Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies (JSSS)

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Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies

 

Annual Board Meeting 2016

 

Board Meeting on July 7-21st held online – starting on July 7th 2016 at 1am EST and concluding at 21st July 2016 11:59pm PT.

 

 

1)      Approval of Minutes of 2015 meeting.

2)      Matters Arising from 2016 conference.

3)      Treasurer’s Report.

4)      Support for Students attending JSSS conferences e.g. travel grants, reduced fees (further); bursaries.

5)      JSSS online Journal: formation of the Editorial Advisory Group and the 2016 edition.

6)      2017 conference: ideas and proposals for themes, venues, Site Co-ordinator; Program Chair.

7)      AOB

 

Attendance:

 

Luke Hockley (Secretary

Lisa Pounders

Susan Rowland (President)

Marie-Madeline Stey

Robert Mitchel

Matthew Fyke

Alexander Fidyk

Sukey Fontelieu

Hessen Zoeller

Robin Barre
Elizabeth Nelson

Susan Wyatt

Petra Otero

Rinda West (Treasurer)

Andrea Gaspar

 

Apologies: None received.

 

 

Agenda:

 

 

Additional Agenda Items;

Approval sets of Minutes from 2015 and the 2016 Society Meeting held at the conference;

Treasurer’s Report;

JSSS online Journal: a) Update Vol. 11.1 - 2016. b) Vol. 12.1 - 2017 edition and Editorship of the JSSS Journal;

Matters Arising from 2016 conference;

2017 Conference: ideas and proposals for themes, venues, Site Co-coordinator; Program Chair.

Additional Papers:

 

Appendix One – Conduct of the Executive Board Meeting;

Appendix Two - Minutes of the Society’s Meeting. August 2015;

Appendix Three - Minutes of the Society’s Annual Meeting, July 2016.

 

 

Minutes:

 

 

Additional Agenda Items: The following item was added to the Agenda for the meeting under AOB: ‘Expiration dates of paid up members who did not attend the conference’.

 

Approval of Minutes: The Minutes of the 2015 and 2016 Society Meetings minutes were approved. The minutes are attached as Appendix Two (2015 Meeting) and Appendix Three (2016 Meeting).

 

 

Treasurer’s Report: Rinda West provided an oral Treasure’s report. June 24, 2016: Balance as of last report (8/17/2015): is, $11,586.24.

 

Income: Memberships:

$924.18

Conference fees:

Via Paypal

Via Check:

 

$1549.79

$27,589.00

Expenses: Conference: preliminary payment To LaFonda

$20,000

Bank charges: (mostly Wire transfer fees & foreign currency

 

Conversions:

Check order

 

 

$116.01

$8.00

Legal:

 

$65.00

Current Balance:

$20,732

 

 

Discussion followed: There is a further $7000 fees (approximately) due from La Fonda.

 

JSSS Online Journal: (The following relates to the discussion held at the close of the 2016 Conference and which was circulated as part of this meeting):

Peter Dunlap as Guest Editor for the JSSS Journal reported the current edition 11.1 would be published in the next 2-4 weeks. He explained that a greater number of student submissions had been received than in previous years and that new ways of dealing with this welcome development are needed. Inez Martinez reported that among other developments a greater range of peer reviewers was required. Luke Hockley offered the services of the peer reviewers for the International Journal of Jungian Studies.

Inez Martinez is to continue as Editor of the JSSS Journal and Peter Dunlap as Guest Editor, subject to the appropriate editorial resources in the form of Editorial Volunteers being provided.

Alexandra Fidyk, spoke to the previous JSSS publication Conversations in the Field. There was considerable support for developing that publication, again subject to further editorial support being provided.


 

Matters Arising from 2016 Conference. (The following relates to the discussion held at the close of the 2016 Conference and which was circulated as part of this meeting):

The success of the conference was noted and a vote of thanks was given to Inez Martinez – in particular she was congratulated on the successful composition of the individual panels. There were around 100 proposals. After peer review around 90 were accepted, with around 70 presenters at the conference itself.

