LASFS’ unofficial membership policy is, “Death will not release you – even if you die.” And yes, they’re serious.
Someone suggested the late Forry Ackerman’s name ought to be removed from the list of advisors to the LASFS Board of Directors because he is, er, late. Another director was shocked at the idea. According to the minutes of the March 2009 board meeting:
Christian McGuire brought a motion that Forry Ackerman should not be removed as an advisor to the board: though he is dead death shall not release him, he just won’t be coming to coming to the BOD meetings and the Board can’t communicate to him but still he should remain an advisor. Motion passed 8-2-0
Believe me, if they get any advice from him at this point they ought to listen!