Upcoming events from AIA Hartford Society and the Classical Studies Department of Trinity College

The AIA Hartford Society and the Classical Studies Department of Trinity College would like to invite you to the following webinar events:

On Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 6:00pm The AIA Hartford Society presents The William Metcalf Lecture Series.  This year D. Alex Walthall of the University of Texas at Austin will be presenting Cents in the City: New Coin Finds from a Hellenistic House at Morgantina (Sicily)”.  For more information and to register please see the attached flyer or visit: https://tinyurl.com/TC-Walthall-2021.

On Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 6:00pm, Dan Curley of Skidmore College will present ““The Gospel Truth”: Animated Narrative in Disney’s Hercules” (1997). For more information and to register please see the attached flyer or visit https://tinyurl.com/TC-Curley-2021

On Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 6:00pm Aleydis Van de Moortel of University of Tennessee will present “The Rise of a Hierarchical Society at Late Bronze Age Mitrou, Greece: What Made It Possible?”  For more information and to register please see the attached flyer or visit: https://tinyurl.com/TC-Moortel-2021 

For more information on each of the webinars listed above as well as a schedule for other upcoming AIA lectures happening at Trinity College please see the attached flyers or visit our website at www.trincoll.edu/classical-studies.  


Proposed Constitution Revisions

In 2019-2020, the Executive Committee has spent a great deal of time revising the Classical Association of New England’s Constitution and Bylaws in an effort to clean up and modernize our governing documents. The Executive Committee voted to adopt the revised document on February 1st, 2020. The original plan was to have the full membership vote on the changes during the Business Meeting at the last Annual Meeting. We unfortunately were unable to hold the meeting due to COVID-19 and now the vote is scheduled during the Business Meeting at our upcoming Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 13th, at 12:00pm. There have been no changes to the document since the proposed vote last year.

Current Constitution: https://caneweb.org/docs/constitution.pdf

Revised Constitution: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14mBKKYYZUXFVJIMLnrfWDrzZJcg1CyuUgdtI87RaH_4/edit?usp=sharing

A summary of the changes is as follows, though it is important to note that there were absolutely no changes to the governance of the organization, the election of the officers, the financial management and obligations of the organization, the auditing process and procedures, and the powers of the membership body with respect to dissolution, resolutions, and other oversight activities. 

  • Lifetime Membership has changed to twenty-times the current membership fee (a change from the outdated $500 fee.)
  • New members will no longer receive 2nd year of membership for free. This, as a practice, hasn’t been the case for decades.
  • Newsletter Editor has been renamed to Media Coordinator, reflecting the combined nature of Webmaster and the Newsletter.
  • Classics in Computing has been removed as an office and committee.
  • Awards Committee with the chair being the immediate past-president has been added to streamline organization of the various awards. No changes to how awards are decided, but rather to have a point person to ensure that necessary steps are taken on the appropriate schedule.
  • Educational Programs description has been updated to reflect current practice.
  • Classics in Curricula description has been updated to reflect current practice.
  • Many committee functions/descriptions were removed to be explained in greater detail in the Executive Manual. This was done to provide greater flexibility and adaptability for committee charges and is common practice in other organizations. This does not include the Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Nominating Committee, Auditors, Program and Local Arrangements Committee, or Resolutions Committee. It seemed these particular committees are not as malleable and should be rightfully detailed in the Constitution and By-laws.
  • Other language throughout the Constitution was cleaned up and modernized.

If you have specific questions or concerns that you would like to be addressed prior to the Annual Meeting, please feel free to contact the Executive Secretary, Kevin Ballestrini: secretary@caneweb.org


Evening Vergil reading group via Zoom

Retired Latin teachers or others who have the time are invited to join in reading Vergil one night a week. We have two people and we welcome more. We’re in Book II now. We use Pharr’s Vergil but any version is OK.

We meet weekly on Monday evenings at 7:00pm Pacific Time, 10pm Eastern time. One of the readers is in Oregon, and the other’s in NH. Here’s the link: 

https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/91624860459?pwd=TmxXTnRITEVyN2RMWk9wZEdJT3BOUT09

Please feel free to join on a coming Monday. 

Lastly, please check out our group Charter here: 

Vergil Reading Group