Academic journal article Anglican and Episcopal History

Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church June 2006

Academic journal article Anglican and Episcopal History

Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church June 2006

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MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

COLUMBUS, OHIO

JUNE 15, 2006

President Fredrica Harris Thompsett convened the annual membership meeting of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church (HSEC) on Friday evening, 15 June 2006, in the Seneca Room of The Westin Great Southern hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Following introductions of courtesy, she introduced the speaker for the evening, the Rev. Dr. Frederick Quinn, himself a director of the Society, who titled his lecture "Oh Brave New World that has such people in it!' Anglicanism's Global Future." President Thompsett noted that Dr. Quinn's address inaugurates a new lecture series for the Society, the Manross Lecture, named for the Society's chief benefactor, W. W. Manross. The evening continued with the announcement of award winners for both the Society's Burr Prize and the annual prizes of the Episcopal Women's History Project.

At the business session of the meeting, the members unanimously approved the minutes of the 2005 membership meeting as presented by secretary Aida Marsh Morgan. secretary Morgan reported a total of 835 members, a decrease of 43 from last year, and 119 proxies received for this meeting. Brooks Graebner, chair of the Nominations Committee, presented the following slate of officers to serve for the upcoming year: Fredrica Harris Thompsett for president, Robert W. Prichard for first vice president, Alexandra S. Gressitt for second vice president, Frederick W. Gerbracht, Jr. for treasurer, and N. Brooks Graebner for secretary. He then nominated the following slate of directors: J. Patrick Mauney for a second three-year term; Mark William Wastler, for a three-year term; Melynn E. Glusman, for a threeyear term, and Craig D. Townsend, for the one year remaining of Lesley Northup's term. The members unanimously elected both the slate of officers and the slate of directors.

The President closed with an invitation for all gathered to attend next year's meeting, to be held in Williamsburg, Virginia, on 23 June 2007, in conjunction with the Tri-History Conference 24-27 June, "Legacies and Promises: 400 Hundred Years of Episcopal History."

Respectfully submitted,

N. Brooks Graebner

Secretary

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2006

COLUMBUS, OHIO

The annual meeting of the Board of Directors of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church (HSEC) convened at 9:00 a.m. in the Thurber Conference Room of the Westin Great Southern hotel in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, 17 June 2006. Officers and directors present were: Fredrica Harris Thompsett, Alexandra Gressitt, J. Robert Wright, Ted Gerbracht, Al Moss, Alan Hayes, Grant LeMarquand, Brooks Graebner, John F. Woolverton, Joan Gundersen, Harold Lewis, Gardiner Shattuck, Patrick Mauney, Frederick Quinn, Willis Moore, and Christopher Agnew. May Lofgreen (Director of Operations), Thad Tate (Past President), and A. Margaret Landis (Editor of the Historiographer) were also present. Joining during the course of the meeting were Robert Prichard, Aida Marsh Morgan, and Mark J. Duffy. President Thompsett opened the meeting with a prayer. Following introduction of those present, the President shared the regrets of director Pamela Darling that a death in her family prevented her attendance. Added to the agenda of the meeting was a matter of concern expressed by the Minority Caucus of the Episcopal Church regarding an advertisement placed in the "Convention Guide" issue of Episcopal Life. The directors unanimously approved the minutes of the 2005 meeting of the Board of Directors.

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President Thompsett briefed the Board on how the search was conducted. She then distributed the resume of Edward Lawrence Bond and, on behalf of the Executive Committee, brought forward his name as the next editor of the Journal, succeeding John Woolverton. …

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