Minutes - AAPG House
of Delegates Meeting
April 16th, 2000 -
New Orleans, Louisiana
was called to order by Chairman Hogg at 8:25 a.m.
Chair Stewart Chuber asked to admit an alternate delegate, Mr. Harris,
from Alaska. A vote was taken and Mr. Harris was allowed to be a
admission, there were 211 delegates present out of 245 possible.
A quorum was present.
Eynon moved the minutes be approved as printed. Motion was seconded
and the Minutes were approved as printed.
By-Laws Committee Report
was given by Chair, Clint Moore
Amendment - The Elected Editor Amendment was presented. Dr. Hurley
(a non-voting At-Large delegate) suggested that an amendment need
to be made. Dr. Sonnenburg did present a motion to amend the amendment.
Motion was seconded, and there was discussion. A vote was taken
on the amendment to the Elected Editor Amendment and was defeated.
A vote was taken on the original amendment as printed and it was
Amendment - The Nominations Process Amendment. After much discussion,
a call for a printed ballot vote was made. Ballots were distributed,
collected and counted. The vote was (out of 203 ballots) YES - 108;
NO - 95. Motion failed.
Amendment - The Grievance Procedure Amendment. Motion passed with
one opposing vote, being the Delegate from the Ardmore Geological
resolutions were being sent to the C & BL for wording:
Bylaws Amendment - Question was called and seconded. A vote was
taken, and the resolution passed.
Requirement Elimination Amendment - There being no discussion, a
vote was taken and this resolution passed unanimously.
Results Release Amendment - After some discussion, a motion to amend
this resolution was made and seconded. "it is only fair that both
the winner and loser, that if they both desire should be given the
specific numeric results". A vote was taken and a count-off was
required. Those in favor of the amendment to the resolution were
104. Those against were 93. The amendment to the Resolution passed.
Discussion was taken on the original Resolution as amended. A vote
was taken and the Resolution, as amended, passed.
"Suitable" Amendment - There being no discussion, a vote was taken.
The Resolution passed.
Region Delegate Election Clarification - Discussion was opened.
A vote was taken and the Resolution passed unanimously.
finding regarding changing the name of the Executive Committee to
Board of Directors - it was decided not to pursue a name change
of the Executive Committee.
Rules and Procedures
was given by Chair Martin Hewitt
was taken regarding the first amendment dealing with distribution
of HOD reports prior to the annual meeting. A vote was taken and
was taken on the remaining five housecleaning amendments to the
Rules and Procedures, and were unanimously passed.
Nomination and Election
was given by Chair Royce Carr. All candidates were presented
and allowed a five minute presentation. A motion was made that all
nominations be ceased, which was seconded and passed unanimously.
Ballots were passed to the voting delegation and collected. The
committee proceeded to count the ballots. At the end of the meeting
the winners were announced: Ed Dolly for Chairman-Elect and Sandi
Barber for Secretary/Editor.
Honors and Awards
was given by Chair Larry Jones. Two recommendations were being forwarded
to the Rules and Procedures Committee for consideration next year.
Motions were made to pass these forward, seconded and both motions
was given by Chair Valary Shultz.
was asked for the Bulgarian Geological Society to be an Affiliated
Society of the AAPG. A vote was taken to approve affiliation and
was asked for the Czech Geological Society to be an Affiliated Society
of the AAPG. A vote was taken to approve affiliation and carried
was asked for the Romanian Association of Petroleum Geologists to
be an Affiliated Society of the AAPG. A vote was taken to approve
affiliation and carried unanimously.
vote was taken to approve of a procedural recommendation to AAPG
Headquarters staff for the disaffiliation of inactive affiliated
societies. This straw vote was approved uninimously.
Ad hoc HOD Operating
was given by Chair Pat Gratton.
the major sections were voted on separately:
I, sections A through O - There being no discussion, a vote was
taken and these suggestions were passed unanimously.
II, sections A through E - There being no discussion, a vote was
taken and these suggestions were passed unanimously.
III, sections A through I - There being no discussion, a vote was
taken to send these forward to Rules and Procedures Committee for
consideration, and passed unanimously.
time the following reports were given in Agenda order: Treasurer
AAPG Report; Editor's Report; Foundation Report; DPA Report; EMD
Report and DEG Report.
was made to have microphones set up on either side as well as the
middle of the meeting to speed up commentators.
was made by Mike Fein that the House request an external audit of
AAPG to uncover financial problems. This motion was seconded and
discussion followed. Pete Rose made a motion to amend Fein's motion
that this be a personnel and staff organizational audit to be conducted
every five years. This motion was seconded.
questioned whether there was a quorum or not - and a standup count
was requested. The number counted was sufficient.
was made to refer this request for audit be moved to an ad hoc committee
of the House, with a Chair to be appointed by the Chairman. Question
was called and passed unanimously. A vote was taken to create an
ad hoc committee to be responsible for a financial, personnel and
staff audit to be held every five years. This motion was seconded
proposed a Resolution to require the C & BL investigate the
possibility of requesting the Executive Committee being required
to have a greater than simple majority to change the order of candidates
or reject any names presented by the Advisory Council. The motion
was seconded by Will Green. After discussion, a vote was taken for
the resolution and passed to move this resolution forward to Constitution
and Bylaws for wording.
that the Constitution and Bylaws Committee investigate the usefulness
of requiring a greater than a simple majority by the Executive Committee
in order to change the order of names or reject any name by the
Advisory Councilfor potential officer candidates."
of the House Elections were announced and Chairman Hogg adjourned
the meeting at 1:57p.m.