The UFO Constitution
Article One: Becoming a Member
To become a member of the United Fanzine Organization co-op, an applicant should send a copy of his/her comic or zine (or a link or attachment for digital publications) to all members listed on the roster. Approval is based on a simple majority vote by the members.
Article Two: Membership Requirements
(a) Members are required to publish a minimum of 20 pages (or the digital equivalent) per year.
A free copy (or link or attachment for digital publications) should be sent to each of the members.
(b) Member publications are to carry the UFO symbol on the front and/or back cover
(first or last page for digital publications).
(c) Every UFO zine must carry the UFO Checklist. An abbreviated version of the Checklist is
permissible for publications of 16 pages or less.
(d) Member dues are $20 per year. If a member leaves the group, his/her dues will be converted
to a subscription to the UFO Newsletter.
(e) Each member should submit a column to at least every other issue of the UFO Newsletter. Columns
should ideally consist of discussion of club business, member applicants, and reviewing new
memberzines, although other material may be included as well.
Article Three: Honorary Memberships
Honorary Members are persons recognized by the Chairman for their history, influence, and importance
to the co-op. They may contribute to the Newsletter, but have no voting powers, are not required to pay
member dues, and are not required to meet publication requirements. It is at the discretion of each member whether to send an Honorary Member a copy of their memberzine or not, as it is not required.
Article Four: The UFO Chairman
(a) Annual election: A Chairman shall be elected in late November/early December, by a majority vote of
the members, to a one-year term commencing on January 1st.
(b) Responsibilities: The Chairman's duties include editing and publishing the bi-monthly UFO
Newsletter, conducting the general co-op business, and managing member dues accounts.
(c) Emergency Chairman: It is important that the UFO Chairman appoint an Emergency Chairman
immediately upon assuming office. The Emergency Chairman shall assume the Chairmanship if
the elected Chairman is unable to complete his/her term.