by Terry L. Hollrah,
everyone has started the new year on a healthy and prosperous
note. We are rapidly approaching the Salt Lake City convention
in May. The brochures have been mailed and everyone can easily
register on line for the meeting and events.
offices and committee chairs of the House of Delegates held the
mid-year meeting in Houston on January 11th. Along with the present
HoD Officers, HoD Chairman-Elect Officer candidates Deborah Sacrey
and Valary Schulz, Secretary/Editor candidates Steve Goolsby and
Clint Moore, AAPG President Dan Smith, AAPG President-Elect candidates
Pat Gratton and Ron Nelson, and Executive Director Rick Fritz
were also in attendance. Special thanks to Donna Riggs and the
Houston contingency for arranging the hotel, meeting room and
the dedicated efforts of the HoD committees, all of the agenda
items for the annual meeting were thoroughly discussed. As of
now, we have two proposed changes to the constitution, both of
which deal with electronic balloting by members in Sections 1
and 5 of Article VIII. There are four proposed changes to the
bylaws which deal with the ethics committee, electronic balloting,
honors and awards process, nominations process, and a change in
timing and publication of officer candidates.
already discussing potential bylaws changes for George Eynon's
leadership to bring forth in 2004. Unfortunately, in these days
and times one item that needs to be addressed is how AAPG and
HoD leadership vacancies would be filled in the occurrence of
a catastrophic event which could result in the elimination of
a majority of the AAPG Executive Committee or HoD officers.
item that has been suggested is to allow student members to keep
the student membership dues rate of ten dollars per year as long
as they are academically enrolled at an educational institution.
They would not be subject to the six-year limit as stated in Article
XIII, Section 3 paragraph (d).
if anyone has suggestions for the House of Delegates to consider,
please contact any of the House officers. Hope to see everyone
in Salt Lake City.
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