This has been an eventful and well attended annual conference with over 150 individuals registered. With 30 panels, some 90 papers were presented as well as Roundtable discussions took place.
At this Convention several Constitutional changes were decided. The Executive Council unanimously approved these changes during their Thursday’s meeting. (Update: the revised Constitution has now been posted to ACHAhistory.org.) On Friday, after discussion, the general membership of the Association approved the changes during the annual Business meeting. One change concerns the manner in which membership is tabulated. Only members in good standing will be included in all official statistics. Another new development is the creation of a new committee to handle all aspects of ACHA elections. An Elections Board (EB) goes into effect this year, comprised of a Convener of the Board and four Elections Officials. All are elected positions. The EB will oversee the vetting and nominating process as well as conducting and verifying the annual ACHA elections. Una Cadegan will serve as Convener and Chair of this new committee. And finally, the Association has a new election cycle. Elections will be held on-line during the month of September.
R. Bentley Anderson, S.J.