Natcon Constitution

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Constitution of the Australian National Science Fiction Convention

(i) There will be an annual science fiction convention, known as The Australian National Science Fiction Convention and commonly referred to as the Natcon, organized by a Convention Committee selected from amongst bids submitted to the Business Meeting at the Australian National Science Fiction Convention two calendar years before the convention to be selected.

(ii) The Convention Committee for each Australian National Science Fiction Convention will award the Australian SF (Ditmar) Awards, and certain other awards as detailed in rules made under this constitution. These rules will be amendable by resolution of a Business Meeting and changes will take effect at the next convention.

(iii) The Convention Committee will ensure that any surplus accrued by the Australian National Science Fiction Convention will be applied to the benefit of Australian fandom generally, and shall not be used to reward individuals or groups connected with the Convention Committee.

(iv) The Business Meeting of each Australian National Science Fiction Convention will appoint a standing committee to assist the Convention Committee in the administration of certain aspects of the convention which are other than year-to-year, as detailed in rules made under this constitution. These rules will be amendable by resolution of a Business Meeting, and changes will take effect at the next convention.

(v) This constitution may be changed by this method only: notice of intention to amend, including the exact text, must be submitted to the Convention Committee in sufficient time to be published in the convention handbook (where this constitution and proposed amendment must be published) and then the amendment must be approved by a majority at the Business Meeting.

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