YES, IT REALLY HAPPENED!
The 1980 meeting of the House in Denver (chaired by Louis C. Bortz)
was held during a terrific boom in oil and gas. Worldwide drilling
activity was setting new records monthly, AAPG membership was over
25,000 and growing rapidly and convention attendance was excellent.
Against this background of highly favorable conditions, the House
proceeded through a relatively uncontentious agenda to the Resolutions
Committee report. Three new Affiliated Societies (Miami, Grand Junction
and Baton Rouge) were approved without dissent being recorded. However,
in a rare development, the application of the Sulphur Geological
Society for affiliated status was rejected. According to the minutes,
three Delegates "spoke against approval...on the grounds that it
could not be established that (the) Sulphur Geological Society included
any AAPG members and that it would be better for this small society
to become a part of (the) nearby Ardmore Geological Society than
be a separate affiliate of AAPG."
Certainly, a factor in the vote was that Sulphur is only 30 miles
from Ardmore, Oklahoma. However, there probably is much more to
this story than the minutes reflect!
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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