by Ed Dolly, Chairman
and Terry Hollrah, Chairman-Elect
is a vibrant, ever-changing Association responsive to the needs
of its members. Toward that end, there is already new business
for the House of Delegates to consider during the next year.
Constitution and Bylaws Committee has been asked to look into
the procedure for members running for AAPG office by petition
- to determine whether or not any changes are warranted. The required
number of signatures and the deadline for submission/announcement
of candidacy will be considered, as well as all other aspects
of the current procedure.
is now part of the digital world and our Bylaws need to be updated
for the computer age. For instance, the word "mail" currently
refers to snail mail, not e-mail; the use of electronic ballots
for officer elections is being studied by the Ballot Committee
and the AAPG web page is being used more and more for things such
as convention announcements, AAPG news and AAPG education programs.
The Bylaws must reflect such changes.
Rules and Procedures Committee will consider a proposal for a
deadline of September 30 (the end of the first quarter of the
AAPG year) for submission of the slate of HoD officer candidates
by the Nomination and Election Committee so that all of the candidates'
data can be collected for publication in a timely manner. Similarly,
HoD Honors and Awards recipients should be selected by the end
of the first quarter to ensure the awardees' biographical histories
are assembled in time to be published in the Convention awards
booklet, as is done for AAPG award recipients. Another proposal
for R&P Committee consideration is to change the Future of
Earth Scientists Committee from a standing committee to an ad
hoc committee convened every five years.
Resolutions Committee will review society delegate counts to see
if all societies now have maximum representation. If any society
is under-represented, it should be notified and given assistance,
if necessary, in holding proper elections. There may be new applications
for affiliation for the Resolutions Committee to review, as inquiries
have been received from several societies.
any suggestions you may have for additional issues for HoD consideration.
Please submit them to Terry Hollrah via e-mail at
or via telephone at 405-773-5440.