MRDS Newsletter: Business Meeting Agenda Spring 2005
Business Meeting Agenda Spring 2005
MRDS Business Meeting Agenda
Friday, 6 May 2005, 5 p.m., 210 Bernhard
1) Welcome and passing of wine
2) Presentation of minutes from last meeting
3) MRDS awards announcement and toast to winners:
a) David Bevington Award presented
b) Martin Stevens Award presented
c) Alexandra F. Johnston Award presented
4) Announcements and reports from allied organizations and publications
5) Treasurer's report
6) Vote approving the proposed amendment to the MRDS Constitution. Proposed change to the MRDS Constitution appears below. It is proposed that [text in bold and bracketed be deleted] and text underlined, italicized, and in bold be added.
Article 6. Annual business meetings of the Society shall normally be held during the International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo). Notice of meetings shall be [mailed to members by the Secretary-Treasurer] published in the newsletter of the Society at least 30 days prior to the time of meeting, unless members are duly notified by an announcement in the official program of the International Congress on Medieval Studies. Sponsored sessions will ordinarily be organized by the Society for the International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo), the Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association, the International Medieval Congress (Leeds), and any other venues approved by the Society.
7) Announcement of the new General Editor for EEDTS and remarks on the series
8) Report on the MRDS Council meeting
9) Discussion of proposed Constitutional Amendment. Vote to take place at the 2006 MRDS Business Meeting. Proposed changes to the MRDS Constitution appear below. It is proposed that [text in bold and bracketed be deleted] and text underlined, italicized, and in bold be added.
1. There shall be a non-profit educational society called the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society. Its purposes shall be to effect annual meetings of scholars and other persons interested in medieval and Renaissance drama, to sponsor long-range projects of interest to such persons, and to publish material of interest to the Society, including the Early European Drama in Translation (EEDT) Series and Research Opportunities in Medieval and Renaissance Drama [and its Medieval Supplement].
10) Nominations for Council seats
11) * Topic selection for MRDS sessions at 2006 conferences:
a) International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2006 (4 sessions)
b) International Medieval Congress, Leeds University, July 2006 (2 sessions)
c) Modern Language Association Convention, December 2006 (2 sessions)
* Proposals for panel topics may be e-mailed to Gloria Betcher
12) Introduction of new Vice-President and Council members
13) Passing of the presidential office from outgoing President Max Harris to President-elect Pam Sheingorn, followed by closing remarks.