annual meeting, the constitutional and bylaws amendments were all
passed. Subject to approval by two-thirds majority vote of the AAPG
members responding, future voting on nominees and amendments may
soon be done electronically.
Integrity Amendment" was passed in order to promote fairness
and impartiality in the AAPG officer nomination and the honors and
awards process by eliminating members of the governing bodies from
consideration for those offices and awards.
the number of members serving on the Ethics Committee was increased
from three to five to allow for one or more members to recuse themselves
if a conflict of interest should occur.
and Procedures Committee proposed six changes to HoD rules and procedures.
The Rules and Procedures, Constitution and Bylaws, and the Resolution
Committees will now be allowed to have seven members on each committee
as opposed to four previously. This will allow for better representation
from the various Sections and Regions on these committees.
in the Nomination and Election Committee rules will call for each
HoD officer candidate to have their biographical data in the hands
of the HoD Chairman by September 30th of each year so it may be
timely published in The DelegatesVoice newsletter.
Likewise, the Honors and Awards Committee must have their list of
recipients to the HoD Chairman by the same date.
in the rules and procedures for granting awards was passed which
will now allow for a person who has served as a Delegate within
the previous five years to be eligible to receive an award.
the HoD voted to remove the Future of Earth Scientists Committee
from the HoD Rules and Procedures. This committee is expected to
be moved to the AAPG committee system with the chairman reporting
to the HoD at the annual meeting.
Committee presented applications by the Association of Petroleum
Technicians and Professionals (France), the Atyrau Petroleum Geologists
Association Kazakhstan, and the Sociedad Geologica del Peru, for
affiliation as an Affiliated Society to AAPG. Each group was represented
at the meeting and a summary of each association was presented to
Committee also presented applications by the Association for Women
Geoscientists and the National Association of Black Geologists and
Geophysicists for affiliation as Associated Societies to AAPG.
the applications for association and affiliation were approved unanimously
by the HoD.
and Awards Committee presented the following recipients of HoD awards:
Tom Mairs, Honorary Member of the House; Ed Heath and Bob Countryman,
Distinguished Members of the House; Pete Gray and Jeff Greenawalt,
House Long Service Award. The committee also recognized the past
Recording Secretaries and the past Secretary/ Editors with House
Recognition of Service Awards. These individuals include: Jeanne
Harris, Jeff Greenawalt, Jean Lemon, Deborah Sacrey, Sandi Barber,
Marty Hewitt and Lee Avary. The HoD gavel tie was presented to George
and Election Committee presented the new officers to join George
Eynon effective July 1, 2003. Valary Schulz and Steve Goolsby were
elected Chairman-Elect and Secretary/ Editor, respectively.
so many individuals need to be thanked for their tireless efforts
in making all of the House activities run so smoothly. George Eynon,
Lee Avary, thanks for your help through the year. You both made
it so much easier. Committee Chairmen Valary Schulz, Don Clarke,
Deborah Sacrey, Bob Cowdery, Sandi Barber, and Marilyn Cisar and
all of your committee members were truly appreciated.
special thanks to Marilyn Taggi Cisar (for supplying the corsages
to the female Delegates in recognition of Mothers Day), to
Mary Bahde, the Parliamentarian, and to Donna Riggs, for all of
her help in coordinating everything. Thank you all, its been
an honor to serve as your chairman.