ICNAP II 2010 Business Meeting Minutes

ICNAP (Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologists) 

Business meeting

May 29, 2010 at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario


Present: Riaz Akseer, Mike Barber, Maureen Connolly, Tom Craig, Lester Embree, Erik Garrett, Amedeo Giorgi, Richard Lanigan, Daniel Marcelle, Jackie Martinez, Mary Beth Morrissey, Natalie Nenadic, Boris Pantev, Steven Rita-Procter, Dennis Skocz, Fred Wertz


(1) Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by L. Embree 


  1. Approval of Agenda

The submitted agenda was approved unanimously. 


  1. Approval of Minutes from ICNAP I

 A motion was made and seconded that the minutes be approved.  The motion passed unanimously. 


(4) President’s Report (Lester Embree)

Last year’s meeting had 30 participants; 22 this year, but some had to cancel given us 18 participants.   One reason for fewer participants is a conflict with the meeting of learned society in Canada which forced some to choose between meetings.  


We have over 1500 visits to our website and 50 people on our mailing list. 


 ICNAP received a $1,000 grant from CARP.


Relations with SPHS: George Psathos has approached ICNAP about joining our organizations or having a joint meeting.  We have invited SPHS to send us 7-14 people for next year.  This will serve as a kind of “date,” to determine if “marriage” is a good idea.  The advantage of such a merger is that it brings sociologists into ICNAP.  But a merger might mean a name change.  George has offer us to produce/edit an issue of Human Sciences.  Lester proposes that Richard conduct negotiations on this.  Zeta Books does e-publishing, and this can happen very quickly.


SPEP used to have  session on Husserliana volumes, expensive copies of which went to the panelists and usually the editor of the volume responded on Husserl's behalf.  These were extremely successful, but SPEP stopped doing it.  Shall ICNAP pick this up and start doing it again?  Discussion reveal strong support for this idea.


Eirk suggested book session for ICNAP, and this idea received strong support.


ICNAP Webmaster: A motion was proposed and seconded that Daniel be named as ICNAP’s official Webmaster.  The motion passed unanimously.



Treasurer’s Report (Mike Barber)

Current ICNAP account balance is $1,216.75.  Our dues are low and we need more cash flow.  A motion was proposed and seconded that  two new categories of membership be added to ICNAP: 


Institution Member for $100

Sustaining Member for $50  (Sustaining membership is by individual choice)  


The motion passed unanimously.


(5) Approval of By-Laws

A motion was made a seconded that the By-Laws be approved.  The motion passed unanimously. 


(6) Election and Staggering of Officers: 

Lester shall continue as President for one more year, completing a 3 year term.  Secretary and Treasurer each serve one year terms.  Members at large serve for 3 year terms.  A motion was made and seconded for the following officers of the organization:


President: Lester Embree shall complete a 3 year term

President-Elect : Fred Wertz shall work with current President

Treasurer: Mike Barber shall serve a1 year term as Treasurer

Secretary: Jackie Martinez shall serve a1 year term as Secretary

Member-at-Large: Maureen Connolly shall serve a 3 year term.


(Note: Erik Garrett and Mary-Beth Morrissey continue in the 2nd of their 3 year terms; Lori Schneider has resigned as Member-at-Large)


The motion passed unanimously.


  1. When and Where to Meet Next

Dennis offered Arlington, VA; meeting must be held on a Fri, Sat, Sun to insure best rates and used of Library.  A motion was made and seconded that our next meeting should be held in Arlington, VA and organized by Dennis.  The motion passed unanimously.  A date for the meeting shall be sometime during April, May, or June of 2011 and shall be decided after a poll of the membership.


  1. Thanks to Maureen Connolly for Outstanding Local Coordination

Heartily felt and conveyed!



Meeting Adjourned

Minutes prepared and submitted by Jackie Martinez

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