The American Weil Society
The Executive Committee, which directs the Society, is composed of a president, vice-president, treasurer, and website master, and the past president(s) if they so desire to continue on the Committee.
The president will chair the annual meeting at the colloquy and establish the direction of the AWS, the location and themes of future meetings and the composition of the board of directors. The president sends out notices to members .
Eric Springsted will continue as President until the elections in 2014, when he will be succeeded by the current vice president.
The VP will assist the President in every respect and with the host will take major responsibility for the colloquy (beginning at Providence in 2013) insofar this can be done at a distance. Along with the host and the board the VP will vet the proposals for papers to be presented and organize the program. The VP will be elected for two years and will take over as president at the end of this term. When elected the VP will be agreeing to a 4 year term of service, the third and fourth year as president. The president and VP will continue as members of the board if they so desire on the completion of their terms.
The Treasurer will be elected for a three-year term. The duties are related to finances and membership. The treasurer will receive dues, and be responsible for disbursements, and for reporting to the Board the state of the finances of the Society. The next election of the treasurer will take place in 2015 and the duties will begin in 2016. The treasurer can be elected for a second term.
The Webmaster is the person in charge of maintaining the Society’s website. The term continues as long as the webmaster agrees to exercise this function.
When elections need to be held, the membership will be asked to suggest nominees. From these suggestions, if any, the board will select one name or more if circumstances suggest more than one, but not necessarily more than one, to be presented for the office in question. Nominations may be made from the floor at the meeting at which the election is held.
Members whose dues are currently paid may vote, either at the meeting at which elections are held, or by proxy sent to a member of the board. They may not nominate from the floor unless present at the meeting.
Proposals for the annual colloquy will be reviewed by a review board composed of the president, vice president, and host(s) of the colloquy. If the host is either the president or vice president, the president may name another person to be the third person on the review board.
One must be a member in good standing in order to present a paper at the annual colloquy. Guests may be considered, with “guest” meaning a person outside North America proposing a paper, or someone who is invited to present a paper.
Bartomeu Estelrich (Boston College)
Vice President [2016-2019]
Sophie Bourgault (University of Ottowa)
Joe Cosgrove (Providence College)
Mauricio Najarro (Graduate Theological Union)
Eric Springsted [1981-2014]
A. Rebecca Rozelle-Stone [2014-2016]