hope you read this brief article, but before you do, please ask
yourself this: who do I know that is a great leader and might be
willing to run for an office of AAPG? Think broadly. Although previous
service to AAPG is important, comparable leadership experience in
business, government, university or institution is equally valued.
The fundamental qualities required are leadership and dedication
to the geosciences.
Our call for nominations this year is different from recent ones
because our list of potential candidates is very short. The reduction
of numbers has a variety of origins. These include recent changes
by the Nominations Committee, competition with other leadership
positions within the Association, a lack of normal submission rate
and to a minor extent, changes of the Bylaws. The cumulative effect
has been to significantly reduce the number of potential candidates.
In the past, potential candidates have been considered for five
years but in an effort to maintain a more contemporary list of available
potential officer candidates, the Nominating Committee revised its
guidelines. Currently a candidate will be considered for no more
than three years, will be deferred a maximum of one year and will
not be considered to run again within the three year period unless
re-nominated. Furthermore, the revised Bylaws require that one person
cannot hold two specified offices at the same time.
If someone pops into your mind, please talk to him or her about
the possibility of being considered for candidacy. The nomination
process is straightforward and requires only a "candidate information
form" (submitted by the nominator) and the "agreement to run if
nominated" form (signed by the potential candidate). Blank forms
are available from http://www.aapg.org/business/officer_
nom/index.shtml and should be submitted to Regina Gill at AAPG
by January 14, 2002.
Now that you've read this far, give a call to that outstanding leader
you have in mind.
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