the past year, I've had the privilege of working with two fine leaders
and outstanding individuals, Lowell Lischer and Sandi Barber. I
want to publicly thank them both for their long hours of hard work
and their commitment to the House of Delegates and the AAPG. Although
the term we shared as your HOD Board has ended, the friendships
we developed will be lasting.
look forward to the 2001-2002 HOD year and the opportunity to work
together with our newly elected officers, Chairman-Elect Terry Hollrah
and Secretary/ Editor Marty Hewitt. Both Terry and Marty have demonstrated
strong dedication to the AAPG and the HOD in prior years. That work
history will transition well to their new leadership roles in the
has already begun. Since the HOD meeting in Denver in June, we (Terry,
Marty and I) have put together chairmen and members for the eight
standing committees. These individuals, our fellow Delegates, are
ready to take on the duties, and perhaps challenges, of their respective
committees. A list of the committees is included elsewhere in this
issue of The Delegates' Voice, and you will find them posted
on the HOD Forum.
are several items of business that will carry forward from the meeting
in Denver. I'll save my comments on those for the next Delegates'
Voice. At this time, I'd like to summarize the results of the
year just ended.
your House leaders and committees continued to build on the theme
of linking information and cooperation to the business of the AAPG.
In fact, Lowell's plaque read,
Harmony through Communication
words embody the attitude that we expressed throughout the year.
Information on all House matters was presented early and often,
to keep the Delegates abreast of the issues as well as informing
the AAPG leaders and members. This type of information-sharing fostered
cooperation between the HOD, the Executive Committee and the Advisory
Council. Information was distributed at Delegate breakfasts, through
The Delegates' Voice, and on the newly-created HOD
Forum. I plan to continue placing a number one priority on communication
as I lead the HOD during my term as your Chairman.
business matters were reviewed by the HOD during the past year.
Constitution and Bylaws:
know, it is within the jurisdiction of the House of Delegates to
carry on all legislative functions of the Association within the
scope of the Constitution and Bylaws. The Constitution and Bylaws
are the rules that define and govern how the AAPG conducts business
on behalf of its members and their interaction with the public.
Nine Constitution and Bylaws amendments were submitted by the C&BL
Committee for consideration by the House at our annual meeting on
June 3, 2001 in Denver. The results are listed below.
3 Constitutional Amendment Defeated
Region Delegate Clarification Passed
Requirement Elimination Passed
Amending Time Period Equivalency Passed
of "suitable" Passed
Results Release Amended and Passed
Nominations EC Supermajority Vote Passed
of Holding Multiple Positions Amended and
Council Alternates Passed
2 Resolution passed; final consideration as an amendment will occur
at the next annual meeting.
Rules and Procedures:
of the Rules and Procedures of the HOD is to serve as a guide to
the House Officers and Delegates in their conduct of the legislative
affairs of the Association. The Rules and Procedures Committee recommended
the acceptance of ten changes to the current Rules and Procedures
of the House of Delegates. They were:
agenda item changing reporting order: President and Convention
Chairman (requires an additional correction to include Executive
Director in 2002)
agenda item: "All Other Association Reports" moved to later on
for a midyear meeting
of chairman, vice-chairman, and replacements on House committees
of the Nominations and Elections Committee cannot be nominated
for House office while serving on that Committee
of committee chairmen, vice-chairmen, and committee members of
and procedures for granting awards
of the Honors and Awards Committee cannot receive an HOD award
while serving on that Committee
- No AAPG
member shall receive more than one House award in any one year.
changes were passed.
Honors and Awards
the HOD honors and awards were presented to some of the most distinguished
members of the House.
Member of the House Martha Lou Broussard
Member of the House Clint Moore
Member of the House Mike Party
Service to the House Johnnie Brown
Service to the House Art Van Tyne
Certificate of Merit Lowell Lischer
to these AAPG leaders for their outstanding contributions to the
House of Delegates.
issue of The Delegates' Voice, each of the committee chairs
has published a report describing the activities of his or her respective
committee. If you have suggestions for business that falls under
the scope of responsibility of any particular committee, please
contact the appropriate committee chair.
for officer candidates should be directed to Jeanne Harris, Chair
of the Nominations and Elections Committee.
of Delegates you feel deserve special recognition for their service
should be submitted to John Hogg, Chair of the Honors and Awards
if you have names to submit to either of those committees, as deadlines
are fast-approaching (see the respective committee reports for dates.)
say once again that your Officers and Committees look forward to
working with the Delegates toward the betterment of the AAPG. If
something needs fixing, then let's go to work and make the necessary
changes -- but my philosophy is, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
the upcoming year, feel free to contact me about any matter relative
to the House of Delegates. Do bring to my attention anything you
feel needs fixing. I can be reached by phone at 303-299-1517 or
via e-mail at .
In this issue
of Delegates 2001-2002 Short Business Year!
Officers and Committees
of Earth Scientists
-- One Group, One Vote!
YEARS AGO: Rejected! Yes, it really happened!
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Forum for Updates
House officers and committee chairs will be posting on the House Forum more
updates and additional information for the House meeting on June 3. Be sure
to visit Delegate's
often, and discuss the issues with fellow delegates and AAPG members before