MINUTES (notes taken by Kent Bloom)
April 7, 1989
President Erica Van Dommelen called the meeting to order at 9:17 pm, 7 April 1989 at the Gilliland's.
The Treasurer, Bob Macintosh, reported that the club had $9539.86 on hand.
The Trustees reported the following slate of officer nominations: President, Erica Van Dommelen; Vice-President, Steve Smith; Treasurer, Bob MacIntosh; Secretary, Rachel Russell; Trustees, Mel Scharadin, Judy Newton, and Doll Gilliland.
The Secretary was absent and should be impeached.
Disclave Present: Mike Walsh reported that he's having hotel problems (so what's new?). Kent Bloom reported that he needs help with registration. Mike Zipser needs help with the Green Room.
DISCON III: Will meet Sunday at Peggy Rae Pavlat's house at 1 pm.
The Entertainment Committee may have something in June.
John Pomeranz, chairfan of the Committee to Spend Lots of Money on Something Controversial and Incredibly Expensive (CSLMSCIE) wants to spend money on something other than Vermont. He suggested we arrange to donate Oliver North's lawyer to N3.
Old Business. None.
New Business. None.
Announcements: The next WSFA meeting will be at Peggy Rae Pavlat's. Crystal wants roommates for Noreascon 3. Joe has Unicon flyers. Irv has flyers. It's contagious. Susan has problems with her N3 room. Bob says dues are due and payable. Lee Strong says Mad Engineer is back in print. WSFA has a copy. See the copy or Lee Strong. Mike Walsh has books. They're contagious too. Erica Lilly knows someone with Arabians for Sale. Steven Vaughn-Nichols has books for sale. Alexis Gilliland has another Fangold. John Pomeranz was published in the New Mexico Lawyer as an opinion piece.
Attending: Robyn Rissell, Samuel Schwartz, Peggy Rae Pavlat, Chris Callahan, John somethingorother, Dick Lynch, Walter Miles, Sheryl Birkhead, Nicki Lynch, Beth Zipser, Norway, Crystal Hagel, Doll Gilliland, Bob MacIntosh, Susan Cohen, Mike Zipser, Victoria A. Smith, George Shaner, Kent Bloom, Joe Mayhew, Lance Oszko, Dick Roepke, Erwin Strauss, Irvin Koch, Covert Beach, Rachel Russell, Kathi Overton, John Kinney, Erotica von Dominatrix, Steve Aines, John Madigan, George Koelsch, John Pomeranz, Dan Hoey, Tom Schaad, Robert Heinlein, Erica Lilly, North Lilly, Dale Sharick, Steven Fetheroff, Sweet Polly Purebred, Underdog.
The meeting adjourned at 9:44.
MORE MINUTES (Lee Strong took notes)
April 21st, 1989
President Erica Van Dommelen called the business meeting to order at 9:19 pm at Peggy Rae Pavlat's palatial place. The President announced that Peggy Rae has beautiful furniture. In the absence of the Secretary, Lee Strong volunteered to be Secretary Pro Tem. (This is getting to be a habit.)
The Treasurer, Bob MacIntosh, reported that the club has $10,015.54. Someone suggested from the floor that the club have a party but this radical innovation died for lack of a second.
The Trustees reported that an election for club officers will be held at the First Friday meeting in May. (For the slate of nominations, see the last minutes. ED)
Disclave Present: Mike Walsh reported that we have 300 paid members. The hotel is now out of rooms, so Tough Nuggies! However, we turned back 20 rooms to the hotel so there might be a slim chance of getting a room. See Jack Heneghan about having parties in cabana rooms.
Disclave Future: Eva Whitley has looked at a hotel (the Hilton). Room rates are To Be Announced. She also dropped her checkbook, and it didn't bounce.
DISCON III: Kent Bloom, chairman of the bid corporation, announced that there had been an unfortunate incident: one of the key hotels had sold the required space out from under the bid. As a result, the bid was no longer practical, and the corporation had decided to withdraw our 1992 Worldcon bid. The news was received quietly.
