Minutes of the Annual Membership Meeting of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church Friday, 10 July 2009 Anaheim, California

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Minutes of the Annual Membership Meeting of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church Friday, 10 July 2009 Anaheim, California


Graebner, Brooks, Anglican and Episcopal History


President Fredrica Harris Thompsett convened the annual membership meeting of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church (HSEC) on Friday evening, 10 July 2009. The Rt. Rev. Herbert Donovan gave the opening prayer. At the business session of the meeting, the members approved the minutes of the 2008 membership meeting as presented by Secretary Brooks Graebner. Secretary Graebner reported 421 individual members in the Society and 97 proxies received for this meeting. Patrick Mauney, 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, Carol Gallagher for second vice president, George DeFilippi for treasurer, and N. Brooks Graebner for secretary. He then nominated the following slate of directors: Marilyn McCord Adams, Robert F. Engs, and Norman L. Jones for three-year terms, and J. Michael Utzinger for a two-year unexpired term. The members unanimously elected both the slate of officers and the slate of directors. The president then recognized the outgoing officers and directors.

Edward L. Bond, editor of Anglican and Episcopal History, presented the Nelson Burr Prize for the best article appearing in the 2008 issues of the journal to William C. Barnhart for "Anglican Volunteerism, Ecclesiastical Politics, and the Bath Church Missionary Association Controversy, 1817-1818," which appeared in the March issue. Karen Meridith, on behalf of the Episcopal Women's History Project, announced Sandra C. Boyd as the winner of the Adelaide T. Case award for 2009.

The evening continued with an address entitled "Anglican History in the 21st Century: Remembering AU the Baptized," jointly given by The Rev. Canon Dr. Jane Shaw of Oxford University and Dr. Daniel JoslynSiemiatkowski of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific. At the close of the address, the president called upon the historiographer of the Episcopal Church, The Rev. Canon J. Robert Wright, to pronounce God's blessing upon the gathering.

Respectfully submitted,

Brooks Graebner

Secretary

Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Anaheim, California

The annual meeting of the Board of Directors of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church (HSEC) convened at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, 11 July 2009. Officers and directors present were: Fredrica Harris Thompsett, Daniel Joslyn-Siemiatkowski, Alan Hayes, Harold Lewis, Carlson Gerdau, J. Robert Wright, Nancy Radloff, Grant LeMarquand, Patrick Mauney, Edward L. Bond, Ted Gerbracht, Robert Prichard, Al Moss, Gardiner Shattuck, Craig Townsend, Christopher Agnew, Melynn Glusman, and Brooks Graebner. George DeFilippi (Treasurer-elect), Susan Johnson (HSEC Director of Operations) and Debbie Crall (Editor of the Historiographer) were also present. Mark Duffy (archivist of the Episcopal Church) and Kempton D. Baldridge (Priest in the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe) attended a portion of the meeting, as did Eugene Lowe (AAEHC committee member).

President Thompsett opened the meeting with a prayer attributed to St. Benedict of Nursia, on the occasion of his feast day. Added to the agenda of the meeting were: 1. a presentation by the Rev. Kempton D. Baldridge concerning a proposed registry of historic churches, and 2. a discussion of special recognition for longtime editor of The Historiographer, A. Margaret Landis. The directors approved the minutes of the 2008 meeting of the Board of Directors as printed in the December 2008 issue of Anglican and Episcopal History (AEH).

President's Report

The president shared three items previously discussed by the Executive Committee.

1. The Appointment of Legal Counsel under the terms of Article VII of the Society Constitution. Canon Wright made a motion to affirm the President in proceeding with such appointment. …

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