 

The discussion between members ranged over the following topics:

 

a) The tradition of JSSS has been to avoid concurrent sessions conference. It was noted that this year there had been a particularly large number of presenters to schedule resulting in more concurrent sessions that normal;

b) There needed to be a little more time between sessions, for reflection, movement and generally easing the process;

c) The larger panels of five presenters were typically deemed to be less successful than smaller panels;

d) The desirability or otherwise of rooms with windows was discussed;

e) There was a discussion about the Roundtable format which worked well with the opportunity for detailed discussion of ideas and research work - it was noted that a larger room, with better separation between the tables would be helpful. Conference delegates would have appreciated further information about how the format operates;

f) The loss of the end of conference discussion with the plenary presenters was noted as was the desirability of capturing the emerging themes, ideas and insights that emerged from the conference;

g) The desirability of somatic activities and its relative paucity at this year’s conference was noted.

 

2017 Annual Conference:


Following considerable discussion the following conference theme was agreed - ‘Creativity, Complexity, and Action’;

The conference committee was agreed as follows: Alexandra Fidyk; Sukey Fontelieu; Luke Hockley; Robert Mitchell; Elizabeth Nelson; Susan Rowland; Rinda West; Susan Wyatt;

There was a considered discussion about the venue for the next conference. Proposals are due by 30 September, 2017 at which point they will be considered by this committee;

The committee debated the role of self-reflection for the organization. The benefits of taking time to reflect on the development and orientation of the organization itself as part of its annual conference were noted.

 

AOB:

Expiration dates of paid up members who did not attend the conference.

 

 

 

 

Annex One: Conduct of the Executive Board Meeting

 

JSSS BOARD MEETING ON EMAIL JULY 7TH TO JULY 21ST (PST) 2016

 

Dear Everyone,

 

Welcome to our two week online JSSS Board meeting. I want to start by thanking everyone who worked so hard in the last year, including but not limited to the recent Psyche/Earth conference in Santa Fe.

 

One set of provisional minutes is attached. I hereby ask Luke Hockley to send around the two sets of 2015 minutes he referred to in Santa Fe (when convenient, Luke!).

 

Below you will find our provisional agenda and before that thought on managing this meeting.

 

Getting Started

We want to be sure we have a quorum and that everyone’s voice is heard. I suggest that we get started by everyone sending in an “attendance” message that includes whatever they would like to say with regard to the agenda (and see my notes on it). For example it could be as simple as: “I am attending this meeting and am very supportive of a conference in Summer 2017 because I would hope to go to it”. Please for the direction of this meeting hit REPLYALL so that we are all in conversation.

 

Voting

 

To keep this as clear as possible, I suggest that votes go through the Chair, i.e. me. That does not mean that I decide whether or not a vote is taking place – but if I indicate WHEN it is taking place, that should limit confusion. For example, when everyone has had the chance to see the three sets of minutes to approve, I will call for a vote of approval.

 

Logistics

 

No one is expected to be on email all the time for 2 weeks. However, if you know you will be away for a significant portion of the time, you could let me know (and let me know if you feel strongly about being consulted on a particular matter or feel comfortable trusting in the judgement of the Board). Just so you know, from July 14th to 17th inclusive I will be teach all day. On those days I will be checking email but can only do so briefly.

 

Endpoint

 

I think it is fair to say that we aim for the 21st July at having procedures in place for the Journal, procedures and key decisions for next year’s conference; perhaps a Site Organiser and program committee in place.

See below for my getting started comments on the agenda!

Thank you again!

Susan Rowland

 

 

AGENDA

 

Matters to be added to this agenda. (please send any as soon as possible)

Approval sets of Minutes from 2015 and 2016 Society Meeting at conference. (draft minutes from 2016 Society Meeting attached. Other minutes to be circulated by Luke)

Treasurer’s Report. (already done and in draft 2016 minutes)

JSSS online Journal: a) Update Vol. 11.1 - 2016. b) Vol. 12.1 - 2017 edition and Editorship of the JSSS Journal. (see 2016 minutes)

Matters Arising from 2016 conference. (see 2016 minutes)

2017 conference: ideas and proposals for themes, venues, Site Co-coordinator; Program Chair. (Let’s hear about favored possibilities for these!).

Plan

 

Attendance emails gets us a Quorum. We then approve minutes and work through the agenda. I will guide but if it stops being sequential, my job will be to put together consensuses and votes as we go. Before 21st I will offer summary of decisions made.

