by Don Clarke, Chair
House of Delegates Resolutions Committee is composed of: Don Clarke,
Sharie Sartain, Doug Patchen, and Steve Goolsby. House of Delegates
Chairman Terry Hollrah has started us off early with several new
first task is to review the society delegate counts to see if
the local societies have the maximum representation that they
are entitled to. Sadly we need some work here. As it turns out,
there are many local societies all over the world that have no
delegates. This happens for many reasons, but typically the local
society is faltering or the members feel that it is not practical
to send a delegate. Times have changed, and with the advances
in communications there are many ways for the delegates to add
valuable input into how AAPG conducts its business. Service on
committees is an excellent way to bring ideas forward to the House.
records show that the following societies have no delegates: Alabama
Geological Society, Alaska Geological Society, Association of
Missouri Geologists, Fort Smith Geological Society, Geological
Society of Iowa, Georgia Geological Society, Illinois Geological
Society,úMiami Geological Society, Mississippi Geological Society,
Northwest Energy Association, Roswell Geological Society, Sacramento
Petroleum Association, and the Southeastern Geological Society.
Other societies and regions are under represented. If you know
members of these societies please encourage them to re-evaluate
their participation. We are looking into solutions for this problem.
We are also looking into the societies that are under represented.
Your help would be appreciated here. Talk to your society president
societies are seeking affiliation: the French Association of Petroleum
Technicians and the Sociedad Geologica del Peru (Peruvian Geological
Society). On June 30th the Executive Committee voted to approve
these affiliations. We plan to bring the affiliation of both of
these societies to the House of Delegates for voting this coming
May in Salt Lake City.