AAPG Headquarters has successfully integrated all membership
information into one database, greatly facilitating updating
contact information. Members can now update information for
all AAPG activities and services with only one call or letter.
And subsequently the House has immediate access to the most
recent information on any Delegate, thus improving communications.
is imperative that the Delegate (or any AAPG member) inform
Headquarters of any change in contact information. It
is very easy to forget to update the AAPG when changing an address,
a phone or fax number, or most especially an e-mail address.
This means Delegates cannot be reached or kept informed
on important issues because the contact information is not current.
verify all your current contact information, including mailing
address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address, by checking
it on the AAPG Web site (www.aapg.org)
under Member Directory . If you are in doubt,
forward your information to Donna Riggs through her e-mail
address or through AAPG, P.O. Box 979, Tulsa, Oklahoma,
Encourage the members you represent to keep their contact information
current with the AAPG. We lose members each year because dues
renewals do not reach them at outdated addresses. Frequently
when this occurs, none of the contact information is correct,
and the member can no longer be reached. But you may have the
means through local meetings, organizations or publications
to remind them.
Nomination Process Revision
by Lowell Lischer, Chair
results are in for the survey included in the June edition of
The Delegates' Voice. First of all, thanks to all of
you who participated in this survey -- it is a tremendous help
to the House leadership.
August 1st deadline was extended since many of the Delegates
had not yet received their copy of the DV by the deadline. The
results reflect all of the surveys received through August 31st
in order to accommodate the distribution delay.
total of 1024 surveys went out to Delegates, Alternates and
Other members of the AAPG leadership. A total of
106 surveys of the 1024 mailed were returned for a response
rate of 10.4%. Of those returned, 74 of 268 Delegates (27%),
12 of 151 Alternates (8%) and 20 of 605 (3%) Other responded.
The response rate is sufficient to validate the survey -- particularly
from the Delegates response.
first question sought the majority of the Executive
Committee vote to change the order of names or reject
any name referred by the Advisory Council. Of the options
offered, the results were: