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
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
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.
John I. Brooks III
North Carolina Religious Studies Association