The Chairperson and new members of the committee will be elected at the EGM to fill the current vacancies.
A formal set of the Society’s accounts will be presented to the EGM.
Meanwhile I will charge the committee with a priority agenda, which will include overhauling the Awards system; identifying and recommending new committee members; ensuring that proper records of meetings, decisions and accounts are transparent to all members of the society; and seeking to enfranchise a wider “Fantasy” base for the Society.
The proposed Corby Fantasycon will not now go ahead and we are looking for an alternative for 2012. The situation at this moment is fluid and we will attempt to keep members informed.
Whatever has happened recently, we should remind ourselves that in a time of serious economic downturn we had in Brighton our best-ever supported convention with well over 500 members. That’s astonishing. It proves that there is growing support for the Society and an appreciation of all that it offers. There are a number of things we need to address but right now we are looking for people who want to roll up their sleeves to restore and develop the reputation of the Society in its 40th year.
The EGM will in all probability take place before the next London Open Night. We look to the membership to help and support us in going forward.