has launched a membership drive, which commenced at APPEX in Houston
and runs through the end of April, 2003. I can't think of a more
important activity for the House of Delegates at this time than
recruiting new members to our great organization. In fact, the
AAPG Bylaws under Article IV, Section 5, paragraph (g) states
that "Delegates shall actively solicit applications from eligible
geologists for membership in the Association." In order to keep
our organization strong, we must continue to attract new members.
I am asking that every Delegate take the responsibility for recruiting
"at least" one new active or associate member to AAPG.
Association is offering cash prizes and recognition awards as
part of the incentive for recruiting
new members. AAPG Dollars are being awarded to the top recruiter
in each Section and Region. The Grand Prize will be a trip to
next year's International meeting in Barcelona, Spain.
an active role in the recruiting process, you are also helping
to communicate the many benefits of membership in AAPG. AAPG offers
something for every geoscientist. Membership includes professional
development, outreach, and personal member programs, while the
basics include the monthly Bulletin, Explorer, Bulletin Archives
on-line, and Search & Discovery. Of course, the benefits of
Professionalism including Outreach and Ethics as well as Networking
and Advocacy are extremely important to a member's profession.
is plenty of time for you as a Delegate to have an impact in the
Membership Drive. I urge you to spread the word at local meetings
and make direct contact with those you know who are not members
of AAPG. I am also asking Delegates to consider hosting a "membership
reception", where non-members are invited to meet members, hear
about AAPG and sign-up. AAPG will help fund the reception as long
as an estimate of the costs is approved by the AAPG Executive
Director, Rick Fritz.
your efforts in this important event! AAPG's membership benefits
are summarized in a Membership Value Pyramid which will soon be
available on a CD. Please contact Donna Riggs at AAPG headquarters
or 888-945-2274x612) if you have questions or would like a copy
of the Pyramid CD.
Let's all get involved!
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