Kent then asked the club to forgive the corporation's debt to WSFA -- a loan made to the corporation in anticipation of the bid. President Van Dommelen saw no need to forgive as she understood that the money was a grant rather than a loan. Alexis Gilliland moved that the matter be published in the WSFA Journal and the question laid on the table for future discussion. This motion died for lack of a second. John Pomeranz stated that the money in question was a contingent grant: the money was to have been repaid if the bid was successful and profitable. Tom Schaad suggested that the corporation buy the club a computer; the president ruled that this was a frivolous motion and therefore out of order. Eva Whitley suggested that we thank BSFS officially; however this died for lack of a second. John then formally moved that WSFA forgive the contingent loan to the DISCON III bid corporation. This motion passed overwhelmingly.
Kent also announced that the corporation was not winding up its affairs but will continue at least through 1989. The corporation will solicit advice on future options at a later date.
The Entertainment Committee announced that it had nothing to announce.
John Pomeranz, chair fan of the Committee on Spending Lots of Money on Something Incredibly Controversial and Difficult for the Secretary Pro Tem to Write Down Fast Enough, announced that the WSFA Committee was combining its funds with its Noreascon IV counterpart to finance a leveraged buyout of the Sheraton National Boston hotel. The first order of business will be the firing of the General Manager and the Sales Representative. Junk bonds will be on sale soon. Considerable applause was heard.
Old Business. None.
New Business. None.
Announcements: Erica announced that the regular meeting schedule will resume in May. If you want to vote for Officers next meeting, pay your dues and join Disclave. Eva Whitley's sister's ex-husband appeared on the Morton Downey show wearing a dress. Mike Walsh had no books for sale at 75 cents each, 3 for $2. However, he did offer a free flyer for the upcoming Ancient Astronaut Society meeting. Alicia Margaret Vaughn-Nichols was born to Ginny and Steven Vaughan-Nichols. Steve Fetheroff introduced visitors Matt and Ron. Beth announced that art appraiser John Gustavson is in the area and can appraise your artwork professionally. The World Science Fiction Society has requested WSFA strengthen its rules against ballot stuffing.
The meeting adjourned at 9:43pm.
EVEN MORE MINUTES (Rachel Russell took notes)
May 5th, 1989
President Erica Van Dommelen called us to order at 9:20 pm at the Gillilands'. In the absence of the secretary (and in practice for her foolishness in running for secretary) Rachel Russell agreed to take notes.
The Treasurer, Bob MacIntosh, reported we have $7260.87. It was suggested we have a party. To buy the soda machine we will use between $1915 to $2200. The deal is nearly complete. We should have it for Disclave and the first use will be Thursday.
The Trustees said that elections are after the meeting.
The Entertainment committee said the elections were the entertainment. This committee is also trying to rent the Star Trek movie in June.
Disclave Present had committee sign-up lists. They estimate 1500 people (well, fans) will attend.
DISCON III said the official withdrawal is out.
John Pomeranz's Committee to Spend Lots of Money on Something Controversial and Incredibly Expensive said it was bringing you the elections.
Old Business. None.
The art show hangings and other materials need a home after Disclave. They take up about 10 feet of space - very bulky. Joe Mayhew is going to call about renting space. Other people are going to ask around for a free home. The materials need to stay together, but after Disclave anything broken or useless could be tossed thus reducing the bulk. The current storers are Bob and Rosa Oliver and they are not able to continue.
The Sturdy Woman Cabinet - home of the WSFA files and archives - needs a new home.
Mike Walsh passed out the free copies of Walkabout Woman by Michaela Roessner. What a sweetie! (Mike or Michaela?)
The winners of the elections were (surprise, surprise!): President: Erica Van Dommelen. Vice President: Tom Schaad (nominated from the floor by Joe Mayhew). Secretary: Rachel Russell. Treasurer: Bob MacIntosh. Trustees: Judy Newton, Doll Gilliland, and Steve Smith.
It was very entertaining, but not controversial and incredibly expensive. Doll wins.
EVEN MORE MINUTES YET (provided by, believe it or not, the secretary)
May 19th, 1989
Erica called "Show time!" at 9:17 pm at the Morman/Bloom's. The secretary, Mary Morman, apologized for her continued absence over the last few months, she's been out of the country alot on a new job. She pointed out that her term is almost over now anyway, and introduced Rachel Russell, the new secretary. The treasurer, Bob MacIntosh reported that WSFA has only $5153.89.
