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SFSA History
A History of the S.A.D.W.F.C 1980-2001 -Print PDF 
Posted by zaphod 04/06/2005


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In issue 36 of CHAMELEON FACTOR, Steve Scholz and Rosie Peck's comic strip 'Turlo The Wondercat' was first published which proved to be one of the most popular contributions ever to appear in CHAMELEON FACTOR. The strip continued for a number of issues, and was based upon Rosie Peck's pet cat, Turlo whom members had met at meetings held at her residences.
The Club briefly returned to the Theosophical Hall for the 1987 A.G.M. in July, the entrance fee at this time had gone up slightly to $1.50 for members bringing a plate of food and $2.00 for those not bringing food. After the 1987 A.G.M., meetings became more regular with meetings held in September, October and November.
In January 1988, the Club moved to Pembroke School, Kensington Park, a venue well liked by members. The Club was to remain at this venue for two and a half years. Attendance to meetings rose greatly throughout 1988, and at one meeting there were 63 people in attendance. In June 1989, the Club was unable to continue selling brand new Doctor Who videos at meetings which it had been doing for a number of years.
The club did retain its contracts with Polygram Video Australia, to still receive information about the latest video releases of Doctor Who, Red Dwarf and Blake's 7.
In October 1989, the Club produced its fiftieth issue of CHAMELEON FACTOR which included a contribution from Sylvester McCoy (7th Doctor), and a letter to 'The Catharsis Of Spurious Morality' (which was renamed 'The Screaming Jungle'), by Mark Strickson (Turlough) and wife Julie Brennon.
August 1990 saw the Club move to the Y.M.C.A at 76 Flinders Street, Adelaide, which proved to be an unpopular venue with members. Unlike previous venues, the Y.M.C.A did not supply a TV or a video, which caused a great deal of problems for the committee. The Y.M.C.A. was used for only a small number of meetings before the committee relocated the Club to Adelaide High School, West Terrace, Adelaide in March 1991.

after a small time a way the great Jamie Stidiford came back to rule us all, as he is still doing to this very day. harrah harrah.


date: 20/01/2006 16:36 GMT
also is Blake the longerst serving committee member?


date: 20/01/2006 16:38 GMT
Sureley "Blake" is just a honorary title, passed down through the generations, from Father to Son? This could not be the same person who has been a committee member for vertually 9 consecutive years?

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date: 27/01/2006 22:27 GMT
He is the Old Tom Parr of the club. Of course, future historians will dispute this, and claim we have muddled his records with that of his grandfather.


date: 05/02/2006 02:19 GMT
Thanks for the trip down memory lane. It's been a long time since the old days in the Theosophical Hall...


date: 22/02/2006 04:04 GMT
So SFSA hasnt always had there general meeting at Adelaide High and the Pub!!!!?????

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date: 10/03/2006 18:47 GMT
No - the pub and the high school came along later. Not to mention all the namechanges...


date: 12/03/2006 13:59 GMT
I would have liked to have seen all those early 80s fashions! (and I'd also like to be paying the prices they had back then) ......anyone found the club's TARDIS?????


date: 11/08/2006 02:28 GMT
I thought it had fallen apart in Brian Alford's backyard...?


date: 12/08/2006 21:47 GMT
When will this history be updated? And who will do it?


date: 31/08/2006 13:10 GMT
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