In North America our efforts to make the local societies aware of their House of Delegates representation are working. Most of the local societies and their respective sections have been alerted to their representation. As I write this, the many local societies are in the process of selecting new delegates to fill the many vacant posts. With luck these vacancies will be filled by the time of the annual meeting in Salt Lake City.
The same is true with the international groups. But this job is much more difficult because there are many splintered groups that are spread out physically. In order to overcome this problem we are looking for strong self-starters who believe in the AAPG. These individuals will have to go out and pull the groups together. This is not an easy problem if your group is spread out over thousands of miles. This effort will have to be done by telephone and email. I am asking for your help. With your help we can get your area properly represented in AAPG. Please
To the members of the HoD Resolutions Committee, I thank you for your efforts on the representation. This is one of those jobs that requires an extra effort but is generally invisible to everyone. It is an important job because it will strengthen our society. Thank you again.
In ending, I ask a favor of everyone. Please take some time to share your knowledge of geology with the public. Schools always need speakers. You can talk to elementary school children or public groups. If you do not feel comfortable speaking you can help by providing accurate geologic resources. AAPG has many of these resources available to you. I feel that if we all take responsibility for public outreach we will see the rewards in better geological and environmental legislation.