the EC, AC, and the HoD Officers
New Mexico | August 2001
During the weekend of August 17, 18 and 19, 2001, the Executive
Committee, Advisory Council and the House of Delegates' officers
met in Albuquerque for their respective planning and business meetings,
as well as a joint session of all three groups. Several members
of the AAPG Headquarters staff were also in attendance.
The Chairman of the House of Delegates, as you know, not only serves
as leader of the House, but also sits on the Executive Committee
and is an "invited guest" to all Advisory Council meetings. As such,
I had the opportunity to participate in the work of the organization
at each of those levels while in Albuquerque.
Prior to the above-mentioned meetings, some members of each group
(staff, EC, AC and the HoD officers) met for a Mini-Summit on Membership
to discuss ideas for member status, membership recruitment and membership
retention. Numerous action items for the EC, HoD, Membership Committee,
and Headquarters staff were formulated at this meeting (see
article by Terry Hollrah in this issue of The Delegates'
At the joint meeting of the EC, AC and the HoD officers, over 30
different topics covering matters affecting AAPG members, Sections,
Regions and Divisions were discussed. Those subjects will comprise
part of the business carried on by the EC, AC and the HoD during
the year. Minutes of the meeting are being placed on the AAPG web
Planning sessions for current and new business were held by each
of the three groups in attendance (EC, AC and the HoD Officers.)
After two days of deliberations considering numerous extremely well
qualified candidates, the AC chose award winners for 2001-2002.
The EC covered the wide range of action and business items that
comprise the start-up functions of each year. Other reports, proposals
and future planning were also discussed at that meeting.
In our HoD Officers meeting, Terry, Marty and I reviewed the minutes
of the recent annual meeting in Denver, discussed the activities
of each of the HoD Committees, updated our timeline for the current
year and made plans for HoD activities throughout the year. We put
considerable focus on the subject of Affiliated Societies currently
under-represented in the House.
A great deal was accomplished during the weekend, with all three
groups actively engaged in carrying out their respective business
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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updates and additional information for the House meeting on March 10, 2002.
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