Published in the interests of TAFF by Ethel Lindsay, Courage House, 6 Langley Ave, Surbiton, Surrey, Gt. Britain and Ron Ellik, 1825 Greenfield Ave, Los Angeles, Calif. 90025, USA, who are the current TAFF Administrators.
Dear TAFF pillar:
Enclosed you will find a copy of the ballot for the current TRANSATLANTIC FAN FUND campaign, in which Marion Bradley, Bruce Pelz, and Wally Weber are vying to represent American fandom at the 1964 British convention. The most immediate purpose of this letter is to encourage you to use this form if you haven't already voted -- it will be most convenient for you to send five shillings or the equivalent (cheques, money orders and postage will be most easily sent and received -- currency from beyond the sterling or dollar areas might be inconvenient to either Administrator) with your vote.
But looking beyond this current TAFF campaign and the convention we're aiming to send an American fan to, we are now thinking about the next campaign, which will elect one of you to represent European fandom at the 1964 World Science Fiction Convention in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Nominations for this campaign will be opened on the first day of September, at the Washington D.C. Worldcon -- Ron Ellik will make an appeal to everyone there to nominate the fan of their choice from beyond the Atlantic to come to America on fandom's donations and votes. When you receive this letter, it will be time for you to start moving. You have until the last day of November to send nomination requirements to either Administrator.
If you would like to see one of your friends stand for TAFF, contact others who correspond with him or know him) and get five signatures (three from Europe, two from Americas ) of fans who want to see him up for the trip. Besides these signatures, you need a $5.00 (thirty-six shillings) bond of good faith, a one-hundred word platform describing the candidate, and his signature stating his willingness to travel to California next fall if elected.
There is time for you to get a campaign going if you act now. Write to either of us for more information -- we'll shoot you back an airmail reply with all the answers we can give.
And send that TAFF ballot in at the same time, will you? Use your right to help select your own guest, at the same time you're making plans to select a representative for the next trip.
SUPPORT TAFF: FANDOMS OWN GOOD NEIGHBOUR FUND!
HONOUR ROLL OF TAFF SUPPORTERS
Good fans and true who have bought The Lindsay Report:Ron Bennett Don Geldart Chris Miller Peter Singleton Brian Burgess Bobbie Gray Ian McAulay Charles Smith Bruce Burn James Groves Horst Margeit Brian Varley Ted Ball Margery Harrison J.W. McGregor Walter Willis Dave Barber Max Jabowski Keith Otter Peter West Ken Cheslin Terry Jeeves T.K.Overton Ted Carnell Roy Kay Ella Parker Jim Cawthorn Pat Kearney Ian Peters Dr Antonio Dupla Jim Linwood Alan Rispin Audrey Eversfield George Locke John Roles Ted Forsyth Nigel Lindsay Michael Rosenblum Colin Freeman Peter Mabey Norman Shorrock
Stout fans and true who have voted in the current campaign to bring an American fan over in l964:Brian Aldiss E.R. James Michael Rosenblum Ron Bennett Terry Jeeves Ken Slater Dave Barber Val Jeeves Dick Schultz Elizabeth Bennett Peter Mabey D.G. Small Ken Cheslin Archie Mercer Ted Carnell Chris Miller Jim Cawthorn Ian McAulay Ted Forsyth Joe Lavin Don Geldart Keith Otter James Groves Ella Parker
There is still time to vote -- the deadline is October 31st.
There is still time to buy The Lindsay Report.
The total sum that TAFF held in the British end at the "take-over" in 1965 was 1/5d. The sum now reaches £52.14s. Whilst this is good ... it is nowhere near the sum held by the US end which is now over $700! We at this end may be less numerous; but if everyone were to contribute in one way or another the total would soar to reach somewhere a little more consistent with this being a two-way Fund.