October 29, 2004
The business meeting was called to order by
the 2004 President, John I. Brooks, III around 1:15 p.m. on October 29,
Minutes from the 2003 meeting were read by the president for the
Secretary/Treasurer, Greg Rich. P. Eddy Wilson made a motion to accept
the minutes as read. Jim McLachlan seconded the motion. The motion
The president elected to forgo a formal address. He suggested that the
round-table conversations on papers and the professional life of
religious scholars was a fitting substitute.
The editor of the on-line journal announced that Volume IV of the
journal was now available. A call for papers will be forthcoming.
Currently the journal serves as an archive of proceedings of the annual
meetings. A suggestion was made that the journal could be recorded with
the Library of Congress, and the editor duly noted that as a possibility
for future development.
Greg Rich has served as Secretary-Treasurer. The NCRSA thanks him for
his work for the past years. John Brooks said that he is considering
taking the job, since the treasury account with BB&T is currently at
The president noted that the program chair does not have to be at the
host site. Diane Walsh Pasulka expressed an interest in becoming the
program chair for 2004. The president made a motion that Diane Walsh
Pasulka be the next Vice President, and Jim McLachlan seconded it. The
motion carried unanimously.
Members of the faculty from Wingate University, Robert Prevost and Ed
Bagley, offered their university as host to the 2005 meeting. Other
possible hosts would be Appalachian State University, Fayetteville State
University, or Barton College. Alan Hauser moved that the site for 2005
be Wingate University. Jim McLachlan second the motion. The motion
P. Eddy Wilson suggested that the organization had traditionally sent
out a letter of recognition to the host institution and its
administrators. Robert Prevost made a formal motion that the letter be
sent by the Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of the organization.
Wilburforce Mundia seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
With lunch served and no other business to conduct at this time the
president moved that the meeting be adjourned. Jim McLachlan seconded
the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
The meeting adjourned about 1:40 PM
P. Eddy Wilson