Name and Purpose
The North Carolina Religious Studies Association is designed
to advance the academic study of religion in the state by providing opportunities
for scholars, teachers, and interested laypersons to discuss issues important
to the discipline.
Membership in the Association is open to university and college teachers,
members of the clergy, and laypersons in the state who share a common interest
in the academic study of religion. Membership is open to individuals
and to departments.
The membership dues are as follows:
Individual Member - $5.00
Departments of 1-5 Members - $10.00
Departments of 6 or more Members - $15.00
The officers of the Association will be President, Vice-President, and
Secretary-Treasurer. They will perform the duties indicated below,
and, when an annual meeting is canceled (due to adverse weather or unforeseen
circumstances), act on behalf of the entire association in electing new
officers and naming a site for the next year a meeting.
Officers will be elected at the annual meeting of the Association.
The President and Vice-President will each serve a one-year term.
Normally, at the close of his/her term, the Vice-President will serve as
President. The Secretary-Treasurer will serve a four-year term.
Terms of office for newly elected officers begin at the close of the meeting
during which they were elected.
The Association will meet one time a year, normally on the first Friday
A business meeting will be conducted during each annual meeting in accordance
with Roberts Rules of Order.
During the business meeting, the host school for the next year’s meeting
will be determined.
The President will assist persons involved in planning the annual meeting
carry out their duties. The Vice-President will plan the program.
The Secretary-Treasurer will be responsible for all correspondence with
members, including notifying members of the meeting. The Secretary-Treasurer
will prepare a budget report for presentation during the business meeting.
A representative of the host school will be responsible for making all
Adoption of Bylaws
These Bylaws will go into effect upon the consent of a majority
of members of present at a regularly scheduled annual meeting.
Amendment of Bylaws
These Bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting by a two-thirds
majority of members present, provided the amendment has been submitted
in writing to the membership at least one week prior to the meeting.