Academic journal article Anglican and Episcopal History

Minutes of the Annual Membership Meeting of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church August 2003

Academic journal article Anglican and Episcopal History

Minutes of the Annual Membership Meeting of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church August 2003

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MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH 1 AUGUST 2003

President Thad W. Tate convened the annual membership meeting of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church (HSEC) at 8:15 PM in the "Windows on Minnesota" room of the Marquette hotel in Minneapolis on Friday, 1 August 2003. Bindy Snyder, the president of the Episcopal Women's History Project, presented that organization's highest honor, the Adelaide Teague case Award, to Fredrica Harris Thompsett. The members unanimously approved the minutes of the 2002 HSEC membership meeting. secretary Thomas A. Mason reported a total of 900 members, a decrease of eighty-four members from 984 last year, and 155 proxies for this meeting.

Bruce B. Lawrence, Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Professor of Religion at Duke University, spoke on "Muslims, Christians, and Terrorists: The Crescent and the Cross, at Home and Abroad, after 9/11." Professor Lawrence compared and contrasted the role of fundamentalism in both religions and the legacy of the Crusades as it relates to Christianity and Islam. In response to questions, he discussed Islam in America (traditional Islam and the Nation of Islam) and the nihilistic elements of modern terrorism.

The meeting adjourned at 9:20 PM.

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH 2 AUGUST 2003

The annual meeting of the Board of Directors of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church (HSEC) convened at 9:00 AM in the Minnesota River Room of the Marquette hotel in Minneapolis on Saturday, 2 August 2003. Officers and directors present were: Henry Warner Bowden, James E. Bradley, N. Brooks Graebner, Alexandra S. Gressitt, Pamela W. Darling, Alan L. Hayes, Cirant LeMarquand, Eugene Y. Lowe Jr., Thomas A. Mason, J. Patrick Mauney, Aida Marsh Morgan, Alfred A. Moss Jr., Robert Bruce Mullin, Robert W. Prichard, Julia E. Randle, Barbara Brandon Schnorrenberg, Bindy Snyder, Thad W. Tate, Fredrica Harris Thompsett, Peter W. Williams, John F. Woolverton, and J. Robert Wright. May D. Lofgreen, business manager, and A. Margaret Landis, editor of The Historiographer, were also present. President Tate opened the meeting with a prayer from the New Zealand Prayer Book. The directors unanimously approved the minutes of the 2002 meeting of the Board of Directors.

REPORT OF THE NOMINATIONS AND CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS COMMITTEE (APPENDED)

John F. Woolverton, chair of the Nominations and Constitutional Amendments Committee (otherwise composed of Fredrica Harris Thompsett, Peter Williams, and David L. Holmes), nominated-for three-year terms on the Board of Directors-N. Brooks Graebner (for reelection), J. Patrick Mauney (for reelection, having filled one year of Eugene Y. Lowe Jr.'s unexpired term on the Board of Directors), and Aida Marsh Morgan (for reelection). He also nominated-for one-year terms as officers of the Society-Thad W. Tate for president, Alfred A. Moss Jr. for first vice president, Eugene Y. Lowe Jr. for second vice president, and Thomas A. Mason for secretary. The members unanimously elected the slate of officers and directors. John Woolverton moved, and the directors unanimously approved, an amendment to Article IV, paragraph 4, of the Historical Society's constitution. At the end of that paragraph, the amendment adds the following paragraph:

In cases where a Director has been elected to fulfill a midterm vacancy, the following term limitations shall prevail: A Director serving an unexpired term of one year shall be eligible to serve two more consecutive regular terms. However, a Director who has been elected to fulfill an unexpired term of two years shall he eligible to serve only one more consecutive regular term.

TREASURER'S REPORTAND BUDGET (APPENDED)

Treasurer William M. Bennett served for six years and recently resigned his office. The Board of Directors authorized President Tate and First Vice President Moss to sign checks and function as the interim treasurer until a new treasurer can be appointed. …

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