Annual Report 2012: FY July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012
Annual Section Meeting
In October 2011 the Mid-Continent Section Meeting of AAPG was held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Volunteers from Oklahoma City Geological Society, the Oklahoma City Geological Foundation, the Oklahoma Geological Survey, GeoWives, the AAPG Mid-Continent Section Executive Committee, and the staff of AAPG headquarters all came together to make this event a huge success. Over 1,000 members, guests, spouses, and exhibitors came together to present, exhibit, or have involvement in 36 papers in the technical session, 39 posters, 8 short courses and 2 field trips. Eighty exhibitors were displayed in the exhibit hall— a very successful convention technically and financially.
At the AAPG convention in Long Beach the section meet and honored requests for scholarships, grants, and support for over $21,000. These monies went to various member societies.
A new “best practice” was established with a conference and field trip held in the years in which a member society does not hold a regional convention. The first of its kind for the Mid-Continent section will be held in Amarillo, Texas in October of 2012.