KENTUCKY POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION
2001 Annual Meeting
Highland Heights, Kentucky
March 2, 2001
Business Meeting Minutes


1. The meeting was called to order at 5:30pm by President J. Michael Thomson of Northern Kentucky University.

2. Minutes of the 2000 meeting were approved as amended.

3. Nominations for President-Elect, to host the 2002 meeting, were accepted. Lindsay Back nominated Greg Goldey of Morehead State University, who was subsequently elected.

4. President J. Michael Thomson remarked on the good attendance and panel discussions at this year's meetings.  He offered his thanks to Paul Blanchard of Eastern Kentucky University for his initiative in putting together the Friday morning symposium.  We had about 50 undergraduate students attending those sessions, in addition to those registered for the entire conference.  This could be something we might want to try more often.

5. Executive Secretary Mike Berheide (Berea College) gave his report, distributed separately.  We are in fine financial shape.  No Hughes award will be given this year, as no papers were nominated by chairs from last year's panels.  We must work a bit harder to see to it that deserving papers and presentations are not overlooked.  He had no progress to report on three of the items from last year's meeting, but will work to accomplish them this year.

6. Under new business:
 

a. Mike Berheide has discovered a copy of our Constitution, last revised in 1979.  He proposed a series of amendments to align it with current practice.  The amendments were all approved, and the new version may be found here.

b. Mike Berheide moved to request that the Executive Committee draft a set of Bylaws for the organization.  Motion carried.

c. President Thomson moved to hold next year's meeting at Cumberland College in Williamsburg.  Motion carried.


7. D. Bruce Hicks of Cumberland College was installed as President for 2001-02, effective at the close of the current conference.

8. The meeting adjourned at 6:00pm.

Respectfully submitted,
 

Michael Berheide Executive Secretary