can see from this issue, each of the Standing and Ad-Hoc Committees
is up and running in this "shortened" year between House meetings.
There are less than 9 months between meetings and to comply with
our mandated deadlines for distributing House information to the
Delegates, we really have only 5-6 months to complete the work for
the 2001-2002 term.
this abbreviated timeframe, communication will be critical to our
success over the next few months.
vehicle for communication is The Delegates' Voice. We plan
to have 3 issues this term. Our November issue will feature HOD
Executive Candidate biographies, deadlines for HOD business, notice
of the HOD mid-year meeting which is planned for November and reports
from each of the Committees. The January issue will feature "near-final"
reports and the agenda for the annual meeting scheduled for Sunday
March 10, 2002 in Houston. We have also asked Pat Gratton to write
a history article for each issue this term.
Delegates' Voice is made possible thanks to the hard work of
several individuals whom I would like to recognize: Pat Gratton,
Terry Hollrah, Mark Longman and Debra Osborne from the Newsletter
Committee and Linda Ramsey and Larry Nation from AAPG HQ.
welcome your contribution of articles and comments concerning The
vehicle of communication that was initiated last year is the Delegates'
Forum at www.aapg.org. If you have not yet visited the Forum, I
would encourage you to do so. The Forum provides a much more timely
opportunity to share ideas and the work of the HOD. If you have
visited the Forum, you will see that each article only receives
about 30 or so hits. Most of us have had a year to experiment with
the Forum and I would like to see it utilized more this term. Again,
our short year will dictate that we take advantage of timely communication
opportunities which the Forum affords. To post and reply to articles
on the Forum, a "username" is required. Please contact me at
if you require a "username."
I would like to reiterate that it is my goal as Secretary/Editor
to enhance communication amongst the members of the House and I
look forward to working with Ed, Terry and the various House Committees.
Thank you again for this opportunity to serve the House and AAPG.
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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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