your Officers, Committee Chairman and Members have been very busy.
The major highlight of our activities, since my last column in November,
was the first-ever House of Delegates Mid-year meeting, held in
Dallas on January 8th. The day long meeting included the HOD officers,
chairmen of each HOD standing committee, the Ad-Hoc House Procedures
Committee, chaired by Past Chairman Gratton and the last three Past
Chairmen of the House of Delegates. Our Saturday evening wrap-up
dinner also included three invited guests along with their wives
from the AAPG Executive Committee; Ray Thomasson, President, Marlan
Downey, President-Elect, and Terry Hollrah, Treasurer. You'll hear
more about this wonderful event from Deborah Sacrey, the Secretary/Editor,
who will provide you with more of the details of the meeting in
her column of this issue.
that you will find this issue of The
very informative. This month it is inundated with useful information
concerning the upcoming Annual Meeting of the House, which is now
less than 90 days away. Please pay close attention to both the Constitution
and Bylaws and Rules and Procedures Committee reports, as they document
the resolutions that we will vote on in New Orleans.
important facet of the newsletter this month is to inform you that
this year, for the first time, the House of Delegates will be presenting
Awards. Larry Jones from Houston is the Chairman of the HOD H&A
Committee. He and his committee are currently looking for nominations,
from the Delegates, for the three standing Awards. So, if there
are members in your delegations that you believe deserve recognition
please nominate those individuals and prepare the appropriate documentation
for Larry before February 15th.
if you would like to contact me concerning issues of the House or
the Association please drop me a line. I can be reached at:.
Chairman, House of Delegates
In this issue ...
last column, I have inherited an ad hoc committee assignment from
John to review possible liaison assignments for the office of Chairman-Elect.
The committee is composed of the four immediate past Chairmen and
the two candidates of Chairman-Elect of the HOD. We are well on
our way to a division of labor to relieve some of the load that
falls on the Chairman's shoulders. Since the Chairman is a member
of the AAPG Executive Committee as well as HOD leader, we are striving
to make the Chairman job a little easier, and at a most fortuitous
time for me, I might add!
participated in the first-ever Mid-year House of Delegates Meeting.
The time was well spent organizing, discussing, and evaluating issues,
concerns and even organization of the HOD. The participation of
officer candidates in the deliberations was beneficial to continuing
efforts of the HOD. Having Ray, Marlan, Terry, and their spouses
join us for dinner provided an opportunity to coordinate with the
of questionnaires sent out in the November issue of The
has begun to ebb recently. This would refer to the "Requested
Poll Questions" insert regarding the number of past-Presidents
and past-HOD Chairmen serving on the Advisory Council. I will be
making a report on the results of this survey at our meeting in
New Orleans. That report will only be as valid as the number of
questionnaires upon which it is based, so I really need your help.
If you haven't sent in your questionnaire yet, please take some
time to do so and send it to me. Thanks.
John and Deborah have added their e-mail addresses at the end of
their columns, I will offer the same advanced communications technology.
If you have any questions, comments, issues or concerns, please
contact me at .
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