Resolutions for 113th CAMWS Meeting, Kitchener, Ontario

Resolutions for 113th CAMWS Meeting, Kitchener, Ontario
08 April 2017

WHEREAS neither snow, nor hail, nor sleet, nor tornadoes, nor dark of night have kept CAMWS from crossing the northern border for only the third time in 113 years, and where we have been welcomed a mari usque ad mare identidem ad mare to our rendez-vous in Kitchener,

WHEREAS we have come with gratitude to the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnawbe, and Haudenosaunee peoples,

WHEREAS those of us who RSVP’ed, or not, were regaled by tales of the Drunken Duchess of Vassar (a.k.a. Grace Harriet Macurdy) and rocked anachronism not through Google but through (Peter) Bing,

WHEREAS we, 380 strong and did we say free, enjoyed 15 panels, 10 sessions of papers, 14 round table discussions, and four workshops, despite being waylaid at Pearson airport,

WHEREAS at our banquet Peter Knox opened the door to a Dean who has no Douglas Peers, and led us by the via temptanda of Alden Smith and on to mortal things that touch the mind,

WHEREAS we honored, with special service awards, the achievements of Nick Aroutzidis from the Canadian Order of American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association and Brigitte Schneebeli, administrative assistant sans pareil of the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Waterloo,

WHEREAS James May’s sixteenth and final ovationes were met with a standing ovation, while he waved the flag to O Canada, Domus et Patria,

WHEREAS we cheered the distinguished achievements of Antony Augoustakis, David Schenker, and Ruth Scodel, and celebrated the award-winning student papers of Ursula Poole and Sarah Teets,

WHEREAS the faculty, staff, students, and catering services of the University of Waterloo; Renison University College; the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Waterloo; and the local organizing committee, ably led by Sheila Ager and Andrew Faulkner, have seen to our every need, their forethought and charm befitting the True North of strong coffee and free sumptuous breakfasts and breaks,

WHEREAS the Holiday Inn Kitchener Waterloo Hotel and Conference Centre provided excellent accommodation and fed us  cuisine magnifique avec service exceptionnel,

WHEREAS  receptions with Impromptu and Bites McLellan Trio soothed our savage breasts, only to leave us thanking the Waterloo Regional Police for not raiding the wild party in the Presidential—we mean Prime Ministerial— suite after the Friday banquet,

WHEREAS we crossed paths four times at King and Weber Streets without getting lost once, or even using the sortie de secours, thanks to our drivers and our student guides, en route to Waterloo and hope to do so again this afternoon at the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market,

BE IT RESOLVED, BEFORE THIS GETS TOO SYRUPY, that we sadly take our maple leaf from the home of vicious Canada Geese, so that we reconvene, Laura McLured by a new president, to the Land of Enchantment in Albuquerque in 2018.

Members of the Resolutions Committee in Attendance at this year’s CAMWS (in alphabetical order):

Anne Groton
Kristopher Fletcher
Kristin Lord
Robert White