Annual Meeting Agenda

Here is the agenda for the SF3 annual meeting (October 14, 2012, 11:30 am, Concourse Hotel).

Please note: we are looking for candidates to run for the position of Recording Secretary! Duties for this position include writing up minutes for the annual meeting and for any other meetings (rare) of the SF3 Board, and also keeping track of the names of all current SF3 members.

In order to vote at the annual meeting you must be a current member, which means that you must have purchased a 2012-1013 membership before the end of the 10/14/12 meeting. Membership rates are: $9 (under 17 years old), $12 (Basic/Student), $24 (Contributing), $36 (Supporting), $48 (Sustaining), and $60 (Patron). These fees are tax-deductible and we appreciate your donation. Fees are used for SF3 expenses — grants, corporation filing fees, office expenses, bank charges, etc.
Proxy form halfpage 2012
If you are unable attend the annual meeting, you may fill out a proxy form and send it to the SF3 address or give it to someone who will be attending the meeting and can deliver it in person. You must send along a check to cover the cost of your membership fee. A pdf of the proxy form is attached to this email. On the form you may assign specific persons to vote for you or you may ask that a proxy be selected at random. The form must be signed by you.

Thanks. I hope to see many of you on Sunday, October 14.

Jeanne Gomoll
President, SF3


October 14, 2012, 11:30 am

Concourse Hotel

1. Review, correct and approve minutes of previous year’s meeting. If you can’t locate your copy, please email Jeanne Gomoll to get a pdf.

2. Old Business (Please let us know if there is unresolved business to list here)

3. Officer Reports

President: Jeanne Gomoll

Vice President: Sandy Olson

Treasurer: Jim Hudson

Recording Secretary: Victor Raymond

Corresponding Secretary: Jackie Lee

4. Committee Head Reports

W36 Convention Committee: Lou Hoffman, Victor Raymond, Deborah Stone

Publications Committee: Jeanne Gomoll

Resource Committee: vacant

Program Committee: Victor Raymond

Webmistress:  Deb Stone

Database Committee: Jim Hudson

5. Election for officer positions that expire in 2012

Recording Secretary: Victor Raymond (Victor will not run for this position again.)

Corresponding Secretary: Jackie Lee (Jackie took over Karen Moore’s position and has not served a whole term. Jackie plans to run again.)

6. Appointment of committee heads

7. New Business

Grant applications: Board of Science Fiction and Fantasy Translation Awards, Aqueduct Press, Access/ASL interpretation

SFRA Conference partnership with WisCon 38, in the year 2014

Anything else?


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2011 Tax Returns

The SF3 tax return documents for the fiscal year ending 8/31/12 have been posted to SF3’s website, here:

SF3 makes the tax returns submitted in the past three years available for public review. Our fiscal year begins September 1 and ends August 31.

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SF3 Annual Meeting: October 9, 2011

It is almost time for SF3’s annual meeting. The meeting will be held Sunday, October 9th, 2011, at 11:30 am in the conference room next to the restaurant at the Concourse Hotel. On the day of the meeting, please check the Hotel’s meeting board to confirm the correct room.

SF3 stands for “The Society for the Furtherance and Study of Fantasy and Science Fiction,” and it is WisCon’s parent organization.

SF3 membership is required to vote on any issues that come up during the meeting. The basic membership dues are $12 and may be paid in person at the meeting.
If you are unable to be physically present at the meeting, you may fill out a proxy form here:

We will review proposals from other organizations for funding. An election for the position of SF3 Vice President will take place, as the current VP is stepping down. We will discuss other various old/new business, including revisions to our current bylaws – if you would like a copy of the full agenda, e-mail

For members who wish to attend via phone, please contact the Corresponding Secretary at

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Tiptree Award Book Club

Join a conversation on Maureen McHugh’s evocative and powerful short story “Useless Things” at the James Tiptree Award website from March 1 to March 31. Moderated by Karen Joy Fowler, this discussion marks the start of the Tiptree Award Book Club, a forum for conversations about the works honored by the Award and the issues they raise. If you are interested in gender issues, the apocalypse, and the intersection of the two, you won’t want to miss this. “Useless Things” can be found in Eclipse 3, edited by Jonathan Strahan, and in the 27th edition of Gardner Dozois’ World’s Best Science Fiction.

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Elizabeth Moon

SF3 has withdrawn the invitation to Elizabeth Moon to attend WisCon 35 as guest of honor.

Comments concerning this statement can be left below or sent to

Comments are also being collected at WisCon’s Momentary Taste of WisCon blog, at

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Two Resolutions

These two motions were passed during the SF3 annual meeting on October 3, 2010. These motions represent RECOMMENDATIONS to the WisCon committee from the mother corporation SF3. They do not represent action taken by the WisCon committee.

MOTION: it is the sense of the SF3 Annual Meeting that rescinding Elizabeth Moon’s GoH invitation would best serve WisCon’s goals and community.

MOTION: a vote of confidence (and chocolate) in the troika in their attempts to handle a very difficult situation so far.

If you have any feedback about these statements, please e-mail
E-mails sent to this address will go to the SF3 Corresponding Secretary.

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