Dear Colleagues, my
support and encouragement these last three years, how can I express to
you what an honor and pleasure it has been to correspond and collaborate
with you, to get to know you and your good work?
Someone more skilled with words might compose an encomium of your
virtues. A tapestry
representing your collective ICC life might be the product of the weaver
more skilled than Penelope, and more clever.
No one could persuade the metal
worker and the stone mason--once they learned of you--not to pay homage
to you with inscriptions in Latin, to be read and interpreted by
scholars as long as men and women read about the Vestal Virgins climbing
the Capitoline Hill. My way
is simpler. I will send in
my $150. And if Ray Heisler and Vicki Wine will enroll me among the life
members, I will strike the stars with my uplifted head.
I call your urgent
attention to the proposed revised bylaws, printed in this issue.
The revision subcommittee (Marilyn Brusherd, Steve Pilewski, Don
Sprague and Jane Borelli) will bring a motion--at our general meeting on
October 19--to approve the revision.
Would you please bring this AUGUR with you to the general
meeting, so that you can have the wording at hand.
The current bylaws are posted on our web site (www.illinoisclassics.org),
and have been printed in the May and September 2001 issues of the
The October conference at
Monmouth is nearly at hand. Laurie
Jolicoeur and our Monmouth hosts have put together an exciting program,
one whose formal sessions focus on teaching and on students.
Continuing education credits will be available through
ICC has applied to the
Illinois Department of Education to be a provider of CEU's and CPDU's.
The application was submitted in June; we should hear soon
whether we are successful.
The Advisory Council
would be pleased to have invitations from schools that would like to
host the 2003 and 2004 conferences.
The typical rotation would have the 2003 conference in the
Curate omnes ut valeatis,