The following resolutions and sense of the house motions were passed at the CCCC Annual Business Meeting held on Saturday, March 20, 2010, in Louisville.
Whereas Michelle Bachelor Robinson and the Local Arrangements Committee invited us to enjoy the “biggest small town” with treasures galore;
Whereas we are now aware of fantastic opportunities to enjoy performing arts, visit multiple museums dedicated to history and horses, view stunning well-preserved architecture, and stroll down the “Urban” Bourbon Trail” due to the diligence and hard work of this committee;
Whereas we watched in awe as Ed White and the River City Drum Corps, featuring students from Louisville Central High School, kicked off the convention with dazzling dancing and drumming;
Whereas we realize the enormous task it was to coordinate everything from beds to entertainment for educators, speakers, writers, and the generally curious folk who partake in this annual CCCC event; and
Whereas we recently discovered that Michelle Bachelor Robinson made all of this happen at the same time that she was successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation and securing a tenure-track job;
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the 2010 Conference on College Composition and Communication show our appreciation for the dedication and goodwill shown by this native Louisvillian, Dr. Michelle Bachelor Robinson, and the Local Arrangements Committee.
Whereas Gwendolyn Pough has amazed us all with her hard work and bright attitude;
Whereas Gwen slugged one out of the park with her excellent choice of invited speakers and guests;
Whereas from Churchill Downs to the Slugger Museum to the Jim Beam Kentucky Bourbon tour to the Victorian homes of the historic district, Gwen gave us multiple opportunities to get a taste of southern charm and urban offerings by welcoming compositionists from around the country and abroad; and
Whereas this conference in Louisville, KY, has reminded us that we must “revisit, rethink, revise, and renew” our vision for our future as writing instructors and researchers;
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that we tip our Kentucky Derby hats to Gwen for her graceful work as the 2010 CCCC Program Chair; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the 2010 Conference on College Composition and Communication raise our mint juleps with Kentucky bourbon and thank Gwendolyn Pough for her thoughtfulness, time, and energetic service to the profession.