For Review: Constitutional Revisions for the 2017 AGM

We plan to present important revisions to our constitution this year at our AGM.

The final article of our constitution states “The constitution may be amended by two-thirds of the members present and voting at the Annual General Meeting. The minimum six weeks written notice shall apply and members will be given six weeks to submit responses before the vote at the meeting.”

We have created two Google Forms (online surveys) that present the revisions and their rationales and gather feedback in advance of the AGM. There will be limited time for discussion during the AGM.

  • PART 1:  Article 4 (Executive roles):  https://goo.gl/forms/iRtcrqjTsURUNwdn1
  • PART 2: Article 1 (Name) and Article 7 (Amendment of the Constitution): https://goo.gl/forms/iRtcrqjTsURUNwdn1

Please try to respond on these forms before May 25, since we may need some time to compile and review the responses prior to the AGM.

Review and responses are welcomed from 1) current members, 2) those who plan to pay or renew membership soon, as well as 3) past members who still consider themselves affiliated with us.

According to the constitution, your advance responses does NOT constitute an official vote, according to article 7 quoted above. However, at the AGM we would like to summarize the responses we have gathered to date, since it could aid us significantly in making wise decisions about the future of our organization.

Official voting will be held on each article at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), May 31, 2017 at Ryerson University, as part of the conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric / La Sociéte Canadienne pour l’Étude de la Rhétorique.

If you wish, you can return to the surveys several times to review the proposed revisions again and add further responses under your name, but you must fill out valid identifying information each time. We’ll group together your responses and consider all of them as one person’s input.

New CSSR / SCER Zotero Bibliography

CSSR / SCÉR hosts a bibliography group on Zotero.org.

Zotero is free open-source cloud-storage bibliographic software created by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media in the USA.  It collects source citations from library databases, Google books, Amazon, and various web sites, by working within your web browser.

The “CSSR SCER – Rhetoric” library of bibliographies can be browsed by the public at this address:

https://www.zotero.org/groups/cssr_scer_rhetoric/items

Our group’s bibliography houses

  1. a folder for all articles in our Rhetor journal,
  2. a folder for publications authored by CSSR members on the topic of rhetoric (even book reviews and conference papers are eligible, and you can also add an item with your CV and/or link to your profile)
  3. a folder containing an unlimited number of sub-folders for sub-topics within rhetorical studies.

See more info on our new Bibliographies page.