Thank you all,

Susan (President)

 

 

Appendix Two: Minutes of the Society’s Annual Meeting, 2015

 

Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies

 

Annual General Meeting – conducted On-line

 

 

August 3rd 2015, to August 23rd 2015

 

 

Participants

 

Susan Rowland, Alexandra Fidyk, Andrea Gaspar, Elizabeth Nelson, Hessen Zoeller, Park,Hyoin, Inez Martinez, Lisa A. Pounders, Luke Hockley, Marie-Madeleine, A. Stey, Matthew Fike, Peter Dunlap, Rinda West, Robert Mitchell, Robin Barre Sally Porterfield, Sukey Fontelieu, Petra Otero and Susan Wyatt

 

 

Agenda

 

1) Vote of Thanks to Outgoing President and Vice President

2) Electing Guest Editor of the Society’s Journal

3) 2016 conference

4) Report of Finances

5) Student Representative and Members at Large

6) Nomination and Appointment of President and Vice-President

7) Any other business

 

1) A big and heartfelt as well as formal ‘Thank You’ is recorded to outgoing President, Alexandra Fidyk, for her magnificent work in keeping JSSS going in tricky circumstances. To outgoing Vice President, Inez Martinez, as no less heartfelt thanks are given for her enduring support and commitment to the health and vitality of JSSS. 

 

2) Peter Dunlap nominated as Guest Editor of the Society’s e-journal

for 2016 by Elizabeth Nelson, Seconded by Susan Wyatt

 

3) A brief report re the 2016 conference, Earth/Psyche: Foregrounding the Earth’s Relations to Psyche. As Programme Chair, Inez Martinez has already received a submission for the conference and inquiries about it. It seems that JSSS members at the Yale conference stirred quite a bit of interest. The call for proposals and site information are now available on our website, www.jungiansociety.org

 

The Programme Committee consists of: Susan Wyatt, Alexandra Fidyk, Susan Rowland, Rinda West, Elizabeth Nelson, Luke Hockley, and Robert Mitchell.

 

So far: Inez has a signed agreement from La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe; Susan Rowland is organizing student support; Aaron Mason, a student, is exploring the possibility of a gallery having an exhibit related to the theme of Earth/Psyche; Susan Wyatt has contacted Jungian organizations in Santa Fe. Robert has sent the call for proposals to the membership and to Jungian organizations.

 

Proposals are due by December 15th, 2015.

The call will be send out again in October as Susan suggests. Proposals and communications re the conference should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Looking forward to receiving your proposals! Inez

 

4) Report on Finances:

 

There is $11,586.24 in the JSSS banking account.

 

Expenses for the last twelve months are as follows:

 

Journal:   $1420

Conference preparation:   $260.95

Legal and financial fees:   $254.47

Advice on whether we can have two bank accts:     $200

Annual registration of JSSS as a nonprofit organization

in Rhode Island:         $45

Reorder checks                                                                 $9.47

Website:                     $260.29

 

Total expenses:   $2480.81.

 

Income from memberships:   $808.55

 

Please note that most of the odd numbers have to do with membership come from Paypal's commission.  

 

The final reckoning from the recent JSSS conference held in Edmonton at the University of Alberta will be available shortly – still waiting on the University to provide final financial information.

 

5) Student representatives: Andrea Gaspar, Petra Otero, Lisa Pounders, Hessen Zoeller

 

New Members at large: Inez Martinez (ex Vice-President) Robin Barre and Sukey Fontelieu

 

6) Executive Board Nominations: The following were nominated and appointed unopposed to the Executive JSSS Board

 

President – Susan Rowland

Past President – Alexandra Fidyk, Sally Porterfield

Vice-President – Sue Wyatt

Secretary – Luke Hockley

Treasurer – Rinda West

Membership – Robert Mitchell

Public Relations – Alexandra Fidyk

 

Members at large continuing:

Matthew Fike

Elizabeth Nelson

Marie-Madeleine Stey

Peter Dunlop

Hyoin Park

 

 

7) AOB – none.

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix Three: Minutes of the Society’s Annual Meeting 2016

 

Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies

 

Meeting of the General Membership 2016 – without quorum

 

 

Minutes on Thursday 30th June 9-11am Stitha Room, La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe

 

1) Treasurer’s Report.

2) JSSS online Journal: a) Update Vol 11.1 - 2016. b) Vol 12.1 - 2017 edition and Editorship of the JSSS Journal.

3) Matters Arising from 2016 conference.

4) 2017 conference: ideas and proposals for themes, venues, Site Co-ordinator; Program Chair.

5) AOB.

