NCRSA 2005:
Wingate University

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Business Meeting
October 22, 2005

The business meeting was called to order by James McLachlan, President at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2005. The President thanked Wingate University for hosting the annual meeting and Diana Pasulka for her work as Program chair.

The minutes of the business meeting of October 29, 2004 were approved.

P. Eddy Wilson, editor of the Association's online journal, Thinking About Religion, reported that Volume Five is nearly ready. All articles have been peer reviewed.  Once the authors have read and approved the galleys, the volume will be published.

John Brooks, secretary-treasurer, reported that the Association had had no expenses and had brought in $45 during the previous year.  The Association has a balance of $759.74.

The members discussed ways of spending the money in the account. It was suggested that the Association could do more to advertise its existence among North Carolina institutions.  Paper copies of the journal could be printed and distributed to the member departments. Diana Pasulka moved that a travel fund be created for graduate or undergraduate students, with the amount and manner of distribution to be determined by the officers. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.

The president asked for ideas about the location of the next annual meeting. After some discussion, it was decided that the president would speak with the chair of the Department of Religious Studies at UNC-Charlotte about the possibility of meeting there in 2006. If that cannot be worked out, Fayetteville State University will host the meeting. Mark Roncace of Wingate University agreed to serve as program chair for the 2006 meeting.

There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

John I. Brooks III
North Carolina Religious Studies Association


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