Message from the President
difficult to believe that this year's Olympic Games have wrapped up; we are
nearing the end of our summer holidays; and with August coming to a close,
preparations are already in the works for commencement of another school year.
for years, I lamented the need to clean out boxes and bins from the deep
recesses of my basement, I have actually
made some progress this summer.
I hope to keep going until I lose the momentum, or until the
procrastination piles (created from emptying those boxes) occupy so much of the
space in my house, I'll be forced to stop!
In one of
those boxes, I found a stack of old New Jersey Classical Association
Bulletins. The one from Spring 1995 was
eleven pages. It started with a letter from David Rhody, NJCA President. Within those pages, it listed, among many other
things, the names of the Executive Committee members, it had a call for
submission of articles for the Bulletin, offered listings of upcoming Classical
events, offered congratulations for accomplishments of members, and gave the
Program for the Spring Meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic
States' joint meeting with The New Jersey Classical Association, which was held
at Rutgers University on April 28-29, 1995.
most recent Executive Board meeting, we discussed the need to make greater use
of our web site. It would be terrific if
we could utilize it in a way that would make it more beneficial/more of a
resource for our members--a place to which to go with more frequency. So, if you have information that you believe
should be included in our bulletin, please pass it along. It will be an ongoing goal to make such
Another topic of
discussion was our desire to have an Association historian. The discussion about what that might
encompass is in its early stages, but archiving old Bulletins found in the boxes
in our basements might be of value! Give
it some consideration to see if you would have interest in that role, or offer
ideas as to what you believe the mission of the historian should be.
For our Fall meeting at The Heldrich Conference Center in
New Brunswick, that starts on Thursday, October 20, and runs through Saturday,
October 22, we will continue the tradition of joining up with the Classical
Association of the Atlantic States.
Please visit the CAAS web site to read the Program and the letter from
Lee T. Pearcy, Interim President. The
NJCA business meeting will be held on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m.
(complimentary breakfast included). We
will also still be selling books and miscellany in the vendors' room at the
conference center. So plan on making
purchases or donations--you know that money goes towards our scholarship funds.
It would be great if you are able to come all three days,
if not, come for as much as you are able.
So, please follow the cumbersome guidelines for registering--we can't
wait to see you there; it promises to be a great program!