Proposed Amendments to the CAMWS Constitution

Dear CAMWS Members:

The CAMWS Executive Committee has approved the following amendments to the CAMWS constitution. The constitution requires that all proposed amendments be submitted to the membership in writing at least a month before the annual Business Meeting, at which such amendments must be approved by a vote of the members in attendance.

These amendments were proposed by both the Committee for the Promotion of Latin and a Task Force on Committees appointed for this purpose by President Anne Groton.

Here is a summary of the proposed changes:
1. Changing the name of the Committee for the Promotion of Latin to the Committee for the Promotion of Latin and Greek
2. Making the current ad-hoc Committee on Diversity and Inclusion a standing committee
3. Eliminating two standing commmittees, the Membership and Development Committees, and creating in their place a standing committee called the Strategic Planning Committee
4. Removing the Membership Chair as a member of the Executive Committee and adding the Chairs of the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion and the Strategic Planning Committee to the Executive Committee

Below are provided the current wording in the constitution, the proposed wording with edits, and the proposed wording without edits.

Current Wording:

Article III. Committees.

Section 1. The standing committees of the Association include the Executive Committee, the Development Committee, the Finance Committee, the History Committee,  the Membership Committee, the Merit Committee, the Nominating Committee, the Program Committee, the Committee for the Promotion of Latin, the Resolutions Committee, and the Steering Committee on Awards and Scholarships.

Article II. Officers.

Section 5. There shall be an Executive Committee consisting of the President; the President-Elect; the immediate Past President; the Secretary-Treasurer; the Editor of The Classical Journal; the Editor of Teaching Classical Languages; the Editor of the CAMWS Newsletter; the Chairs of the Steering Committee on Awards and Scholarships, the Committee for the Promotion of Latin, the Finance Committee, and the Membership Committee; and three elected Members-at-Large, who shall serve for renewable terms of three years each, one term expiring each year. The Executive Committee shall meet in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Association, except as provided under Article V.2. Election of Members-at-Large shall take place at the Annual Business Meeting.

Proposed Wording with Edits:

Article III. Committees.

Section 1. The standing committees of the Association include the Executive Committee, the Development Committee, the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, the Finance Committee, the History Committee, the Membership Committee, the Merit Committee, the Nominating Committee, the Program Committee, the Committee for the Promotion of Latin and Greek, the Resolutions Committee, and the Steering Committee on Awards and Scholarships, and the Strategic Planning Committee.

Article II. Officers.

Section 5. There shall be an Executive Committee consisting of the President; the President-Elect; the immediate Past President; the Secretary-Treasurer; the Editor of The Classical Journal; the Editor of Teaching Classical Languages; the Editor of the CAMWS Newsletter; the Chairs of the Steering Committee on Awards and Scholarships, the Committee for the Promotion of Latin and Greekthe Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, the Finance Committee, and the Membership  Strategic Planning Committee; and three elected Members-at-Large, who shall serve for renewable terms of three years each, one term expiring each year. The Executive Committee shall meet in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Association, except as provided under Article V.2. Election of Members-at-Large shall take place at the Annual Business Meeting.

 

Proposed Wording without Edits:

Article III. Committees.

Section 1. The standing committees of the Association include the Executive Committee, the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, the Finance Committee, the History Committee, the Merit Committee, the Nominating Committee, the Program Committee, the Committee for the Promotion of Latin and Greek, the Resolutions Committee, the Steering Committee on Awards and Scholarships, and the Strategic Planning Committee.

Article II. Officers.

Section 5. There shall be an Executive Committee consisting of the President; the President-Elect; the immediate Past President; the Secretary-Treasurer; the Editor of The Classical Journal; the Editor of Teaching Classical Languages; the Editor of the CAMWS Newsletter; the Chairs of the Steering Committee on Awards and Scholarships, the Committee for the Promotion of Latin and Greek, the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, the Finance Committee, and the Strategic Planning Committee; and three elected Members-at-Large, who shall serve for renewable terms of three years each, one term expiring each year. The Executive Committee shall meet in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Association, except as provided under Article V.2. Election of Members-at-Large shall take place at the Annual Business Meeting.