Kenneth Burke Society Triennial Conference
Clemson University, Business Meeting: Sunday, May 29, 2011
President, Ann George, chaired the KBS business meeting.
The 2008 (Villanova) minutes were approved as distributed.
Vice-President: David Cratis Williams
Treasurer: Virginia Anderson
Secretary: Elvera Berry
Treasurer: Virginia Anderson has been organizing and updating membership records in order to avoid confusion and non-canceled checks.
Current records indicate: 76 paid members + several non-paid participants.
|Balance as of May 2011||2085.62|
|Balance (minus forthcoming expenses):||4910.01|
|Expenses (incomplete as of May 29, 2011)|
Virginia also reported:
Special appreciation was expressed to Dave for a successful Triennial, including significant participation from young Burke scholars!
Membership and Dues
(Secretary’s note: Questions raised in 2002/2005/2008 remain: i.e., Should dues be raised? What are the benefits of membership? Which resources should be open to all? Should a portion of the online journal or other materials be for members only?)
Question: How will we follow up on these ideas?
Ann presented recommendations coming from the Executive Committee for several changes in the Constitution:
(Passed for now—logistics of timing to be reviewed by executive committee)
Elvera Berry, Secretary
Elvera B. Berry, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication
Roberts Wesleyan College
For the Record: Scott McLemee was plenary luncheon speaker (article appeared June 2, 2011), and Jack Selzer entertained with Donald Duck (Friday) and Fishing Stories (Banquet).
2011 Awards-Recipients (presented at the Saturday evening Banquet)
Virginia Anderson, Elvera Berry, David Blakesley, David Cratis Williams, Ann George, Clarke Rountree
Incoming President, Clarke Rountree, chaired the Executive Committee Meeting
Virginia Anderson has been organizing and updating membership records in order to avoid confusion and non-canceled checks. Questions arose regarding:
(David will be getting the financial information to Virginia and help clarify membership records.)
Discussion focused on appointment of a new editor. David Blakesley reported that several were willing to be considered for the position: David Tietge (Monmouth), Paul Lynch (St. Louis), and Nathaniel Rivers (in transition from Georgetown to St. Louis). In view of experience and the current centralized housing of publication-related materials, it was decided to name David Blakesley “Editor of Publications” and ask Paul Lynch and Nathaniel Rivers to assume primary responsibility for the KB Journal as “managing editors.”
(We’ll need some email exchange regarding some of this once David has a response from Paul and Nathaniel)
Ethan Sproat gave KBS his property interests (from his digitization work) to the DVD, KB: A Conversation with Kenneth Burke. The Treasurer will store the letter/legal document. (Where will we announce how to purchase these now?)
Dues: – KBS membership will be renewed at the same time every 3 years—namely, during the Triennial Conference. Current members out of synch because their membership falls short of 2014, will be given a free membership to that date (including those who renew for "One Year" on the KB Journal website). Those who run over three years will be given a discount on the Conference in 2014.
NOTE: President Clarke’s 81 totally dominated the post-Conference golf outing!
2011 Burke Triennial Conference: Business Meeting Attendance
Attendance at Triennial Business Meeting: Sunday, May 29, 2011
Miriam Marty Clark
2011 Burke Triennial Conference: Executive Committee Meeting
Clemson: Sunday, May 29, 2014