 

 

Present

 

Julia Roh de-Brourn

Susan Courtney

Peter Dunlap

Alexandra Fidyk (Marketing)

Matthew Fike

Andrea Gaspar Gonzalez

Michael Glock

Raymond Hillis

Luke Hockley (Secretary)

Joyce Kavanagh

Jean Lall

Marie-Madeline Stey

Ling Mailing

Linda Marshall

Inez Martinez

Robert Mitchell (Membership Secretary)

Elizabeth Nelson

Sarah Norton

Petra Otero

Rebecca Peterson

Lisa Pounders

Susan Rowland (President)

Vicky Jo Varner

Rinda West (Treasurer)

Sue Wyatt (Vice-President)

Themis Dela Pena Wing

Taylor Zimmerman

 

Apologies

 

None received.

 

 

Minutes

 

1) Treasurer’s Report:

 

Rinda West provided an oral Treasure’s report. June 24, 2016

 

Balance as of last report (8/17/2015): is $11,586.24.

 

 

Income: Memberships: $924.18

 

Conference fees:

Via Paypal $1549.79

Via Check: $27,589.00

 

Expenses

Conference: preliminary payment

To LaFonda $20,000

 

Bank charges (mostly

Wire transfer fees & foreign currency

Conversions: $116.01

Check order $8.00

 

Legal: $65.00

 

Current Balance: $20,732

 

 

Discussion followed: There is a further $7000 fees (approximately) due from La Fonda.

 

2) JSSS online Journal: a) Update Vol 11.1 - 2016. b) Vol 12.1 - 2017 edition and Editorship of the JSSS Journal.

 

Peter Dunlap as Guest Editor for the JSSS Journal reported the current edition 11.1 would be published in the next 2-4 weeks. He explained that a greater number of student submissions had been received than in previous years and that new ways of dealing with this welcome development are needed. Inez Martinez reported that among other developments a greater range of peer reviewers was required. Luke Hockley offered the services of the peer reviewers for the International Journal of Jungian Studies.

Inez Martinez is to continue as Editor of the JSSS Journal and Peter Dunlap as Guest Editor, subject to the appropriate editorial resources in the form of Editorial Volunteers being provided.

Alexandra Fidyk, spoke to the previous JSSS publication Conversations in the Field. There was considerable support for developing that publication, again subject to further editorial support being provided.

 

 

3) Matters Arising from 2016 conference:

 

The success of the conference was noted and a vote of thanks was given to Inez Martinez – in particular she was congratulated on the successful composition of the individual panels. There were around 100 proposals. After peer review around 90 were accepted, with around 70 presenters at the conference itself.

 

The discussion between members ranged over the following topics:

 

a) The tradition of JSSS has been to avoid concurrent sessions conference. It was noted that this year there had been a particularly large number of presenters to schedule resulting in more concurrent sessions that normal;

b) There needed to be a little more time between sessions, for reflection, movement and generally easing the process;

c) The larger panels of five presenters were typically deemed to be less successful than smaller panels;

d) The desirability or otherwise of rooms with windows was discussed;

e) There was a discussion about the Roundtable format which worked well with the opportunity for detailed discussion of ideas and research work - it was noted that a larger room, with better separation between the tables would be helpful. Conference delegates would have appreciated further information about how the format operates;

f) The loss of the end of conference discussion with the plenary presenters was noted as was the desirability of capturing the emerging themes, ideas and insights that emerged from the conference;

g) The desirability of somatic activities and its relative paucity at this year’s conference was noted.

 

 

4) 2017 conference: ideas and proposals for themes, venues, Site Coordinator; Program Chair:

 

There was a discussion about the desirability of a conference for next year. The location of East Coast USA (e.g. South or North Carolina [Ashville and Charlotte]; Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Washington DC), at the end of June 2017 was suggested. There was some discussion about the desirability of holding a future conference in Mexico;

The support of IAJS to JSSS was noted, welcomed and thanked, as was the collegiate nature of the two organisations. The relationship between the two organisations was discussed, and the richness and difference between the two bodies and their conferences, as well as their general ethos was comment on;

The possibility of having both an organising committee and a conference committee was explored;

The following theme for the next conference was discussed: Complexity, Action and Creativity. A range of other themes was also explored, including Creative Action and Transformation. The importance of foci on research paradigms and social responses was noted as was the importance of diversity. The desirability of enfolding current social and political issues into discussion spaces during the conference was explored. The World Café format was discussed.

 

5) AOB:

 

The plans for an independent conference to be held in December 2017, London UK organised by Leslie Gardner (London, UK) on Feminism and Jung was presented.

The role of technology in the dissemination of conference activities was explored.

 

 

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