officers, committee chairs and committee members have been working
diligently on House business affecting the AAPG membership. Early
committee participation has been moving forward briskly in order
to meet the deadlines necessitated by this short business year.
(See "Short Business Year" of the
September DV.) In this issue of The Delegates' Voice,
you will read about the committee activities in their respective
Terry, Marty and I attended a joint meeting of the Executive Committee,
Advisory Council and the House of Delegates' officers in August,
where we represented the House in planning activities for the year.
More on that meeting appears in another article in this DV.
We are keeping all the Delegates informed through articles and reports
published in The Delegates' Voice and posted on the HoD Forum.
I have asked the committee chairs to post items of interest on the
Forum as soon as they have completed preliminary and/or final committee
It is my plan to attend the Delegates' breakfast at each of the
Section meetings this year. To date, I have gone to Kalamazoo for
the Eastern Section meeting and to Amarillo for Mid-Continent's
meeting. At those meetings I had the opportunity and privilege to
talk with Delegates, officers and other local attendees about House
activities and the AAPG in general. By the time you read this article,
I will have also attended the Delegates' breakfast at the Gulf Coast
Section meeting in Shreveport. The Southwest Section meeting will
be held in Houston next March in conjunction with the annual AAPG
Convention and both the Pacific and Rocky Mountain Sections are
scheduled to meet later in the spring.
One area of concentration this year is the under-representation
in the HoD of some Affiliated Societies. Each society, large or
small, is important to the success of AAPG programs and we would
like to have input from all societies as members of the greater
geological community. As you know, the HoD passed a procedure for
the "disaffiliation" of an inactive Affiliated Society. I personally
hope that this procedure is NEVER used. There are sixteen Affiliated
Societies that currently have NO elected Delegates and seven that
are under-represented. We (your officers and the Resolutions Committee,
with the assistance of Donna Riggs at AAPG Headquarters) are in
the process of corresponding with representatives of each of those
under-represented societies and will help them arrange for elections
to fill their Delegate complement. We will also encourage those
societies to become active in AAPG programs.
You may reach me to answer questions or otherwise be of assistance
at (303) 299-1517 or .
In this issue ...
Officers and Committees
> Deadlines for Business
Members Initiate GEM Program
of the EC, AC, and the HoD Officers
Retirement Savings Plan
> 16 YEARS AGO: Milestones for AAPG/HOD
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Visit the House
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 March 10, 2002.
Be sure to visit Delegate's
often, and discuss the issues with fellow delegates and AAPG members before