitt, Secretary, taking minutes.

The meeting was called to order at 9:45 p.m. Minutes were read by the Secretary.


Disclave '87: Joe Mayhew, chairperson, reported one change. He had planned to have a new writer as a third guest, but he now thinks it would be too extravagant. Barclay Shaw will do an illustration from Gene Wolfe's work for the program cover. Gene Wolfe might be willing to write an original piece of fiction for Disclave.

Entertainment: Doll Gilliland reported on the Solstice Dinner.


Brian Lewis moved we take the second vote on the Incorporation and Bylaws proposal. The move was seconded and the vote was taken. The proposals passed with a vote of 17 pro and 0 con.

Jack Heneghan, Disclave '86 Chairperson, announced that the dues for '86 will be $15.00 for Disclave and membership and an extra $5.00 for Charter Membership.


Fran Buhman announced that Craig and Marsha Glassner have moved They can now be found at:

        P.O. Box 967
        Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

The meeting was adjourned at 10:10 p.m.

First Friday


Meeting of January 3, 1986 at the Gilliland's, Pres. Alan Huff presiding. Secretary Ginny McNitt taking minutes. This is the first meeting under the new Incorporation Statement and Bylaws.

The meeting was called to order at 9:03 p.m. The Secretary read the minutes. Bob Oliver reported that the treasury stands at $8,815.71 as of December 31, 1985.


Disclave '86: Jack Heneghan, Chairperson, reported that the hotel remodeling should be finished in January. Another Disclave meeting will be announced at the 3rd Friday meeting.

Entertainment: Doll Gilliland thanked those who attended the Solstice Dinner.


Mary Morman confirmed that she and Kent Bloom will host the third Friday in February. She said that as she has a tobacco allergy and cannot have smoking in the house. She also volunteered to host third Friday meetings for the foreseeable future. Alan called for a consensus and there was a hearty aye of approval.


The question of the fifth Friday party in January was raised. Lee Smoire volunteered the Banana Republic (her residence) in Baltimore. A motion to this effect was moved, seconded and passed.

Jack Heneghan moved that we set the club dues at $20.00. Joe Mayhew pointed out that we have already paid dues that are effective till June 1st. Bob Oliver read from the new Incorporation papers and pointed out that according to them the dues of 1986 are to be prorated. Therefore, members owe $15.00. Joe Mayhew moved that the discussion be tabled and turned over to an ad hoc committee to be discussed after the meeting and to report to the next meeting. The move was seconded and passed. Alan Huff appointed Jack Heneghan to head the committee.


Alan Huff announced that he has a baby daughter born on Christmas day. She weighs 7 lbs. 2 oz. and is named Andromeda Cathleen Elizabeth Skywalker Huff.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:41 p.m.

Third Friday


Meeting of January 17, 1986 at Jack Heneghan and Elaine Normandy's, Pres. Alan Huff presiding. Secretary Ginny McNitt taking minutes.

The meeting was called to order at 9:23 p.m. Minutes were waived. Treasurer Bill Jensen reported that the treasury stands at $7,986.29.


Disclave '86: Jack Heneghan, Chairperson, announced that he will have another meeting the weekend after Boskone. Eva Whitley, head of programming, asked for volunteers to help her.

Entertainment: Alexis Gilliland said that he has read the reviews of the movie BRAZIL and it sounds as if it would make a good theater party.

Datclone: Eva Whitley, Chairperson, suggested that an alternative to Datclone might be a clone at Carroll County Camp Hashawa. The subject was tabled for further thought.


Jack Heneghan read two bylaws he considered presenting to WSFA. After some discussion, Alan appointed Joe Mayhew chairman of a committee to look into the problems brought up by the new bylaws.


Lee Smoire announced that she is going to be involved in a Bowlathon to benefit the Children's Cancer Foundation for an outpatient center and research at Johns Hopkins Hospital for children with cancer and leukemia. She will bowl 3 games and is looking for sponsorship of 2¢ per pin for the three game total. Lee advises that she hasn't bowled in at least 2 years and expects to average 120 per game for the three games. A very worthy (tax deductible) cause. Please call or talk to Lee about this by mid February.

Mary Hagen announced that she is now accepting contributions for issue #2 of the MAD ENGINEER, her fanzine. Deadline will be announced at a later date. Give short stories, reviews, art, cartoons to her at meetings or mail them to: [censored], Hyattsville, MD 20782 (559-3690).

The meeting was adjourned.



        James Revells
        Jankin, GA 31761


By David Hastie

Comets are basically safe--- except every 30 billion years when Carl Sagan lectures in which case they are associated with nuclear war and lead to a nuclear winter which extinguishes all life on earth. But other than this they are not meteors.


By Jack Heneghan

Bylaw #1:

Charter Membership dues shall be due on January 1st of the current year. Charter Membership shall lapse if the yearly dues are not paid by May 1st. Lapsed Charter Members must requalify for Charter Membership according to the Bylaws. Charter Members may not vote until their yearly dues are paid.

Bylaw #2:

WSFA may vote a member a membership refund for duties in service to the Club. This refund must be approved by the Executive Board and 3/4 of the Charter Members at a meeting. No more than 10% of the Charter Members may receive a refund in a year.

Bylaw #3:

The Disclave Chairperson is an agent of the WSFA Treasurer and may assign agents to collect dues for WSFA.

Bylaw #4:

The 1986 fiscal year shall extend from June 1, 1985 to December 31, 1986.