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The World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) consists of every member of the current Worldcon. The WSFS rules, published in the Souvenir Book, consist of a Constitution containing the rules for the Hugo Awards and for the selection of future Worldcons, as well as The Standing Rules for the conduct of the Business Meeting. Every attending member of Chicon 7 can attend the meeting, propose changes, debate those changes, and vote on them.Changes to the WSFS Constitution, including any changes to the rules for the Hugo Awards, must be approved by votes at two consecutive Worldcons. In addition, there may be new proposals introduced this year. This meeting may defeat and amend new proposals. Meetings are conducted under a relatively formal structure, codified in 'Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised,' and the WSFS Standing Rules.
The deadline for submitting new proposals to the Business Meeting is fourteen (14) days before the first Preliminary Meeting. The Presiding Officer may accept otherwise qualified motions submitted after the deadline, but all such motions shall be placed at the end of the agenda. See the Standing Rules and emailif you have questions.
WSFS has its own website, which you can find at www.wsfs.org.
WSFS is governed by a Constitution and Standing Rules, which ensures that the organisation continues effectively from year to year even though the WSFS membership is changing all the time.
The agenda for the 2012 WSFS business meeting is posted below, with links to reports and submitted business where available.
To request new business or contact the Chairman of the Business meeting please contact Donald Eastlake III at.
WSFS has a number of committees which are obliged to report to the Business Meeting. Their 2012 reports will be published here as they become available.
All Worldcons are required to present annual financial reports to the Business Meeting from the time they are elected until they close their accounts. A number of Worldcons are due to present reports at Chicon 7; we will publish them here as they become available.
The following items are included in Business Passed On from the Renovation Business Meeting to the Chicon 7 Business Meeting.
WSFS members may submit new business for consideration by the Business Meeting. Motions submitted prior to the convention will be published here as they become available.