Washington Irving Society Meeting 2022

Thursday, 5-26-22:  1:30-2:50 p.m.

1. ALA 2023 CFPs

Any suggestions?

2. Irving Updates

  • One panel and one round table at ALA 2022 (no participation in 2020 or 2021)
  • April 2022 festivities in Irving, Texas: storyteller Jiaan Powers and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” Irving Trivia for The City and the Man
  • Rip Van Winkle’s Republic, edited by Andrew Burstein (2022, forthcoming)
  • Washington Irving’s Critique of American Culture: Sketching a Vision of World Citizenship (2021) by J. Woodrow McCree
  • Other recent or forthcoming Irving scholarship??
  • 200th anniversary events were canceled in New York to celebrate The Sketch Book.
  • Washington Irving Wednesdays: updates, blogs, social media posts??
  • Reminder of our social networking addresses:

Twitter Irving Society @ irvingsociety1

Facebook               http://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-Irving-Society/84793387818       

WordPress            washingtonirvingsociety.org

 Instagram               washingtonirvingsociety, WIS          

  • Kirsten Stine (treasurer), Sean Keck (vice-president), Tracy Hoffman (president), and John Anderson (Facebook coordinator) are willing to continue in their offices unless someone else would like to serve.

3. 501C3 Status

  • After getting 501C3 status in 2021, Tracy Hoffman and Kirsten Stine attempted to file with the IRS, but ended up contacting an accountant since an electronic provider must file for us. We filed a six-month extension.

4. Other officers?

  • Is anyone interested in serving as an officer in another capacity? Are you into Snapchat? TikTok?
  • We need an email coordinator. Perhaps a secretary could work on such a job? If you’re an expert at social media, your help is also very much welcomed.

5. Panel at another conference?

  • If you would be interested in putting together a panel on behalf of the Washington Irving Society for a conference other than ALA, please let us know.

6. Membership dues?

  • If we begin taking dues for membership, what would you like in exchange for your dues? (journal, ALA reception, t-shirt, scholarship, awards, website maintenance, digitizing archives, etc.) How much should we charge?
  • At this point, we want to get 501C3 filed and then set up membership.

7. Washington Irving Society Awards

  • Let’s have at least one award. What might we call this? We could give it away at next year’s ALA.

8. Special thanks to the Thomas Wolfe Society

  • Bob R. Powell, the treasurer, called Tracy Hoffman to share his journey as treasurer. The organization saw the blog and wanted to help us get moving.

9. Other business?

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