Disclave Present: Mike Walsh reported that the hotel is sold out, and we have 200 reservations for Sunday night. They are sending overflow to the Ramada, and the Red Roof. Kent Bloom reported a projected attendance of 1400 to 1500 members - might be 1200 though. We have badges. Everyone was asked to help us keep out people without badges. John Pomeranz has a mockup of the pocket program. The ConSuite set up will be on Thursday and Evan needs lots of help. We're spending $4500 on the con suite. The Art Show will set up Thursday at 2pm, and they need help too. Mike has the WSFA book; it is $35 now or $37 or $40 at the con.
Disclave Future: Not present.
DISCON III: Kent Bloom said he received some nice condolence letters. We're not dead - just comatose. We have an extra party kit, so there are things at the meeting to sell. Asked a price on the balloons in the kit, we were told they were free so people started blowing them up. The president found it very difficult to make the balloons come to order.
Entertainment: Alexis Gilliland said we can't get a Star Trek V preview. Next Thursday they're showing an extended trailer of The Abyss. He invited everyone to bring cookies to Disclave to join the International Cookie Conspiracy.
Committee to Spend A Great Deal of Money on Something Incredibly Expensive and Controversial: John Pomeranz said that his committee would do something special for Disclave. He plans to buy the E Street Shelter for Disclave bums.
Trustees: Reported we have the same president, Tom Schaad is Vice President, Rachel Russell is Secretary, Bob MacIntosh is treasurer, and Judy Newton, Doll Gilliland, and Steve Smith are Trustees.
Joe Mayhew reported on storage space for the Disclave equipment. The smallest space available is $31 a month for six months, the seventh month is free. This is right down the road from the current hotel. This is to store the art show materials. Mel Scharadin cautioned us to expect damage from insects, heat, cold, etc. Bob Oliver pointed out the the stuff is currently stored in a shed on his car port with no better treatment. Tom Schaad said the current art show materials cost $200 - the show makes about $500 a year. Kent Bloom moved that WSFA allot up to $600 a year for storage the details to be arranged by the officers. John Pomeranz seconded. The motion was unanimously passed with a token abstention by Lee Smoire who isn't a member anymore and wasn't there anyway. The officers appointed Tom Schaad to chair the Storage Committee.
The Fourth of July meeting will be at Jack and Eva's house. The Fifth Friday meeting will be at Jack Heneghan's. For the record, Elaine says this is okay.
Mike Walsh is selling books by the fishtank. As incoming vice-president, Tom Schaad sent a condolence card from WSFA to John Sapienza on the death of his mother. Steve Smith as outgoing VP did the same. Erica went to the Air and Space Museum for a thing on Computers in Flight. Joe Mayhew said the next Disclave has no site, but we're selling memberships anyway at $10 only at this year's Disclave. Then $15 until the 1st of January. $20 at the door. Eva Whitley is looking at publishing a Mike Resnick book at next year's Disclave. John Pomeranz said Arlington gave him a video camera and is going to air his 'talk show' on channel 33 on Arlington cable on Thursday and Friday at 9:30.
Michael Oliver, Bob Oliver, George Shaner, Walter Miles, Kathi Overton, Chris Callahan, Joe Hall, Nancy Loomis, Virginia, Steven, and Alicia Vaughan-Nichols, Mary Morman, Steve Smith, Tom Schaad, Kent Bloom, Rachel Russell, Lance Oszko, Bob MacIntosh, Elvis, Susan Cohen, Dan Hoey, Dick Lynch, Dick Roepke, Erica Van Dommelen, Nicki Lynch, Sheryl Birkhead, Mel Scharadin, Robyn Rissell, John Kinney, John Nsomething, Judy Newton, Barry Newton, Meridel Newton, Mike Zipser, Beth Zipser, Keith Marshall, Judy Fetter, Michael Walsh, Robert Martinez, Tom Schaad, Evan Phillips.
The Meeting adjourned at 9:56pm.
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