Due to the cancellation of the 2020 Business Meeting in Birmingham, at which the elections for these positions take place, the CAMWS Executive Committee, guided by Article II, Section 6, of the CAMWS Constitution (provided below) has voted to designate Hunter Gardner (University of South Carolina) as Interim CAMWS President-Elect and Kristin Lord (Wilfrid Laurier University) as Interim Member-at-Large of the CAMWS Executive Committee. They will serve in these positions and become voting members of the Executive Committee beginning July 1, 2020. Each of them will need to be elected at the 2021 Business Meeting in order to serve, respectively, as President and Member-at-Large beyond 2020-21.
Congratulations to Hunter and Kristin!
Rationale: If this request is not granted, the EC will have two vacancies on it, beginning July 1, 2020. The procedure for filling vacancies is spelled out by the CAMWS Constitution:
Article II. Officers:
Section 6. The Executive Committee shall have the power to fill vacancies occurring among the officers or within its own membership between Annual Business Meetings. All such appointments shall be deemed interim in character, the appointee to serve only until the time of the next Annual Business Meeting, but persons so appointed to any office shall be eligible to succeed themselves directly by election at the next Annual Business Meeting. A President-Elect so designated by interim action of the Executive Committee shall not succeed automatically the next year to the office of President, but his or her name shall automatically be placed in nomination for election to that office at the next Annual Business Meeting.